In conjunction with our monthly series #KnowYour Scoopie, Meet the Team is an introductory series which allows team members of Scoopoint to personally introduce themselves, as well as allowing the public to learn about the people behind the creative space.
This month, we introduce Zeynep Gabrali – the digital consultant of Scoopoint Coworking!
Hey! I’m Zeynep Grabali, the digital consultant of Scoopoint Coworking. I was born and raised in Turkey, and have been travelling around South-East Asia for almost two years! With that said, I’ve been living in the beautiful Penang for almost a year as a digital nomad and is currently working with startups as a business development and digital marketing consultant.
Over the ten years, I’ve gathered earned digital marketing experiences and have helped corporations such as Pepisico, Starbucks, Audi, Neutrogena, Dominos Pizza, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Ford, Volkswagen, P&G and H&M. I was also a part-time lecturer at Bahçesehir University in Turkey.
If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Free Spirited – I don’t do well when it comes to rules – especially when it comes to society. I love the feeling of being a free bird and not being restricted with both my wrists and ankles tied. I believe that my feelings, thoughts and actions should not be up to how society view me, and with that, I don’t need their approval to tell me what I do might be wrong or right. Can you imagine how restricting, frustrating and stressful it would be if I lived by their rules?
A Warrior – I enjoy living my life fearlessly, and I can’t do that if I don’t trust myself. I think it’s important to trust yourself; as trusting myself doesn’t just lead to self-confidence, but it’s knowing what I want, being goal oriented and knowing how to get it no matter the challenge.
Impatient – It’s as straightforward as that. I’m impatient. I hate waiting, because time waits for no one!
How do you spend your free time?
I consider myself as the adventurous type and so, I enjoy climbing during my free time. Climbing has actually pushed me into facing my fears for heights, and it too gave me an opportunity to meet amazing people with diverse backgrounds. I also love spending time at the gym. If you know me personally, or follow me on my social media, you’d be able to find me constantly taking pictures of my progress during my work out sessions.
Let us in on a small secret! What is something not many people know about you?
Many people know that I’m left-handed. What they don’t know is that I’m ambidextrous – which means i’m both a left-handed and a right-handed! Freaky stuff, huh?
If you were a superhero, what kind of powers would you like to have?
Definitely flight. Like I said, I’m a free bird and I’m super adventurous so why not have a superpower that allows me to express my freedom? On the plus side, I love the feeling of the wind against my face, and I’ve often wish I can fly into the sky and touch the clouds!
If you could pick yourself a theme song, what would it be?
Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel. I love the art of tango and this particular song is just peaceful to me.
Any personal recommendations?
Big Fish is my favourite movie of all time. In short, Big Fish is a fantasy comedy-drama directed by the brilliant Tim Burton, which is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. Everyone should give it watch. The main reason of it being my favourite is the story itself. It’s a return to a storytelling that we’d forgotten about.
So… what’s it like? Being a part of Scoopoint?
I feel super proud. I’m truly honored to be a part of the Scoopoint family after a year. I feel that I’m supported in any decisions that I make and that my co-workers genuinely care about my well-being; both personally and professionally. As cliche as it is, Scoopoint really is more than just a coworking space, and as a digital nomad, at Scoopoint I never feel lonely because they are my family. What else is there to say? Other than, we’re one big family!
Keep in touch with Zeynep!
Find her on Instagram