Tesse joined ISE in 2014. Her role involves various sales activities, managing and growing a client base of industry professionals from different regions within Europe.
Before I joined the ISE Sales team I was part of the Operations team. Operations are responsible for the final completion of the show floor before the show officially opens. This means a final check at 06:00 on the Tuesday morning (the first show day) with the whole Operations team. This is the first time you see a complete show floor including carpet in the aisles, amazing looking stands but completely empty halls and no one in the building yet – just before four days of chaos start! The only thing you could hear in those empty halls was your own heartbeat and adrenaline after a year of hard work and excitement about a successful show ahead of you.
I really enjoy hanging out with friends and family. My boyfriend is a great cook and loves to prepare amazing dinners – which is great in the current times with bars and restaurants all closed. The day after, I enjoy running or doing my weekly outdoor bootcamp training. And last but not least, I love spending time in our holiday house in Friesland (in the north of Holland) where we can go sailing and relax.
In the times we are currently facing, we all see that the world is changing. And a changing world demands creativity and new ideas. Use the time you are not spending on travelling to become creative, invest in new ideas to still be close with friends and family.
I am reading The Pearl Sister, part four of the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. It’s extremely relaxing.
Together with my boyfriend I am currently watching The Handmaid’s Tale. It is a freaky story, but after seeing a couple of episodes, we became addicted. Unfortunately we are almost done with season 3 and season 4 is still in the making.
I have two stepchildren of four and six and a baby who is 10 months old – all three are boys. Can you also count them as pets?
Besides my children, a cold beer or a good bottle of wine.
The apps I am currently using the most are WhatsApp, Instagram and NU.nl (a Dutch news app).
Focus on the step in front of you, not the whole staircase.
When shopping I have my own little OCD moments by never picking the first product on the shelf.