Leah Jay talks to the Diamond IT team

By Samantha Cordell | February 2, 2018


Martin Thurgate | Leah Jay | Robert Buck

Today we had the pleasure of Leah Jay of Leah Jay Property Management talking to the Diamond IT team at our staff meeting...

The team listened in awe and afterwards the corridors were a buzz with discussions recounting tales of her goal to conquer 7 major summits.

In 2017, she reached the summit of Mount Everest, which at 8,848 metres high is the world's highest summit. This feat saw her complete 6 out of the 7 summits toward her goal. Unfortunately, her attempt to scale Denali mountain in Alaska was thwarted due to bad weather (this time!).

Leah is currently preparing to head back to Alaska to tackle this mountain again.

We wish her all the best!

Picture Above: Martin Thurgate | Leah Jay | Robert Buck

Determination and Reaching Goals

What impressed and inspired the team the most today, was her shear will power and her hunger to challenge herself in her quest to achieve this lofty goal.

When asked how she overcame fear and doubt, which would have led many a person to give up, she said her family was a great inspiration and support for her. She also talked about the importance of the leadership skills of those leading the expeditions.

Leadership Skills in Business

Leah also met with the Diamond IT leadership team where she addressed the similarities between leading in business and leading a climbing summit, with the common thread coming down to communication. While lack of communication may not be life threatening in business as it is on the mountain it can be detrimental to the success and longevity of a business. Having started her own successful business over 20+ years ago, we have no doubt Leah is a great leader in her own right.

Thank again Leah for providing such inspiration and perspective!

from all the Diamond IT team

Leah discussing challenges Leah Jay | Robert Buck
Pictured Above: Leah discussing challenges Pictured Above:  Leah Jay | Robert Buck
Addressing the leadership team
Picture Above: Addressing the leadership team


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About the Author
Samantha Cordell

Group Marketing Manager @ Diamond IT - Samantha (Sam) fell into the IT Industry after studying a combination of computer science and marketing at Uni, starting in Operations with the now decentralised Cabletron Systems. Over the next 20 years Sam undertook various marketing roles within Intel, Microsoft and Cisco Systems before moving to Newcastle for a sea-change working for Wine Selectors. “Not able to stay away from the IT Industry I jumped at the chance to join the Diamond team. I am excited to drive the marketing strategy for Diamond’s range of services including Managed Services, Software Development and Telecommunications.”