Remote work Interview with Julia

Remote Work Stories
28 May, 2022
Julia Koeing

Can you please introduce yourself?

I am Julia, People Partner and Host of Tesorio Fireside Chats from Erlangen, Germany!

✈️ I have been with Tesorio for a little over 1.5 years and am a digital nomad, "What I like most about Tesorio is that I can work from anywhere and what I love about my job is that I can be creative and come up with new ideas".

🎉 In only three words, I would describe myself as curious, cheerful, and optimistic!

✨  My proudest accomplishment? "I was born with spastic hemiparesis in my right arm and leg. The prognosis wasn't good and it was unclear whether I would be able to live an independent life. But I have never let it hold me back and with a lot of discipline, countless hours of physiotherapy, and sport, I managed to use the right side of my body almost as well as my left one!"

🐢 I don't think you have to have seen every place on earth, but there is one destination everyone should visit once in their lifetime, my favorite place: Galapagos Islands!

What’s your profession, what do you do?

People Partner

What company do you work for? Are you a freelancer or Digital Nomad?

Tesorio, Digital Nomad

How did you start with a remote work journey

After my studies, I first worked for a large German company in Silicon Valley. But my roommate back then inspired me to join the startup world and so I started at Tesorio, a remote-first company.

What do you think are the main benefits of working remotely?

That I can work on my career and travel the world at the same time

Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?

sure there are always downs as well. For example fast changing friendships, little constants, you miss weddings & birthdays at home and sometimes it is a bit lonely.

From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favourite countries or cities to work from?

I worked from 8 countries so far. My favorite place is defintely Bocas del Toro in Panama. The community is great and there's so much to do

From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, co-working spaces, coffee shops, or others?

co-working space

What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?

Bali & Japan are on my list

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience.

see 'disadvantages'

What tools do you use to improve productivity and manage work efficiently?

I am German - so I am usually quite organised and don't use any specific tools ;)

What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely?

Its a great opportunity for a limited amount of time. Especially between 20 and 35 where you don't have that much responsibility. In my experience, the older you get, the less flexible and adaptable you become. And as a digital nomad, you should definitely have these 2 characteristics

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