Originally from the beautiful southwest of Germany, I lived, worked and studied in different countries, such as The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the USA, as I love languages and getting to know new cultures. I now live in the beautiful city of Copenhagen and am available for fulltime or freelance work. Specialized in the management and operations of small businesses, I am experienced in handling crossfunctional projects and responsibilities.
In the following, I outline the most important values for me that influence my life and the way I work.
Self-Development – Professionally, Personally & for Fun!
Being seen as an academic, by having a university degree, people often assume that you are super smart and have learned all there is to learn in a given field.
I remember my Bachelor’s graduation ceremony and being asked on stage what I was doing now, when I answered that I was now living in Denmark, studying for my Master’s degree. The interviewer asked whether or not I haven’t finished learning yet – my answer has been, and would still be today “Are you ever finished?”. I consider it important to keep yourself updated, not only with the developments around you and in the world, but also on a professional and “academic” level. I am subscribed to several courses in different disciplines on one of the most amazing online platforms I can imagine – Coursera, offering free education to everyone!
Of course, I also enjoy learning “skills” that are not actually directly transferable to my career. Last year, I had the fantastic idea of learning Morse Code. Nowadays, this is a totally useless thing to know, and I am yet to find an opportunitiy in which I would need to communicate in Morse; – but it is the little things like this, or the fact that I recently learned how to play the Harmonica, that bring me joy and fun. Some things are of course more useful, like learning how to build websites, in order to make my own, for instance.
Outside of my professional life, I enjoy traveling the most. As a student, I took all the opportunities available to turn my passion for the discovery of new countries and cultures, into a part of my student life, moving from one place to another, learning languages and becoming a person who cherishes plenty of unique memories. For me, traveling is not only a way to discovering something new, but also discovering and developing one self. The experiences I made have turned me into an open-minded and flexible person and an organizing talent, as I planned every move and every travel into much detail by myself.
My passion for traveling has also influenced my interest in photography, as I consider all the pictures I have taken throughout the course of the years, as the most important memories of past times, that I would not want to miss.
On a more daily level, I enjoy food making and turning simple ingredients into a nice meal – to the delight of my friends , as well as I enjoy Salsa and Ballroom dancing.