Isaac is the third member of our Communications power team. He is the creative brain and driving force behind Seed Waikato's Group Profiles, and Millennial Monopoly. Isaac’s authenticity, and positive attitude (not to mention his epic writing skills) are real strengths to our team. What makes Isaac tick? Read our Q&A with him to find out.
Who inspires you?
My Da (Grandad) was a big inspiration for me growing up. He was the best male role model I had. He was a great family man, the deputy mayor of my district and had his hands in many businesses all at once.
Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?
My favourite place in the Waikato would have to be my hometown of Kihikihi. It is very small, and there isn’t a plethora of activities to do there, but the feeling I get when I’m home is amazing. There’s something really nice and nostalgic about knowing who lives in every house you walk past and having a story about every street and park.
What’s the best thing you bring to Seed Waikato?
I think, being that I’m still a tertiary student, the best thing I bring is my positive attitude and willingness to learn. I have some communications skills that I’m really proud of, but I am yet to be a seasoned professional! I think a naivety can be beneficial in certain circumstances as it certainly humbles you and opens your eyes to new learning opportunities.
What do you spend your time on?
Outside of Seed Waikato, I am a communications student at Wintec. This has taken up most of my days this year so far, which has been amazing! I am also a very social person and pride myself on having a really tight nit group of friends, so there always something to do and someone to see. I also do a lot of writing in my spare time, as it has always been a passion of mine.
What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
I can’t put this into a single act or event but finding confidence and starting to become my authentic self in spite of some crappy circumstances took some courage, and I’ve stuck with it, which has been rewarding.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
I’m really excited to start profiling millennials for Seed Waikato. Sharing stories about how young people are taking action and making waves is going to be really fun!
What colour crayon would you be?
I’d be deep blue crayon, to match my eyes 😉
What inspired you to join Seed Waikato?
I was initially inspired by the thought of helping execute the amazing events that are put on for young people, and also working with some really dedicated other young people who had some similar goals that I could learn from.
What does Seed Waikato mean to you?
It has become a place where I can be myself, express hardships/tough days without judgement and also celebrate my wins. To me, Seed Waikato is about young people finding strength in each other and themselves to become more enriched in many ways, whether it be work, wellbeing or socially.
Got more questions for Isaac? You can get in touch via Isaac.Kerr@seedwaikato.nz