My journey began 15 years ago, doing an apprenticeship as Travel Agent, 300 kilometres away from my hometown in Germany. My fellow apprentices and I were sent on tours around the world, as tour guides. I enjoyed teaching the tourists I accompanied valuable information about the history and culture of the places we went to.
I am not going to lie though – it was a hard work-life balance to maintain. I was never home and often did not have any time off between trips, meaning long, sleepless nights of unpacking, washing my work clothes and repacking.
It did however provide life-changing experiences and I gained a lot of unique knowledge from the outside perspectives I was exposed to. It also woke the trainer in me and after visiting and staying in a few more places, I settled in London.
Now, I pass on this benefit of an outside perspective and provide collaborative, blended learning programmes that engage all levels of staff. Thanks to my travel experiences, I am particularly successful working with a variety of cultures, backgrounds, knowledge and skill levels.
For over 7 years, I have been guiding people to learn better and implement smart, cost effective performance strategies; making (work) lives easier for many businesses and their employees, especially Learning and Development professionals.