The Ignition Project

Lyndelle Zuccolin

Just Add Colour

Management Consulting

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Just Add Colour Management Consulting

justaddcolourmangement.com (still in development)

I wanted to create something that was a bit different. I am a CPA by trade (long story but I ‘fell’ into that profession) and what I didn’t know back in my early career days is that it would define the way people viewed me for a long time. I remember many years ago sitting in a senior management meeting discussing the upcoming marketing campaign and when I shared my thoughts one person actually turned to me and said ‘no offence, you’re an accountant, what would you know about marketing’. No offence? Sorry mate, I’m offended!  So I knew back then I needed to change that mindset and get people to think differently. That is where my motto ‘dare to think differently comes from’. If we only think the way we are conditioned to think we will limit our creativity and performance. (Ironically years later I became Head of Marketing!) Steve jobs changed the world by doing what people told him he couldn’t do. So consider my business model as – left brain meets right brain. I help businesses with their brand and marketing strategy, I help them through organisational change and I help them build high performing values driven teams. It’s an unusual combination for one person in the management consulting business but that’s me, I’m a bit weird! 🙂

My daily must do’s…

Look at the ocean! I live down the coast and the ocean has a wonderful calming influence. It is where I do my best thinking.

Exercise – at least a walk but I love my pilates and personal training sessions. Keeps me in balance as I can tend to work a little too much sometimes. (and by a little I mean a lot)

Something on your bucket list?

Travel to every leg of the Surfing World Championship Tour.

Can’t live without make up or beauty products?

Dermalogica (this is not a paid endorsement!! ha) multi firm eye cream. I am not sure whether any of these products actually work but I am not willing to risk it to find out!

A strength of mine…

I certainly have a lot of determination. I would love to make my mark on this world – whatever that may look like. I don’t think I really know what that is just yet but I am happy to be on the journey. I also genuinely care about people so I will always do my best to help people with the progression of their careers. I find it a privilege to lead a team and play a part in helping staff grow and develop – if I can teach them something of what I have learnt along the way that helps them achieve their own goals then that is pretty cool!

I always avoid…

People who like manipulating others/situations for their personal gain or enjoyment.

My fav insta / twitter accounts…

Twitter – Todd Sampson. Inspiring, intelligent, creative genius.

What advice would you tell your 18 y/old self…

There is so much I would like to tell my 18 year old self – where to start?? Top five:

Don’t change who you are to fit in – it will make you miserable.

Believe in yourself

Listen

Stop and smell the roses along the way

Just Do It.

Recipe for success – 3 main ingredients…

Be authentic, stay true to yourself.

Work hard

Be brave

Your game changing moment…

Now! Only four months ago (after 15 years of various senior positions) I left a well paid executive position at a great brand to launch my own business. I certainly felt vulnerable putting myself out there for others to judge but I now feel like in five or ten years time I will look back on this time as a turning point for sure. What that looks like, only time will tell!

Book in your bed side table…

I am actually not a keen recreational reader. I read lots for work or professional development purposes, and on recommendation I have just purchased a book called True North – it is about authentic leadership.  However, I am probably one of the few who doesn’t find reading relaxing and will never choose to sit down for an afternoon to casually read a book to recharge. I’ve tried it!

Biggest myth about success busted…

If you have talent you will naturally succeed! Talent alone doesn’t bring success (no matter what your definition) it takes a lot of hard work. Often others only see the end result or outcome, they don’t see the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice that goes on behind the scenes.

A secret about your journey to share…

I took up golf and learnt how to surf so I could be amongst the action when the big business decisions were being made by my male counterparts. I am good at neither, and in fact surfing scares me a lot!