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The Power of Hard Work

Taking the leap to realising your full potential.

By Shell South Africa on Jun 01, 2020

Johannesburg-based Shell Territory Manager Shireen Strong is testament to the power of hard work and a positive attitude.

Just over five years ago, Shireen left a permanent position running a call centre, to join the Shell family as a Customer Promise Specialist working within the Commercial fleet business unit, on a two-year contract.

“It was very scary, leaving a permanent position for a contract position because I’m quite a stable, secure person,” she says, looking back.

"I love being part of the Shell family and put my heart and soul into my work and try to inspire my retailers and their staff to work hard and live the Shell brand."

Prove herself, Shireen did. Within eight months of having joined Shell, she became permanent. And a year later, when a Junior Territory Manager position opened up, both she and Shell knew she would be a perfect fit.

“I got the job and in my first year - despite the fact that I was a Junior level Territory Manager - I was ranked first out of the twenty-five Territory Managers around the country and rewarded with a trip to Dubai. This was the most amazing experience that I could have ever imagined,” she says, “A more senior position became available in Johannesburg that I applied for and was appointed. I love being part of the Shell family and put my heart and soul into my work and try inspire my retailers and their staff to work hard and live the Shell brand.” 
 

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