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Maria Franzoni

Maria Franzoni


Getting To Know ..... Maria Franzoni

What Did You Want To Be As A Child?
Independent! My strongest memory as a child was being desperate to be old enough to drive. I didn't really think beyond that, or where I was going to drive to!

Advice To Your Teenage Self?
You might think you know everything when you are 21 but actually you know very little indeed. Do not marry him!

Karaoke Tune Of Choice?
Cry me a River, bound to clear the room at the high notes.

Career Plan B?
There was never a plan A ☺

Who Would Play You In A Movie Of Your Life?
Sarah Jessica Parker

Secret To A Happy Relationship?
Communication – and it helps if you fancy each other lots

Cat Or Dog?
Dog – please refer to our Head of Security – Keaton – my baby

Style Icon?
I'm terrible at keeping up with fashion, I don't really have a style or style icon. I have been accused of choosing comfort over form on more than one occasion ☺

Your Coffee Order?
I prefer tea, good old English Breakfast

Number One On Your Bucket List?
Discover how to have a work/life balance

Secret Skill?
I am the voice of Agent Tag in the real-time, class-based strategy game Satellite Reign ( set in an open-world cyberpunk city!

Dream Dinner Date?
My boyfriend

What Was Your Big Break?
Answering a very cryptic job advert that brought me into working for a Speaker Bureau. I haven't looked back

Where Is Home?
A 3 bedroom town house in Guildford Surrey which I share with my Head of Security (Keaton my dog)

Favourite Villain?
I don't have a favourite villain but I have a favourite Super Hero – Batman. In fact I named my dog after my favourite batman actor – Michael Keaton

Book That Changed Your Life?
There have been quite a few – but most recently David Price's book: OPEN – How we will work live and learn in the future. Made me really rethink my business.

First Ever Record?
Roxanne by The Police

When You Look In The Mirror You See..?
Someone who desperately needs a sun tan!

On A Night Off We Would Find You?
In a nice restaurant

What Is Your Favourite Meal?
I love Thai food

Signature Dance Move?
Hand jive

Who Do You Most Admire And Why?
Being surrounded by amazing speakers there are so many I can name, I couldn't choose one person (the others would get jealous). But I do admire people who know who they are, where they are going and are making the world a better place along the way.

Motto You Live By?
KISS – Keep It Simple