Charlene Koekemoer

Product Manager

  • Bachelor

Technical skills

Marketing Communications Strategic Planning Project Management Public Relations Business Strategy
Social Media Marketing

Summary

Personality
How they behave
Motivations
What they want to do
Reasoning
What they are capable of doing

Talent

Personal pitch

A professional events producer with over 12 years in the industry, I have worked on activations and events locally and internationally. My passion is to continue to share my knowledge and skills to grow and nurture organisations and create impact. My skills include a comprehensive understanding of events and a willingness to learn as technology advances. My long-standing vendor relationships allow for strong negotiations on collateral. My understanding of social and digital marketing as well as internal communication allows for an impactful pre-campaign understanding and roll out. Determined and versatile, with an entrepreneurial spirit, I am adept at identifying and pursuing strategic business opportunities, and am able to apply my experience, business acumen and creativity to further develop these into profitable commercial ventures. I am driven to succeed, with particular strengths in administration, operational delivery and collaborative team leadership and a passion for nutrition. I strive to lead by example in contributing to community upliftment through food and nutritional education, whilst delivering profitable commercial growth to the organisation I serve.


Shape

Behavioral style

SHAPE SHAPE + DRIVE
Highly motivating aspect that will make them feel fulfilled.
Influence
Influence

Definition

Build relationships / Take the lead / Unite and mobilise

Behaviours in the "influence" category are linked with providing direction. They include developing a professional network, managing teams, making decisions and being motivated to get ideas across. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to mobilise others and the way they establish relationships.

Build relationships
Take the lead
Unite and mobilise
Cooperate
Cooperate

Definition

Communicate with diplomacy / Provide support / Work collaboratively

Behaviors in the "Cooperate" category are linked to facilitating collective work. They include mediating interactions between people, solving conflict, making use of the team's resources, and providing support for others. These behaviors provide insight on a person's natural ability to evolve within a group.

Communicate with diplomacy
Provide support
Work collaboratively
Think
Think

Definition

Anticipate challenges / Develop a vision / Innovate

Behaviours in the "think" category are linked to conceiving projects. They include designing strategies, identifying project risks, evaluating tasks and activities, and contributing new ideas. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to process abstract rather than practical concepts.

Anticipate challenges
Develop a vision
Innovate
Act
Act

Definition

Take initiative / Plan and organise / Inspect and Improve

Behaviours in the "act" category are linked to obtaining results. They include launching projects, implementing action plans, monitoring outcomes, or controlling production quality. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to understand practical rather than abstract concepts.

Take initiative
Plan and organise
Inspect and Improve
Feel
Feel

Definition

Spread enthusiasm / React swiftly / Handle stress

Behaviours in the "feel" category are linked to controlling one's emotions. They include managing stress, investing one's energy, and radiating a positive vibe. These behaviours provide insight on a person's natural ability to express and channel their emotions in different contexts.

Spread enthusiasm
React swiftly
Handle stress
Development potential
Highly developed:
Higher than 80% of people
Well developed:
Higher than 60% of people
Moderately developed:
Higher than 40% of people
Slightly developed:
Lower than 60% of people
Undeveloped:
Lower than 80% of people

Personal style: Partner

Producing high quality work is a priority for Charlene Koekemoer. Thorough, precise and structured, they strive to avoid mistakes in their work. Their diligent attitude is the result of the importance they place on other people's point of view. They listen to ideas, suggestions, and feedback. They are therefore easy to work with, giving others space, providing support as needed, and performing their tasks meticulously.

Main strengths

Relationship management
  • They get straight to the point, avoid overstating.
  • They keep an emotional distance, protecting themselves in relationships.
  • They entertain few relationships and hold back.
Work management
    They can manage several projects at the same time.
    They think things through, tackling problems from a conceptual angle.
    They adapt easily to change, and consider change positive.it.
Emotional management
    They are self-possessed and keep their cool when dealing with external events.
    They show discernment and make judgments based on facts.
    They control their emotions and do not let others be affected by them.

Talents

#attentive #observant #detached #tolerant #takes part #multi-tasker #conceptual #change #organised #analytical

Areas of improvement

    They could communicate more effectively by further advocating for their ideas.
    They could sometimes show more empathy towards those around them, be less hard on others.
    They should focus more on completing their current projects before moving onto other subjects.

Drive

What motivates them the most...

Maintaining personal balance
Having influence
Having autonomy

What motivates them the least...

Working in a fun environment
Helping others
Working in a reassuring environment

How they manage their energy

Charlene Koekemoer channel most of their energy towards taking action. Their main drivers push them to act and take risks. They need to be stimulated to maintain their interest in their activity or role. For them, stability is synonymous with boredom and weariness. It is better to give them new challenges often.

The activities they prefer

EVALUATE
Think

Evaluating is an activity through which Charlene Koekemoer can feel personally fulfilled. They particularly like being a point of reference and contributing their opinions on their field of expertise. They have very specific ideas on how projects should be carried out, and do not hesitate to challenge the opinions of others.

PROPEL
Act

Charlene Koekemoer draws a lot of energy from their involvement in activities where they have to move plans into action. They have a marked sense of success that pushes them to instill a dynamic approach to work. They particularly enjoy being one of the driving forces in a project.

DESIGN
Think

Whenever Charlene Koekemoer is interested in creating new things, it is in the context of a clear framework and a specific objective. They sometimes appreciate having a certain freedom in their work, and being able to suggest new ideas, but it remains a secondary source of motivation for them.

The work environment they prefer

#studious #respect #professional #process #calm #method #concentration #order #serious

Their management style

DIRECTIVE
Do what I tell you
VISIONARY
Come with me

What this means

Charlene Koekemoer is a manager who takes the lead and provides clear direction. They let others know exactly what is expected of them, avoiding any ambiguity. In their view, a leader should clearly communicate their vision and set the example for the team. They value principles and reliability.

The management style they seek

VISIONARY
Come with me
COACH
Try this

Their ideal manager

Charlene Koekemoer expects a manager to be inspiring and to focus on their development at a personal level. they need to be managed by someone who sets clear roadmaps for them and acts as a mentor in whom they can trust. They are motivated by a leader who rallies the team towards a common goal, while also taking individuality into account.

The culture in which they blossom

Flexibility Control Relationships Results Collaboration Innovation Organization Competition
Best fit
Good fit

The ideal culture for them

Charlene Koekemoer seeks dynamic work environments geared towards results. They are best suited for company cultures that prioritize innovation by adopting a flexible approach to work: everyone is free to choose their own method as long as goals are met. The prefer environments that are reassessed often,and which evolve regularly to incorporate new work methodologies. They expect to be stimulated by their work environment and to be free from the constraints of routines. In short, they have little need for structure and are better served by a culture that values accomplishment.


brain

Their way of thinking

Preferred tasks Intermediate

Capacity to work autonomously.

Decision-making Reasoned

Tendency to dedicate time to ensuring decisions are right.

Learning style Innovate

Ability to easily assimilate new concepts through analysis.

How they learn new skills and concepts

Charlene Koekemoer has a considerable aptitude for assimilating new knowledge. They can learn from advice and from information they gather on their own. Although they can find it helpful, they do not necessarily have to put new skills into practice in order to master them.

Charlene Koekemoer's natural tendency is to learn by testing out ideas first, then potentially reassessing them as necessary based on experience. They do not need to know everything on a subject before allowing themselves to experiment. Understanding the basics is enough for them, after which they need to swing into action.