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Dream Job of Vinita Salomé

To be honest I do not really remember how I have met Vinita, one thing is for sure we are both creative expats meeting each other from time to time in The Hague area during networking events, and that is nice

Name:                Vinita Salomé

Country/City:      The Netherlands, Gouda  LondonHeadshot_14low

What is your dream?
My dream is to touch, encourage and spread happiness through my work/craft which is photography.

What is my dream job?
I’m living my dream job at the moment and feel very grateful that I am able to do this. Through Vinita Salomé Photography, I could utilise my everyday experiences as a mother, my love for photography and my innate interest in people. Over the years families have shyly opened up for me and my camera so I could show the invisible bonds of love that held them together. I strive to make parents and children feel relaxed and comfortable about allowing me into their lives and letting me take photographs that are natural.
My hope for all my clients is that years later, when nature has taken its course and the children have moved out, sometimes to distant lands like I did, both the parents and children will have a tangible reminder of an ordinary day that time has made extraordinary.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job?/ How do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?
I grew up in Kobe – a picturesque city that would inspire any photographer, and it was in Kobe that I was first introduced to the art of photography.
My journey into the world of photography was an adventurous one. I took the first step into this competitive world when I moved to Mumbai, the Indian city that never sleeps. Like most photographers I started at the bottom.
I began learning the craft as an assistant at a renowned photography studio.  But, to my utter dismay, my enthusiasm turned against me. I kept tripping over tripods and got stuck with the nickname “walking war-zone”. It was during this time that I realised I belonged outside. So, I tentatively, ventured into the world of outdoor photography, and there I’ve stayed ever since.
Having traveled extensively and lived in three countries I have always been fascinated by people. I longed to combine this love of people and photography and make a living at the same time.
While I was piecing this together, I fell in love and ‘settled down’ in Gouda, the Netherlands. It was only in 2006 after my son was born that things finally fell in place.
That was when Vinita Salomé Photography was born.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?
Take the plunge and go for it! You will never know until you’ve tried it!

Who are you?
There are many ways I can answer this questions as a lot of it is intertwined.
Personally, I have been born and brought up in Japan, come from Indian origin and now live in The Netherlands, with my Dutch husband and our 6 year old son.
 Dream job wise: I’m a lifestyle portrait photographer specialising exclusively in children and family portraiture. Please feel free to browse my website at: www.vinitasalome.com and I regularly update my blog here: www.vinitasalome.com/blog

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in What is Your Dream Job?

 

Dream Job of Natalia Voronova

I have met Natalia last year via mutual friend. I must say even thou we do not see each other so often, each time we have a chance I enjoy our mutual and intellectual conversations.

Name:                Natalia Voronova

Country/City:     Moscow, Russia; since 2012 – The Hague, Netherlands  Natalia

What is your dream?

In each period of our life we have different dreams. For the moment I have 2 main dreams:

1) I want to become a mother;

2) I want to have a stable income no less than 7000 Euros per month netto. This income will allow me to realize lots of other things.

What is my dream job?

I would like to work in an international organization that has to do with education and culture. 14 years I worked like a senior lecturer in German at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, have quite a successful experience in teaching foreign languages, including my own one, Russian like a foreign language. I speak 5 languages and always continue studying myself. Parallel to the university I was always occupied with various projects that have to do with linguistics, literature, culture and intercultural communication. All this allowed me to create a solid base of ideas, how we could improve educational system, how could we make the intercultural communication more efficient and how could we get closer to each other through culture. I am totally agree with F.M.Dostoevsky who said that beauty will save the world. So, I think I could really do something in this direction. So, I am looking for the opportunity to join a collective of people who think alike and I want to share my experience and ideas in order to realize them.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I continue teaching German in The Hague, I write articles for some magazines devoted to culture, and I am trying to increase my circle of acquaintances in order to get some access to some international organisations that are occupied with culture and education. For everybody who will read this: I would be very grateful for any tip and if somebody can really help me on this way I would like to say – please, give me a chance on your own conditions. I know I can and I want to prove it.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job, Life?

No tips. Everyone has his own path.

Who are you?

I am an ambitious materialistic girl that somehow without any reasons and proofs believes that light is always stronger than darkness. I really believe in the power of good and beauty.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in What is Your Dream Job?

 

Dream Job of Kristin Anderson

I have met Kristin somewhere in 2011 in The Hague, while our neighborhood center has organised a gathering and since than we have been meeting every now and than. Kristin is one creative and kind person, always a pleasure to talk to. 

Name: Kristin Anderson

Country: Originally from Solvang, California, USA. Currently residing in The Hague, The Netherlands

What is your dream?  Kristin

When I was about 9 years old, one of my classmates called me Mother Nature based on my tom-boyish demeanor and my enthusiastic enjoyment of the outdoors.Let’s just say I wasn’t pleased. Today, I view this off-handed remark as a prophetic compliment. My dream is to live in a natural setting with a group of inspired friends who share a common philosophy of peaceful communication, respect of nature and who want to make positive change in the world. There would of course be literature, trips to the museum and organic café lattes involved! I would hope for a community of people who are grounded, yet excited by life. My role in this community would involve writing and communication. And this brings me to my dream job.

What is my dream job?

Although I live in The Hague, a large city by many calculations, I have an affinity for nature and have always dreamed of working in a field that would support the natural environment. Thus I could picture working for an organization that works on important global environmental issues, such as the UNESCO IHE Institute for Water Education, in a writing and communications role. My other passion is writing, and I have written throughout my life, though mainly for others. I was the Marketing Director of an architectural firm, I have contributed to the writing of books, edited books and written freelance articles for local and regional publications in the United States. Now my writing focus is on environmental fiction, but with a special niche—eco-romance.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I think the best way to achieve my career goal is to do the research, find an organization that meets my criteria and then network. Job skills are indispensible, but networking and connecting is just as important an ingredient in getting your resume before the right people. Regarding my dream job of writing, I have just reached a life long goal! I published my debut novel Green last month! Here is a little teaser: Ranging from comedic and sexy to contemplative and heart wrenching, Green is the engaging story of discovering your core values through the curve balls life, love and the environment throw your way.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

My tips on embracing your goals are to:

1) give yourself permission to follow your dreams,

2) send your inner critic on vacation,

3) dedicate a minimum of 3 hours a week to your craft,

4) ask your family members to honor this time you have set aside for yourself and do the same for them,

5) create measurable, realistic and time specific goals and deadlines,

6) share your vision and successes with others,

7) network and use the skills you have to promote your dream.

Who are you?

And on that note, I might as well take my own advice! My debut novel Green is now available in paperback or kindle format on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, amazon.fr, amazon.au and more. Visit my author website www.authorkristinanderson.com for more information and Amazon links in multiple countries.

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Posted by on January 15, 2014 in What is Your Dream Job?

 

Dream Job of Małgorzata Krakowska

I have met Gosia for the first time in May 2012 in the Polish restaurant Kredens, where Gosia was one of the contestants in the second edition of Miss Poland, and I was giving the “CV Workshop’‘ to all the contestants. Even though she did not win, she impress me with her smile, kindness and intelligence. I am happy she agreed to participate in this blog and share with all of you her dream job…

Name:                        Gosia (Małgorzata) Krakowska

Country / City:            The Netherlands / Amsterdam   Gosia Krakowska

What is your dream?

To write few good books. I have always wanted to become a writer. I love writing, and I write everyday, whether it is my anonymous review for Rotten Tomatoes, a daily input on Wikipedia or just a page in my diary. I could not live without writing or reading. I come from home where books are literally everywhere, and reading is a matter of habit. I am contaminated with love for books.

What is your dream job?

Writing and being able to make a living from it. My mom taught me to write when I was only 3, and at the age of 4 I was reading already. I began composing my first stories at the age of 8, and I had published my first short novel when I was 11. Being aware of the fact that writing might not be the most practical and bread-winning profession, I followed my dad’s advice and went to study law.
Many good writers had studied or practised law before they took a turn into their writing careers. And that was the strategy I chose for myself. I do not regret it although the studies proved to be quite difficult.

How did you achieve your goal = dream job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?

I did not achieve what I would like to yet. Because of my studies, I had abandoned creative writing for a while. I slowly came back to it by…editing and writing articles on Wikipedia. Later, I signed up to journalism and writing workshops led by Nina Siegal from New York Times. Afterwards, I began writing for Amsterdam Law School magazine, and Folia, the online magazine of the University of Amsterdam. But those are very humble beginnings. I believe that ”the big” is yet to come.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

Write everyday. Keep the focus on your goals all the time. Do not run away from or avoid obstacles- rather try to face them. Personally, I like dealing with adversity because it usually thrives to bring the best out of me. Also, patience and endurance are very important. Very important…Quoting Mikhail Bulgakov, one of my favorite writers, things always turn out right because the world is built that way. In other words, never give up.

Who are you?

I was born in West Poland, educated at an international high school, and since 8 years I have been living in the Netherlands. My family comes from the Ukraine and East Poland. Although I grew up in a pretty cosmopolitan surroundings, I have a very strong sense of my East European identity. I feel more Slavic now than a couple of years ago. Being Slavic means being more spiritual, more nostalgic and melancholic. The hard to grasp Slavic soul is mystical, unexplained and sometimes difficult to understand by others.

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Happy New Year 2014 to Everyone

JO(B)ANNA – Dream Job Diva – Career & Life Coach wishing you & your families 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Vrolijk Kerstfeest en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo
С Рождеством Христовым и Новым годом
Čestit Božić i sretna Nova godina
Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Срећан Божић и Срећна Нова Година
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
God Jul & Gott Nytt År
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr
Весела Коледа и Щастлива Нова Година

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Can you imagine your future job…?

Andrew McAfee argue that new technology inventions actually is positive.

The replacement of humans by new technologies, for me is still beyond imagination even though I know it is happening already. It really raced the question in what direction we shall train in order to compete with the machines. What kind of job one will have and will it be satisfactory and beneficiary. I have two questions related to it:

1) How the recruitment / interview process will look like? Will we be interview by highly intelligent computers? And what criteria will be taken into account? 

2) What about people who are not into computers and technologies, what about those who prefer to work with their hands, will they find a job since all manual work seems to be replaced by the androids?

Further Reading:

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in COACHING, Inspired by others

 

Dream Job of Jae De Wylde Minshall

I have met Jae a while ago in 2011 at the ABC Bookstore in The Hague where together with few other writers among with Jo Parfit, Jae was promoting & launching her book ”The Thinking Tank”.

Name:                           Jae De Wylde

Country/City:                 Lincolnshire, UK         Jae

What is your dream?


To write and to dance in equal measure.

What is your dream job?


Teaching was always my dream job. It is a wonderful career, which allows you to pursue your own interests in extra-curricular activities with the children. How else would I have got to choreograph musicals, teach dance, go on study trips to the US, Germany, France, all as part of my day job! I loved it and enjoyed every privileged moment I spent with the kids. Now, my dream job is to write contemporary fiction – so you could say, I am living the dream!

How did you achieve your goal = dream job?


They say every cloud has a silver lining. Mine turned out to be a family tragedy followed by major illness, which led to a career break and swiftly on to a change of direction – and into the world of novel writing. I was so fortunate to find a publisher who liked my work and feel so blessed that both The Thinking Tank and Sleeping People Lie have been very well received.

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?


When bad things happen, never give up. Look for the light beyond the darkness. If you close yourself to the possibilities of the universe, you won’t hear the call of your dreams. Some things in life you cannot change. Acceptance allows your spirit to calm and to be open to ideas, however bonkers they may seem!

Who are you?

Just a girl from Battersea who has experienced a share of life’s crappy stuff – and some of its incredible blessings – www.jaedewylde.com

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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in Books, What is Your Dream Job?

 
 
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