In about two sentences, what do you do?
I’m a marketing / communication architect and I help companies with their strategy and execution in that department. A very important part of this is how to bring out what you feel internally (doing what you say you do). What’s very important is that people feel at home. That it’s truly sincere and it feels like coming home or being at home somewhere. So that aligns with the metaphor of the house I build with the right building blocks and the right foundation.
And in your work: what are you most proud of?
A change in the mentality of the people I work with and a positive feeling: the beautiful things that are going on at a company, so you honestly bring them out.
What do you think about pineapple on pizza?
I don’t like it, but it’s my husband’s favourite pizza. I think people that want to eat a pizza on their own order pineapple. If you want to share, you choose something everybody likes.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Jeez. That we - in the Western world - realise how well off we are, and that we take the time to think about things we can do it improve other people’s lives. So that’s in terms of health, food, anything that comes with it.
Who was your childhood idol? Are you (almost) there?
David Bowie, as a singer but also as a person, really. What he stood for. He created a movement in a world where everybody was more or less treading on the beaten path. Somebody who dared going his own way, resulting in people appreciating him for that.
I like straying from the beaten path a little myself, but I’m not someone who stands out in terms of eccentricity too much. A little, but not at the level where Bowie did. Nor do I aspire that.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I need some inspiration. What is your idea of an ideal or most romantic date?
Somebody who really listens and asks questions that matter. That you immediately enter a conversation at a different level. Interest, humour, all of those things, but truly a good conversation. And a twinkle in their eyes. It’s also to do with a feeling. Where you feel at home, the atmosphere.