Another Coffee Shop Headshot session, this time with a lady named Jan Capper. It's a small world in Canterbury; Jan knows John Adams (our last Coffee Shop Headshot client), used to work for IALC (one of our recent studio clients) back when they were on the 3rd floor of Lombard house, the room we're in the process of moving into!
Here is some more info about Jan:
Tell us more about you and your career path to date:
I studied languages, which was fun and set me up for a career in tourism, education and communications. My longest job combined all three, running an association of language centres in the study travel industry.
Tell us more about your company:
I work for CUBO, the professional association for college and university business officers – the senior executives in charge of accommodation, catering and other business areas at British universities. http://cubo.org.uk/
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
We help our members to share knowledge and experience, to develop professionally and to find the right suppliers for new commercial projects. We are also their voice in policy making in the university sector.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
I’m new in this job so too early to say, but I’ve been complimented in the past for my communications and strategic thinking.
Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
Our members are the current and upcoming commercial directors at British universities and our corporate partners are companies that provide services, from building construction to furniture and catering and sports equipment, to the university sector. By affiliating with CUBO, they learn, network and form strong commercial relationships.
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Professionally I like to do a good job and see success. My personal passions are my family, outdoor activities and culture.
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Run projects – like a charity.
What are you surprisingly good at?
The backhand. Most tennis players prefer the forehand. I had a great coach when I lived in Berlin and in any case, the only way was up!
What motivated you to have the photo shoot?
I needed an up-to-date photo for work that reflects who I am.