We have all known one or two people in our lives who light up a room whenever they enter. Their infectious personality and positive attitude to life are impossible to ignore – and admirable in every way. Barnard Legal Secretary, Precious Majwafi is just such a person.

Precious grew up in Pretoria and describes her family life as "all shades of fun!" My parents always cheered and supported me in all my endeavours, the good and the bad. They never discouraged me or imposed their decisions on me without letting me know, and as a result we have been able to create an unbreakable bond of trust," she testifies. "They have influenced me in a very positive way. They taught me to always be happy, never fear what life throws in my way and to always be grateful."

Precious attended the University of Johannesburg and decided to pursue her interest in law. "My passion for history and my fascination about the laws that govern humanity led me to this field. I'm proud of my qualifications." Precious joined Barnard Inc through a temp agency, but quickly worked her way into a legal secretary position.

Barnard is a Strength-Based Organisation. Precious's CliftonStrengths® are a part of what makes her such a valued member of the Barnard family.

  • Precious leads with the Futuristic strength. She is contiuously inspired by the future and what could be. Precious' attitude to life and personal growth is reflected in her vision for her future. To the so-called 'normal' person it reads like a wishful bucket list but in Precious' case, you can be sure she has every intention of achieving it all – with a smile on her face! "I intend on traveling the world, joining the vegan community, owning at least two supercars, being a supermom – and a successful businesswoman."

  • She also has the Focus strength. She is adept at taking a direction, following through and making the corrections necessary to stay on track. A go-getter, through and through.

  • Precious's Analytical strength elevates her search for reasons and causes. She has the immense ability to think about all of the factors that might affect a situation, looking at the bigger picture, as well as the smaller details.

  • The Strategic strengths speaks to Precious's talent to create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, she can quickly spot any relevant patterns and issues (before applying her Analytical strength to piece it all together!)

  • Precious is also fondly known for her Relator strength. She thrives on close relationships with others. Her colleagues describe her as friendly, kind, smart, alluring, caring, loveable, amazing, interesting, jolly, and happy person. "With Precious, everything is awesomeness!" they agree. Precious is quick to return the compliment. "What I like most about the 'Barnyard' are the cool, calm, friendly, vibrant, and outspoken colleagues I work with and learn from."

Precious, you are capable of lighting up any room you walk into and Barnard's future is a lot brighter with you in it. Thank you!