My life shaped a mind of efficiency, creative thinking; and resulted in "measured" decision making.
As a child growing up during wartime, I've got the best survival lesson from my parents:
Creativity - challenge your mind, find X with parts of formula missing.
People: my sister was my first teammate. With her I experienced the power of team and effective collaboration.
Storytelling was invented by my grandma! She used to answer all of the WHY's and HOW's on earth.
Musical school was a 7 years of lab works with failures - Oh, you fell? Stand up! Shake the dust! Keep walking!
...and by the way, I taught myself a second instrument after graduating
A huge dose of analytical thinking was pumped into me at the boarding (mathematics-focused) school, that helped me a lot, and during my MBA at business school.
Two years ago, I started soaking up mental models of a different world - I moved to America, where a deep understanding of "open-mindedness" and "diversity" came to me.
Today, I have more than a decade of international design experience under my belt. I am evolving, I am mastering thoughtfulness, empathy and discipline. Today I am setting up myself for an impact in my profession.