Our April spotlight guest is Steve, our General Manager! He tells us all about what life is like here in the office, what he’d be doing if he wasn’t working with us and also a little surprise about himself.

Job Role

General Manager

What do you do?

Work with everyone in our business on driving development and improvement.  I am focused on working with everyone on growing personally and professionally to live the life they want to live. I also spend a lot of time working with our customers to help them serve their customers better.  If I’m not out visiting our clients, I’m working with our team on what’s next in our constant journey of digital transformation.

What’s life like at ONGC?

We are quite a family orientated business. We have a big focus on achieving a work-life balance for all of our team, whether it be catching the best waves or spending time with loved ones.

What’s the best thing about working for ONGC?

Our team is the best part about working here. It’s great to work with people that you consider friends that are focused on making a united impact to our customers and each other’s lives.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

No two days are the same, there is always a challenge and always something new to learn. The best days for me are when I go home at the end of the day having learnt something new from our junior staff. It just goes to show how important it is to embrace our collective knowledge.

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t in your current role?

Probably something fitness related. The whole mindset around health and fitness is very contagious and promotes a positive lifestyle.

How do you define success?

For me, success is defined by making a positive impact on another’s life, whether that be personally or professionally. Yes, money is important, however, at the end of the day, if you do a good job, deliver what is promised and make a positive impact the money will come. It certainly shouldn’t be the defining factor to what drives you.

Who do you look up to? (in general)

For some time I’ve been focused on personal development and leadership so I have looked to many of the well-known names like Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek and alike to gain some inspiration.

What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Sleep! I just can’t get enough! Although with a little one not far away I’m trying to get as much in as I can.

What is your biggest fear?

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m not a fan of thrill rides! My better half isn’t impressed but at the very least I make a good handbag holder.

What is your favourite thing to do?

As cliche as it sounds, travelling.  I recently did a tour of Europe and it really opened my eyes to the vast cultures we have on this planet. At the very least, enjoying some downtime in a new town or country never goes astray.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you

I do have quite a few tattoos that I keep fairly quiet about and will probably get more.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?

We all have our trials and tribulations in life, but I wouldn’t highlight any specific thing as being the hardest. There has surely been a lot of blood sweat and tears that has gone into all areas of my life, so I guess it really just comes down to keeping a forward motion and push towards your goals even when the odds are stacked up against you.

If you could tell your 13-year-old self something now, what would it be?

Enjoy your childhood and teenage years while you can! You don’t want to look back on life and wish you had done something that you didn’t.

Thanks Steve for answering our questions and providing us with some inspiring food for thought. Next month our spotlight guest is Shaynee!