Member Spotlight: Kellie Noon, Founder – Onno TrainingTuesday, 13th October 2020
Each week we get to know one of the pro-manchester membership a little better. This week it’s Kellie Noon, Founder – Onno Training…
- Favourite quote or saying?
“If you don’t take risks, you don’t drink champagne!”
While I’m not a huge drinker, I love the idea that you only get the finer things if you push yourself (and who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly?)
- Career highlight?
Being invited back to present at a conference this year that we worked at last year – I’d almost forgotten about it but it was a real reminder of how much of an impact your work can have, and a real pleasure to be remembered and valued, even amongst everything that’s going on.
- Why do you love pro-manchester?
It’s a great community and there are so many opportunities to get involved. It’s a lot more ‘hands-on’ than other organisations and the members are very pro-active. Not forgetting the staff – always so quick to reply and accommodating!
- What are you reading at the moment?
The Offing by Benjamin Myers. He’s a northern author and has written some great books but this is a bit different to the others he’s done – it’s a good bit of chicken soup for the soul.
- What are you watching at the moment?
Dark on Netflix – it’s a bit far-fetched but is a great way to disconnect from what’s going on around us at the moment, it really requires a lot of focus.
- Favourite meeting place in Manchester?
My beautiful office space at the Beehive Lofts. It’s so cosy and welcoming and full of wonderful people. The breakout areas are a great place to grab a coffee and take 5, or sit down and chat to clients in a clean and cosy space. I also bring in friends for a relaxed coffee break without having to move too far!
- Favourite lockdown activity?
Hiking. I usually spend a lot of time outdoors anyway but I made the most of the great weather we had earlier on and explored lots of new areas. I’ve also been getting more involved with Freshwalks which has been a great way to meet people and discover new areas of the north west.
- Most creative meal that you cook?
I’m really not a very creative cook but I love to eat and am a fan of a big pot of spicy chilli and rice. Yum!
- Most creative thing you’ve seen on a video call during the lockdown?
Working outside in the sun and having a shade for the laptop screen made out of an old box. Who needs a parasol?
- Most mundane task you’ve completed since being in lockdown?
Cleaning out my spare room to create a home office. Really boring and time consuming but it was needed and actually has really made my flat feel like it has a whole new area I can explore. Defrosting the freezer is still on the to-do list, it hasn’t quite made it, yet.
- Do you write a blog that you’d like us to share?
I don’t, but I have been trying hard to be more active on Twitter (@OnnoTraining and @KellieNoon) and I’m in the process of creating a new website: http://onno.training
- What are you looking forward to doing again the most after lockdown?
Hugging people! I’m a big hugger, even at work, so I’ve found it hard to stop myself. Watch out Manchester!