Meet Andrea Doyle | Contributor in the Spotlight
Andrea Doyle is the owner of DOYLESolutions. She is a workplace mediator and a conflict manager who specialises in helping Small Businesses manage workplace conflict well.In 95% of her mediations, participants leave agreeing on how they will work together.
Holding a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, being an experienced human resource manager and conflict management trainer as well as a nationally accredited mediator, Andrea understands workplace conflict from the inside. She is also the author of the book, From Conflict to Consensus: Managing Workplace Conflict Well.
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Andrea, who is your business idol and why?
Everyone who has been in business longer than me because they have had experiences I can learn from.
What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?
Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
Any of my parents or grandparents who are all now deceased. I’d love to see what their world was like to grow up in so I could see how much change has occurred in the last century.
What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?
I can’t think of any as the things I’m scared of, I don’t want anything to do with.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Writing a book, playing piano, a fun and varied career, learning and speaking French, oh and owning a business!
Where is your favourite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?
The beach with Maisy, my Jack Russel.
What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
I love learning and I love a challenge. My collective experiences throughout my career have brought me to the place of running my own conflict management business. My motivator is learning and wanting to succeed.
Is there a documentary/book/event that really changed the way you thought about something?
Key Person of Influence 1-Day Brand Accelerator changed the way I thought about running my business. I haven’t looked back.
What’s your favourite cheesy pick-up line? Have you ever used it for real?
Don’t really use them.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
Between red and orange – I love anything bright and fun.
What’s your favourite ’90s jam?
Anything with a fun beat.
If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
2,000 emails? Family and friends first.
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