Meet the Team Monday - Zoe King-Beck / by Esaf Commitee

Welcome to meet the team Mondays!

Every Monday we will post some information about our fantastic team members so you can find out a bit more about them and what they do at ESAF.

 

This week, introducing……

 

Zoe King-BecK

Head of Marketing and Communications

Edinburgh

 

WHY DID YOU JOIN THE ESAF TEAM?

I joined ESAF in September 2016. There were several reasons I wanted to join. One being that I wanted to gain more experience in marketing as well as in managing a team. Another being that I knew the amount of incredible talent there is in the city and wanted to get involved in any way I could. Finally, I wanted the opportunity to work with incredible people to create something amazing!

DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES, INTERESTS OR SECRET TALENTS?

 

I have loads of interests. I love the visual arts. I have a foundation diploma in art and design, but I don’t really get to create things anymore which is sad. I do get to see all the amazing works that others create however and I love going to exhibitions and galleries.

I love the spotlight, I always have, so I love being on stage. Which I don’t get to do much anymore but I love it when I get the chance. Love a good sing along. My karaoke Song is Britney Spears, Toxic which I sing incredibly badly. But my favourite music to sing is Jazz. Who can resist a bit of Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday?

My special talent, which comes out as soon as a glass of wine does, is my absolutely appalling rapping.

 

FAVOURITE COLOUR:

PINK! I loooooove pink! That kind of sickly bubblegum barbie pink that you only ever liked when you were 3.

 

ONE PLACE YOU’RE LONGING TO TRAVEL TO:

Aaaaah there are so many!

I have always really wanted to visit Egypt. I have always read a lot of Agatha Christie and I have now convinced that if I travel to Egypt I will meet Hercule Poirot on a trip down the Nile and we will solve a murder together.

I really want to go to Egypt for more comprehensible reasons but I think that is the one that really jumps out.

 

TOP 3 FEARS:

Heights, and disappointing people

 

WHERE DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE YOUR MOST CREATIVE SELF?

I love being in a passenger seat. I can’t drive so when I’m going on a long journey, usually its the boyfriend or the parents driving, I can just drift into a state of contemplation. I don’t always come up with the best ideas but every now and again a golden nugget pops up.


 

WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WORLD, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT?

I want to change the world through my smile. I don’t know if that is possible but I want to at least try. I always try to stay really positive and happy to try and make others motivated and happy too!

I also want to facilitate and co-create. I know that  I don’t have all the answers and the skills and I want to work with others to make the world a better place.