Floor Manager on the road

I love spending the summer season in Holland, but I have to say, in winter it’s pretty okay to be away. This will be my 5th winter on the road as floor manager for the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Hopefully we can end this season as planned; with the Olympic test event in Beijing!

It will be a totally different experience these few months. With a lot of testing, wearing masks and keeping distance. Less people on site, no fans and no media…But we’ll try to do our best to make it all work for the athletes and everyone who is working from home.

I started this job in Winterberg in 2015 when Debby Ego gave me a masterclass floor management, a speed course in bobsleigh and skeleton and how to work for TV! The second weekend I need to manage the finish on my own. Pretty challenging but loved it and I still do!

Five years, many world cups, world championships and even a Winter Olympics later, I still very enjoy being on the road with the bobsleigh family! I love working outside (even when it’s -26), got addicted to the event vibes, sharing energy with IBSF officials, volunteers, coaches, athletes and media representatives. Together we make it work! I even get to practice my language skills and coordinate the online content we create onsite. 

Are you looking for a communication professional or floor manager for an international sport event after February 2020? Feel free to contact me at hester@hestag.com and let’s have a coffee (with or without Skype).

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