We asked Patricia Nolan, Head of HR at Blackrock Clinic to share with us some insights on her experiences and how she draws inspiration from the environment around her, role models she had during her careers, the best advice she received, and what she sees as the biggest challenge facing leaders today.
Voltedge: What is your current role and how long you have held this position?
Patricia: Head of Human Resources for almost 9 years with Blackrock Clinic.
Voltedge: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Patricia: My Inspiration comes from successful people in all walks of life, business, sport, music, politics and the literature and the arts.
Voltedge: During the course of your career, was there a role model or mentor that stands out for you?
Patricia: I have been very lucky to have had exposure to some really strong and inspirational leaders throughout my career in both work and college whilst doing an MBA.
Voltedge: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given during your career?
Patricia: Stay positive and keep moving forward!
Voltedge: What do you believe is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
Patricia: Biggest challenge facing leaders today is communication as leaders are competing with so many mediums. On the one hand it has become instant and immediate but on the other hand it can get lost in all the noise from the other channels coming at people in their daily lives.
Voltedge: What is your favourite quote and why?
Patricia: Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Satchel Paige ..Favourite quote as it always makes me smile..