Simona: In my life I have never shied away from new opportunities – and this is what I did during my career. I thought I was probably not ready because of my age, but thanks to my desire to grow up, and with the support of my family and the endorsement of my colleagues, I didn’t give up.
“ I moved a lot with my family when I was a child; we moved every five years because of my parents’ work. At that time I thought the moving industry was just a matter of moving boxes. ” – Simona
Jackie: Yes, I’ve always welcomed new opportunities or added responsibilities. I think in this industry much of what you learn is through experience. While formal training is essential, there is only so much you can be taught and you have to be willing to take on new and bigger roles to help yourself grow.
Matthieu: I had the pleasure of gradually taking on more senior positions, and within the competitive but supportive environment Voerman provided it was not a problem to take the next steps. The progress was natural for me personally, even though some of the steps might have been quite large.
This is especially true of the step from Voerman to Aspire; going from a commercial role to a general management role brought some interesting challenges and, in retrospect, I was less ready than I thought I was. Luckily I could build on the knowledge of Gunnar Moeskjaer and made the position my own quite quickly.