EMILY FORBES — AGORA GURU: QUICK FIRE INTERVIEW

4 OCTOBER, 2017

This month’s Guru is the spirited, adventurous visionary, Emily Forbes: Founder of Seenit, Agora Ambassador (and personal inspiration), and winner of Forbes 30 under 30! With nominations now in for the Class of 2018, we thought what better time to celebrate one of our gang who’s already made the list!

Read on & ENJOY.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A ballet dancer.

Who or what is your inspiration in life?

The team. It has been so important to build a team of people who really inspire me, to be surrounded every day by passionate and smart people is essential and keeps you going through those tough down days.

What’s been your hardest lesson?

That you can’t trust everyone, a bit heavy to write but a lesson I’ve had to learn.

What/where is your escape?

Any form of travel or adventure, just the feeling of discovery.

Favourite Pixar movie character?

Bruce the shark in Finding Nemo.

If you could be an Olympian, who would you be?

Nicola Adams, for her determination, humility and for always speaking up for what she believes in.

What is your secret to success?

Ha I’m not there yet! But the resilience to keep going comes from what can only be described as an overwhelming belief in the big idea.

What would your Desert Island Disc be?

Madonna ‘La Isla Bonita’ from when I was growing up, I fell in love with this track, Manu Chao ‘La Radiolina’ from my favourite band, and REM ‘Bad Day’ because we all have them and it’s just an awesome one to turn up and walk fiercely to.

What is your life luxury?

Good food.

Who is the Founder you aspire to be?

Ah I can’t answer, sorry that is so boring, I’ve been staring at this question for about 15 minutes. I meet Founders at every step of the journey I aspire to be…

Originally published at agoraworld.one.

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