Liz Sebag-Montefiore

Liz is wearing our Wilder Dress in Fuchsia

We love a good inspirational woman. This month we spoke to Liz Sebag-Montefiore, a Director from 10Eighty, a career and talent management consultancy.  

Describe your job in a few lines?

I am a director of 10Eighty (www.10Eighty.co.uk) a career and talent management consultancy. My role is split between business development and career coaching; and I'm also a mentor for the CIPD.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

Starting our own company 18 months ago - it's amazing to have a say in the vision and strategy.

What piece of career advice would you give to your 20 year old self?

Write down your career plan - if you write it down, you're much more likely to achieve it. 

Other tips - continue to build your network; it's about the long term relationships. Learn to develop resilience.

What type of style do you aspire to the most?

Simple, elegant and slick.

What is the worst office fashion faux pas?

When women think a style suits them when it doesn't - understand what colours and style suit your shape and stick to it!

Should office wear be fashionable or functional?

I think a bit of both but you need to be consistent with your brand and feel comfortable in what you're wearing. Libby's dresses are stylish and beautiful. Love the fact that with Libby's dresses you don't need to think too hard in the morning about what goes with what; taking the hassle out of the cardigan, shirt, jacket, suit moment!

If you had to choose, working with all women or all men, what would it be?

The world of HR is very female orientated and it's great to have diversity in teams. However if I had to choose, I'd probably go for all women given I've spent most of my time at work with women.

What’s your fantasy alternative job?

I'd love to work for the Sun or similar newspaper and be the one who comes up with titles/puns for stories in the press.

For more information on 10Eighty, visit their website http://www.10eighty.co.uk