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Good reads:

  1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective people - Stephen R. Covey

  2. Daring Greatly - Brené Brown

  3. Atomic Habits- James Clear

  4. The Miracle Morning- Hal Elrod

  5. Attitude Is Everything- Jeff Keller

  6. How to stop worrying and start living - Dale Carnegie

  7. The power of the subconscious mind- Joseph Murphy 

  8. Think like a Monk- Jay Shetty

🌏Growing up as a Third-Culture Kid has provided me with a unique outlook on life, which has played a big role in shaping the career path I have chosen.

🎇 I'm deeply passionate about Learning & Development, Experience Design, Performance Consulting, and Project Management, utilizing data-driven insights to enrich Employee Experience and foster creativity and innovation. I thrive on driving process improvements and integrating elements of play, art, and design into my work.

With over 7 years of experience I’ve learned :
🔸The importance of continuous learning and alignment among people and processes
🔸Need for humanising the workplace by focusing on well-being and empowerment
🔸The gift of ‘Listening to Understand’
🔸Building a sense of community and a safe space for communication and exchange of ideas
🔸Importance of Business Development and sustainability
🔸Facilitating change through innovation, use of data, creativity and community engagement

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Testimonials

I had the pleasure to work with Vanessa in her role as People Engagement Manager at Babbel. It was very quickly visible how passionate and curious Vanessa is when it comes to her role and collaboration with teams and managers - on the mission to help them thrive. She has very quickly added a strong value to the team, being proactive with solutions and ideas, being eager to learn and adapt to new challenges and always keeping in mind how her work can impact the people she works with positively. She also is very eager to come with a great balance of data focus and people focus in her approach to collaborating with teams. I can only recommend her as a great colleague as well authentic and enthusiastic individual.

Dorothea Herm

VP People & Organisation at Babbel

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