Gosia Szaniawska-Schiavo has been working with written text for over 6 years. As a Senior Content Writer, she writes articles and original research studies for the Tidio blog. She particularly enjoys exploring the subjects of digital experience and trend watching. Privately, a passionate traveler, she often lives her life out of a suitcase. In her own words—an enthusiast of enthusiasm, in a constant search for inspiration and integrity.
What does “Grow with Tidio” mean to you?
For me, it’s a double-edged sword. On one hand, it means mastering what I do professionally. This entails setting up ambitious goals, competing with yourself, and constantly learning from the people you work with—both peers and leaders. You know you are doing it right when you see the progress that you made and the impact that your work has on others, not only business-wise. On the other hand, it’s a constant improvement of self. As someone who strongly believes in integrity, work could never be just a duty for me. In other words, I could never just work to live, or the other way round—these two need to be strongly intertwined. Only this way I know I have the space for personal development, and my day-to-day life is satisfying and fulfilling.
What was the turning point where you knew you 'had to have the job' at Tidio?
It was a moment during the first video interview that I knew, and it was because of two reasons. The first one was realizing that joining the team would allow me to learn from the absolute best in the industry and master my craft. The second was that I had a feeling that I could be myself. Yeah, it’s a cliché, but we all know that during interviews, both applicants and employers tend to put on some kind of mask. With Tidio, there was none of that—it was full transparency, mutual respect, and straight forward approach.
At Tidio we can work 100% remotely, and we also have access to our two offices in Szczecin and in Warsaw. What is your favorite way of working?
Remote work team here! I’ve been working remotely for over 6 years, and I cannot imagine going back to the office full time. It’s also because I travel a lot, and the remote work allows me to keep up with my half-nomadic lifestyle. One month of workation in Cyprus? No problem. Two weeks visiting family in Italy? There you go! Half a week in Sweden? Give me an hour, just packing my bags. I absolutely couldn’t exchange the flexibility of remote working for anything else. However, it doesn’t mean that I don’t miss seeing my team face to face! I’m a people person, so every time there is a possibility to meet, I’m the first to board the plane. My work as a writer, though, is very specific, requiring a lot of focus and mental space. So I like to meet my team mainly for integration and brainstorming—If I worked at the office, probably none of the work would be done because I’d just simply talk to my colleagues all the time 😉
What 3 words would you use to describe Tidio to someone?
- Dynamic. And by that, I don’t mean “do five hundred things at the same time” approach! It means that the goals and processes change, and you need to have a certain amount of flexibility to be able to handle it. If you’re good with rapidly changing priorities, you’re good!
- Challenging. If you want to learn more and become better at what you do, it’s the right place to be. And it’s not about comparing yourself to your peers or competing with them. At Tidio, you exchange ideas, learn from one another, and then, you compete mainly with yourself. It is a blessing for those who want to master their skills.
- Cool. This, again, sounds like a cliché, but it’s true! First of all, people at Tidio are very laid back and open-minded. Second of all, you are fully independent and have 100% ownership of your work, while having the support of your team. Last, but not least, the communication is direct, and there are no off-subjects. So, to sum up, you feel a part of the community, while having full autonomy. And to me, that’s pretty cool.
What is your favorite part of your role?
Seeing the progress and impact that I make. At a certain level, all professionals struggle with self-actualization. Working at Tidio solves this issue by giving you both challenges and structure, so you have a real insight into how your work and skills evolve over time and how it’s making an impact on the company. On top of that, you work with the best of the best, so it’s really inspiring to exchange best practices and motivate each other.
What are your hobbies? What do you love to do after work?
Travelling has been my passion since I was a kid, and I don’t plan to stop doing it anytime soon! This includes numerous city breaks around Europe, as well as longer journeys. I’m also an advocate of workation, so I like to temporarily move, just to experience living in different places. Exploring the world in this way allows me to distance myself from the “unnecessary buzz” and ground myself. But there is also a much more down-to-earth reason—eating can be considered my second-biggest passion and pleasure, so combining traveling with trying new cuisines is ideal 😉 When I’m not on the move or indulging my senses, I like to wind down and regenerate. Usually, it means taking long walks, reading books, and watching an unhealthy amount of movies.