Everyone meet our Top Leader this week, Thilo! His continuous determination and goal oriented mindset have allowed him to quickly succeed at Vaddo, Inc.! We appreciate all of his hard work and love having him as a part of our team. Continue reading below to find out more about Thilo!
Why did you start with the company?
I saw and opportunity for growth and self development. Apart from that, I felt like I could learn from Ryan, and the environment reminded me of what I was used to in sports.
What is your favorite part about working with the company?
Training & developing new people. It’s fun to see others grow and it reminds me of sports where teamwork is essential.
If you can travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
I have lived in Panama before, my next trip will be to its neighboring countries, e.g. Colombia and Costa Rica.
Who is one of your role models?
LeBron James, not because of basketball performance but because of how disciplined and focused he is at the peek of his career. For being in the sports world, he has a unique approach on family and success.
What are some of your favorite hobbies? How did you get into these hobbies?
I love playing sports. I grew up in a sports family and like it because it helps me relax mentally from work.
Do you play any sports?
I’m a soccer player, which is actually the reason I came to the US. I was invited to play soccer in Houston on a soccer scholarship and am very thankful for that opportunity!
How do you relax after a stressful work week?
I like to go for a run or exercise in general, it simply helps me free my mind. In order to prevent stress to come up in the first place I plan out the next week and set goals that I can focus on.
What is your advice for new leaders on the team?
Don’t lose the excitement you’ve had when you started. It’s key to set goals that are bigger than your every day work. If you know why you do something you appreciate what you are doing because it brings you closer to your goal.
What is your favorite book and why?
Currently we are reading a book called “mindset” by Carol S. Dweck. I am really impressed by this book because it does not only help me understand why I think the way I think in certain situations, but it also helps me understand other people’s behavior. To master understanding and developing others is a major part of this business.
What is your favorite quote?
“The absolute truth always stays the same. However, our relative truth changes all the time.”
Who is your favorite sports team and why?
I really like FC Barcelona. They created a new style of playing soccer and it’s incredible to watch them play at the highest level every week.
Do you have a secret talent?
I now speak three languages fluently which I want to increase to four in the next 5 years. One thing that helped me with accomplishing this is that I have a talent to imitate others, the way people act and speak. That helps me learn and can be pretty funny too!
If you could be any famous person in the world who would you be and why?
For a couple of weeks I would like to be Lionel Messi just so that I can enjoy playing soccer at the highest level, traveling and living in Spain. But I know I would soon be fine being myself again!