Meet the Member – Kate Senter – National Board

Meet the Member – Kate Senter – National Board

May 19, 2015 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Although she’s been on National Board for over 3 years it’s always lovely to spend a little more time getting to know Kate Senter, our Immediate Past President, and finding out more about why she loves JCI.

Which chamber are you a member of?
JCI Sheffield   

How long have you been a JCI member?
Since 2008

What made you join?
A friend encouraged me to go along to a new member night in October 2008 because she thought I might enjoy the personal development aspect. I went along and signed up on the night and then met with her a few days later to see how I could get the most out of my membership…needless to say, I joined her 2009 local council team and never looked back!


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What is the most interesting JCI event you’ve been to and why?
I can’t pick only one! No way! I have had SO many amazing opportunities – a whistle stop tour would be:

  • European Academy in 2010 – this really changed my life and I learnt so much!
  • My first World Congress in Brussels – wow! Wow! Wow! The training, the new friends, the camaraderie, the parties!
  • Attending a champagne reception with Prince Albert of Monaco in his palace!
  • Living with a Japanese family for a week as part of the Japan Academy

Had JCI presented any unusual/interesting opportunities?
Loads! See above! But mainly it has been great to develop my skills as a trainer!

What is your job/career/profession/business?
I am a senior internal communications manager for GlaxoSmithKline

Has JCI had any impact on your job/career/profession/business?
YES! I wouldn’t be in my role now! The ability to develop leadership skills has really pushed me forward and I owe a lot to the organisation.

Who is a leader you admire?
There are many people that I have met in JCI that I really admire – people who have shown me different ways to lead and that there isn’t a one size fits all approach!

What’s your proudest achievement?
My year as local president of JCI Sheffield was my proudest achievement I think. Working at a community level, with a brilliant team of people gave me the opportunity to shape my leadership style, learn LOADS and connect with my home city.


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Kate after the Reaper obstacle run

If you were given the chance to enter the Big Brother house would you?
No chance!!!!!!!!

Tell us something crazy/dangerous/inspiring/unusual you have done
I love physical challenges and have started to get involved in mud and obstacle runs! And if this wasn’t enough, I am in training to complete the Para10 – 10 miles, in army boots, with 15kgs on my back. What a joy! But for me, it is all about determination – something JCI has really taught me to use to great effect!







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