Who we are
I can’t travel anyway without a series of bags full of colored markers. You never know when there’s need for a drawing.
What was the most impactful, transformational experience you had, professionally or private? Why?
On 30th July 2019 I learnt that drawing beautiful and impactful flipcharts can be extremely simple if you know the right method to do it and the act of doing it can unlock a new universe of opportunities. All of a sudden, I had an industry recognized way to enrich my communication and my understanding of the world. As a kid, I had developed instinctively my own language that mixed visual with more traditional text. When I started working, I had suppressed the practice of using that language to take notes. Now, I feel I have green light to speak that visual language in anything I do, regardless of the context.
List three values on which you base your actions and your life.
Helping people having a more fulfilling and enjoyable life at work. Many don’t know or forgot that work can be fun. I like to constantly remind that to them so that we can start having fun together :).
What episode related to your profession would you like everyone to know about? How do you think it can help other colleagues and why?
Not really an episode but a habit I have developed during the pandemic. I rarely start a call without doing a couple of minutes of small talk, even when in a rush or in a situation of pressure. That’s a small but important habit that serves multiple purposes: it allows people who are a bit late because the previous call has overrun to join the new call without feeling guilty or that they have lost key parts; it helps new joiners transitioning from a situation to a new one; it helps everyone connecting and so relaxing, increasing the level of engagement (and so productivity) and limiting any eventual conflict. It basically acts as a constant reminder that we are all always humans and as such should be treated.
Add a personal anecdote, the kind you’d put at the bottom of your résumé – or at the beginning, depending on your point of view – under hobbies and interests.
My main hobby is… to try out new hobbies! I like to change regularly and that has turned me into a jack of all trades. Recently I see to have settled on 2 hobbies that I had since I was a kid but that I’ve started exploring only in recent years: playing piano and doodling.