One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my career so far is that it doesn’t matter how good someone is in his or her field, this doesn’t mean much if (s)he is not able to work and communicate well with others.

I’ve always been interested in analysing myself and others and try to make changes for the better. This is how I started to realise the importance of having a great environment to work in. So a couple of years back I started to switch focus from being a developer to looking at interactions, communication, motivation, process and people. This meant paying more attention to all these aspects and absorbing more and more information about them. It also meant trying to apply some of the things I learned into the workplace. Either by tweaking process, doing presentations, having meaningful conversations, taking initiatives, being an example in successes or in failures.

My main professional purpose is to help create work environments where everyone can feel safe and, at the end of the day, be motivated by and satisfied with their work. Along the way, I identified a secondary purpose that I also feel strongly about: to bring a positive impact in the lives of people with similar problems like mine.

These two purposes guide my journey through my current role as an Engineering Manager or as a constant learner and curious human being.