Member Spotlight : Katie Monk


It is important to us to build a community with our coworkers; we know them, they know each other, now we’re going to give you an insight on their businesses and themselves! This weeks Member Spotlight features Katie Monk, who’s business operates within online media. 


What made you decide to start up your own business?

I wanted the freedom to be able to work from wherever, for whoever, and direct my career in the way I wanted it to go.

What are your plans for the business this year?

Creating a series of online courses, publishing more books, ramping up my blog, and doing some more travel writing.

What is the single most important thing that sets your business apart from the competition?

Being a sole trader, I am quicker and more affordable than a publishing company or agency.


What do you like to do in your free time?

Travel, photography, yoga, hiking, acting, reading, watching films.

What do you love most about having your own business?

The freedom to decide what I want to do and how things are going to be. Having the ability to change things and help people.

What’s the worst part about your job?

Doing everything myself can be a challenge. And making all the decisions without someone else to advise or support me.

What would be your plan B?

Set up a really cool hostel in Bath or London (both need one). Start a cafe/wine bar. Build my own home. Start running health and creativity retreats somewhere beautiful.


What was your first impression of Desk?


What do prefer about Desk in comparison to other commercial office spaces?

The people, the atmosphere, the community.

What do you enjoy about coworking?

It’s given me access to a lovely community, opportunities, being able to bounce ideas off likeminded people.

To find out more information on Katie’s business visit her website.