A proud South African, living with my proud Tirolean husband in beautiful Innsbruck. I do lots of things at work and at play, which is a good thing just as well otherwise I’d die of boredom.
Here’s a quick introduction to me. If you think that there’s a useful conversation to be had, let’s go for cocktails.
If you want to learn more about how I can help professionally,
let’s go for cocktails take a look about what what I do work-wise.
In my twenty-something years of travelling the globe, I’ve settled down to live and work 6 countries on 4 continents.
I have worked in the arts world, in the corporate world and the academic world. I’ve founded startups in pyjamas, run them in fancy suits, published a book, turned my back on a thriving business in order to try something new, and now I’m happily pursuing a portfolio career that allows me to put my unusual set of skills and experience to work in different combinations.
As a communication specialist, I work as a marketing and communication consultant for corporates, a science communication trainer for scientists, and a communication skills trainer for individuals and groups. I am also a professional oral storyteller, a voice over artist, a mentor-coach-trainer for people who want to start something new, and occasionally I teach people how to use WordPress.
If you’re interested in what I do professionally or want to work with me, this is where you need to be.
On a personal note
Avid reader, fish-hugger, ENFP bordering INFP, scuba diver, star gazer, storyteller, writer, and morning person. Love walking barefoot, jumping in puddles, losing myself in a good book, bringing people together, throwing parties, cycling around town in a sundress and a big hat, drinking wine, history, vivid colours, cooking up a storm, the ocean, birdsong, basil, writing, walking (not hiking), people watching, tea, playing with words, growing chillies, telling stories and hopping on a train, plane, or other mode of transportation to travel just about anywhere.
I run a “meet in real-life” community for people who are new to Innsbruck and who have an interest in meeting others with an open mind, locals and internationals.
“Wyrd” is an old English world that means “fate”, and in her cave, I’ve been fortunate enough to uncover curious folktales, which I tell; odd stories, which I read; and the occasional poem, which I share. A podcast of found words.
Peak to Deep
I run a small ocean-awareness organisation, raising awareness about ocean sustainability, challenging people to think differently, and promoting the idea of “less is more”.
Visit Peak to Deep →
Good morning, Innsbruck
A monthly before-work dance party with happy music. At the moment, my happy music is 1920s I’ve talked about this to a few people, most of whom gasp when I say that it would start at 6am, maybe with yoga, then the dance party would start at 6:30am, go until 7:30am, and that’s it. I might have a teacher and I might have a studio: let’s see what happens.
Science is thrilling – if you have a scientist around who will break it down into to language that non-experts can understand! SciBar is a monthly event that I organise (one month English, one month German) to give scientists a chance to share their science with non-scientists, in a relaxed setting (a bar), and reach a wider audience.
The Wonder Emporium
Reading and literacy are passions of mine, and The Wonder Emporium is a live reading event that I’m organising on a monthly basis – it’s an opportunity for people to lose themselves in a good (English) book, without having to actually read. I read from three different books to cater to young children, teens, and adults.
Fancy a chat?
Maybe we’ve met and had a random conversation and you’d like to connect. Get in touch and let’s see what happens.