Joining Toyota Fleet Management (TFM) in 2012 as Fleet Operations Coordinator, Kanani has achieved great success thanks to passion, hard work and education.
Kanani has recently been promoted to State Manager for TFM in QLD. Prior to this appointment, Kanani was QLD and Northern NSW's Fleet Dealer Manager, a role in which she was responsible for training fleet teams and business managers on sales strategies and methodologies. This includes prospecting Coaching and motivating the teams. Her background in fleet sales puts her in a perfect position to take on this role.
With back-to-back Dealership Manager of the Year awards for the past two years, Kanani is clearly doing something right. To get an insight into Kanani’s work ethic and drivers, we asked her to share her journey at TFM which has lead her to becoming state manager for QLD.
How do you feel you’ve grown?
TFM has a strong focus on driving people to better themselves through education. Thanks to the WIMBA program for women, TFM sponsored me to complete my MBA. I love that we have study assistance packages to support our development.
When do you feel like you’ve added value?
I’ve loved working on programs like the Fleet Dealer Enablement Program. It supports dealerships by exposing them to the changing landscape, which helps to future-proof their businesses. The market is changing, so it’s important to keep our dealer network updated.
What’s been your biggest work achievement?
Helping our dealer network is something I’m very proud of. Being on top of changes to the automotive industry and informing our network gives me a great sense of accomplishment.
Given your experience, what are some words of wisdom?
Have courage and be kind. Build relationships and treat everyone equally, as you never know where they’ll be tomorrow.
Why do you like working for TFM?
TFM is a complex business with many areas. This excites me as I can put pieces of the puzzle together and see the finished product. I love change, as well as the diverse culture.
What motivates you?
I like pushing myself and striving for improvements for the future of the business. Building relationships motivates me. And, of course, my four children do too!
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