Koo Govender | A Day In My Life

Please describe your day in one phrase? Meetings, meetings and more meetings.

How do you start your day?  I always ensure that I start my day with prayer, followed by gym then head to the office at around 7h30.

What are your daily habits that make you more productive each day?  Go through my diary and prioritize my to-do list.

20150417065419What is the average start and end times for your day? I start my days early around 5am and they generally end around 6pm .

What is your role and what does it entail on a daily basis? I am the Group CEO for VWV Group and responsible for the running of the business, ensuring the company is profitable and sustainable and maintaining a good work culture to ensure employees are well taken care of.

What is the tech that you use on a daily basis? I use my iPhone, iPad and MacBook on a daily basis.

What Mobile Apps do you use on your phone? WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

What Apps, software and tools can’t you live without? WhatsApp and Facebook.

What is your workspace set up like? I have a closed office with interesting books on my book shelf and lots of chocolates and encourage an open door policy.

What is your best time-saving shortcut you can share?  Some days I don’t have time to blow dry my hair, I use a dry shampoo to set my hair.

IMG_7829How do you manage your To-Do List/ Calendar/ Email/ Notes etc..?  I have great help from my PA and I also prioritize from must do to can wait another day.

What gadgets do you use that you can’t live without? Definitely my cellphone and iPad.

What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else? Giving of my personal time unconditionally.

Do you listen to music while working and if so, what? No, too much of a distraction being in back to back meetings.

What are you currently reading? Robin Sharma, Leadership Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The 8 Rituals of The Best Leaders.

When do you take your breaks during the day and what do you do? I don’t take breaks during the day due to back to back meetings. If I had the opportunity I would love to go for a long walk.

20150417065441What websites steal your attention? Management SA, BizzCommunity and online News.

How do you end your day? Quality family time with a good book before bed.

What is your sleep routine like? Between 6 to 8 hours of sleep.

Is there anything else that you would like to add, that our readers may find interesting? I love retail therapy, going for massages, weekend breaks and traveling to different destinations during the holidays. Love experiencing new cultures and different foods.