Pauline Olea Chile EYLC Senior Teacher

What do you love most about working here?

What I love about working for the British Council is the fact that I can learn something new from my colleagues and from myself every day. I am constantly challenged to improve not only my professional skills but also my inter personal skills and also my vision of the world and the issues that we are going through as a society. I really like the fact that being inside of the organization makes me think globally and to look at problems in a different way so that I can think of solutions that are out of the box.

Why would you recommend other people to join this organisation?

I would recommend other people to join this organization cause it challenges your critical thinking, fosters your problem solving skills and makes you feel part of a great organization that allows workers to bring new ideas and share different points of view to the different operations.

What do you think is our company's biggest strength that we should be focusing on?

The British Council´s biggest strength is the flexibility to adapt to change keeping positive. In these times where the only constant in life is change; having a strong resilient team that knows how to face, deal and take the best out of it is crucial.

What three words would you use to describe our culture?

Creative, Resilient, Hardworking.

What impact has the British Council had in your career?

Working for the British Council has had a huge impact on my career. Not only due to the prestige that it means to belong to this global organization, but also cause it has shaped the way I think about my own expertise, the way I work and the things I take into account now on every aspect of my field of work; being aware of inclusion, diversity, equality and the impact of educational or entrepreneurial opportunities for others has made me change my mind in many aspects of my professional and personal life.

What motivates you to go above and beyond at work?

Although I think motivation is something that is intrinsically inside people (and it is part of my spirit), what makes me go above and beyond my duties is the fact that I feel valued and heard inside of the organization. The fact of getting constant feedback encourages me to improve my weaknesses and to feel the support of the group of people I spend my days with makes me work even harder on my strengths to carry on innovating for getting good results.