Carol Sebborn

HSA New Zealand Associate

What others like and admire about me

  • People- and goal-focused
  • Motivating
  • Listens with care
  • Open to new ideas
  • Warm, friendly and creative

What’s important to me

• I like to relax by spending time in my garden, cooking and swimming at least once in the weekend.
• Developing practices that grow person centred organisations, so I need to be working in this area.
• Taking time to research what is happening internationally with empowering models of support.
• Writing up our work/projects to map our progress and share with others.
• To have opportunities to develop my knowledge and skills and to move out of my comfort zone.
• Keeping in touch with people we support, staff and families, listening to their experiences to check if our practices are achieving what people want in their lives.
• Regular catch-ups with Mike and the Options team as well as regular weekly Skype calls with Jan and Marie.
• Walking to work when I can, picking up a coffee (flat white) along the way!

How best to support me

• Share your ideas with me as I like others to come up with solutions and new ways of doing things.
• I like to be well organised and to schedule planning time into my week, so need reasonable notice of deadlines.
• I will sometimes over commit to work so I occasionally need reminding to invite others to help/contribute or put some things on hold!
• As I sometimes work at home or out of office hours, it is easiest to contact me by cell phone or email.

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HSA New Zealand Associate