“As a young graduate in Economics from Copenhagen Business School my goal was to choose a career in wind, wave or tidal energy as it means working towards a brighter, more sustainable future. Denmark is a world leader when it comes to fighting climate change, and in 2016 we had the lowest energy consumption in Denmark since 1983. By 2050, the country plans to meet 100 percent of its energy needs with renewables, creating more jobs, increasing exports and reducing its energy dependence, – I was in the right spot for my first career choice.
Making any type of change in a profession after a decade or more in another field can be scary, especially when the previous job is entirely unrelated. However, I decided to go on and work in the beauty industry, since Mette and I had experienced the consequences of using non-organic products on our own bodies. Today, I can honestly say I love this industry and I am very grateful for the decision I made back then. Like anything in life – with the right knowledge and tools, anyone can be empowered to accomplish whatever it is they set their mind to. Today, I know that the industry I left and the one I came to work within have a lot more in common than I thought. Sustainable living is not something that is exclusive to wind, wave and tidal energy, but something deeply embedded in our way of living and doing business.
Mette and I are fortunate to be able to support ourselves doing something we love and are deeply passionate about.”