What is your favorite travel memory?
That's a really hard question, each travel memory has something really beautiful, interesting, or constructive, but I think my favorite travel memory is my first road trip. I was 21 years old and I felt the truly independence for the first time, sleeping on a tent at the river coast.
I was afraid of traveling big distances by my own or just with another young and inexperienced person, all this made me feel anxious and unconfident. But with this road trip everything changed, I had to do all the financial planning (it was just for 2 days, but I had never done this before), drive on dangerous roads, prepare the bed and food inside the tent in the cold (it was 8ºC), and asking for directions!
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would go to Florianópolis. I've been there on a road trip and it is an amazing place with lots of big and small businesses, it’s a really big city with a nice tropical climate surrounded by beaches everywhere.
Our program there is really complete, we have a great crew there and they are really committed. Personally I want to go there again, it's paradise. As an intern from our program, I honestly have no doubt that I would choose Florianopolis without hesitation. With this program, professional and personal development can be a really big, truly life-changing experience.
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
I've been proud since the day I started working here, because we have an unique way to achieve our client's dreams. Our focus is on professional development, and we are the only Brazilian company that focuses on that, and actually, we are really good at doing this.
I love seeing the program's students smiling just for being here in Brazil and achieving their dreams.
This is one of the feedback that they gives that let's us know we're doing the right thing, which makes me feel proud of working here with this outstanding team full of teamwork and commitment.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
Being a successful company is the result of mastering three major pillars:
- Knowledge - if you and your team can handle all the knowledge, information, and data provided by your stakeholders and processes, and can also improve your own skills and create more knowledge, you have one really strong pillar.
- Connection - the connection between you, your team, your clients and your providers needs to be really strong and fluid, you need to understand each other and have a healthy relationship, with trust and transparency, this helps the other two pillars a lot.
- Hard Work - if you have connection and knowledge, but you don’t have discipline, motivation, and goals, and do not work as much as you should, you will not succeed, you need to get things done and work hard!