LAUNCHING:
EMILY SWEERTS DE LANDAS

Company:

Kings Tutors

THE BIG QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL TITLE?

Founder.

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?

I spend a lot of my time recruiting tutors and talking to parents so that tuition can be arranged. I am also involved in the marketing side of the business too. No day is ever the same!

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD AND WHAT CHANGED?

Be Hermione Granger! I then realised I was sadly going to have to be content with being a muggle.

WHAT ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU HAVE?

BA (Hons) in Classics and English, PGCE (Primary Education).

WHAT’S THE BEST CAREER ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Be organised and prioritise your time - don’t be a busy fool! Also….make sure you love what you do.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY?

My Mother - she is the kindest person I know.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CURRENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT?

I work in a very fun office - we are all very motivated but also have a good time all together.

WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR DAILY WORK ROUTINE IF YOU COULD?

I would not change much at this moment in time - I work with fantastic people and love what I do! The downside to having your own business though is that your social life gets put on hold when it is busy - this can happen at peak times.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF PROFESSIONALLY IN FIVE YEARS’ TIME?

I hope to still be running Kings Tutors and for it to be going from strength to strength.

DO YOU FEEL YOU CAN BE THE SAME PERSON AT WORK AND IN PRIVATE?

I am not always the same person as I have to take the lead at work and have lots of responsibility. This is different to when I am with my friends and family - I usually enjoy going with the flow then! I would hope that people would say that I am good natured at work and in private though!

WHERE AND IN WHAT ROLES ARE WOMEN IN THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE AT YOUR COMPANY?

We have female account managers and tutors in our company.

DOES DIVERSITY MATTER TO YOU?

Yes - life would be so boring if we were all the same! We need to celebrate the differences in one another as this is what makes our life experiences much richer.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE?

It is pretty good however I could always do with some more sleep!

WHAT QUALITIES DOES BEING IN YOUR ROLE NECESSITATE?

I need to be very organised and this is something I am always working on. Lots of my working life involves talking to different people so good communication skills are key. Lastly, it is important to not get stressed!

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