Spotlight - Scott Carrick

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Scott Carrick
Head of Training and People Development 

Tell us about a day in your life at Major Players.

My days are always changing, but a ‘normal’ day will mean I spend 2-3 hours delivering group training and one-to-one coaching sessions; covering anything from business development to time management and goal setting. The rest of the time will be spent either creating content or working with managers to see what I can do to help with their teams.

What do you find most unique about the culture at Major Players?

The people here genuinely care and support you. They want to know about you: likes dislikes, wants, aspirations. There is so much here that makes your life easier, both in and out of work. It’s the first place I have worked where it seems that the people in the business are genuinely the number one priority.

What 3 tips do you recommend for managing mindfulness?

However you are able to turn off and de-stress - it doesn’t matter what it is - discover that and use it when you need to.

It’s important to have someone to discuss ideas with, concern feelings to, or just to have a chat with after a particularly difficult day.

You can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but the truth is, it won’t help. Know when you need a break and do something about it- you’re human, not a machine.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing people who are in a junior position get promoted, get a candidate their dream job or get some amazing feedback. It’s the moment when you can see the doubt disappear and their confidence grow. Often it seems that this is the point where they will know for certain that they are good at their job, and they will only continue to get better and better at it.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?

It’s a difficult choice between Toronto and Buenos Aires, but I’d have to go Buenos Aires – the culture is amazing and the place is alive at all times. You can go from a ranch out in the country to a tango show with a full parrilla in less than a couple of hours. It also doesn’t hurt that 14C is considered cold, so, the weather is pretty amazing (most of the time).

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