As part of our 'Faces behind the frog' blog post series, we talk to Chris about life on the road as a Unifrog Area Manager and why he'd love to live in New Zealand.
What does a good day as an Area Manager look like?
As an Area Manager every single day is different. I can be speaking at a conference in front of hundreds of people one day, and meeting with a local council the next. Hearing feedback from staff and students about how Unifrog has helped them to plan their futures is incredibly rewarding and is always part of a great day at work.
How do you make sure you keep in touch with the rest of the team when you’re working remotely?
Working remotely can definitely be a challenge, but staying in constant touch with colleagues over the phone really helps. I usually use the long car journeys to speak with people on handsfree and I also have about a million work WhatsApp groups so I never feel too far away.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside work?
I love being active and struggle to sit still for more than 10 minutes. I have a particular fascination with martial arts and I am currently doing kickboxing/Muay Thai training five times a week! I also enjoy taking my dog out for long muddy walks and if I'm lucky, I love a good snowboarding holiday too.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
New Zealand. I went traveling around both islands before going to university, and it was the most incredible place. The scenery is unlike anything anywhere else in the world and there is so much to do. You can even ski and surf on the same day, which is right up my street!