What gives you a professional high?
To achieve a successful end result of a project, whether individually or in a team context, you have to enjoy the process. In my opinion, this is the route to customer satisfaction. Friday evenings, pouring myself a fine Belgian beer, looking in my calendar at all the tasks I have managed to complete and what I have learned in a busy week, that sets me on a professional high and gives me extraordinary satisfaction!
Do you have any mentors in your professional life?
Yes, in our data team each person has a coach who guides him/her on his/her growth path. As my first project is related to data warehousing, I wanted to learn more about this area and also gain other technical skills such as SQL.
Therefore, I chose Data Engineer Nicolas as my coach to assist me in achieving my goals.
I meet with Nicolas fortnightly to discuss which skills I want to acquire in the short term and in the long term. During this moment we also discuss what is currently holding me back from achieving a certain goal.
I believe that a coach is essential for an employee's growth path, regardless of whether you are a junior or a senior.
Do you aspire to be a mentor for others?
Definitely! I think each of us has valuable skills to share. I like to share mine, but also support each team member to achieve his/her own.
What skill did you develop during your career that was worth all the effort?
Being able to adapt easily to various company cultures and the people I meet and work with. I have traveled and lived in many countries and worked in various international companies with different company cultures. This helped me to develop my business communication skills.
What does your desired future look like?
I tend not to look far ahead, but my short-term future lies in building our BI competence centre within Tobania .Data and delivering customer satisfaction through the completion of successful projects. This will hopefully result in a well-formed team of BI experts capable of handling all types of projects in the BI field.
Why should fellow BI Analysts join you at Tobania? Why is working as a BI Analyst extra special at Tobania?
You might think that as a consultant you often work alone on a project, receiving only limited support from your colleagues. However, the emphasis is on working as a team to ensure personal and business growth. All colleagues are willing to help you reach your goals and objectives. This is extremely valuable.
At Tobania .Data we often share our skills and interests to inform team members about the industries, skills or domains we are interested in and have experience in. This ensures that you create your own career path by developing skills and experience in your area of interest.