I am an unconventional learner, I zigzaged my way to most of what I know. I early discovered that I wanted to learn so much more than most, that I grew restless faster than colleagues and classmates. I always had a bunch of projects going on, I dug deeper into design and web development when I worked in communication, I learned basic programming because I wanted to understand the tools I was using. Technology always intrigued me, and I felt like i couldn’t stand NOT understanding it. It would be like seeing all those books and texts and not being able to read more than the big letters on the cover. Meanwhile, I love working with people and leadership, personal development and bringing people closer (working with such challenges as integration, diversity and inclusion) are also in my biggest interest.
Earlier, I felt like I had to hide my huge interest in people when I worked with technology and design. Or the opposite, hide my inner tech/design-geek when I worked with leadership education, personal development workshops or coaching. I was afraid I would seem too messy, or like I wasn’t honest about my passions. But the more I allowed myself to be it all the more I discovered that most people just squeeze themselves into tiny boxes despite being multifaceted and thereby hiding some of their biggest skills. What a waste! I’m not wasting that I am a multipotentialite anymore. Design and technology are my crafts, that’s what I love doing, what I love to put my hands down on. But people are in everything we do, people created tech and design, people are the users, the teams. Understanding them is crucial. Allowing for a diversity of people to be the builders of technology and allowing for all people to use the tools of tech is a democratic cause. And that is where I finally pull my strings together, thats where I find my purpose in pursuing a career in the interaction of humans and computers, people and technology. To make a better world for all of us (simple as that!).