10 minutes with Chetan Sharma

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3rd March 2021 - By Retirement Villages

10 Minutes with Chetan Sharma

 

Say Hello to our Elmbridge Village Manager

We know how important it is to put a face to a name when visiting one of our villages so we have put together a mini series of interviews with some of our incredible team. First up is our wonderful Village Manager, Chetan Sharma, who works at Elmbridge Village.

Chetan has worked at Elmbridge for 5 months now and in that time has bought a lot of fun and smiles to our residents.

 

 

What is your name?
Chetan “Chow” Sharma (Chow is my nickname as I have a healthy obsession with Chow Chow’s)

Which RVG village do you manage?
Elmbridge Village

How long have you worked as an RVG Village Manager?
Almost 6 months

What attracted you to the role?
The opportunity to work in a customer focused environment where you can have real impact on people’s lives… IE: promoting, enabling & nourishing the independence of residents whilst still learning and growing as a person.

What’s the real highlight of your job?
The residents (and their humour), not having to work from home (that would drive me mad!) and ALL THE CUTE DOGGOS!

What’s your favourite way to unwind after a long week at work?
I love boxed wine and playing with my dog’s face. (I’m easily pleased and not one to say things like “like to go hiking” and “frequenting museums”)

Tell us something not everyone would know about you….
Despite the accent, I was born and raised in Bonn, Germany. JA JA.!

What’s the song that always makes you…

🐱‍🏍Dance 
You make me feel (mighty real) by ‘Sylvester’
(When I was 18 I saved up for a year to go to Jamaica to see Sylvester because disco funk is my jam… So there’s me and my pals, 8 months of saving & planning… Get to Kingston, go to the concert… and discover ‘Sylvester’ passed away in 1988 and it was a tribute act.

😪 Cry 
You make me feel (mighty real) by Sylvester Tribute Act (for obvious reasons)

🥳 Sing along
Cast No Shadow by Oasis


If you could have one wish, what would it be?
To be friends with Moira/David Rose from Schitt’s Creek.

What advice would you give your teenage self?
Fact check information about singers/artists before travelling 4500 miles to see them.


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