English (United Kingdom)
I am a multi-skilled, reliable, creative and talented worker. I am a quick learner and am not afraid of challenges, in any form or manner, be it new projects, new responsibilities, new software or new teams.
I have excellent people skills and have worked individually and in teams, both as a team member and as a team leader.
Having grown up in Spain within an English family, I am proficient in both languages and have a good overall grasp of the culture and idiosyncrasies of both nations.
Working for 10 years as a teacher of Spanish, English & IT has given me ample experience in communication, marketing and sales, as well as in the food and beverage and hospitality industries. The latter being two fields I have worked in even more closely while owning and managing my own café, restaurant and guesthouse.
I am extremely computer-literate and quite adaptable in that respect. I have, in fact, taught IT courses for teens from broken homes, old-aged pensioners and the hearing impaired, as part of social exclusion prevention programs, both as a volunteer and as a paid teacher.
I am currently embarked on a new personal adventure: discovering the world; I started by getting back to my roots, so to speak, and moved to England for a year. It may seem strange that a highly-qualified and experienced person wishes to throw caution to the wind and drop everything in order to move from sunny Spain to England, but it was a well thought-out plan and has far deeper motivations than work or money. I feel that change is a very positive thing, and forcing oneself to face new challenges and changes can be most invigorating and a great life experience, full of interesting new faces, sights, sounds and flavours. Next stop? Who knows? I am currently based in Valencia, Spain, and will be for at least the next 12 months. My work is quite portable, so anywhere with a good internet connection and a plug is just fine.