The inspirational Linda Trim, Sales and Marketing director of Giant Leap spends time with neofundi, sharing her love for workspaces, her career and some of her personal favourites.
Tell us about your work at Giant Leap?
My job as a director of Giant Leap involves many different realms. My main focus being Sales and Marketing Director. It’s all about creating a “lovemark” that the Giant Leap team are in love with and a brand and company that clients want to work with. Everyone needs a Giant Leap office.
What do you love about your work?
Welcoming people to a better work place. Creating a workstyle, going one step ahead of just having a “lifestyle”. I love feeling the energy of a great Giant Leap office, a place where people are inspired to work. Always meeting new people and travelling to great places.
What was your position when you started and what is it now?
I started off in Sales and business development but have grown into a partner of the business and more into marketing and strategy.
Your tips to a successful career:
Hard work and perseverance = luck
Three goals that you have set for the future:
Personal goals – moving into my new house this year.
Learning to play tennis
Work goals – taking Giant Leap to the next level. A new brand will be launched early next year. Very exciting, collaborating with South African artists and much much more. Watch this space......
Motto you live by:
Always act in an honourable manner- it can never come back to bite you in the bum
Lesson you have learnt in life:
Attitude is everything, you can be anything you want to be.
Favourite place you have visited:
Italy, Lake Como
Your best quality:
Espresso or cappuccino:
Cappuccino, red even better
How do you keep fit:
My trainer, Lance Jacobson keeps me in shape. Weights and cardio mixed 3 times a week. A run or 2 a week as well.
Diamonds or shoes:
Oh diamonds! They never date, never get scuffed and need polishing a lot less.
Best in jhb for:
Jewellery: Elegance or Vivienne Ailion
Red velvet cake: The Patisserie red velvet cup cakes.
Sushi: Allergic to soy and don’t eat fish
The American people magazine, The Lucky and Vogue
Favourite book and why:
The Shantaram- loved it as it shows the power of the mind and how little you need in life. Currently reading the Michael Connelly 'Harry Bosch' series and can’t put my ipad down.
Fragrance you wear:
'Juliette has a gun'
Best gift you have ever received and best gift you have given:
My media player which a friend gave me for Xmas one year.Can’t live without it. It jammed the other day and the palpitations started as to where I could get another.
The best gift I have given? Definitely an iphone. Given it a few times and each time it has been life changing.
Ambition or loyalty:
Without loyalty your ambition will always be halted. Definitely loyalty.
5 qualities you look for in a friend:
Honesty, reliable, fun, sincere and trustworthy
Mac or blackberry:
Blackberry whats that? Definitely Mac
Best series you watch:
Sex and the City is my all time favourite. But right now am loving A Gifted Man and The Ringer
Tell us something we don’t know about you:
I love to bake (in fact don’t tell anyone I just bought my first Kenwood chef)
Most inspirational moment in your life:
A truly inspirational moment in my career was when we got involved with our social development program and last month we launched our new environmentally friendly, first in the country VOC free products. They actually release ozone back into the atmosphere. Imagine getting a desk thats costs less and can do all that. Well its here.
Most influential person in your life:
Most definitely my Mom. Nothing is ever too much for her.
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