Having spent almost thirty years in the construction industry Becky Paroz has demonstrated her unique leadership abilities on some of the most demanding projects in the public and private sectors. As a successful Engineer and industry leading Project Manager she is a Director in three companies and a global professional mentor. With involvement in Graduate training programs and in-house workshops for many of her employers and clients; Becky’s formal training as a Performance Coach allows her to generate learning outcomes that create lasting change.
Becky has been and continues to be a speaker at state and national industry conferences; she is a driving force for the development and integration of culture and systems for industry improvement. Delivering workshops that transcend lessons learnt and focus on the improvement of human capital in relation to project management and beyond. Becky is known for her use of humour to challenge status quo thinking and offering alternative views for consideration. She is motivated to pass on her lessons learnt to assist and educate the next generation of leaders to become high achievers like herself.
The Words of Bek; is her first collection of non-fiction writing and captures her insights, journey, horror, and humour that encapsulates her life; including the solutions she found to live her life to the fullest. Her style is supportive, educational, conversational, practical, easy to read and designed to offer the lessons learnt throughout her tumultuous life for others to benefit from. Through childhood trauma, chronic pain due to a debilitating immuno- condition and the vast challenges of her career, Becky has never accepted anything less than achieving and surpassing her goals. She believes everyone needs the chance at a full life no matter the circumstances they were born into or grew up in.
What's Your Story?
Growing up in a fractured household and being diagnosed with a chronic incurable illness while a teenager, I wish there were more information for me back then to help me figure out how to make life work. And that I would be able to make life work. I want to short cut the 10 years I spent looking for answers for others.
What is the toughest decision you have ever made?
To keep living after my diagnosis
What is the easiest decision you have ever made?
To love fully no matter my circumstances
Who is your role model and why?
I am my own role model. I working construction and have for nearly 30 years. There was no one doing what I am doing now, so I have become my own role model!
What is your SUPER Power?
Resilience and Confidence. I can deal with anything, and have done so for my personal and professional life.
When have you been the most satisfied in your life?
Each day I wake up I check in with how I am going with my life and mostly find I am satisfied with it. Same thing at the end of the day.
What things do you not like to do?
I don’t really understand the question. I don’t do the things I don’t like to do!
If I have to pick something, cleaning, so not a fan of that process!
What is the most important thing about what you want to do?
I want to offer my learning to young women who want to challenge themselves to be the amazing women they can, but help shortcut all the learning I had to go through for them, so they can get to where they want to be more quickly.
Do you believe books can change the world?
What is your ultimate goal?
Leave a legacy beyond myself through my words and my impact on people.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
See above. More kindness towards others. Not just those we know, but those we don’t, those who’s experience is so different we will never understand it, just be kind.
What do you prefer?
Beach or Mountains?
Mountains with a view of the beach
Sweet or spicy?
Window or aisle?
Window – its all about the view
Ice-Cream or Custard?
Neither, cheese will do
Dessert First or last?
As long as it is cheese, both!