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Columb Duffy

Senior Manager — Architecture, Technology/ Innovation:
Published: September 21, 2022

Great people are the driving force behind great business. That's why at Allstate we pride ourselves in hiring and nurturing the best people at all levels of our organisation.

Get to know Columb Duffy, Senior Manager - Architecture, Technology/ Innovation, Allstate Northern Ireland.

Where has been your favorite travel destination and why?

CD: Paris — love the atmosphere, walking the streets, the food, and getting to know the city on daily runs.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?

CD: So many well-hidden ones that I can't even find them. A recurring activity is learning new skills around the house. Any job is fair game in my book. My passion though is choral singing, both classical musical theatre — often seen on or below stages around town but never singing solo except in the house. Occasionally seen with a DSLR also…

What show are you currently binge-watching?

CD: Enjoying 'Better call Saul' currently.

What's your idea of a perfect day?

CD: At work: moving initiatives forward and motivating teams. At home: getting outdoors with family, perhaps walking a mountain path or a few hours sea-kayaking, and if time permits a concert (either in audience or performing)

What skill would you most like to learn?

CD: I'd love to be better at the piano, and a better communicator.

What's your most-used productivity hack?

CD: Getting the team focused on the intended outcome we are aiming to achieve rather than complying with convention and processes.

What piece of advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your career?

CD: 1) You've two ears and one mouth, use them in that ratio, 2) Don't listen to the little voice in your head that says you are not worthy, and 3) Feed your curiosity.