What do you wish you had known 10 years ago?

I wish I'd understood that a product doesn't need to be perfect; it needs to be simple, user-friendly, and most importantly, you have to sell it.

What motivated you to become an entrepreneur / leader?

During my university days, I developed a recipe app that gained some downloads on the app store. The real turning point was seeing people use my app on the subway; realizing how my work could simplify everyday life was incredibly inspiring and pushed me to build meaningful software solutions.

What's your secret sauce for building a great team?

The key to building a great team is to love what you do and to trust your team members. This passion and trust not only motivate but also empower everyone to contribute their best, creating a strong unit.

What should leaders understand about their own role and responsibility?

Leaders should understand that their role isn't to do everything themselves. It's crucial to inspire and motivate the team while also placing trust in them to execute their responsibilities. This approach not only enhances productivity but also creates a positive and empowering work environment.

What do you do to maintain balance in your life?

To maintain balance in my life, I ensure that my team can operate independently for periods of time. This approach allows me the freedom to spend extended time with my family. Ensuring autonomy at work not only encourages responsibility among team members but also supports my personal life balance.

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What was a pivotal moment where your business made a big leap forward?

When the Kirby team turned into shareholders in our new company. The feeling of owning the company together as a team had a huge, positive impact on me.

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What do you wish you had known 10 years ago?

To see the projects as what they are: projects, not a part of my identity. To manage my energy better and not follow the hustle harder myth for too long. Building a company from scratch is a marathon, not a sprint. To listen and to trust my gut feeling/intuition more.

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What motivated you to become an entrepreneur?

I visited so many really bad sales trainings, so I decided to start a company to offer sales training that actually makes people sell better. Also I am slightly hard to manage, so an independent role suited me much better than enterprise ;)

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What quote or saying has stuck with you?

"Most People Won't" by Bryce Roberts. It's such a simple yet powerful idea. Most people will talk about their ideas, but not bring them to life. Most people want to reach out, but most people won't. Most people will never overcome their blockers - so the ones that do have all the power.

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