It’s Leo season! And we’re not talking astrology—this week we’re getting to know NYC Tasker Leo G., who is a filmmaker, producer, and all-around top guy. His favorite skill? His innate ability to connect with Clients, many of which have become close friends. Read on to hear about how Leo loves what he does for work (thanks to tasking!) and what he does to recharge in his spare time (sneak peek—it involves puppies 🐶).
What did you do for a living before becoming a Tasker?
I was a digital marketer and also had a brief but impactful career in filmmaking, which led to full-time producing.
What is the primary reason why you joined TaskRabbit?
As mentioned above, I had a shy career as a filmmaker. When one of my films got some international attention, I decided to become a full-time producer. To do that I needed to be free from the responsibilities of owning a company. I needed a place where I could be in total control of my time while also making some money. After trying several things, becoming a Tasker seemed like a no brainer and I’m so glad I did it.
How do you market yourself to Clients?
Mostly through word of mouth, but I’ve also found that using social media to showcase my work is a great marketing resource! Catch me and all my handy work on Instagram: @taskrabbitleo.
What is your best tasking memory?
There are a few, but one that I remember fondly was helping a pregnant screenwriter give her apartment a makeover with an Organization task. We had the most profound conversation about life and her apartment got a nice makeover as well! She was extremely pleased and we became instant friends after the task. We love telling other friends the story of how we met because we’re still close to this day!
What’s your top ice-breaker question you ask Clients? (If they’re present at the task)
“Are you a native New Yorker?” This question opens up the opportunity to learn more about where my Client is from and helps me find common ground. I find it helps the Client feel at ease with me, and usually I learn a pretty cool backstory to boot!
What is the most meaningful connection you’ve made through tasking?
I have made some great friends and am currently collaborating with one of them on a film story. Tasking has offered me some incredible networking opportunities, which was a pleasant surprise to me upon joining the platform!
What’s your best advice for other Taskers?
Properly assessing the task at hand and understanding your Client’s communication style is key. Learn how to read your Clients: sometimes they want to chat, sometimes they want to be left alone, but no matter what, always be kind and keep a pristine line of communication.
How has TaskRabbit impacted your life?
I’m able to pursue my passions and dedicate all my spare time to filmmaking, which has been life-changing, all thanks to TaskRabbit and the flexibility it provides me.
What do you do to unwind?
I play soccer at least twice a week and I have a puppy that I am in the process of training.
Leo defines what it means to be a Tasker powerhouse! He juggles film producing, puppy training, soccer games, AND tasking, all with a positive attitude and an open mind. One thing is clear—Leo is living life to the fullest thanks to the flexibility that tasking provides him, and the best part? He makes lasting connections with his Clients, some of whom have become his closest friends.