How I work: ‘We cannot treat the people we work with as resources’

In our careers and lives, we have the power to challenge the status quo or enable it to continue, says Moninne Griffith of the Belong to Youth Services

Moninne Griffith, chief executive of BeLonG To, is a big believer in continuous professional development and coaching. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Moninne Griffith is the chief executive of Belong To Youth Services, a national youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland. She is a qualified solicitor and was director of Marriage Equality, the campaign group, for eight years.

I had very little self-awareness or any career plans when I qualified as a solicitor in my mid-20s. I left school and college with qualifications that served me well. I had my ...