A personal guide to exploring professional careers in today’s world.
Growing up in three different countries and having parents from different backgrounds has given me a colorful palate and sense of exploration, movement, and the ability to adapt quickly to different situations.
At the age of 23, I was bitten by a mosquito in Nepal, which forced me to go through a recovery period where I literally had to learn how to walk again and explore new ways in which I could work. At that time, most people my age were waitressing, traveling, or starting out in their careers, but I was left with arthritis and couldn’t even stand on my feet. This experience led me to search for alternatives. In an era before marketing your business on Instagram and Facebook was popular, I found myself responsible for opening a small face painting business on my own.
Growing from that experience, I understood that the professional world is more colorful than what you see in a university brochure. This is what led me to the next chapter of my education. I began my studies towards a multidisciplinary design and education degree in graphic design, industrial design, and fashion design.
Within my design studies, I always received remarks that I was being too innovative. Knowing now, INNOVATION wasn’t yet a concept well established in my studies. Focusing on fashion, graphics, and 3D programs and techniques, I was passionate to explore the outside world. It began with my traveling to China. There, I stood at the height of innovation on the Shanghai Tower, 632m tall, proud to be able to overcome my fear of heights. I knew then and there that it was time to start following my gut.
Understanding that innovation and technology are keys to driving change in the way fashion is produced and consumed, as a designer, I sought out to learn about tomorrow’s tools. High tech was all around me, and through outstanding opportunities and special colleagues, I received the chance to explore the tools of tomorrow’s world in various companies.
TODAY I AM A MARKETER
From my professional experience in high-tech companies, I was exposed to the vast opportunities marketing has to offer on the business side of the final sales and revenue. I finally understood that this is the right path for me. Combining my creative ideas, innovative concepts, and product orientation, with operational ability, and business sense lead me to say that I am a marketer. I like to orchestrate a story to an audience through shape, color, and words and communicate the product and services to reach my target audience in order to successfully keep and grow customers, to potentially grow a business.
I began working at Sage recently, only a month and a half ago. The universe has introduced me to Sage. Learning about the opportunity to work with a wide range of experts coming from a host of different marketing fields has driven me to be part of this team.
A month in, I can say I’m grateful to be a Sager, and what an experience it has been! From being given an opportunity from day one, to taking a HubSpot course, to caring, and teaching us to be professional leaders in the market.
I’m looking forward to all that is yet to come and to invite you to join our team. 🙂