We take pleasure in introducing you to another one of our BBO PA Network Board Committee Members – Corinna Henry. Corinna, pre-Covid, worked in London as an Executive Assistant for Baker Hughes, along with so many of us know she’s working from home for the time being. She joined us her first BBO PA Network (Bucks, Berks & Oxon PA Network) meeting at Hurley House Hotel for the Autumn Conference in Oct 2019. Lindsay Taylor was the keynote for the evening. Corinna’s values wholeheartedly align with the network. Now a BBO Committee Member, Corinna is a great addition to network always offering support and encouragement where needed. Calming, always happy to help and a pleasure to be around, Corinna’s easy-going and helpful nature means she is always on hand to make sure everyone is feeling comfortable. She’s one to watch too, we can’t wait for her to be involved as a speaker for the Network.
Grab a cup of something nice and take 5 minutes to read more about Corinna below…
Tell us about your current role?
I currently work as EA to the Chief Accounting Officer & VP of FP&A for Baker Hughes a global energy technology company.
Where do you live?
Describe yourself in 5 words?
Calm, assertive, creative, diplomatic, inspiring
Favourite Bucks/Berks/Oxon restaurant/hotel/venue and why?
I don’t have one… I spend a lot of time at venues in London because my role is based in London. Now I’m working from home I will definitely be out trying the local restaurants. I do love food!
Tell us about your first BBO PA Network experience? Can you remember your first event?
My first BBO PA Network event was at the Hurley House hotel, it was close to Christmas time & I just remember how beautiful the venue looked with all the fairy lights & sparkle. The food was tasty & the company & speakers were amazing. I knew then that I want to be a part of the Committee.
How important is networking to you? Do you enjoy it?
Networking is very important to me. I love making new connections, we can learn so much from others. If you are looking to change roles and learn more networking is such a fantastic platform to do this. I have met some amazing people through networking over the years who have become good friends too.
What would you say to someone who has never been to a networking event before?
To relax & be yourself. Authentic connections are likely to last much longer than pretending to be someone you’re not. We are not here to compete against each other but to work together & support one another.
How do you ‘switch off’ from the role? What tips would you give to someone who struggles?
Mindfulness, meditation, yoga, breath work, journaling have all been such powerful tools for me in my career. I have also started to teach others & run weekly meditation & journaling groups & online meditation & journaling circles.
You’ve been rather busy recently, can you share your recent great news?
I have just completed a 2 year diploma to become an accredited UK healer. I really enjoy working with clients on my evenings and weekends. I also run a monthly online full moon circle, which is a great way to re-connect with yourself through the power of journaling & guided meditation.
Thank you so much for your time Corinna! By all means connect with her on LinkedIn.