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Amuelle Kirnon

Amuelle Kirnon, Director of Learning and Development (HRMU) Montserrat

I am on the path that I envisioned and I am truly grateful.

 

Tell me anything about yourself

I’m a small island girl with big dreams, building the blocks to make them a reality each day.

I was born in Montserrat but quickly became a Caribbean baby after relocating to Barbados, where I spent most of my younger years then to Jamaica.

Travelling back and forth throughout my childhood quickly ignited the passion which I have to this day for traveling and experiencing different cultures.

For me, the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.

At the early age of 4, I was signed up for swimming lessons where I later swam competitively. I played netball competitively as well as track and field (for fun).

In addition, I am a proud Chevening Scholar 2017-2018 and an avid believer in personal and professional development.

How would you describe your immediate family

Ambitious, supportive, loving, down to earth and full of life.

What does your name mean and do you feel you live up to it

My first name Amuelle is a blend of my parents’ names and I definitely exhibit a balance of both their qualities with my own flare and personality of course.

My middle name Chiedza, which is African and means light.

I like to think of it as light of the world or a ray of light during darkness. Many persons have always told me I am always so full of life and smiling. My close friends have experienced my personality to the max.

In another life what would you come back as

I am not quite sure. I would say nothing but I have been curious to see the dynamics of living as a man and seeing their perception of life. If not that then maybe as a rich individual to make a bigger impact. However, who knows what the future holds.

When are you at your happiest

My happy place is the beach or at a pool… just submerging myself in the water.

This has made me happy since childhood and is one of the reasons I love to swim. I guess my overall happiest moments would be when I am in positive spirits in a positive/peaceful atmosphere.

How do you deal with stress and anxiety

I have a variety of strategies depending on the circumstance. Some include closing my eyes and pretending I’m under water, taking deep breaths, listening to music, sleeping, pray or speaking to a close friend.

How do you celebrate your achievements

I give thanks to the Father firstly but how I celebrate really depends on my mood and the type of achievement.

What made you decide to start your profession

I have always had a keen interest in the importance of productivity within organisations and employee relations. Paying close attention to the critical role involved in shaping the culture, and contributing to its overall success.

It has been my desire to be a part of the process in enhancing and improving any organisation to eliminate or minimise hindrances.

While also contributing to the development of individuals, building capacity and making a positive impact. With this in mind, I started planning to achieve it.

What do you love about your role

The autonomy to be creative and put what I have studied into practice. Even though I am somewhat new to the role, I am enjoying the experience thus far.

What are the typical challenges you face in your role

Resistance to change.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years

I hope to have created my own Consultancy business.

Would you have done anything differently in your career path

No. I have made great strides and accomplished much at a young age. Based on experience and lessons learnt I will continue to set fire to my career path, achieving my set goals.

I am on the path that I envisioned and I am truly grateful.

Do you have any pearls of wisdom you wish to share

Always be yourself and focus on what you can control. Focus on your goals, stay disciplined and try your best to maintain positive thoughts.

Your thoughts are extremely powerful which influences your life.

Youths, never listen to anyone that tells you that you’re too young!!!

If you are a young professional like myself, be proud of your achievements and make certain you have your head on and broad shoulders.

Some will rejoice with you while many are waiting to see you fall. Don’t ever give them that satisfaction.

Invest in yourself, every little counts.

Finally this is the moment to shout out to a few people who have really encouraged, supported or even taking a gamble on you to allow your current success

I would like to thank my family and friends for their continuous support and encouragement throughout my life, and for believing in me.

Biggest shout out to my mom who is my biggest Cheerleader, I gotta love her!!

How can the skills you’ve acquired help to benefit Montserrat

The skills I have acquired, enable me to contribute towards increased productivity of organizations on Montserrat, whether public or private.

I have the knowledge and practical skills to assist in capacity building and using strategic and evidence-based approaches to solving challenges in organizational performance, behaviour, and other areas.

I also have skills in developing & implementing initiatives that put the wellbeing and satisfaction of employees at the forefront.

What’s the best thing about Montserrat in your eyes

Its beauty and tranquility.

What do you love about living in Montserrat

Not having to deal with a high crime rate.

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