After working with the Houzz Pro Plus team in London to help home professionals build their brands and connect with homeowners, Giorgia recently returned to our Berlin office, where she’s helping to train the next generation of Pro Plus team members. When she isn’t traveling the world, you might find her indulging her passion for food or playing sports, especially running, trekking and snowboarding.
You’ve worked at two of our international offices, tell us about how your career has progressed with Houzz.
Initially, I was drawn to working at a young, fast-growing, international tech company in Berlin. I had the opportunity to relocate to our London office to assist with the launch of Pro Plus in Italy. It was an exciting challenge and an amazing opportunity to bring a great product to a new market.
I recently moved back to Berlin, where I will have the opportunity to train new Pro Plus team members. I feel pretty lucky to work with teams across our international offices and support their growth.
What is your favorite Pro Plus feature?
The photo localization is my favorite tool. It’s extremely powerful for professionals to be able to showcase their work to geographically targeted audiences.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the fact that we’re helping professionals grow their businesses through our platform. It’s so important. Beyond that, I enjoy the office environment. Working with motivated, smart and ambitious colleagues inspires me to commit to high standards of achievement every day. Being able to speak different languages throughout the day is also a unique and enriching part of the job.
What’s something that has surprised you about working at Houzz?
Despite being an international company, distances seem very small. We communicate and share ideas daily with colleagues in offices around the world. I also appreciate the fact that Houzz has a very flat organization and that leadership is very approachable. It makes every process lean and fast.
What advice do you have for others looking to start their career?
Be driven, patient and motivated. If you believe in yourself and in what you’re selling, you’ll see the outcome of your work sooner than you expect!
What is your most productive time of day?
I’m an early bird so I tend to be much more focused and productive in the morning than at any other time of the day. My energy level is high and I feel very positive and relaxed, especially if I exercise before work.