CEO and Founder
As a child, I cried a lot and I sense a lot of emotions from my surrounding. I am very sensitive and had limited control over my emotions, and this affected me and the people around. I wanted and needed to better understand why I felt what I felt – and therefore chose to study psychology.
In 2009, I started my career in psychometrics consulting at one of the leading psychometric companies. As Head of Psychology, I could indulge in my new love for data-driven research, and explore the complex yet regular patterns of human constructs, in particularly emotions and empathy
Eight years in this role taught me to go deep. I was ready to go broad. I spent two years consulting and studying across Europe, Asia and Australia, working with businesses, non-profits and the United Nations at the intersection of governance and culture. My biggest learning was that ‘just data’ is not enough: to transform, you must connect with the stories and emotions of others, and for this, you must tap into your own emotions.
In 2016, I took the next step in my social innovation journey to help people develop a strong sense of identity, understand their deepest stories and emotions, and use them to creative positive changes in their environment. For this, I founded Beyond Story – an organisation weaving data-driven and creative approaches to expand our human capacity to thrive in complexity, restore wisdom and human-ness in our collective reality.