Isatu Bridget Mansaray CEO|Presenter of the Switch Show|Business Management Student
Name: Isatu Bridget Mansaray
Your job title: CEO|Presenter of the Switch Show and Business Management Student
Where are you currently base – Salone, UK or other? UK
How would you describe yourself? I would describe myself as someone who is honest, caring, intelligent, hardworking, and ambitious. I have a great sense of humour. I am an easy going person and don’t get easily disturbed by down’s in my life. I am spiritual person. I Like to balance professional & family life. Professional life gives you exposure, confidence & sense of achievement. I believe the fulfilment one gets from one’s work is very important for well-being. I also enjoy travelling, watching movies, going out for dinner, and having great intellectual conversations!
Role in the Sierra Leone Community? Providing a platform for people to promote, develop and their experiences would be my role in the Sierra Leone community.
Your Challenges: My biggest challenge in life is to be the best I can and take each day as a lesson to get there. That’s what I believe as being the true meaning of being happy. achieving success and remain honest in my works and thinking. I am really one of the lucky girl in getting the success through my hard work and sincerity.
Your proudest moment to date: To be frank, my proudest accomplishment would have to be when I develop the Switch show. I have had been working up to this day to create a show that would have an impact on people. I love the fact that I can entertain and motivate people to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Receiving an acknowledge appreciation certificate also adds to my proudest achievement…
Who inspires you? My Dad was a real father to me. He taught me the values of life and how to be loving king and turn into a pretty well rounded girl and more recently, receiving acknowledgement certificate of the impact I have on the youths also inspire me to want to be as good of a role model as I can possibly be. At the moment, I think they are a major source of inspiration for me. But overall, I get inspiration from a desire to be the best I can be, not from a desire to emulate someone else. I believe inspiration can be gained from any situation. When reading a book or watching a movie or listening to a lecture. A person should have a open mind to look into any opportunity to get inspired. It also depends on the time and emotions we go through at a particular point of time .
Why did you decide to do what you are doing now? I believe that everyone is a storyteller, and everyone has a story-worth sharing. I remember when I was young and desperately needed to talk someone about my life and my struggles but no one was available at that time I could confine in….I’m using this platform to encourage and motivate people not to give up in life and keep pushing for greatness. Your existence on the planet is because you have a story to live out and tell. It’s what makes you unique as you develop your yourself. The Switch is a movement is at the heart of many struggles around the world — people want to share their voices, and shed light on the reality of their experiences.
If you were not doing your current job, what did you wanted to do as a second option? I’m currently studying BH Business Management at Coventry University… So am pretty much busy…. (Wink wink)
Do you have any future dates planned such as events that you might want the readers to know about? I’m currently working on my charity organisation call the “Switch Foundation” which in support to provide resources and motivate the youths in Sierra Leone to pursue their dreams and aspirations. I know People all around the world are facing so many challenges – hunger, insecurity, civil war and uncertainty about their future. I will be printing out t-shirts to raise money for the less privilege youths in Sierra Leone! Watch out t-shirts would be available soon for purchase!
Your advice and tips for individuals that want to follow your footstep/career path? I think it’s important to know your craft and be yourself! You have to be focused and have a clear vision of what is it you want to do. Of course, there will be many bumps along the way, but don’t get distracted by the zigzags in the road. Vision and passion are very clear; if you believe in something, other people will too. Chase your dream!
How can they contact you or social media links? You can contact me on Facebook/Isatu Bridget Mansaray or add The Switch show fan page… I’m also on Twitter and Instagram @theswitchshow_or you can check out my videos on YouTube @theswitchshow.