Proud moment

Just recently when I completed a really challenging project

Because, I needed to jump into delivering it by myself even though it was more than 10 years ago, that I was doing project management by myself.

My favorite movie

Kill BillAdam project

Kill Bill: never underestimate hurt feelings.

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Being ignored in almost every aspect

I am a complex character willing to spend time to understand people's rationale and am expecting at least some reciprocity for listening to me.

I work best as a…

Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.

With technology being omnipresent I think that mastering digital tools makes us more credible in customer situations.

Personality type


Almost everything - I am a typical commander

Me when sh*t hits the fan

When complexity seems to overwhelm everyone

I'm energized at work by…

asyncgetting sh*t done.building stuffjam sessions

As long as I feel to have created something I would love to share in the team.

I really admire teammates who are…

Open and where the values are compatible with my own.

Everything else is negotiable.

Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Getting things done ✅Being my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓Creating a safe little nest 🐣Having unique experiences ✨Working with people I love 🥰

It gives me the feeling of progress.

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AM< 2 meetings no swiss cheese calendar

My most productive and creative time is in the morning and ideally without delivery tasks waiting for me in the same day.

I like to get feedback when its given…

1:1face to facewith kindnesswith contextwith examples

Context is always important

How I relax

Getting away from my daily routines - also geographically


My core values

AuthenticityAutonomyBalanceCreativityFaithHonestyLearningMeaningful WorkOpennessRespectServiceWealth

These values help my thriving as a growth mindset to practice lifelong learning and stay curious.

Outside of work, you'll find me...


Writing and dealing with newest technology

I learn best by…

doing itwriting it downpairing with a teammate

I need a certain time by my own to build the rationale and expose myself to "training" situations for practice - afterwards I am keen on sharing my conclusions and experiences for a continuous improvement in my learnings.

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Throughout the pandemic I start to reinvent myself and am still into it.

I moved to totally digital working environment, defined my own productivity rules and have found my professional destiny for the next 10 years: I want to make people see how education and learning can make them understand technology in a way that they are willing to make their contribution.

Epic work fails

My biggest mistakes are that I think other people wish for the same

Ensure at which level and change willingness people are and accept, if they want to stay at their level / comfort zone etc.

You will make my freakin day if you…

a dank MEMErespect my spacerespect my timejam with meshare a problem

Simply be holistically respectful with my role and responsibility

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Calm down and simply very focused on the current task I need to accomplish

The negative stress typically comes with too many of an overwhelming amount of tasks to be completed --> I help to accept support.

Most fulfilling project I've worked on

Creating own articles

Because it's about creating and expressing myself - how I am seeing certain matters to make people see.

My Achilles Heel is…

I am sometimes to impatient for my intellectual speed.

simply addressing that I am too fast.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

too selfish

It's not my intention

Things I'd love to learn

Building robust and strong relationships; quiet my ego.

To avoid taking things too personal

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍


Scientists because of their evidencing research and the way how they have concluded their opinions for a particular change (e.g. Brene Brown). Parents, friends and colleagues because of the way how they shared their experience in a particular situation to make me feel understood.

Am I lucky?

I have definitely room for improvement in what to consider luck!

Because I have difficulties in valuing the positive encounters on a daily basis.

My biggest fear

Being helpless, invaded, or overwhelmedBeing without support or security, or being abandonedBeing in conflict or separated from others, being without connection

When I shared personal threats in the past, I didn't gain the impression, that I am having a dialogue - it was more a kind of "OK, can we just move on to our daily routines?"

My areas for growth

Motivated by making community/world impactMaintains effective work life balanceCreates warm, caring relationships with teammates

I want to spread my ideas with more impact and based on purposeful collaboration and robust relationships. Networking is a starting point which I want to develop further by creating meaningful experiences with like-minded people.

How I stand out

Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertaintyConsistently hits goals and is a high performerClearly communicates purpose and visionIntentional and strategic project planningInvests and is interested in personal and professional growth

I, Maria Jose, am the multi-disciplinary explorer and productivity maniac who raises the bar that unearths new and relevant perspectives and anticipates needs and risks, to create harmony using intellectual honesty and transparency. I am doing this for change leaders commercializing new tech-driven ventures at high speed who are running into conflict and barriers in multi-nations organizations that are under pressure to tansform. I like to follow my passion in creating meaningful content that helps people understand complex matters, by providing simple and exemplary explanations, based on my expertise, and experience and enriched by evidencing research.

My Candor Graph

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