That curiosity and drive also led me to embark on a new adventure in 2011 by immigrating to Canada, in the province of British Columbia. Starting anew in a different country, with a different corporate culture and a different language, was truly a challenge.
I’ve learned a lot here, but more importantly, I’ve seen a lot. After two jobs, I started On the Shelf Opportunities (OTSO) in 2014, where I was able to assist several SMEs with sales, translation work, procedure development, and market research.
One of my most enjoyable projects was guiding tours. Between 2016 and 2022, I led multiple groups of Dutch and Belgian tourists on 17-day trips through the provinces of BC and Alberta. This job required versatility, knowledge, organization, creativity, and assertiveness, making it a perfect fit for my character.
This travel also provided me with the opportunity to take many photos, and I’ve compiled a large number of them on my website: