The past 7 years I have been traveling the world with my laptop, eating banana pancakes and working from anywhere as communication professional for sailing regatta’s, sports events, athletes and brands and floor manager for international sports events.
Freedom and flexibility
It’s not that I’m working from some remote beach and eating banana pancakes by the sea every day. For me life doesn’t have to be that glamorous. I like being somewhere in the Netherlands drinking coffees with my friends and going to my favourite beach near Bergen aan Zee. I’m dreaming of having my own local business somewhere, but that’s something for later in life when I’m old and wise enough;-)
At this moment I just enjoy the freedom and flexibility to decide when and where I want to work and take on any new challenge I like. Not always the easiest way, but it’s how I’ve been floating through life since the first time I visited a German family we met on a campsite in France. I was 13 years old and took the train to Stuttgart. On my own. Just like that. I think my parents were more scared than I was. I just loved being on the road, going my own way, taking the roads less traveled. That’s also how I get involved in more uncommon jobs. Like my job as floor manager for the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Never did something like it before but it looked like a very interesting, adventurous and outdoor-ish challenge. So why not just give it a try!?
I was new to the TV world, new to bobsleigh and skeleton, and completely new to the job as floor manager. Since I did have experience in working with professional athletes and coaches they asked me if I wanted to join the TV Crew that travels the world with the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. I said yes and managed to pull it off! Now three years later simply love my outdoor office, even when it’s -26 degrees. A bad day outside still beats any good day inside!
I can work from anywhere
Like in summer when I travel to sailing events, in winter I travel to the bobsleigh & skeleton World Cups and World Championships. I work with people from all over the world, I’m outside all day, I’m traveling, organising and making things happen. In winter I even use my social media skills as on site content manager for the IBSF social media channels. The good think is that I can bring all my ongoing projects with me wherever I go. For quite a few companies I’m like their virtual pr/communication/online/media colleague. Most of the companies are too small to have a full timer at the office but with someone like me on the road they can still acces the expertise they need.
Strive not to be be a succes, but rather be of value – Albert Einstein
Want to know more?
Are you interested in what I can do for you, your company or your event? Please get in touch!