Today we want to stop our attention to our colleague from Bucharest, Adina. If you have already crossed paths with her (in workouts, coaching sessions, etc.), we are sure that you have noticed the naturalness, charm and good mood that characterizes her. Adina has been with Ascent for 8 years, during which she has been present in the large personal development projects that our company has carried out.
What can you tell us about you professionally?
I am a graduate of the Faculty of Administration and Commerce, at the University of Bucharest, where I obtained a license as an economist and am part of the first generation of masters of the Business Consulting Program. In addition, thanks to an Erasmus grant, I had the opportunity to study for a semester at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome.
I chose this field of HR because I am an extrovert person and I always liked to relate to people; so I thought it would be a shame not to take advantage of this feature. In my first academic year I started participating in extra-university projects that revealed to me the nice side of business trainer and then I realized that my goal is to help people develop.
For 13 years I perfected my skills in this field, and for 4 years I started preparing to become a life and business coach, a certification I obtained last year. Earlier this year, because I didn’t have the excitement of my exams, I decided to become a student again, so today much of my free time is devoted to the study of health, mental science and physics.
What do you like to do more?
Buy plane tickets! I like to travel and roam streets unknown to tourists, which is not difficult to achieve with a sense of orientation that works … intermittent. When travelling is not possible, I really like to read, start learning difficult foreign languages (yes, just start),
How would you describe yourself as a person?
I am personally very optimistic, open, jovial and with a very developed sense of humor. I used to be modest, but I decided not to ignore my qualities anymore. Professionally, I like to believe that I am a solution-oriented, stress-resistant, creative person – with creativity often born of procrastination, and a man you can rely on in any condition.
What motivates you at job?
In a classic interview, I would mention that I have the opportunity to grow, both personally and professionally, and that I have colleagues with whom I share the same values. The job at the ASCENT was a job I wanted “from the first reading of the job announcement” and fortunately, enthusiasm remained after 8 years, although I have experienced many changes. I am also motivated by the challenges I am dealing with and I like that, volens nolens, “come out” quite often outside my comfort zone.
Informally, what really motivates me is the feeling I have at the end of a training or coaching session when I feel I have been able to influence a man’s life positively.
In the spirit of joking, I could say that I am extremely motivated by … deadlines.
Which are your principles of life?
I firmly believe in the idea that everything you do consciously returns in one form or another, and that is why I do my best to help and smile on the faces of the people around me. I can say that every day of my life I try to treat others as I would like them to behave with me; some simply call it “karma”, I call it more complicated, “hope of reciprocity”.
Another principle that I appreciate is to treat the challenges of my life with the right doses of seriousness, energy and time. The amalgam of events in one day can distract us from what we want or what is really important to us, so we get to miss precious moments by annoying and consuming for nothing. Usually filter out what is essential of what is insignificant by asking me the question “what matters to me in 7 years?” and the answers help me a lot.
How do you see ASCENT in the future?
As before, balanced and at the same time, in a … continuous transformation. I can say that the only constant will be change. The next period will certainly bring many challenges, and because this year the ASCENT has proven to have a very well-developed adaptation capability, I am convinced that our team will continue to grow well and develop new types of services to meet the needs of our customers.
We could also say a lot and good of Adina, but we stop here, however, to leave your “untouched” curiosity to know her personally in our personal development programs for the next year.