This is one of those posts that I write to myself in my head, almost monthly. Today. I thought I'd write and publish my current state for real. The different facets have way more depth than the various items that may or may not get airtime in the 160 character twitter bio.
Borne out of lockdown, I spent more time in the kitchen and with my mum. As a household, we typically cook fresh mostly though like busy modern day working families, convenience shows up from time to time. Bottom line, is that I am learning some real Indian staples as well as treats. A friend of mine, Chris Walkey, Founder of Glass of Bubbly invited me to pair some of my food with sparkling wine and this has evolved into a regular segment (restrictions permitting).
Incidentally, Chris and I met via the property industry about a decade ago. So to say something else I'm currently involved in is to do with property networking. Over the past few months, I've been heavily involved in the operations of Property Connect - a membership based network that has been around for nearly 2 decades. Covid has presented some challenges no doubt, but has also given us opportunities to pivot and prepare for growth as we come out the other side.
I'm still heavily involved in another membership organisation Toastmasters International and currently serve on the board of the UK South, as Club Growth Director. This afford me the opportunity to sharpen the saw of my corporate career and bring transferable skills to the role in functions such as business development, customer engagement and marketing. I also get the opportunity constantly to deliver speeches and webinars online (previously in-person) and get feedback on ways I can improve.
And of course, there's Portfolio People itself. I'm relaunching some of the events we used to hold in person - and taking them digital. The first will be in November - as an introduction to portfolio careers. If you'd like to find out a little more about portfolio careers, get in touch. You can pre-register for the first event here
Rupa Datta is Founder of Portfolio People and can be found in one of the above guises, depending on the day of the week!