Love What You Do – Meet William Hockley

3rd Jul, 2020 | Sidekicker Updates

Our Sidekick community is made up of people from all walks of life. Their backgrounds, their passions and their stories are part of what makes them so good at what they do. William is an Auckland based Sidekick, with a passion for business and hurling himself into extreme sports whenever he gets a chance. See why he loves what he does. 

Where were you working before you started Sidekicking?

Before I started working with Sidekicker, I was a student at Massey University working at casually at Spark Arena. I signed up as a Sidekick for a few extra hours when things were quiet. I love working at Spark and being with Sidekicker means I can keep working at the Arena, but make sure I have enough shifts every week.    

Tell us something unique about yourself

I do a lot of outdoor sports. I like white-water kayaking, water skiing, hiking and rock climbing. I am also planning to run my first half marathon at the end of the year! 

When I’m not outside, I love reading a good business or leadership book.

What was your first Sidekicker gig?

My first Sidekicker gig was helping set up and pack down after a large corporate event. I really enjoyed the shift as the staff were friendly and I was able to see part of the event. It really made me feel like if I worked hard enough, one day I’d be lucky enough to attend one of these cool events as a professional.

What do you hope to do in the future?

In the future, I hope to be a great business leader whose outcomes are taking a business and its people to new heights. I hope to add great value to the world and to inspire future business people.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A gangster – but my lawyer Dad didn’t approve.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to be a Sidekick?

Make sure you get the app on your phone for notifications and go above and beyond for the employer – you’ll more likely to be hired for a second shift.

Why do you love what you do?

I love that Sidekicker gives me lots of different experiences and I get to see how different organisations work. I’m not just at the same job doing the same thing every day. Each shift brings forth new opportunities.