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Our team

ILLIA

Tech Lead

Illia Rohozkin

Illia is currently working on development of CASPER, the happiness at work measurement tool. He feels that it is a brave attempt to apply an innovative tech solution to improve the well-being of individuals as well as society overal

Why are you involved at the ‘Happiness at work’ project?
I want to understand the laws of development and interaction of individuals in the process of creating a society and find ways how to optimize human labor

What makes YOU happy at work? 
Understanding that I define for myself the type of activity

What makes you happy outside of work?
Book reading, car driving

If you had a Genie friend, who decided to make any one of your dreams true, what would you ask?
I would ask him: what is this all for?

What is one short phrase or lyric you would use to describe yourself? 
I am a typical product of evolution

Where people can find information about your professional achievements?

BELINDA

Researcher & Emotions Advocate

Belinda

Belinda is our explorative researcher with expertise in the influence of emotions on decision-making and risk-taking. She works with Sonas to develop and facilitate courses and workshops.

Why are you involved at the ‘Happiness at work’ project?
I want to encourage people to think differently about emotions — they are not something we should ignore, or try to control but something which can enhance our decision-making when we understand them better. This interest, along with my PhD research into the impact of emotions on risk-taking, inspired the ‘Emotions Trap’ workshop, which Alyona and I have co-created. We hope this will help our clients better understand how emotions drive behaviour, whilst also providing helpful tools and strategies to use emotions in a more proactive way. After all, they are what makes us human.

What makes YOU happy at work?
Autonomy, and lots of it!

What makes you happy outside of work?
Baking, yoga, travelling and long walks in the countryside.

If you had a Genie friend, who decided to make any one of your dreams true, what would you ask?
I would ask for a round the world flight ticket!

What is one short phrase or lyric you would use to describe yourself?
Persistent….maybe even a bit stubborn! and “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated” (Maya Angelou)

ARTYOM

Graphic designer

Artyom

Artyom is a man of many talents and our design guru. He is responsible for Sonas creative vision, branding and all visual design projects.

Why are you involved at the ‘Happiness at work’ project?
I like the idea of making people happier.

What makes YOU happy at work?
I'm just happy overall.

What makes you happy outside of work?
Anything can make me happy, depends how i perceive that.

If you had a Genie friend, who decided to make any one of your dreams true, what would you ask?
A location for my theatre.

What is one short phrase or lyric you would use to describe yourself?
Now we ride!

Where people can find information about your professional achievements?
https://www.behance.net/ikmanufactory

ANDY

Film Director

Andy

Andy is our filmmaker and works with Sonas to create the brilliant video content you can view on our digital and social platforms.

Why are you involved at the ‘Happiness at work’ project?
It feels good to be involved in such a positive project. (extension – what is the impact you want to make that outline your personal values? – e.g. be a small part in helping people become happier at work and in everyday life.) I've worked for plenty of companies that are negligent with their employees' wellbeing without even realising it, and I believe we can all do better.

What makes YOU happy at work?
Leading a strong creative team and solving problems.

What makes you happy outside of work?
Family, travel, writing, cooking and Lego.

If you had a Genie friend, who decided to make any one of your dreams true, what would you ask?
I'd rather sort that out by myself, thanks Genie!

What is one short phrase or lyric you would use to describe yourself?
I can't think of any lyrics off the top of my head, but maybe the drum solo from Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin.

Where people can find information about your professional achievements?
https://www.deepfriednoir.com

LENA

Social Media Manager

Andy

Lena is our social media manager and she adds her personal touch and flourishes to our LinkedIn and Youtube accounts to keep them updated with engaging new content.

Why are you involved at the ‘Happiness at work’ project?
When met Alyona, I believed her that people can or even should to be happy at work. So now I’m trying to help spread this knowledge ;)

What makes YOU happy at work?
Inspiration. If the project inspires me, I don’t feel tired or bored no matter what.

What makes you happy outside of work?
Traveling. It’s always a breath of fresh air and boost of energy. It’s an opportunity to live another small life not going through reincarnation ;)

If you had a Genie friend, who decided to make any one of your dreams true, what would you ask?
As a child, I always wondered why a week has 5 working days and only 2 weekends. Why not vice versa? I believed that would have made me happy. I guess that’s a nice dream to make it come true.

Miss Happiness

Miss Happiness

Miss Happiness is our workplace well-being Guardian Angel. Her expertise is in finding and reporting employee feelings such as misery, boredom a lack of meaning, dissatisfaction or locked potential. Although Miss Happiness has a degree of scepticism in her personality, she is very passionate to improve workplace well-being across the planet. She is a well-respected member of our advisory board and can recommend quite a wide range of practical tools to solve behavioural challenges.