Icebreaker questions

What would you be doing if you weren't at your current job?

I think I’m where I want to be now, so I’ll probably be in the same place

Probably thinking of another business to start. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.

Finishing my degree, maybe working in a bar

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living right now?

I would probably spend all my money accordingly

Hmm. I would stop stressing about eating healthily and making a living and instead just enjoy everything that life can offer.

Yes, I would travel the world

What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?

Fearless

Curious. I read a lot of mystery books.

Bossy!!

How do you recharge?

Alone, watching Netflix and eating burgers

Ideally on a train or a plane heading somewhere I haven’t been before. Looking out a window over a moving landscape is really restorative.

By going to the gym or walking my dog

If you were to tell one person "Thank You" for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?

My mom for making me who I am today?

A woman by the name of Jan Owen, she took me into her family and has supported me through a lot of ups and downs. She has only ever encouraged me to follow my dreams and my passions. She has instilled values in me that I will hold forever.

My Mum for raising me

What movie or novel character do you most identify with?

Dexter

Thomas Shelby. Self made entrepreneur.

Tracy Beaker

When are you the happiest?

Sharing a great moment, on an amazing place, with friends

Just after having a new business idea and going through the steps of figuring out if its viable and how it would work. In a more normal way, whilst having a great dinner with family and friends.

When at the gym or out with my friends

If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?

Honesty, people before profit.

Transparency & trust
Leave the world better than how we found it
Work on your terms

Trust, productivity and openness

What would you most regret not having done by the end of your life?

A family

I think I would most regret not having a family.

Travelling more

What characteristic do you most admire in others?

Ability to tell a story/explain something

Work ethic, the courage to disagree and generosity.

Drive and determination

What would a "perfect" day look like for you?

I wake up, go to a coffee shop to have breakfast. Go out, meet someone on the street who gives me 10 million dollars and a team of 4 amazing people to work on any idea I want ^^

No alarm clock, meet friends or family for brunch, avocado and poached eggs with a flat white, walking through a park, use my imagination in some way, read/listen to something fascinating, and a glass of good wine with dinner.

Go to the gym, a long dog walk, a pub lunch and then a night out with my friends (or exploring a new city with friends)

What's the most important lesson you've learned in the last year?

There’s not a “perfect moment” to do something

Compounding effects are more powerful than we typically appreciate.

That you should never put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket!

How do you think your coworkers see you?

I hope in color

No idea. Maybe the ideas person or the person who can pitch the vision.

Competent, punctual and hard working (hopefully)

If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?

I would turn off internet, just to see the reaction

Equity for all in all manner of things.

I would help the homeless people in the UK

How do you act when you're stressed out?

I talk even less

Not great.

I am quite expressive with the fact that I am stressed out

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?

In my previous life, several clothe shops. Now I’m not sure...

A book shop.

Urban Outfitters

What was your favorite TV show when growing up?

The Simpsons

Tough one...Smallville

My parents are aliens or tracy beaker

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

Construction tools

I loved building castles out of toilet rolls

My cuddly toy lion called Nila

How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?

Easily 4+ years old

3 years or so? maybe?

4 years

Can you play any instruments?

I used to play trumpet when I was a kid

I had to learn the recorder when I was 10 or so, I hope you never have to hear me play it.

Violin (although not very well!)

What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?

I don’t have a refrigerator

usually a bag of spinach that I buy with good intentions but never eat.

Garlic

What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

The ones with real pieces of chocolate inside

Cocoa pops!

Shreddies

What, if anything, have you ever re-gifted?

Nothing

Hmm, I don't think I've ever done this.

Maybe wine or chocolate

What was the worst punishment you received at school?

Detention hours, probably

Suspended for fireworks. :D

A detention

What’s the strangest talent you have?

I recently discovered that I could burp on demand...

Not sure if it’s a talent but I can do that rolling thing with the knuckles on my thumb.

Cooperation

What was your childhood nickname?

tompec

Harry Potter

Hetty

Do you have any strange phobias?

No

Nope.

Only of walking over three drains

Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you?

Nope

I think I remember a 'friend' in high school who would make funny poems about how skinny I was.

No

Which way does your toilet paper hang on the wall – over or under?

Over

Over, obviously.

Over

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?

Invisibility.

Flying.

Invisibility

What is the worst pet you have ever had?

I only had rabbits, and they were good rabbits

Probably a fish that died too soon.

None - I love all my pets

What was your first job

Carpenter

answering the phones for a pizza shop

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

Maybe a CD

What is your most used emoji?

😅

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or travel into the future to meet your descendants?

Travel in the future

Teleportation or flying?

Teleportation

What is your favourite tv show right now?

Parks and Rec!

Are you a traveler or a homebody?

Traveler

What more are you wanting in your career right now?

Long term stability. I’ve been able to gain a lot of experience going between different projects over the last few years but I’d like to now focus on just one thing and apply what I’ve learnt for at least 5 years.

A masters degree

What one thing about you do you want in your eulogy (that thing they read out at your funeral)?

He gave it his best.

I don't know .... and I don't really mind I'll be dead!

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____.

You’d know I mentally go through highs and lows that I don’t really share (and I probably should).

I love cheese (but I can't eat much of it because I'm lactose intolerant!)

What quality in you would you hate to see emulated in your employees or children?

Nail biting

Laziness

What kind of impact do you believe you have on people?

I think I help people think about the potential of new ideas

Not sure

What one memory do you most treasure?

Being a child on my great aunty and uncle’s farm in rural New South Wales. Exploring the land and appreciating a country lifestyle.

The ones with my dog in my childhood

If you could change one thing about how you were raised as a child, what would it be?

Being an only child is boring, I would love to have had a brother or sister.

Nothing really - maybe I would have been slightly less spoilt

What are you most afraid of and what's it stopping you from doing?

I think I’m most afraid of making decisions that will lead to regrets later in life.

Sky diving - the fear of dying!

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

I don't like this question.

The series of unfortunate events...

What’s your favorite flavor of Pringles?

Sour cream and chives, clearly the best one.

Salt and Vinegar

What, or who, are you a “closet” fan of?

Charlie Munger (Warren Buffet’s business partner).

Maya Jama

If you could only watch one more film for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Inglorious Bastards by Quentin Tarantino

Cats or dogs?

Most definitely dogs. Because I heard cats eat your body if you die 😬

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be?

Hmm! I think I'd love to get rid of emails.

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