A day in the life of... an Associate Project Manager

17.09.20

by Editorial Staff

In the next in our series, we hear from Prague-based Associate Project Manager Daniela Mareková. Read on as she shares her favorite songs, the work advice she tries to follow, and what excites her about the future

17.09.20

by Editorial Staff

In the next in our series, we hear from Prague-based Associate Project Manager Daniela Mareková. Read on as she shares her favorite songs, the work advice she tries to follow, and what excites her about the future

Something people don’t know about me…

I honestly cannot say! I consider myself to be quite a communicative person, so I guess people know a lot about me...

I chose this career path because…

I wanted to work in an international company where the quality of the work is the most important thing. I also wanted to work and lead teams to deliver the best results and be part of a company where I would be trusted. Finally, it was very important for me to be able to work remotely due to my lifestyle – thankfully I managed to find a career path with all these qualities!

I describe my job as…

Being a help for anyone who needs me.

My friends and family describe my job as…

“We have a manager for a big company among us!”

I start the day by…

Exercising and helping with the project I’m managing.

An ordinary day at work goes like this…

I get up at 6am, make a coffee and check the emails, then I do my work-out and have a shower. After that, I run meetings, work on some reports, support my team, take part in catch-ups, communicate with our client, and do some planning.

I then get some lunch and continue with the above! When I finish work, I tend to have my laptop open in the evening as our client is five hours behind us. I also spend some time with my partner who is also very busy and later we often cook Italian dinner and chill out.

I know it’s been a good day when…

I receive positive feedback from my team, and I know the client is happy.

The best piece of advice I’ve been given is…

Make sure to find a work-life balance. I find it hard to switch off sometimes, but I try to follow the advice!

Outside of work I like to…

Bake and take care of my plants. And sewing is a new hobby!

A song that gets me in the zone is…

For an international song it’s Take Me Home, Country Roads, by John Denver. But my true favorite is a song from my country called Sloboda by Billy Barman. It’s a cover of a traditional song updated for modern times and I find it breath-taking.

I am passionate about…

Being happy! It really is that simple.

To me, the definition of success is…

To sit down on your sofa, look around you and feel the warmth! It’s to acknowledge that feeling that whispers to you about how blessed you are to be alive, to enjoy your work, and to love your life.

I’m excited about the future of…

Every single challenge. It might be difficult or exhausting, but I think of it like climbing a mountain. Just as I may not feel ready to climb a mountain in, for example, Slovakia, it’s worthwhile to look at the bigger picture and focus on how good it will feel not only once I’m at the top, but also on my journey to get there. So, let’s see which mountain tomorrow will bring!

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