So…Julie…what do you do?

I feel very fortunate with my “work”, it’s fascinating, interesting, diverse, ….. It takes me to places all over the world where I meet interesting people, who create pioneering ideas & projects.

and yet…
There is one question I fear the most, that I have to face on almost every dinner party: “so…Julie….what do you do?”
I’ve never managed to answer it clearly and calmly.

That question makes me so vulnerable, I just want to run away & hide.

“I don’t know…” are mostly the first words I mumble. (very professional indeed!)
Then a series of vague concepts follow: innovation, sustainability, dialogue, systemic change, governments, …

I stumble.
Most of the time people utter an appreciative sound and elegantly change the subject.

Truth is, I float…