The past 7 years I have been traveling the world with my laptop, eating banana pancakes and working from anywhere as allround media professional for sailing regatta’s, international sports events, athletes and brands. I love my job and with my tips for other (future) working nomads I hope I can inspire others to do the same. You can also follow me on Instagram for more real life stories.
I can work from anywhere
In summer I travel to sailing events, in winter I travel to the bobsleigh & skeleton World Cups and World Championships. Even the Olympics might be a summer and winter challenge for me from now on! I work with people from all over the world and love using my language skills. I’m outside all day, I’m traveling, organising and making things happen. In winter I even use my social media skills on site as content manager for the IBSF social media channels. The other good thing is that I can bring all my ongoing projects wherever I go. For quite a few Dutch companies I’m their virtual pr/communication/online/media colleague. Most of the companies are too small to have a full timer at the office for media and pr activities. With someone like me on the road they can still acces the expertise they need whenever they need it and be better connected.
‘Strive not to be be a succes, but rather be of value’
It’s not that I’m working from a remote beach every other week and eating banana pancakes by the sea every day. I often bake my own banana pancakes at home. 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. Even when that is something completely new. 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 being floor manager for the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Never did something like it before but it seemed like a very interesting, adventurous and outdoor-ish challenge. So why not just give it a try and discover it’s something you really really enjoy!? If you will never try, you will never know…
I love my Outdoor office
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 their 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.
Want to know more?
Are you interested in what I can do for you, your company or your event? Please get in touch!