Zoe Gmaj, Consultant
Zoe joined Focus Management in 2012, with a background in Scientific and Technical recruitment. Zoe works on middle-management roles with major food manufacturing businesses throughout the UK. Roles cover all disciplines including Operations, Process, Technical, Development and Supply Chain.
An Interview with Zoe...
What is the earliest ambition you can remember?
Wanting to ride a bike without stabilisers
Did you go to a state or private school? Did you go to University or straight into work?
I attended a state secondary school & sixth form centre and then on to the University of Liverpool to study Biochemistry (nearly took Art instead!), then into the world of work
Who is your idol?
Who is your mentor?
How physically fit are you?
I regularly go to the gym, but I must do more
Which leads to greater success, hard work or ability?
What is your IQ?
I used to do lots of online IQ tests when I was younger, all very different answers. Officially I don't know - I'd hope above average
Which famous person are you most like?
I have no idea
If you could see any musician live - whether alive or dead - who would it be?
Pink - I have seen her twice and her tours are AMAZING! So I would see her again...and again...
Do you consider your carbon footprint?
I recycle what I can at home
What was the first car you owned?
A green Vauxhall Corsa, 1.0 L - called Minty Carlo
What's your biggest extravagance?
My car - it was brand new
How politically committed are you?
Not at all
Name one skill you don't possess that you wish you did?
I would love to be able to play the piano
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Ability to cure illness
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?
I am a natural red head - I need all the protection I can get!
If you could own one thing that you don't currently possess, what would it be?
My own house…or an Audi TT…hmm that's a tough decision!
What and where is the best restaurant you've ever eaten in?
I love Panama Hatties in Manchester or Tarporley…all dishes and their cocktails
What keeps you going every day?
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Losing 3 stone in 18 months
What has been your greatest disappointment?
If a movie were made about your life so far, who would take the lead role as you?
Renee Zellweger - Bridget Jones style!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would the title be?
That's not my Name
What was the last book you read?
What would your 20 year old self say to you now?
Well done! Keep going.
What ambitions do you still have?
I would like to:-
- Buy my own house and really make my stamp on it!
- Manage a team of people
- Go to America
If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?
Cry! Go through all the usual stages of dealing with the losses; then pick myself up and build myself a new life!
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far out of 10, what would your score be?