Getting to know you, getting to know all about you…
A proud South African, living with my proud Tirolean husband in beautiful Innsbruck. In my twenty-something years of travelling the globe, I’ve settled down to live and work in 6 countries on 4 continents, which is probably one of the reasons that people and how they interact are sources of fascination to me.
I am an entrepreneur who has worked in the arts world, 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 career as a communication specialist & soft skills trainer that allows me to put my unusual set of skills and experiences and passions to work in different combinations.
In my spare time, I am a performance storyteller and I put on storytelling shows a couple of evenings a month. To keep my mind sharp, I also teach WordPress courses, act as a mentor to women who want to move in new and interesting directions, and am the founder of a number of organisations in Innsbruck.
My interests are many and varied and I talk about them in my blog when I have time to write something decent. I am presently completing my MA in Classics, looking at the role of non-verbal communication in the ancient world. I believe in people, and spend a lot of time and energy bringing them together to connect – socially and for professional reasons – and I run events throughout the year designed to bring people together and share my passions, knowledge, and excitement in being alive.
On a personal note & in my own words…
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, illustrating, walking (not hiking), people watching, tea, playing with words, paying it forward, growing chillies, telling stories and hopping on a train, plane, or other mode of transportation to travel just about anywhere.