A day in the life of Claire Craig
Q 1- How does your normal day begin?
I’m most definitely an early morning person. In the Summer I’m up at about 530am, Winter 630am. I make it a priority to try and work out before my workday begins. I find staying physically fit helps me stay mentally sharp. After that, it’s coffee and the papers so I’m up to speed with what’s happening in the world.
Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?
Like everyone, I’ve adapted to working from home, but definitely miss human contact during the day.
Q3- What do you love most about your job?
I love working with a client on a fresh idea, from conception to execution. It’s wonderful to see clients happy with a good result. I’m very invested in any projects I work on, and I always want them to be a success. I’m also grateful to work with an excellent team at The Irish Times.
Q 4- What do you do to relax?
Funnily enough, I find relaxing difficult and am generally happier occupied. I do enjoy watching TV/Netflix -sport horseracing, golf & GAA. I also enjoy audiobooks David Nicholls Sweet Sorrow is what I’m now listening to for the second time.
Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?
I really like The Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare Co Limerick. Steeped in history, it’s so warm and welcoming. Beautiful food and facilities plus friendly & helpful staff.
Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?
I can’t wait to go back to Hawaii. I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago and thought it was paradise. The Hawaiian culture is fascinating and so connected to nature.
Q 7-Favourite Business motto?
The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.”
Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs:
No matter what you do, it is important to have a strong personal brand. People buy people.