Natasha Nagra always knew she was destined to work with and help others. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Curtin University in Perth, and her Masters in Audiology at Macquarie University in Sydney, her career has gone from strength to strength.
“When I learned about the role audiologists play in helping people overcome their communication difficulties – which is so crucial to living life, it was a no brainer,” she says.
“For the most part of my career, I worked as an Adult Specialist audiologist, concentrating on complex cases, and then worked in Paediatrics.”
Throughout her career, Natasha has also serviced remote communities in the Kimberly and Pilbara regions of WA.
Having achieved experience in a variety of clinical settings, Natasha considered looking for something different. As a mum to three young children, she wanted new challenges, plus flexibility to support work-life balance – all the ingredients missing in her previous roles.
Knowing very little about Specsavers, she sourced advice and opinions from former colleagues who had become Partners, then took the plunge and met with the Specsavers Recruitment team.
“When I started talking to current partners, I realised Specsavers Partnership would be challenging but also very rewarding,” she says.
“I had concerns that as a mum of three young children, the role would ask too much of me. But I soon realised Specsavers have a very supportive culture and flexible arrangements to allow it to work for me.”
In her role as Audiology Partner at two Specsavers stores at Success and Spearwood in Western Australia, Natasha juggles the workload at both stores, and achieves the job satisfaction and flexibility she has long desired.
“The Specsavers model empowers us as clinicians to do the right thing by our customers and push the industry to do better. As a partner what you say matters – and Specsavers listens.”
Natasha is now looking to grow her stores and looks forward to employing team members to help achieve her growth goals.
“I am so pleased I made the move to become a Specsavers Partner – as scary as it was. It’s been the best decision for me as a clinician, now business owner and mum!”