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Getting to know Tricia Dawson

20 February 2023
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Tricia Dawson is an innovative and supportive team leader based in our Blenheim office.

What do you do? 

I'm the team leader for Blenheim, supporting staff in both our Family Works and Enliven services.

What does that involve?

Four words come to mind: support, promote, innovate, and listen. I think the most important part of my job is to support our teams to
do their jobs. I enjoy developing an understanding of team members' roles and how best I can help them.

I also enjoy being out in the Marlborough community promoting Presbyterian Support. As a result of extending our brand reach, we've had further opportunity to innovate. We have some exciting new projects in the pipeline, including “Tōtara Tech" which is focused on developing confidence and competence in the use of technology, and the design of a mural for the front of our building. Watch this space for the results! 

And finally, taking time to listen to the team, their clients, the organisation, and the wider community makes up a huge part of my role.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I worked as a Speech Language Therapist for 20 years, specialising in assistive technology in private practice. Finding the right piece of technology to meet the functional communication needs for clients has been my focus. I believe that communication is a fundamental right and the core element for all positive interactions. I live with my husband Brian and our son Alex who has recently
returned home after completing his training to be a commercial pilot. Alex is on the hunt for his first piloting role, let's hope the
industry opens up soon!

What’s your favourite pastime?

My husband and I enjoy training together in our local gym and getting up into the Wither Hills for walks. I am an active member
of my Lions Club; I really enjoy the opportunity the club gives me to work together with other Lions, to give back to the community

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