Workflow with Yasmin Sanders, Founder & Director of Zipp Media Solutions

In this edition of Workflow, we have Yasmin Sanders, Founder & Director of Zipp Media Solutions, talking about The Little Engine That Could and coffee shop jazz.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I am the Founder and Director of Zipp Media Solutions. We help businesses in media and advertising technology diversify and grow their revenue by building innovative market-first solutions that achieve real commercial outcomes. It’s all about keeping things simple so adoption and scale can be achieved.

How do you like your coffee: An extra hot skinny (like, really hot!) cappuccino. I have Teflon fingers now!

Device(s) you use: My MacBook Pro, iPhone, noise-cancelling headphones, an extra large monitor, and my soon-to-be-delivered Remarkable electronic notepad. Nothing like putting pen to paper (or screen) to trigger creativity and new concepts!

Describe your working style in one sentence: The Little Engine That Could (Wikipedia it if you’re unfamiliar with the children’s fable).

What does your workspace look like: A clear(-ish) desk = a clear(-ish) mind! A cup of coffee, my ‘to do list’ for the day and all my usual tech must-haves. Oh, and a couple of intern cats thrown in for good measure! I pay them in strokes and tuna fish. Purrrfect! (Rumi saying ‘hello’ with his sister Hollywood).

How does your workspace affect your creative process: In the current climate my workspace can be several locations, ranging from the lounge, the living room and the balcony. However there are some key ‘must haves’ such as: a stacked heel boot swapped out for a pair of uggs and my trusty pyjama pants which have become acceptable work attire for teleconference calls.

To ensure I am feeling creatively effective: a clear space/desk, natural light, some greenery (a plant, a tree, some grass) my large monitor, laptop, a notepad. Oh, and I do like to have a blue background on my screen applications as it calms the mind and aids concentration!

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Any playlist that contains Baroque music, it lowers my heart rate and keeps me in a relaxed working rhythm. I’m also listening to Coffee Shop Jazz and Instrumental Rap Hip Hop on Spotify and when the makeshift Fri night drink cart rolls around, it’s Janet Jackson all the way!

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Dei Mcchrystal, Residential Sales Manager for REA Group. She’s a sales leader dynamo!

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.