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17 and a Half Questions With Sabine Fäth

We ask inspiring people 17 and a half questions. This week we have Sabine Fäth, who runs boutique agency for freelancers SCRIBERS[HUB]. Before that, she used to be the editor in chief of women’s magazine. She lives in Hamburg, which she claims to be the most beautiful city in the world

1. What I like about my job

I am a passionate bridge-builder between freelancers and customers. Finding the ‘perfect match’ at the right time for the right project in the SCRIBERS[HUB] network always inspires me. That was also the reason to found a boutique agency for freelancers. After all, it is the encounters with people that give life its value!

2. What sometimes frustrates me

Not everyone who needs an experienced copywriter/author/journalist knows that our company exists. We work on changing this every day.

3. My secret alternative job

Pianist. During the Corona lockdown I actually had some time to practice.

4. Best strategy to survive a really bad day at the office

Get away from the desk, get out, breathe consciously the fresh air and then just take a walk. This clears the head and the movement stimulates the formation of synapses in the brain. When you’re running, your thoughts are flowing…

5. When are you in the famous flow

Early in the morning. I already have my best ideas in the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movement) and then between bed and bath time. Ergo: I am already at my desk at 7 am. The peace in the morning supports my flow.

6. Biggest success so far

Oh, there were many. I became the editor-in-chief at 31 and left at 46 to found SCRIBERS [HUB]. And I have never regretted that step.

7. Biggest defeat

I failed my driving test twice during my school days in England. Left-hand traffic is still hell for me today.

8. Worst buzzword

#Bullshit

9.  Best reward after a hard week at work

I relax while cooking. Sitting together with friends on Friday evenings is simply wonderful!

10. Home office or in-house

I have office in my house. Since I mediate freelancers, I also appreciate working with them myself. They all work remotely. Besides, I can work from anywhere at any time, which I really appreciate.

11.  Most important traits a colleague/business partner must have

Trust, reliability, commitment.

12. Your creative hack

I love post-its and my office wall. It’s magnetic and I can pin anything I can think of or come across. Quotes, ideas, pictures. I often look at this wall and I feel immediately inspired.

13. First website to check in the morning

The first one is my Morning-Letter (Handelsblatt, ZEIT, Steingart) and the last one is the Evening-Letter from the Hamburger Abendblatt. After all, I live in the most beautiful city!

14. Favorite digital tool

Whatsapp for friends and family, Slack for business.

15. In which book or series have you learned the most for your (work) life?

I learned most from good and bad role-models in real life. Training on the job!

16. Which series, book or podcast can you generally recommend?

I am a podcast fan, so I have to name several: OMR podcast with Philipp Westermeyer, hy-podcast with Christoph Keese and What’s Next, Agencies with Kim Alexandra Notz.

Book: The Network Bible by Tijen Onaran

Series: Unorthodox on Netflix

17. Most prominent follower on a social channel?

I don’t care about famous names. To me, followers with a mission and definite attitude are the most important. To name them all here would go beyond the scope of this article.

17 and a half: What I have always…

…been tempted to do: I am proud of my free sky fall, jumping out of a plane from a height of 1.5 kilometers. Full of adrenalin, I landed on the beach of Margret River, one of the most beautiful spots in Australia.

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