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What makes an employee love their job?

It goes without saying, that every employee needs to enjoy what they do in order to be successful. When was the last time you spoke to a friend or colleague and heard them raving about their job? You might have had the complete opposite experience and endured a rant over a much needed venting session.

Many organisations do not understand or choose to ignore the importance of every employee’s mission within their department. Simply put – employees are ambassadors for the organisation, when they feel as if they belong and are being treated well, they voluntarily want to share their passion with everybody and it is clearly visible to customers.
More so, when employees are given insight into their significant role in achieving the organisations objectives, they are more inclined to feel a greater purpose to achieve and feel gratification from their work duties.

According to Guy Kawasaki (Chief Evangelist, Author and Marketing Specialist) he believes in the philosophy that people feel that they belong when they engage along three dimensions and we couldn’t agree more. These dimensions are:
• Personal engagement.
Employees are personally engaged when their jobs are meaningful to them. The meaningfulness can be a result of either intrinsic or extrinsic reasons.
• Interpersonal engagement.
Employees want to feel important, valued, and respected by others in the company. They want to feel like part of a team and supported by parts of the company.
• Societal engagement:
Employees want their company’s overall values to be aligned with their personal values. For example, someone homosexual won’t feel that he or she belongs in a company that manifests homophobic attitudes.

Every manager, director and even CEO started at an entry level position and knows exactly what it’s like to put in the long hours to work their way to the top – it’s therefore important to note that no matter what level one is at in their career, employees in an organization want to feel that they are being treated as humans with needs and concerns which are heard and dealt with and not like robots who are programmed to execute a task unhappily.

Some of the main reason’s employees tend to quit their job is because of being overworked, lack of recognition or growth and low salaries. These factors are luckily in the control of organisations and can be dealt with before having to face a high employee turnover.
The goal for every organisation should be to nurture all employees, up-skill them, give them the potential to shine through creative freedom and foster a workforce so brilliant and one of a kind. By doing so, you’ll find even the most tempting offers from competing firms presented to your employees not even standing a chance.

Allow us the opportunity to meet with your organisation and provide you with the guidelines on how to optimally manage your team to produce excellent results in engagement, high productivity and low turnover! Contact us on: 0861 256 724 or Email:

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Tamzin Stroucken has built a career in investment management (working with private clients and mining rehabilitation funds), with a passion for understanding the psychology of money and its influence on our decisions.  She is equally passionate about leadership development and making a social impact.

Beyond her corporate work, Tamzin is a Trustee for the Early Care Foundation, which empowers women in early childhood education. A lifelong learner, Tamzin is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Industrial Psychology, adding to her impressive qualifications that already include being a CFA Charterholder and holding a Master’s in Coaching. She has also completed additional coursework in social entrepreneurship.

Tamzin believes in using business as a force for good, and is always excited to learn from and connect with people who share her passions and visions.


For the past 20 years, Farah Martinez has partnered with business founders and CEOs to translate their visions into impactful brands and marketing strategies that drive growth. Her expertise lies in leading teams across brand management, performance marketing, PR, business development, employer branding, recruitment marketing, and public affairs. As a certified behavioral change expert, Farah integrates these principles into all aspects of her work.

With experience in diverse industries such as climate technology, corporate law, fashion, luxury building, and commodity trading, Farah navigates complex corporate landscapes effectively. Her work aligns with the ESG framework and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, fostering purpose-driven businesses that balance both purpose and profit.

Growing up in a multi-ethnic household (Arabic-European) has equipped Farah with cultural sensitivity, and her fluency in Dutch, French and English enhances her ability to foster global collaboration. Renowned for simplifying complexity, Farah excels at unifying multidisciplinary teams and dismantling silos to achieve sustained success. Now at empowHER, Farah is excited to share her story of entrepreneurship with you.


Dr Madeline Ann Lewis is President/CEO of the Executive Women’s Success Institute, a 22- year retired Army veteran, International TEDx Speaker, International Bestselling Author, creator of the online course “Crack The Career Code: Unlock The Amazing Power Within To Lead With Confidence, Charisma, and Credibility”, host of the Success 4 Women Radio/TV Show, Career Strategist, Trainer and Business Consultant.

She helps women progress in their careers into upper management and executive-level positions by providing them with a fast-track, yet comprehensive toolkit of life skills and abilities. She also helps female veterans who are transitioning out of the military into business entrepreneurship.

Dr Lewis has numerous awards and accolades, including the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce 2023 Excellence in Business “Visionary of the Year” Award. She also received the Most Influential Women Empowerment Coach Award from Canadian Ambassador Her Excellency Denisa Gokovi. Dr Lewis received the 2022 Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award and she was placed on the 2022 Veteran Champions of the Year (VCOY)” in Corporate America” list, which honours 30 champions who advocate for American veterans in the civilian workforce. She also received the Acquisition International 2022 “Most Empowering Women’s Success Coach” Award. Among her many accolades, she has been quoted and written about in numerous magazines. Her mission is to: “Help Women Accelerate Their Path to Success.”


Noor AlObaid is a dynamic social entrepreneur and humanitarian from Kuwait, celebrated for her pioneering leadership across multiple impactful organisations. She founded Bake and Educate, using culinary arts to fund education, and Migrant Aid Kuwait, dedicated to improving migrant welfare. Noor also co-founded the Kuwait Humanitarian, which aims to significantly contribute to community development and advocacy for social causes.

Her multifaceted approach merges entrepreneurship with activism, tackling societal issues from educational access to migrant rights. Through her initiatives, Noor not only provides immediate aid but also champions sustainable change by advocating for policy reforms and community engagement. Her work has been crucial in mobilizing resources and elevating awareness on critical issues, positioning her as a key figure in social change.

Noor’s relentless drive and innovative strategies continue to inspire many, advancing women’s empowerment and making substantial impacts in community development.


Liza Gresse is a seasoned Learning and Development Specialist with 20 years expertise in effective People Management. Her professional journey spans multiple continents, including Europe, Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Currently, she is CEO at the UBUHLE Group, where she provides leadership to a team of 50 Organisational Development (OD) and Learning & Development (L&D) specialists.

Liza has an in-depth understanding of the principles of talent management, organisational development and change management. She has successfully orchestrated and executed global projects in these fields, catering to diverse clients.

Liza also brings more than a decade of coaching experience to the table, holding a recognised qualification as a Coach. Her expertise in this regard is focused on senior-level leaders in international organisations, offering them guidance and support.

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