CCR e-Digest Profile: Isyol Cabrera, Focus Brands

Isyol Cabrera, Director Design & Construction, Focus Brands

The visionary and creative commercial construction executive on things to do during your unexpected free time, two shows you should binge watch now and why virtual happy hours are better than you think.

What does your workday look like today?
Right now, it is a lot of conference calls, Zoom meetings, keeping track of projects that are still moving forward due to the situation we are in right now with COVID-19.

How are you staying connected with your team? Your customers?
All by virtual tools (Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Team).

What project(s) have you tackled that you thought you’d never get to?
Organizing files and updating information.

What’s on your binge list right now?
I just finished “Tiger King.” Next in line is “Ozark.”

Name the band you cannot take off your playlist?
I can’t name just one to be honest. I’ve been listening to a lot of Latin music lately.

Tell us something people would find surprising about you.
Flying makes me nervous, especially take offs and turbulence.

Who were your heroes growing up?
My family. I also had several teachers. One of my favorites was my vice principal in high school. He was so nice. He always held the door open for all of us.

Who (living or dead) would be at your dream dinner party?
How big is this party going to be? I have a lot of people to invite.

Biggest influence on your life?
Definitely traveling. You get to have different experiences, different cultures, meet people from all over.

Best advice you ever received?
“Whatever you do, give it a 100%”

What trait do you most admire?
Honesty

What advice would you give your younger self?
Travel more.

Have you tried the virtual happy hour yet?
Yes, and it was better than I thought it will be.

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