What inspires you?
The possibility that each day will bring a new discovery and the opportunity to do something different!
Which leadership development programme did you attend?
I participant on the Music Leaders Network – a peer-to-peer leadership development network for leaders across the music industry
Why did you choose the programme?
The programme chose me. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do next so when I had the opportunity to develop my professional skills beyond my work context I jumped at it. The eight month programme delivered more than I ever expected.
How do you relax?
Shopping for a bargain, any bargain. Baking cakes with varying degrees of success. Hanging out at the Southbank in the sunshine with friends or visiting the National Gallery staring at Miss La La
What single thing would improve the quality of your work-life?
A home office rather than my living room table!
What is your greatest fear?
Anything bad happening to my godsons or nephew.
What pearl of leadership wisdom would you offer an emerging leader?
Leadership is huge responsibility and a personal choice. Once you have made that decision seek out ways to improve your capacity to lead, take the time to reflect and stay curious!
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
M&S’s Percy Pigs – the whole bag while watching CSI night on channel Five
What words or phases do you most overuse?
Going for gold! Get in! Smiles! What else?
What has been your most challenging situation as a leader?
I haven’t had one yet – thankfully!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending time with loved ones sharing great food, good talk and lots of laughing and dancing!
Which book(s) are you reading at the moment?
Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore and The Final Passage by Caryl Phillips
Which 'leader' from the past or present day do you most admire and why?
Nelson Mandela – for his faith in the human spirit, his ability to learning from his mistakes and galvanising both humility and strength in leadership.
Where would you like to live?
Anywhere with a view – a penthouse in Manhattan, a house in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, on the roof top of Casa Mila in Barcelona – you get the picture!
Did you experience any eureka! moments during your leadership development programme? If yes, what?
Yes. It was the realisation that everyone is in the same boat when grappling with leadership issues. There is much to learn from leaders within your areas of expertise and those outside of your normal circle.
What is your favourite smell?
My mum’s cooking at Christmas
If you were a super hero, what would your power be?
The ability to make anything grow
Have you found your leadership development beneficial?
During the 8 months my confidence increased as the coaching, networking and peer-to-peer forum provided clarity on what areas I excelled in and the areas that needed work.
For what cause would you die?
What do you consider to be your greatest (professional or personal) achievement?
I’m not sure I done it yet. However, at the moment, I would say it was jumping out of a plane while tied to a very cute Kiwi at 12,000ft over Queenstown in New Zealand.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Too many to mention. Well the most recent was attributing the classic Groucho Marx quote, ‘I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members’ to Oscar Wilde while talking the Clive Anderson and he pick up on it! Painful!
What would your 'leadership' motto be?
Be authentic! People can always tell if you are lying to them or yourself!
If you were stranded on a desert island what 5 things would you want with you?
Someone to laugh with A source of fresh water Skype connection to friends & family Spotify A box of extra long matches
What is your favourite song?
I can’t choose just one! The first song I brought was a 7inch of Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding
What keeps you awake at night?
Heartburn on a bad night and my squeeze on a lucky night
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
Life is an amazing gift – treasure it and live it well
Do you plan to do more leadership development? If yes, what area do you plan to focus on?
Yes, currently completing the Coaching Skills for Leadership Foundation Course
Name: Stephanie Haughton-Campbell
Title: Freelance Consultant
Location: South London
Working as a freelance on project management, facilitation and coaching in the creative industries