Alison Nightingale, Researcher
Alison's experience, gained within the recruitment advertising sector, where she managed a largely commercial client base, means she is now able to utilise her commercial and people-focused skills, to seek out talented candidates in her role as a Researcher at FMCL.
An interview with Alison...
What is the earliest ambition you can remember?
To become a vet.
Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?
State school, then college, then straight into work.
Who is your idol?
I don’t have one.
Who is your mentor?
It changes depending on the situation.
How physically fit are you?
Relatively – I walk my dog around 12K every day and go to the gym (in theory) 2-3 times a week.
Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?
Hard work, which more often than not leads to ability.
What is your IQ?
What does IQ mean?
Which famous person are you most like?
None, I’m unique.
If you could see any musician live – whether alive or dead – who would it be?
What was the first car you owned?
What’s your biggest extravagance?
Staying at the Belvedere in Mykonos.
Name one skill you don’t possess that you wish you did?
To speak fluent Italian.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
What ambitions do you still have?
To own a house in Mykonos.
Do you have more than one home?
You’re going to be stranded on a desert island and can take only three things with you – what would they be?
My dog, a limitless supply of drinking water, a sense of humour.
If you could own one thing that you don’t currently possess, what would it be?
A house in Mykonos
What and where is the best restaurant you’ve ever eaten in?
Dorando, San Gimignano, Tuscany.
What keeps you going every day?
The prospect of owning a house in Mykonos.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
What would your 20 year old self say to you now?
Listen to your instincts.
If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?
If it was “stuff”, replace it. If it was loved ones or my dog, cry, a lot.
Is there an afterlife?
I think there’s an “after” but not sure it’s “life” as we know it.
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?
What was the last book you read?
Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle.