The biggest entrepreneurs are mothers in underdeveloped countries, figuring out creative and innovative solutions to ensure their families’ sustainability. We use sexy terms associated to tech and industry, but entrepreneurship is not “just for the illuminated” – it starts within.
Inês believes that by becoming the finest version of ourselves we are the best agents of change for a beautiful and memorable existence. She’s passionate about facilitating individuals’ self-awareness, supporting a better understanding of others and the development of human and social skills. She is always up to a good challenge or project that has a purpose aligned with her values and an ensured ticket to develop new skills and enjoy the ride of life.
Within this scope, she is working with Insights Discovery as an Associate Consultant and with Chaperone as a Career Advisor. She is also collaborating with a Research Institute to develop a tech transfer program, nurturing her own natural entrepreneurial vein, and creating a new concept of event to empower health practitioners. She is a Board Member of the Portuguese National Young Entrepreneur Association and a Member of the Advisory Board of H-Partners for Life.
In her “past life” she was President of the Committee “Ethics in Health” in the Portuguese Health Parliament and worked in the FMCG and Pharma industries. She is doing an MBA and training to become a certified Coach. She has a Master in Medicine and a MOOC in Positive Psychology, is an Insights Discovery Licensed Practitioner and a NLP Practitioner.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- It’s never too late to choose a new path
- The importance of listening to your body, especially when it’s hurting you
- Why it is important to learn to tune out impostor syndrome and fear of humiliation
- How meditation can help you in your decisions, but also in being a creative and productive professional
- The importance of preparation when transitioning to a new domain
This episode’s pearls of wisdom:
“Listen to your body. This might seem strange, but your body is communicating with you all the time. And we don’t give it the attention or care we should. If it’s true that the magic happens outside of your comfort zone, your body will tell you where is the perfect spot to leave your comfort zone, staying honest to yourself.”
“Get your education and have the discipline of continuing learning from books and people even after you’re finished. Understand that university is way more than just theoretical knowledge being dumped on you. University is a laboratory – do that presentation that scares the shit out of you, ask that question that gets you sick to your stomach, get passionate fiercely.”
“People have this idea that you should clear your mind during meditation and, actually, what happens is that meditation clears your mind from toxic thoughts. And it creates space for you to come up with beautiful creative solutions and beautiful innovative ideas. And you don’t even know that you have that inside of you if you don’t creat space for it to happen.”
“The difference between a creative and an uncreative mind is not that the creative has different thoughts, but that the creative person actually takes what goes on their mind more seriously.”
“Prioritize sleep. Sleep is a super power, do not underestimate it.”
Inês’ links: LinkedIn.