Community of Cultivators is a new blog series to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Each month, we’ll release new interviews that we hope inform and inspire you.
Just over from Australia, this next interview is coming at you from New Zealand. Jessica Knapp, Founder of Bayhive and sales manager at Office R&D gave us a peek into her world. Check out what she had to say below.
Name: Jessica Knapp
Company and title: Founder of Bayhive, currently at Office R&D
My friendships. Why? I don’t think the love between friends gets the airtime that it deserves. I derive so much safety and comfort from my friendships; along with much laughter, shared experience, empathy, travel, shared problems and just having people who show up. I’m so proud of my friendships.
When I’m at home in New Zealand, or when I’m with my Coworking People (and that could be anywhere in the world!!)
Just One?! OK…I’ll compromise and pick two. 1. Armchair Expert because Dax Shepard is amazing and charming and smart. He has great guests on the show and the topic of conversation is always really varied. 2. Suze Orman’s Women in Money Podcast – because Suze is no-nonsense when it comes to money and she’s a great teacher. I believe we don’t learn enough money and personal finance when we’re young, so I’m on a quest at the moment to understand money better. Suze has helped enormously.
Listen. Listen to your team, listen to your customer. Oh, and be nice.
A plane ticket.
Not everything is going to go according to plan. Know what you want, but don’t be so rigid that you can’t re-calibrate if needed.
Best habit I ever started was taking a 40 min (no screen) walk outside every single day – rain, hail or shine. A habit I haven’t started: Meditation – I want to be more consistent and not just sporadic.
“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Roosevelt
That concludes another edition of Community of cultivators – check back next month for more interviews!