Sam Hardy

Director Of Regional Partnerships

Sam Hardy

Sam has been an integral part of our team for over five years, and his memorable first appearance in our office for his interview remains vivid in our minds. His distinct English accent, while charming, pales in comparison to his strengths as both a person and a professional.

Over the years, Sam has developed into a seasoned expert in our field, possessing a profound understanding of human dynamics. This insight has made him an invaluable resource, particularly in customer-related matters, where we frequently rely on his seasoned judgment.

His current role is not just a job but a true passion for him. This is evident in his enthusiastic engagement whenever he discusses his work. Sam uniquely combines soft skills with intellectual acuity and a charismatic presence — qualities that endear him to everyone.

Beyond his professional prowess, Sam is always ready to lend a helping hand, engage in meaningful discussions, and generously share his wealth of experience. He is also recognized as one of our most effective trainers, adept at guiding newcomers through their initial journey in our company.

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How many languages do you speak? Please write them in a list. Which is your mother tongue?

English is my mother tongue, but after living in Bulgaria for over 15 years, my Bulgarian is close to native level too.

What is your favorite sport or hobby in your free time? Why is it so? Any interesting stories on it?

Hitting the gym is a favorite occupation of mine, so I do that quite often. Other than that, I enjoy watching MMA and movies. If you dig deeper, you’ll also discover I love playing video games.

Top 3 things we don’t know about you? Might be something funny, quirky or strange 🙂

  1. I participate each year in a mentoring program in Bulgaria, helping young people develop professional skills and life experience.
  2. I have a severe fear of heights.
  3. As someone from the UK, I believe nothing is better than a fresh pint of Guinness.

What was the most surprising thing you learned about Asia while working here?

The most surprising thing for me was learning that In parts of Asia, they celebrate New Year’s on a different day than we do here in the West.

Favorite book or a book that changed your mindset and why it did?

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It gave me so much perspective on how to manage, and where to invest money.

Your most extreme experience so far in your life/biggest challenge in your life?

Being a father for sure. Each day is a rollercoaster ride! 🙂

Your top 3 goals in professional life for the next 10 years

  1. I will be doing regular seminars and training on Sales and Partnership Development, for professionals within the Translation industry and outside of it.
  2. If I am not working for myself, I hope to still be at 1-Stop. I feel truly blessed and proud to be part of a company comprised of such exceptional individuals, and elite professionals.
  3. I want to obtain a large portfolio of different properties, as well as various other assets and investments.