After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, CV welcomed all team members back to the annual face-to-face Team Brief in October 2022. Due to the growth in the size of the business and with over 700 team members, the logistics of finding a venue that can cater to the size of the team and ensuring the event runs well was a challenge.
The CV Team Brief is the one time a year where we have the opportunity to talk face to face to our team members as a group about the business, how we are going and our priorities going forward. We also take the opportunity to celebrate our people, recognising those individuals and teams who go above and beyond, awarding our apprentice of the year and honouring those who have been with us for five or more years.
This year saw eight of our team members tick over 15 years with one person celebrating 25 years with CV. Daryn (Fisso) Fissenden who heads up our Electrical Construction Housing business has been with CV since the John Love days on the Sunshine Coast and has provided strong leadership in that space over a long period of time.
As we have done in the past, CV took the opportunity to get someone to talk to the team on a topic that would help them in both their work life and home life. This year we had the privilege of having Dan Collins talk with the team on the life lessons he has learnt as an elite athlete on the world stage.
Former world champion and four-time Olympian, Dan now works with individuals and companies, to raise the bar on performance and accountability creating winners at all levels.
Dan has spent his life dedicated to the art of excellence – being at his personal best with unwavering commitment to his goals. From preparing for big moments as an Olympic athlete representing Australia to managing elite sporting organisations across the globe, Dan’s experience gives him deep insight into the personal quest we all take to discover our best selves.
With a commitment to serving others and making a real impact, Dan, now a widely respected and sought-after international speaker, doesn’t shy away from the tough conversations and will roll up his sleeves along with his clients to get to what really matters to them, to light the path to transformation for their people and their organisation, and create inspired and accountable teams that can bring their own excellence each day and at every level.
Dan believes that winners are created at all levels and prides himself on working with leaders to create safe, challenging and purposeful environments – that’s where excellence lives. His message of choosing to be the best you can be, avoiding the “Magnum moments” (those times when you choose to not be your best) and staying focussed no matter what are great principles we can all use in our work and home lives. The feedback from the team on Dan’s session was unanimously positive with everyone saying that it gave them something to think about and challenged them to be their best no matter what.