Priscilla has over 20 years experience in the advertising industry with a large chunk of that spent in London leading integrated, multi-disciplined, global teams. She is the creator of ‘Maestro’, a growth driven, Project Management methodology; has her pilot’s license, loves property development and is a Mumma of twins. The greatest motivators in her career are building exceptional client partner experiences with a focus on trust and authentic collaboration; and fostering innovation in a dynamic culture. Cil remains close with all of her previous Assisterhood mentees (proudly attending the wedding of her very first Mentee this March!) and is a huge fan of applicants with solutions focused, growth mindsets!
Career & Background
What inspired you to do what you are doing now?
I’m not exactly sure what initially inspired me to work in advertising. I have a very literal/rational mindset, but I love it when I get to think creatively as well. So with this in mind, I do know that I always wanted to work somewhere with a strong mix of both business and creativity. It was either advertising or architecture.
What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?
Your favourite food for thought
What drives and inspires you
What are your core values?
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Angela Ahrendts is my idol. To have taken a brand like Burberry who was so ‘on the nose’ and whose brand equity was dragged down by ‘Euro-trash chavs’, back to being a darling of fashion weeks right across Europe is no mean feat! And in 8 years no less. Is it any wonder that this lady-boss, retail power-house was wooed by Apple to become their retail lead and their highest-paid executive. She’s also a Mum. #seriousgoals
You as a Mentor
Why have you decided to become a mentor?
This will be my third year of mentoring with Assisterhood. I absolutely adore my past two mentees and the relationships that I have been very privileged to establish as part of the program, are enduring. I was at my first mentee’s engagement party just a few weeks ago!
What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?