Meet the flockers: Nadia Venis
27 December 2019
In the sixth instalment of our meet the flockers series we catch-up with SLHQ Legal Support Manager Nadia Venis.
What’s your go-to productivity trick?
It would have to be ‘Notion’ – a workspace platform that we use internally at SL. I’m a HUGE fan. Building our Notion platform was actually one of the first projects I got involved in when I joined the flock and I’ve loved being a part of its development. I have trackers, lists and notes for all sorts on this platform, which helps me to plan and organise my working day as well as collaborate with the team. I’m not wholly reliant on technology though, I still swear by my trusty SL notebook – I love a bit of stationery!
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I know you’re expecting me to answer one or the other but I’m strangely both. I used to commute into London at the crack of dawn every day and did this for over 8 years, so I guess the ‘early bird’ in me hasn’t quite flown the nest yet. However, there’s something about being productive whilst others sleep that I find completely satisfying. So you could find me doing the weekly shop at our 24 hour supermarket at midnight or ‘hinching’ my bathroom at 5am in the morning.
What’s one of your favourite recent memories?
It would have to be the day that my husband came home and surprised me with a puppy. I never grew up with dogs but I’m a huge animal lover (as we all are at SLHQ – it’s an absolute must for new recruits!) I named her Winnie and she is quite simply my best friend. My other “fur baby”, Bee the cat, wasn’t quite as pleased as I was when Winnie joined the family. However, it’s been my mission ever since to make them the best of friends too….they’re not quite there yet but I’m working on it (always the optimist!).
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
I’m a big kid at heart and still believe in the ‘magic’, so it probably won’t come as a shock to my colleagues when I say ‘Father Christmas’. This is my absolute favourite time of year – wrapping presents whilst listening to Christmas songs and watching Christmas films all snuggled up on the sofa. I’d take my nieces and nephews on a sleigh ride delivering everyone’s presents on Christmas Eve – seeing their little faces light up as they realise that their ‘Auntie Nardy’ was in fact Father Christmas – priceless!
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