SoVenture

Creating opportunities for growth

Profile

I am an experienced interim manager and strategic advisor who naturally pairs strategy with execution, thinks on her feet and listens closely to all parties to ensure broadly supported outcomes. A connector who achieves tangible results through an informal but clearly articulated approach and a relationship builder with deep cultural knowledge of and extensive business networks in Europe and Africa, .

I earned my stripes in a wide range of organisations and in the fields of economic development, business administration, and strategy. My leadership is characterised by an unwavering vision of the results to be achieved, trust, clear expectations, and the ability to mobilise both individual and collective energy. People I have worked with recall my humour, energy, drive, steadfastness and my ability to mobilise and inspire others, even under pressure, and especially when conflicts of interests exist.

I am curious, ambitious, and driven to create positive impact. Love deadlines! Autonomy and trust motivate me, and I am allergic to mediocrity and injustice.

What others consider an insurmountable problem, I call an interesting challenge.

Interim manager & strategy consultant

Getting from A to B. A clear beginning and end. Reaching the goal without losing sight of the culture of the organisation or the people. Great at building things from scratch and coming up with creative solutions. Sometimes even wins awards for that. Not good at just minding the shop.

Tender manager & project manager

Managed 50+ healthcare tenders with contract values of 15M - 50M EUR. 100% success rate. Also managed EU and World Bank call submissions. Senior consultant who excels at execution. Advised government, CEOs and boards of directors. Getting people on board? Check. Politically sensitive? Of course. Concise and to the point? Yes.

Executive ghostwriter & thought leadership

CEOs have valuable knowledge that can be used to position themselves - and their companies - as experts and thought leaders. I help with this, always in close collaboration with the CEO. Mostly articles, sometimes ebooks. Niches: fintech, finance, healthcare, SaaS, space, leadership & entrepreneurship.

Skills

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Need help developing a vision or need someone to interpret your vision into an operational action plan? That would be me. I switch easily between the different levels and make sure I keep others committed and engaged in the process.

New opportunities and possibilities excite me, but only if they lead to concrete results. Curious, ambitious and driven. Can handle time pressure. Deadlines? Yes, please!

Very good at determining what the actual problem is, what it takes to solve it, and proposing solutions that actually work. I love unravelling complex issues and reducing them to a concise number of core concepts.

Renowned for my clear communication, both written and verbal. In political environments, with boards of directors or management teams. But also at the operational level of teams and employees.

I enjoy having variety in my work and like being able to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. Things not working as we thought? Then we’ll try it the other way around. Reverse an entire strategy because progressive insight demands it? No problem, at the end of the day, it’s about finding and executing the solution that produces the best results. Also me: flexible working hours.

 My approach is characterised by a focus on “working together” and keeping people “on board” without compromising interests. I strongly believe in clusters of peers rather than traditional hierarchies. Incidentally, I won’t fail to point out deliberate obstruction of progress.

Clients that I have worked for include:

What they say about me