Meet the team: Introducing Michelle Smith
Our meet the team series continues as we introduce Michelle Smith, our Business Development Manager.
- What is your elevator speech? Introduce yourself and your part in Team Torque.
Having taken a career break to raise my children, I joined Torque Law in 2020 amid the pandemic. My role is to develop client relationships and facilitate the growth of the business aligned with the firm’s purpose to do work we enjoy with clients we like, whilst having fun along the way.
- Who/what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?
I take inspiration from everything and everyone around me. I spent a lot my twenties travelling and meeting all kinds of wonderful people – living with eccentric artists in Rome, attending parties with opera singers in Paris (chapter for the book one day) before moving on in my thirties to working as a PA, Office Manager and a number of business development roles, with a little bit of acting along the way. I have been inspired by all of these experiences and always aim to take joy in what I do. Tiggy and Emma have afforded me the opportunity to incorporate all my experiences into my role at Torque Law (‘Torque The Musical’ has a nice ring to it)!
- What energises you at work?
I love a fast paced, changing environment with bold people who are always open to new ideas. I’m incredibly lucky that Emma and Tiggy embody this approach and invest a great deal of time in nurturing the team through brilliant leadership.
- What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Since the start of lockdown, to lift our spirits my two children, my husband and I have enjoyed ‘Fancy Friday’ which involves an evening of cooking together, dressing up for the occasion and having fun . This has evolved in to ‘Eating Out Fancy Friday’ when places starting to reopen, and just in time because we’d pretty much exhausted our cooking skills.
I love to go paddle boarding when the weather allows.
- Do you have a favourite quote?
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou