Five Minute Focus On: Marie-Claire Sabogal, Dublin Sales Manager Glandore
As part of our 20th Birthday celebrations, we’re introducing you to some of the Glandore team so you can get to know us a little better. We recently chatted with our Cork Sales Manager, Danielle Healy, if you missed it you can catch up here. Today, we’re excited to move to the Dublin office and get to know our Dublin Sales Manager Marie-Claire Sabogal.
Can you tell us about a typical day as Sales manager in Glandore?
Most of my day is based around member management from new prospects and current member requests. I also work with members on expansions, new configurations within their space, and generally work as a private concierge to all enquiries that come through the door.
We are a family run business here so building strong relationships with our members is of utmost importance to us from a business perspective. We like to support our members in any way we can across our numerous different fronts, from simply fixing a lightbulb in your space to a much bigger scale of furnishing your office.
Glandore celebrates 20 years in business this year – can you tell us a little about this and how you’ll celebrate?
We are so delighted on reaching this amazing milestone! We will have loads of great memories to share over the past 20 years along with some engagement from our members and alumni. Our #WhereitAllBegan series of interviews will be kicking off this month too, so lots of great stories to look forward to. We will hopefully have a big party in person soon too!
What do you enjoy doing outside of Glandore?
I love my food. I’m a self-confessed foodie, which is something I’m looking forward to getting back to now that restaurants are reopening across the country. I’m excited to get back to visiting my favourite food haunts and supporting them through their reopening procedures. I also love sport so if I’m not in the office and working on member requests then you can often find me at a beach around the Dublin area and beyond as I play for the National Irish Beach Volleyball team.
Can you tell us about your career in volleyball?
I started playing in Australia back in high school; I was very fortunate to be selected in the state squad there. I was sponsored to explore the sport and play not just indoor but on the beach tour on the Australian tour for a few years as I did my university studies.
I moved across to Ireland and a friend connected me, when I was working at the Four Seasons, with a club here. I had no idea that there was an underground world of volleyball in Ireland. There’s so many people that play here and it was wonderful to be able to take up the sport and then get selected to play for Ireland once I had my Irish passport in hand. I’ve been here for ten years now and been proudly representing the country in both indoor and beach volleyball for the last 5 – 6 years.
What are you looking forward to most, once things return to normality?
Food and family. I think as most people are, I’m sick of cooking for myself and would really like to enjoy the ambience of a dining experience again, whether that’s outside or indoors. Also, a chance to get back and reconnect with family face to face and not on a screen. I think I share that same sentiment with thousands of other people in the world, but they would be my first go-to’s.
As part of our 20th Birthday celebrations, we’ve looked back over the 20-year history of our business here and we’ve shared the ways we’re committed to providing empowering spaces where business can grow in the future here.