It’s my favourite time in my blog schedule, when I shine a light on my incredible clients by way of my The Proust Questionnaire feature. Today we have fabulous Kath Harris. Kath works with organisations to improve their people’s workplace experience through incredible HR. 


The Proust Questionnaire by Kath Harris


What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

I love spending quality time with my husband and kids, especially when we’re at the beach or out on the water. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with being surrounded by nature, feeling the warm sun, the sand between our toes, the cool breeze, and the refreshing water. It’s a time to relax, unwind, and simply enjoy each other’s company without any worries or distractions.


What is your greatest extravagance?

Indulging in a health retreat is one of my favourite ways to take care of myself. I enjoy treating myself to nourishing food, participating in invigorating exercises and yoga, receiving rejuvenating massages, and pampering my hands, feet, and face. These activities help me manage both my physical and mental well-being, and allow me to stay grounded and centred. This time is invaluable to me as it offers a cherished opportunity to unwind and recharge my batteries.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

  • ‘Do you know what I mean’
  • ‘You know’
  • ‘Running a marathon not a sprint’
  • ‘Ummm’

Ahh…can’t stand that I use these sometimes 


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My family and kids are my greatest achievement, and nothing brings me greater joy than being a part of their lives. Watching them grow, learn, and develop into unique individuals is a privilege that I treasure every day. Their love, laughter, and endless curiosity fill my life with purpose and meaning, and inspire me to be the best version of myself.

Being a parent is no easy feat, but the rewards are immeasurable. The countless hours spent caring for them, supporting them, and guiding them through life’s ups and downs have been worth every moment. Seeing my children thrive and succeed in their own unique ways is a testament to the love and devotion that my family shares.

My family and children are the source of my greatest joy and the foundation of my life’s purpose. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to be their parent and to be a part of their journey through life.


What is your most treasured possession and why?

My health is my most treasured possession, as it is the foundation upon which all other aspects of my life rest. Without good health, it is challenging to enjoy life to the fullest and pursue my dreams and passions. Therefore, I make a conscious effort to prioritise my physical and mental health every day, from eating well and staying active to engaging in self-care practices and seeking advice when needed. It provides me with the energy, strength, and resilience needed to navigate life’s challenges and seize its opportunities.


What is your most marked characteristic?

I derive immense joy from connecting with others, whether it be through learning from them or simply spending time in their company. I have a deep appreciation for people and their diverse experiences, and I cherish the opportunity to develop meaningful connections with them.


Who is your hero of fiction?

Frodo Baggins from “The Lord of the Rings” is my hero for many reasons. His character embodies strength, resilience, and bravery in the face of adversity. Despite being a small and unassuming hobbit, Frodo steps up to the immense task of carrying the One Ring to its destruction, a task that no one else was willing or able to undertake.

Throughout his journey, Frodo shows incredible courage and determination, even in the darkest moments of his quest. He is a loyal friend and a true leader, inspiring those around him to keep going even when the odds seem insurmountable. Frodo also demonstrates compassion and empathy, understanding the value of life and the importance of protecting those he cares about.

But what truly sets Frodo apart is his willingness to sacrifice everything for the greater good. He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, facing physical and emotional challenges that would break most people. Yet, he never loses sight of his goal and remains committed to seeing his mission through to the end, no matter the personal cost.

Frodo’s journey teaches us that even the smallest and seemingly weakest among us can achieve greatness when we have the courage to stand up for what is right. He is a true hero in every sense of the word, and his character continues to inspire me to be a better person every day.


Who are your heroes in real life?

Single parents are real-life heroes in my eyes, as they embody the epitome of strength, resilience, and perseverance. Raising a child is a daunting task under any circumstance, but to do so alone takes a level of determination and fortitude that is truly awe-inspiring.

Single parents face a multitude of challenges, from financial burdens to emotional struggles, but they never let these obstacles prevent them from providing the best possible life for their children. They work tirelessly to provide for their families, often juggling multiple jobs and responsibilities with little support or recognition.

Single parents also serve as a role model for their children, demonstrating the value of hard work, dedication, and self-sacrifice. They teach their children important life skills, imparting wisdom and knowledge that will serve them well throughout their lives.

But perhaps what is most admirable about single parents is their unwavering love and devotion to their children. They put their children’s needs before their own, ensuring that they are safe, healthy, and happy. They are a constant source of support and comfort, providing a stable and loving environment that fosters growth and development.


What is your motto?

Have the courage to be kind and genuine, and don’t be afraid to be your true self.


What is your story? aka your name, bio and biz details including the best place to find you. 

I’m Kath Harris from Unscripted HR. As a consultant, advisor, and coach my focus is on assisting businesses to foster dynamic workplace cultures. My areas of specialisation include change management, talent acquisition, onboarding, growth and expansion strategies, as well as development and coaching services designed to optimise organisational performance.


I love shining the spotlight on some of my clients and colleagues. If you’d like to know more about my work, or would like the full 35 questions from the Questionnaire, please shoot me an email or give me a buzz, and I’ll respond in a jiffy. 

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