In 2006 I moved to my fifth home - Denmark. The other countries in the collection: Germany, Romania, Sweden, USA. Since 2009 I am travelling between Germany and Denmark. My heritage and upbringing is multi-cultural: my ancestors come from Luxembourg, I am German, born in Romania and I grew up tri-lingual.
Everywhere I lived, I wanted to be part of the country, meet people, have fun, and make most out of my stay. Educated as a software engineer, I worked for Mercedes Benz, IBM Germany, IBM Denmark as business, product, people and project manager.
Since my move to Denmark I started the Worktrotter-network, have published The Worktrotter's guide to Denmark and the book Business-Dances with Danes. Decoding Danish workplace culture and am holding inspiring presentations about living and working in Denmark. My focus is on sharing information (life is too short to re-inventing the wheel) and finding ways on improving the status quo. I have a deep believe in joining forces as we can do so much more together than if each of us is doing their own little thing.
Elena Hansen Kandaurova is from Russia and has moved to Denmark in 2012. You can tell, Elena is passionate about languages. She speaks Russian, English, Danish and Spanish. She is educated as English<->Russian translator and has 5 years of experience as translator and interpreter. In her free time, when she doesn't volunteer with Worktrotter, Elena does yoga and writes a blog about life as an expat in Denmark.
At Worktrotter, Lena is helping us with being more visible on the Russian market.
Nicola Strand is from London, UK and has moved to Denmark in 2012 with her Danish husband. Nicola's professional background is in marketing and with her experience she helps us to make the Worktrotter-newsletters more powerful - in the same way as she has done in her previous job. At the moment she studies Danish intensively four times a week and is involved in an e-commerce project which is in very early stages, where she primarily provides marketing consultation.
At Worktrotter, Nicola helps making the newsletters and our marketing activities more powerful.
Diana Mastan is from Romania and has been living in Denmark for around 2.5 years. "My boyfriend is one of the reasons I moved here:). I have a bachelor in economic management and a master from CBS in service management. I have 2 years experience from Accenture as project mgmt assistant, been a volunteer with the Peace Corps Romania, worked with AIESEC Spain and Denmark, UNESCO and with the International Rotaract Club of Copenhagen. I am a positive and proactive person and I enjoy working with new approaches. I believe that Worktrotter is an excellent initiative and I would like to help it move forward by connecting the right people at the right place." At Worktrotter, Diana helps us with making the contact to various organisations in Denmark.
James Bonham moved to Denmark in 2009 and is of British origin.
James runs successfully the company jfb Webdesign. James has developed the Worktrotter Website and helps with improving and extending it.
Mathew James Harrison moved to Denmark in 2012 and is of British origin.
Mathew is a freelance photojournalist and event photographer and provides pictures for the Worktrotter books and for the Worktrotter Website.
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The Worktrotter books
For those working with Danes and those trying to find work in Denmark.
This book is also aimed at those Danes who want to become conciously aware of the Danish workplace culture.
Find out how to decode Danish work culture, avoid pitfalls and know how you can bring your messages across when working with Danes.
For current and future newcomers to Denmark.
A practical step-by-step guide about living and working in Denmark. Save time, nerves and money. Be smart and do things right - right from the start.
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