This month we caught up with Stephanie Tramontin, Team Leader, People Experience at City of Adelaide about her role, career background, and her advice for stepping outside your comfort zone.
What is your role? Describe a typical day.
My role is Team Leader, People Experience at the City of Adelaide. Our people are the most important part of my role and strengthening connections is how I work to ensure our people experience is great. My team works to help our people be the best they can be at work, inspiring our leaders to take care of themselves, to ensure they can take care of their people.
Every day for me is different – and that is what I love about it! It is important to me that my team remain flexible and adaptable to what is happening for our people and always have fun in our approach.
Just a couple of the things we are working on that I think will be pivotal for the next few years are:
- Designing and delivering internal culture surveys and pulse checks. This involves working across the organisation to leverage our internal capability, systems and data.
- Working with our people to broaden their capability in understanding and managing their wellbeing to improve performance.
- Connecting our people through different avenues like face to face small group conversations and sharing personal stories via our daily news platform.
What’s your career background?
I have worked in the learning and development, organisational development, diversity and inclusion and culture change space for just over 10 years and held influential roles at SA Water, Yarra City Council (Victoria) and City of Adelaide. I have been leading teams for 6 out of the 10 years and absolutely love motivating and inspiring others to be their best selves at work.
My qualifications include a Diploma of Human Resources, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and HBDI Accreditation. I am continuously looking for new information and ideas that I usually find via TED Talks, industry webinars or blogs and my personal network.
What made you nominate for the People and Culture Network Committee?
I was looking for an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, broaden my network and hopefully find moments where I might be able to share knowledge, ideas or experiences with others.
Is there anything you want to achieve now that you are on the committee?
A measure of success for me would be knowing that I have connected other people in the Network who can share their experiences to learn from each other. Building connections is essential for maintaining our wellbeing and finding ways to be more effective in our roles.
What’s your advice for someone looking to step outside of their comfort zone?
Practice self-compassion – we too easily judge ourselves, compare ourselves to others and don’t give ourselves enough credit. Talk positively about your contribution and how you influence moments for yourself and others. You’ve got this.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I have two courageous daughters, Daisy (4) and Winnie (2) who I adore – most of my time outside of work is spent with family and friends – there is always a playground or an activity to keep the whole family entertained!