As part of our Day in the Life series, The Style Sheet spends the day with Crisel Consunji — a professional actress, singer and educator. Along with taking home the award for Best New Performer at the 2019 Hong Kong Film Awards for her role in Still Human, Crisel is co-founder of holistic learning centre Baumhaus.
‘Baumhaus opens at nine, and the team and I have to be there before the children arrive. I check in with our managers to see that we’re prepared to have a smooth run for the day. We work with really young children, so it’s important that every toy is inspected, safety in the playroom is checked, and that we have all the materials we need for the day. While my mind is fresh, I draft lesson plans, training and project plans, any talks or community projects — basically anything that requires creative planning. I’ll also spend time troubleshooting operational needs of the business, because as a small business, there’s always something that needs taking care of — whether it be supplies that don’t arrive on time, staff on leave or ad hoc concerns that we need to jump into.’
Actor, singer and educator Crisel Consunji teaches a class at Baumhaus, the learning centre she co-founded
‘These days, I’m usually teaching full days, but on the days that I’m not in the classroom, I take time to work on operations and admin, such as planning course calendars, communications to clients, handling staff concerns and looking at improvements to the facilities. I usually line up a few Zoom meetings to touch base with our partnerships and tie-ups.’