Hello! I am Giulia Goodwin, Senior Consultant at Tyto, and this is my location-agnostic life. In this series, we want to highlight the freedom our model enables and how we navigate any challenges it presents.
What’s your morning routine?
I consider myself a very productive person in the morning but funnily enough, I have difficulties getting out of bed! So, once I have found the courage to put one foot out, I start my morning routine. It is a moment for me to get in a great headspace to start the day. I hop in the shower, sing along to some energising songs, do my beauty routine and then get dressed. Once that’s done, I take some time to prepare my breakfast and I eat it in front of my computer while I get caught up on the news. And around 8:30 am my workday can start!
How do you organise your day?
I always start by writing down my to-do list and checking my agenda. I like to highlight my priorities and the actions that absolutely need to be done in the day. After completing this, I start putting actions in my agenda so that I have a great overview of what my day’s going to look like.
One of my managers once gave me great advice that I have been using ever since: first work on actions that might be holding my team’s work before covering my own work.
When are you the most productive?
I work better in the morning. My focus is at its highest, I’m fresh and feel that I can conquer the world or at least the day. Starting to work at 8:30 am allows me to have 4 hours of pure focus without starting to feel the weight of the day.
What is your favourite workplace?
I prefer to work from home. Currently, I work from the desk in my living room but soon I’ll have a proper office…. So, I’m looking forward to that. When working from home I feel it is important to have separate areas that clearly mark workspace and personal space. I live in the South of France, so I am very fortunate to be able to catch a glimpse of the sea and the beach when I look outside. I feel that this makes a real difference in my overall mood. Not everyone can have that at work!
What’s your favourite thing about working remotely?
I would say that the best benefit from Tyto’s remote work is being able to manage my hours and organize my work around my life and not the other way around. We all share the same vision and way of working so there is a lot of trust and independence that allows us to have the freedom to go to the dentist for example without difficulties or justification.
Before working at Tyto I used to commute and spend 2 hours each day going from home to work and back around. Now, that time can be used for personal activities.
I’m also very grateful to be able to work from anywhere in Europe. I like to take advantage of that and schedule some “workations”: little vacation trips where I work from a different city than home.
What do you miss about working in an office?
I’m a very social person so even though I talk a lot with my colleagues on Slack, I sometimes miss them. I’m the only one in my city so I can’t meet-up during the week. But fortunately, we have the Tyto passport scheme to travel and go work with my colleagues, and we schedule some meetings with the rest of the team based in France which allows us to strengthen our relationship and spend time together.
What’s your secret weapon?
My personality! I’m a very positive and joyful person and I like to bring laughter and joy to people. I always try to talk and be available to my colleagues so we can have a great moment together even when we are experiencing a difficult day.
What is the culture like at Tyto?
At Tyto I found a workplace embracing cultural diversity and entrepreneurship. I love that they have created a culture where employees are free to suggest ideas and be involved in the growth of the company.
What do you like most about working at Tyto?
The people! Tyto is a great place to work for many reasons but to me, my colleagues are the highlight. I have met incredible, culturally diverse, creative, smart and fun people and they give me energy every day to do my best and achieve our goals.