Meet the 2020 Assisters
Georgia Ball

Georgia Ball

Georgia Ball

General Manager at Vivo Group

Georgia is General Manager for local digital agency, Vivo. She started her career in digital at a London based tech incubator and since then she's worked both agency side and within startups designing and implementing growth strategies. She was also the first Brisbane Chapter Director for Interactive Minds. When she’s not working, she and husband Dave are usually hanging out together, entertaining family and friends, planning their dream renovation or chasing their twins, Lily and Henry.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

I don’t think I can say that I was consciously inspired to be where I am now, but I suppose I grew up with parents who ran a consultancy and I’ve always been commercially minded.

I also love the industry I work in. We have the opportunity to solve real-world problems for our clients, and technology changes so rapidly so there is always something new to learn.

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Your favourite food for thought

Books

Playing Big // Tara Mohr
I found this book incredible when it comes to overcoming internal barriers so that you can connect with your own intuition and operate at your best.

Lean In // Sheryl Sandberg
I remember reading this earlier in my career and realising I was subconsciously doing what a lot of women do in holding back from their careers.

Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire // Mireille Guiliano
Mireille Guiliano is a former exec of luxury brand LVMH and CEO of Veuve Clicquot in the States. She wrote the book she wished she had had starting out in career.

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Samantha Wills Foundation
The Squiz Podcast
I don’t know how she does it // MamaMia Podcast

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Family
  • Respect

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I’ve never really had idols. I guess the person that inspires me is the person I want to be in 10 years time. Not necessarily a job title but more characteristics of my future self. How does she handle difficult situations. How does she lead by example. What standard does she set. What values does she possess. And I work on getting closer to her. Because she’s always 10 years into my future, there’s always room for growth!

You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

When you’re trying to navigate your career, it can be incredibly helpful to have supportive champions and sounding boards that help you step up and go for what you want. I’ve never had any formal mentoring but I have had key relationships that have helped me do just that in my own career. So when I was asked to be a Mentor, I welcomed the opportunity to get involved and pass some of this support and experience on.

What are the top skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Direct
  • Nurturing
  • Resilient
  • Willing to be vulnerable

Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

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