Each month, we’ll be introducing you to one of iQ’s members or staff. We hope that by sharing their stories, you’ll get to know our culture and the people who make our workspaces so great. This month, we interviewed Sarah Lieberman, our Commander-in-Chief at 250 University Ave. and 140 Yonge St. Be sure to check the blog each month to see who we feature next!
How did you get to the position you’re in now?
After I went to school for Psychology, I wanted to get into business. I went and worked for an entrepreneur who had 5 different companies spanning from hospitality, to television production, marketing and distribution. This gave me a huge wealth of knowledge into the world of small business. I left those companies to begin my time at iQ.
Working at iQ gives me the opportunity to meet new people everyday and work in a flexible, comfortable atmosphere surrounded by likeminded individuals. Working for iQ gives me the opportunity to really have a say in the work I’m doing, the way our company is run, and the experience we provide our members. We have an incredibly supportive team and each and every voice gets heard.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an artist that made sculptures with toilet paper rolls. While I grew up to love DIY projects, they rarely involve toilet paper rolls.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
The goal – I wake up leisurely and workout before making myself a smoothie and heading to work.
The reality – I wake up with just enough time to get ready and rush out the door.
What’s the most important leadership lesson that you’ve learned?
Delegation. Empower your team with your trust, teach them what you know, and not only will the work get done more efficiently but it will give each team member more confidence to grow.
If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Elon Musk. He is disrupting the status quo of how we believe our world to function. His forward thinking is shaping our future. How could you not want to pick this brain?
How do you relax after a busy week?
I dance, I play tennis, I love getting together with my close friends and my family. And lets face it, Netflix….and wine.