As a quintessentially self-deprecating Brit, I feel incredibly awkward publishing this website. But i’ve got a Saturday night free and want to create something fun, so let’s rock n’ roll!
Whether it’s brands, businesses, teams or assets, I love the creation process. Identifying a problem, having an idea to solve it, then doing whatever it takes to bring it to life… that’s my kinda playtime!
Myers Briggs ENFP strengths:
* Energetic & enthusiastic
* Great communication skills
* Strong social conscience
The way I run my teams is a reflection of my personality – I want to make sure my employees love what they do and are developing personally & professionally. Creating an environment where people feel excited to try things, not let failures discourage them, experiment, succeed, grow, and make a massive impact in every role is so important to me.
I love setting a big vision we can all collectively move towards, something much bigger than ourselves that we know has the power to change people’s lives. Startups are hard, and the journey to success is always bumpy and full of unexpected obstacles. Having a big vision, which everyone on the team believes in and aligns with, is what keeps us going no matter what!
Despite giving people a lot of freedom in their roles, processes and structure are the backbone of all my teams and help us all move faster in the SAME direction. I still remember the very first quarter I implemented OKRs, KPIs and detailed reporting formats – our results skyrocketed and I kicked myself for not starting these things earlier! Lesson learned 😉
There’s a saying along the lines of “you are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with“. As well as having incredible friends who are entrepreneurs and doing big things in life, I also make it a priority to seek out opportunities to spend time with & learn from people who have walked the path before me that I look up to.
Hanging out with Richard Branson for a week on Necker Island
Sitting front row at Simon Black’s Sovereign Academy in Lithuania
Playing Pétanque & learning from investor Jason Calancanis in Napa
Originally published on Medium. Gah how is it the end of 2017 already? Feels like I just wrote the “11 cool things that happened at Coworker in 2016”article the other day. It’s been an eventful 12 months… including 8 new team members, a USA coworking tour, pizza...