Life is an adventure!

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”  Stephen Hawking

This quote has been leading the path of my life, fuelling my endeavours and lifting me in adverse moments. I am Martina, 32, and I am a tireless explorer, world-traveller, bridge builder.

 I was born in the Czech Republic and experienced the rapid transition of the country from communism to democracy, from centrally planned to market economy. I evidenced reinvention of the social values and the energy and enthusiasm directed towards the New. This era very much shaped me, my business acumen and became a source of my drive for continuous development and growth. As a first generation of Czechs who could travel freely, I grew into a global citizen with European heritage, observing and learning from different cultures of countries I visited or lived in. My interest in international affairs and foreign languages brought me to studies of International Trade.

As an athlete, I learnt to be determined and focused, as an athlete-fighter, I learnt to never give up and project success on my mind. I am striving in dynamic, creative and flexible environments, under pull- and though leadership, surrounded by knowledgeable and inspiring people with different perspectives. This is what my IMD MBA year has been mainly about and this is what I am looking for in terms of working environment.

I am passionate about people – customers, team members, internal clients – understanding their needs, motivations and aspirations. I am keen on bringing people together – mediating their interactions – and bringing people further – showing them new opportunities. My need is to know and to understand – I like to decompose and structure problems, gaining insight and enrichment from learning. I am devoted to coming up with solutions to those problems, constantly surveying new ways of solving. As an adventurer, I enjoy tackling new fields, broadening my skills, seeing new horizons and…

Adventurer

….seeing the world from different perspective.

Because this is what I believe urges us, human beings, to get up every morning: looking for adventure and meaning in our lives.

Martina