Carla Stanton | Interview

by | Nov 29, 2023

Carla Stanton

At SVGC we’re proud to be a small business formed of experienced, highly qualified people operating on a national platform.

Our team collectively has vast knowledge of strategic planning, public sector decisions, innovative technologies, data science and agile working methodologies. We’re pleased to welcome Carla Stanton as our new Digital Sensitivity Review Programme Manager, get to know Carla below.

What are your ‘must haves’ to start the working day?

Any day of mine must start with a morning cuppa, a strong tea with a splash of milk.

What’s your proudest work achievement to date?

I’m thankful to have had lots of proud moments in my career, particularly having worked in the civil service for over a decade.

I’ve delivered many successful projects and large-scale programmes over that time which were to protect and improve public services. Seeing tangible results in areas that not only align with my personal values but contribute to a greater cause has provided me with a huge sense of purpose and pride.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love being able to deliver positive impact and to know what I’m doing is making a difference somewhere. That could be anything from supporting and mentoring colleagues through to delivering change.

Any role that enables me to continue to learn and grow professionally and challenges me to be creative and solve problems is what I love. I’m also fortunate to have met lots of interesting characters over the years so the ability to meet and connect with people of all backgrounds gives me enjoyment too.

What does your typical working day look like?

Well, I guess a typical day includes getting familiar with what meetings I have on my schedule first. That can tend to dictate what my day looks like and how much preparation I need to do. Then a quick glance over emails, look at my to-do list and prioritise what I spend my time on. It rarely works out as planned as there are always fires to put out along the way.

When you hit a wall, what do you do to help overcome it?

If I hit a wall I like to step away for a few minutes. That might include a walk in nature or chat with someone to take my mind off it. When I need to get in the zone I plug in my headphones and put on some music.

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