Chiara, a consultant with never ending energy at ALTEN Switzerland
Chiara d’Amico works at ALTEN as a consultant and automation test engineer in Lugano. In her free time, she pursues many different hobbies including flamenco, theatre recitation, ashtanga yoga and swimming. Recently, she has started to do flamenco and yoga professionally. Juggling work and hobbies in one is not an easy thing to do, but it is important to pursue a happy work life balance, according to Chiara.
Working in the technological sector, Chiara tells us that it is important to constantly concentrate on the main things and to keep a creative mindset to be able to constantly develop further. Also, it is important not to lose focus on the human aspect in order to establish a circle of trust with colleagues and to be flexible for unexpected events. Shortly said, there are many points that we need to consider in order to deliver a good quality of work. Chiara has managed to find the right balance between work and her hobbies. Both contribute to each other, meaning Chiara can refill her energy in both worlds.
Chiara takes advantage of the activities she practices to learn from them
She tells us that it was not always easy to combine the work life balance into one. Since she was nine years old, she wanted to become a professional flamenco dancer and actress. Her love of art and her fire in the soul as well as her competitiveness have fuelled her to work hard and reach her dreams. She learned how to extract the most important things from her hobbies. For example, acting has helped Chiara a lot to accept criticism, flamenco to use energy in the smartest and most efficient way, swimming to develop a good sense of competition as well as team building and yoga to stay focused in herself and her goals.
“It is important to follow your own nature in order to be enthusiastic in what we do and to have the engine of life to enlighten oneself and other”
We asked Chiara what tips she can give to people who want to pursue their hobbies while maintaining a good work life balance. She says it is never the case to reach things in a simple way but rather studying and working hard to also love what you strive for. It is important to follow your own nature in order to be enthusiastic in what we do and to have the engine of life to enlighten oneself and other. This way, we could climb a mountain without feeling tired.