Ten questions with Cooma director Kathy Kelly
16 June 2015
From learning card games from her grandfather to her passion for singing and dancing - we take a look at Kathy’s childhood memories, important lessons learned in life and quirky habits.
1. What are three words to describe you? Positive, energetic, and the third one I am struggling with – caring, analytical, passionate?
2. What is your favourite childhood memory? My grandfather teaching me card games to later find out he had run a business of this kind – this might be where my mathematical skills come from!!!
3. What is the best advice you ever received? To know when not to say anything – I still find this hard.
4. What was the most important thing you learned in school? That I could do anything in life if I wanted it enough.
5. What is one goal — either personal or professional — that you would like to accomplish during your lifetime? I would like to live in Edinburgh for 6 months – but the right 6 months and I think most would guess what period that would be.
6. What was the last book you read? I am into audible books – so efficient in the car! I am currently reading (listening to) the 7th book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. On the e-reader I have just finished Robert Goddard’s The Corners of the Globe and am anxiously awaiting the final book in the trilogy.
7. Do you have a talent, hobby or interest that would surprise people? Singing and dancing but I have recently retired from such pursuits – my spare time of late seems to be consumed by our Cooma Chamber of Commerce. Probably a better use of my time I suspect!
8. What is one piece of technology you can’t live without? My iPad – totally addicted I am afraid. The phone I can live without, as Skype on the iPad is always an option!
9. What is one unique or quirky habit that you have? I am so addicted to audible talking books that I use bluetooth headphones to listen to my book while cleaning the house or exercising at the gym.
10. Finish this sentence. Boyce to me is… my second family. After nearly 30 years with the firm it has become an integral part of my life. The values within the firm are strong and are lived out with our team and with our care for our clients. I work long hours because I love it – not just because I have to.