Posted on 2nd January, 2019 by Kathryn Nixon
As part of our ‘Getting to Know’ series of blogs, we’re talking to key members of the LEO Learning family so you can get to know them a bit better. Today we’re talking to Aimee Perrin-Jaquet, a Project Manager based in LEO Learning’s Brighton, UK, office.
Let’s meet Aimee.
Describe your role at LEO Learning.
As a project manager, I spend my days working with multiple project teams, managing the budgets, timelines and resourcing. A project manager’s role can be very varied, as the learning can include photoshoots, filming and animations. I also liaise with clients to keep them up to date with their project’s progress and deal with any queries that may arise.
Which part of working at LEO Learning do you love most?
I’ve been at LEO Learning for just over a year now, and I have to say it’s the people. I’ve spent a lot of time asking many questions, and there is always someone available to give you a helping hand. Also, the variety of clients we work with – I’ve not worked anywhere with such a mix of sectors. It never gets boring.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Being a project manager means you get to say you are part of many great project delivery moments. One of my first projects at LEO Learning was recently put up for a Learning Technologies Award, which I’m extremely proud of.
Outside of work, I’d have to say it was the seven-week conservation project I went on in the Philippines as part of my travels (many years ago). As well as becoming a divemaster, I got to temporarily live out my dream of being a marine biologist.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
Making the leap from working in advertising to digital learning. Although the project management principles are the same, the lingo within learning is quite different. For example, it took me quite some time, at the start, to realise that a learning designer has nothing to do with graphic design, and what the word pedagogical meant (thanks Google!)
What are the three things you can’t work without?
- A calculator
- Music (although as a project manager you don’t tend to get to listen to it much, but it’s great for those moments you really need to concentrate)
As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
I initially wanted to be a dolphin trainer, until I realised it was a profession that should not exist. I then thought about marine biology, but wasn’t great at science. This took me into the arts where I then decided I wanted to work for Muppets creator Jim Henson (and still do!)