In the lead up to our launch this August, we are excited to showcase our Top Introducing the HANX Power Women. To kick things off, we are giddy to chat to the one and only Gabriela Hersham! CEO of the finest co-working space for ambitious minds, Huckletree, Gabriela's inspiration is endless... founder, mumpreneur, global biz lady. Hersham is a business graduate, who spent a few years acting and filmmaking in New York before returning to the UK to create the hottest sustainable co-working communities around.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I’m the founder and CEO of a coworking business called Huckletree! We launched in 2014 in a small (but beautiful) building in Clerkenwell, London. This year, we’ll be opening our fourth space (and first international space) – in Dublin!
What is your idea of ‘taking control’ with regards to your life?
Finding the perfect balance and harmony to do - and achieve - everything. Family, work, travel – and plenty of experiences along the way.
When was the last time you took control and did something your way?
Every day. I don’t live by any one else’s rules – and equally I try not to impose my own on anyone else. Something I’m trying to work on right now is rectifying relationships that don’t bring me balance. With friendships, I have a tendency to walk away when someone breaks my trust. With family and true friends, it’s often less a matter of broken trust and more a matter of needing the dynamic to change. It’s important to break the cycle of being the person they want you to be. Relationships are selfish, they need to be. If the way you treat me puts me in a corner, it’s going to have to change. But it takes courage.
What motivational mantra do you live by?
Know your limitations. And then defy them. We salute you Gaby!