DeskLodger of the Month - August 2023

August 4, 2023
DeskLodger of the Month - August 2023

August’s wonder worker is Sandra Thompson, Founder of EI Evolution. And it’s fair to say that she’s a bit of a busy bee. Lecturer, performance coach, customer experience consultant, and employee experience consultant… Find out how Sandra still manages a healthy work/life balance, and where you can find her for a month or so every year!

What do you/your company do?

I think I have what's called a 'portfolio career' (a) I lecture at business schools (b) I'm a business performance coach (c) A customer experience consultant - helping businesses improve the experience they deliver for their customers.  (d) A employee experience consultant - helping businesses get great staff, empower and keep them.  

What is the best thing about your job?

I can truly balance life (because I work for myself I have freedom) and I work with some wonderful people.  

How do you stay motivated and productive?

With any client I think about the big picture - what will my work do for them. If a client is a charity, it's easier.  I switch things up and try and get the 'boring things done' when I know I'll be quick to complete them.

Where is your favourite place to work at DeskLodge?

I have two favorites.  One -the Margate hideout - being able to pop into that little space and power through!  And, two - the beach hut room, it's a great conversation starter, the guys on zoom think I'm dialing in from the beach!

What's the most valuable piece of advice you've been given in work/business?

Listen to what's not being said as well as the obvious - then you're adding value. 

What do you do in your spare time?

Love to travel and spend a couple of months a year overseas.  Cuba, India, the US.  I take my laptop incase I need to do some work, but it's chill time really.  Popping to the West End in London is a treat for me - the latest show I saw was Ain't too Proud! 

Describe DeskLodge in 3 words or fewer.

Charming, productive, possible.