Study | Year of graduation: MScBA Management of Change, 1990
Employment: OCAI Online, Leadership & Change Magazine
Job title: Owner, Co-founder
What are the most valuable skills that you took from your education at RSM?
"To think, research and write academically, and to explore topics well – and to pursue those topics, goals and environments that energise me!"
What was the most memorable moment at RSM?
"The day I graduated – I was ready to take charge of my life, work and dreams!"
How would your former classmates describe you?
"Back in the day, the purpose wasn’t to make business education an instrument of positive change as it is now. Many classmates seemed to aim for multinational, well-paid, corporate careers. That didn’t energise me at all and at times I felt misplaced. I guess I didn’t stand out and classmates hardly noticed me because I hadn’t yet found how to combine making a living with making a difference. I love this current era when profits, planet and people come together."
Name three things that make you smile each day!
"My loved ones, going outside to hike or bike and enjoy nature, and my exciting entrepreneurial journey that doesn’t cease to teach me new things and develop myself."
What is your greatest passion in life?
"Life itself. I’m enthusiastic and curious. I help leaders, consultants and professionals make a difference at work with positive leadership, culture and change. The workplace is a great learning laboratory for development where people can learn mind-sets and skills that they take home to their families and communities. Thus they may spread respect, kindness, positive thinking, leadership, appreciation of diversity, skills to deal with change and challenges, communication and dialogue skills, as well as teaching others along the way. It’s my purpose to help organisations become a place where people don’t struggle, and don’t just survive, but really thrive. Imagine what energised, engaged and empowered people could do! All of us need to wake up and develop, to create a world we want to live in."
What is your ‘I WILL’?
"I WILL develop the workers, the workplace and the world."