Beauty Zindi – Candidate for Division Director

Beauty Zindi – Candidate for Division Director

Why are you running for this District Leadership Role? Why now?

I have gained a lot of experience in my various leadership roles inside and outside of Toastmasters. Division Director is a natural step forward in my personal development journey
within Toastmasters, as well as a great opportunity to serve an organisation whose values and mission I truly believe change lives.

What is your vision for the role?

My vision of the Division Director role is threefold:
i) Work harmoniously with all the Area Directors under my supervision, giving them all the support I possibly can in their service to Clubs.
ii) Work as an efficient and effective bridge between the District Leadership Team and the Area Directors so that initiatives coming from the DLT filter down to Clubs, as well as communicating feedback from Areas to the DLT.
iii) Encourage cooperation between clubs, via the Area Directors, so that stronger clubs can support weaker ones to enable all members who want to flourish to do so.

How will you go about achieving this vision?

I believe that the key ingredient to success in an organisation such as ours is building relationships. When people feel valued and supported they can accomplish much. It is my intention to get to know all my Area Directors, their challenges and visions, and to give them the support they need to help their clubs.

How do you plan to achieve Distinguished status?

My aim will be to have a clear Division Success Plan agreed with all Area Directors. This will keep us focused on the actions we need to take, with clear accountability for actions. I will ensure that we all understand the performance measures established by Toastmasters International HQ and most importantly communicate the fact that these measures reflect how
well our members are doing and are not just measures for measurement’s sake. My aim would be to come up with a plan for achieving President’s Distinguished Division.

What is the greatest challenge you may face as District Leader?

Inspiring my team to balance their time commitments by having a plan which focuses on agreed priorities

How will you work with others to achieve success?

i) Listen to my team to get their input and feedback
ii) Communicate in a streamlined fashion to avoid information overload while staying
focused on the key objectives
iii) Lead by example as I always strive to do.

10 Responses to Beauty Zindi – Candidate for Division Director

  1. Steve Vear says:

    I worked with Beauty when I was Division A Director in the last Toastmaster year.
    Beauty is a wonderful person with very strong interpersonal skills.

    She has some very strong leadership skills, supportive of people but also able to challenge and drive initiative when necessary.

    Beauty will make a wonderful Division director and the team of area directors are likely to flourish with her leadership.

    Steve Vear
    Wessex Speakers – Division A Director 2017/18

  2. Sunil Hathi says:

    Before I became a member of Toastmasters, Beauty made me feel immediately welcome by her warm and charismatic personality. After joining, she called me for a chat about my background and what I would like to achieve from Toastmasters. I felt that she really wanted to know me as she listened intently.
    After my first Table Topics, I received an immediate follow-up e-mail congratulating me. This really encouraged me to further take up other roles and do my Ice Breaker speech.
    In terms of organisation and timing, Beauty has been active at encouraging new members to take on responsibilities and move along the new Pathway. She even created documents to guide members through the pathway process.
    Prior to my first speech, I asked for a mentor to help me through the planning stage of the speech. Beauty immediately put me in touch with an experienced member at the club.
    I believe Beauty would be an ideal candidate for the role as Divisional Director.

  3. MuraliMohan Vylur says:

    I know about Beauty’s leadership skills through my experience of working with her in the Watford speakers Toastmaster’s club.
    Beauty is good at making her team see beyond the ordinary and make them work towards it.
    She is forward-looking, good at creating strategic plans and rallying her team to achieve the desired outcomes.I am certain that she has all the skills and capabilities to make a very good Division Director.

  4. Steve Brewer says:

    Beauty Zindi testimonial

    Beauty Zindi is without doubt one of the best toastmasters I have ever met.The concept of Service leadership is at the core of how she operates ,not for her the lip service this lady can walk the walk as well as talk the talk.There are many examples I could give you but here are three.

    As my evaluator, she gave me arguably my first tough evaluation but without doubt my first valuable one as I was lifted by someone taking the time to recognise what I had done well and the way in which I could improve.

    The second was for a Speech Craft course that I was looking to run as an extracurricular activity for the club many members were against it,but not Beauty she was intrigued about how Speech Craft worked and the different dynamics in its format compared to the normal club meeting formats.Without her support and enthusiasm that initiative would have failed and the many repeated variations that followed would not have occurred

    My last example is when she was Finance lead for District 91 and gave her report at the conference.These reports can be challenging to deliver as the subject matter can be dry and as its about money they can be emotive.She delivered the facts in a manner that was disarmingly humourous and gave all those in the room the confidence that she knew where every last penny was and she was in charge. 

    The best leaders know when to lead and when to follow ,she has proved to me she can do this at every level. Beauty as Division L Director ,both the Division and lets face it the District are in very good hands.

    Steve Brewer

    Division L Director 2016-17     

  5. Elaine Lawrence says:

    It is great to learn that Beauty Zindi has been put forward as candidate for Division Director. I first met and worked with Beauty during my role as Area Director in 2017 – 2018. I found her to be extremely charismatic, hardworking, down to earth and a strong and powerful District Finance Manager.

    Whilst working together I found Beauty was always professional, nurturing and encouraging especially when it came to anything financial. She is an accomplished leader.

    In closing, I’d like to restate my strong support for Beauty’s application for the role of Division Director. I am confident that she will surpass all expectations in this new position. She is driven, self-confident, proactively helpful and I know she will continue to create success within Toastmasters.

  6. Amparo Villamil says:

    Beauty is one of the most inspiring toastmasters I have come across. She has a great ability to bring out the best in people through her caring, friendly and cheerful personality. I see her as a very good leader as she is very focused and determined to do the roles she undertakes to a high standard.

    I would be delighted to see her achieving whatever leadership goals she has at Toastmasters.

  7. Carlos Gimeno says:

    Beauty is the embodiment of the Toastmasters promise. I have never met anyone with such an incredible balance between efficiency and empathy.

    She is also a good leader: tough when she needs to be tough and supportive when she needs to be supportive.

    I cannot think of anyone better for the Division L Director role!

  8. Shola Salako says:

    I worked with Beauty when she was Finance Officer and I was a member of the audit committee. Her commitment and flexibility were demonstrated by her taking the time to meet at a central London station to exchange documents.
    At a divisional meeting she gave a Finance report that was clear and concise.
    One of the best things about Toastmasters is the people we meet.
    Beauty’s can do, friendly and helpful conduct made her a pleasure to work with. I hope she gets this role and believe Toastmasters need more leaders like her.

  9. Kavita Dulai says:

    Beauty Zindi testimonial

    I have known Beauty for a number of years(Since 2003) both as my mentor & a leader. I have always trusted her empathetic & balanced advice &her timely decisions.

    Beauty inspires us to follow by setting a good example herself with her hard work, passion & commitment to Toastmasters. I am delighted she is standing for Division Director because she has all to ingredients to make a great leader in any organisation.

    I feel her Number strength is Honesty & Integrity. Beauty succeeds because she sticks to both her own values and core beliefs and the Toastmasters International Vision & Promise

    Kavita Dulai
    Past Immediate Area Director 61 (2017-2018)

  10. Matthew Auld says:

    Beauty has a real presence when you meet her – kind, generous, warm and welcoming. She leads from the front, stepping up when needed, leading by example, knowing when to feed back the difficult yet constructive recommends and when to encourage. Extremely competent; Beauty is consistent and a very talented natural leader who will rise to any challenge with positivity, integrity and commitment!

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