Getting to know Helen Keepkie

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How long have you been with Vision and what is your role?

Just over a year. I joined in September 19, how time flies! It wasn’t even painful…

I manage broker onboarding; actually I do anything / everything related to the Aggregation business.

What are your biggest job challenges?

Dave Lennox (LOL) I don’t really find anything too challenging as I like to keep busy, but I do have strengths and weaknesses as we all do.

My strengths are to get the ball rolling on things (initiate and activate) and my weaknesses are to finish them, that’s where Dave comes into the picture…haha.

What do you love about what you do?

I love projects where I can improve process and make this simpler. I live by the KISS method (keep it simple stupid).

I had 6 years off work as I wanted to be a lady of leisure but I quickly found out that was not as exhilarating as going to work every day with a purpose and a new challenge….and God knows I get that here!

What does family life involve?

My husband, James, two kids, Izzy and Josh and my new baby Indi (a blue staffy). My kids are growing up and more independent these days (19 yo & almost 17 yo) so I do feel a little defunct sometimes.

My son plays a lot of waterpolo; he is in the Australian Squad, he plays for school and two teams at his club, so thankfully I get to spend lots of time with him and really love watching him play.

Other than that, we have a great group of friends we socialize with and summer is coming, so I am enjoying the change in season and the renewed sense that brings.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about Astrology.

When I was not working I decided to do an Astrology course, it has been something I have tried to understand for years so I really wanted to learn it once and for all. I did a one year course, which was a lot of fun and really helped me to understand people, myself, and life. I don’t practice it as much as I should but I tune in daily to see what is going on for me.

I’ve recently signed up to do a Numerology course too, so I am looking forward to getting that started.

What are your vices?

Wine, and sometimes excessive sarcasm

What have you been streaming during Covid?

I just finished Blacklist; life will never be the same without it! Some other faves are Ozark, Grace & Frankie, Glitch and Marcella to name a few, but now the Block is back on TV I have something to keep me busy!

Finish the sentence…if I won $10m, I would…

Get the hell outta here!!!!!!

After I donate to charities and set my kids up. Honestly, not much would change, I would pay off my house and invest in property, I wouldn’t mind flipping houses.

Also, even with $10m I still can’t afford my dream boat, but maybe I would rent one for a year, I know that’s wasteful, maybe I need to speak to a Finance expert, does anyone know somebody?

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I love doing crosswords.

My nickname is Dory (just keep swimming), I used to be quite forgetful, but now that I am challenging myself (and Dave) every day, I’m not as bad as I used to be.