„My motivation: Successful companies with reflecting employees and clear structures.”

Personal aspects

What does your desk look like normally?

All important and unimportant documents gradually accumulate on my desk, sorted into different piles, until the day comes when there is no longer any room for any more new piles. Then I sit down, sort, tidy up and throw away and resolve that there will be no more piles from now on…

What would you like to learn in the blink of an eye?

I would like to be able to build furniture. I constantly get ideas on how things in the house could be done better or would look better. Unfortunately, I am not able to turn these things into practical reality.

What dream would you like to fulfil?

I would like to be able to speak Spanish fluently again and feel at home in Chile. I would like to be able to call the people there my friends and share in the diversity of this wonderful country.

What drives you nuts?

If I’m looking forward to a day or just a little bit of time for myself and can already picture what I’m going to do and how I will feel and SOMEONE comes and makes it impossible for me to spend the day in the way I want, that drives me nuts!

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A writer. I have always been fascinated by the way in which people are able – just by successfully stringing words together - to create feelings in the hearts and worlds in the heads of others that stop you switching off the light at night because you simply have to know what happens next.

What’s the best function on your mobile phone or tablet?

I am grateful for the constantly updated calendar function that synchronises my business appointments, those of my husband and our family appointments from three accounts into one. This way I know when I can say yes to an appointment and my husband also knows when he can expect me.

What do you value most in your friends?

I am always pleased if someone doesn’t take it badly if I haven’t contacted them for a while. Or if I suddenly have to cancel something we planned.

What for you is the most important insight of systems theory?

‘Everything is connected to everything‘. Just because I optimise one component, this by no means guarantees that everything is OK. But this leads to the possibility that the system as a whole has improved. In addition, this insight reminds me that I need to look beyond the topic in question.