Welcome back to “Motion Force”! Our series of 10-question interviews with Motion Software‘s leading team members continues with our Community Manager – Lubomira Stoynova.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the kind of person you are.
A rare adventure species. I can be found in places lacking polluting particles. I love sliding on water in any shape or form; and orgаnising – from projects to ski/surfing trips, to my neat little home on wheels.
I am a co-founder in a side business, sharing my adventures with people that like my lifestyle.
Being closer to nature helps me live a more sustainable, happy, and healthy life. My boyfriend and I have a traveling channel, where people can check out the places we go to and enjoy throughout the year. It is called “The Joy Drifters“.
Why did you decide to join Motion Software as a Community Manager?
I have always wanted to be a part of an organization that cares about its team. In my previous places of work, I have always fought for the employees’ rights and wants. Any organization not putting enough effort on that front is doomed for failure. The team is what makes a company great and successful. I am a true believer in this. There could not have been a better role to engage myself in!
How do you combine your lifestyle with the demands of your role?
Motion Software gives me the opportunity to be in nature where I feel most comfortable. This, the flexible hours and the trust give me the opportunity to ski and be in nature, while also being part of a great organization doing something that matters for people. This in turn also keeps me happy and allows my creativity to flourish.
It legitimizes all the company’s values that I preach to my community and allows me to believe we are on the right path to the future of work.
What do you most like about working at the company?
The idea of a happy team is the best thing about Motion Software. Of course, I love the fact we are remote and I can even work from the top of a mountain.
What is most challenging about working as a Community Manager at Motion Software?
I joined the team as a Community Manager at the end of 2020. You can imagine how difficult building a community and creating a culture remotely can be. I have read a lot, tried to touch base with the team, and really listen in order to come up with different engagement strategies during these hard times.
What are you currently working on?
We are currently creating a new website for the company. In collaboration with our awesome marketing team, we are deciding on our product placement and content strategy.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
As I am writing this I find myself in the Austrian Alps in my camper. This is not an unusual setting for me. I love taking my time drinking coffee and eating my breakfast while looking at the magnificent peaks around me.
Some days I put my skis on and do a run or two as a morning exercise and then return to start my working day.
I set up my workspace and go through my calendar and To-Do list. I always try to plan ahead. In order to work remotely well, we need to be really good at asynchronous communication. I am aware that my colleagues are not always going to respond right away, so I do not let myself need something urgently.
At some point, I go to my hand-made standing desk, especially during a call, and stand on my balance board for the duration of the conversation. I get really reluctant to get up from the computer when I get an idea, so my boyfriend often gets me to stand up and stretch a bit from time to time.
What is the setting you most like to work in?
I love parking my camper next to the sea with the panoramic front windscreen revealing the beauty of nature before me. Sometimes I do not even go outside, I just like the fact I see what I see every time I lift my eyes off the screen.
Your favorite part of the job?
The fact that I can inspire more people to enjoy this way of work and really pave the path towards a different future of work is truly awesome.
The toughest situation you have found yourself in this past year and what did you learn from it?
I broke my knee skiing during winter 2020. This was extremely hard for me, as I could not walk or move much. I had to exercise every single day after my surgery- something I needed a lot of determination for. I learned to be more patient- I was sure it was a helpless case before this. I try to control a lot of the things I do or are happening to me. This situation taught me to deal with things as they come when there is no way or point to intervene.
Should you wish to join our community, feel free to contact Lubomira