If you know Rebecca, the founder of The New Black Studio, you know she loves to chat. That’s why she can never turn down the opportunity to be interviewed or to hold an interview (read between the lines to discover what’s to come). The lastest interview which Rebecca took part in was for Box Human, an empowerment platform. She spoke with the team to answer a few questions on what it’s like to work in such a traditionally stressful industry, and mindfulness for event managers.

Here’s a snippet from the article, but you can read the full piece on the Box Human website.

Hi Rebecca, thank you for sitting down with us today. Shall we get straight in…Can you please tell us a little bit about you and what you do?

Hi I’m Rebecca and I am the Founder of The New Black Studio, an events management company.  I have been in the events industry for ten years, so my knowledge spans across a lot of different sectors.  I worked my way from assistant to director, turning my side hustle into one of London’s most creative event production companies.

What a great start to this interview, thank you! I like many, know that planning an event can be very stressful, so can you please tell us what is mindfulness for event managers and why is it so important?

Events Management hovers around number six on the list of most stressful jobs, just behind life-threatening careers. In an industry which is fast-paced, demanding and intense, how do we maintain a level of calm? It’s easy to forget the world around you when you’re focused on the job at hand. Whilst it’s great to be passionate about your career, there are ways to work hard which don’t come with a one-way ticket to burn out.

Such great advice already! Can you tell us how event managers or anyone with a stressful job can stop letting their minds ‘run away’ with them?

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed makes you feel vulnerable and as event managers, we often feel like we’re solely responsible for the success of the event. If this is you, you need to get out of your own head and back to reality. Don’t taunt yourself with the what-ifs. Don’t get me wrong, to a certain extent it’s good to think of potential issues, but there’s a line so it’s important to not catastrophize. 

A good way to snap back to reality is to ask yourself “how important is this on a scale of one to death”? If no one is going to die, it’ll probably be alright. If there is a risk of death, you should probably re-do your RAMS and risk assessments. Does that make sense?

Read the full article on the Box Human website.

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