With your career so intertwined with technology and being “switched on,” how do you unplug and create time and space to be offline outside of working hours?
It’s definitely a delicate balance. As CEO, I always want to be available to my team / customers, should we have an event or an issue that requires close management, so I like to stay pretty close to what’s going on, even when I’m on vacation. I know I’m not alone in that, but we’re all human. There will be times when everyone needs to step out, take a break, and have a digital detox, and I know when it’s time to do that. I enjoy traveling, so I make time to travel with my husband, my family, and my friends. It’s also important to keep myself both physically and mentally fit. Sometimes I don’t feel like it, but after this interview, I’ll be going to the gym to see my personal trainer. You can’t be resilient and run a highly competitive business if you’re not physically and mentally agile! In terms of unplugging, I also listen to podcasts or Audible instead of reading just to give my eyes and brain a rest. I’m very fortunate that I live in the countryside, because breathing fresh air, looking at green hills, and enjoying nature walks are important.