Titti, what is the secret to your success?
“There are no secrets. It is about understanding people and understanding the organization’s business and needs. It is about hard work and attention to detail, about seeing the entire repertoire that an individual has. People often have much greater potential than they think.
The basic concept is to always understand what the aim of the assignment is and to creatively see the capabilities of the client in terms of business development, innovation and change.”
The combination of recruitment and being an artist… how did that evolve?
“I have almost always been painting in addition to my work as a recruiter. Eventually I realized that there was a connection. Somewhere in the brain those two things support each other. Artistry broadens the creative range. It is always about development.
Maybe it’s about seeing. There are so many ways to see. That is something you are constantly testing as an artist! People have many sides and dimensions. These are then matched against a company’s actual needs. The work with this is a creative process. It is about seeing patterns, structures, nuances and possibilities.”
What is more important; recruitment assignments or being an artist?
“Obviously, recruitment assignments take precedence. Ensuring that the client gets the right solution to his problem is sacred. But the point is that being an artist is not in opposition to that. By cultivating my art, quite simply I become a better recruiter.”
You founded and built up a substantial company for executive search but left it. Why?
“I wanted to move forward with new prerequisites and seek new ways of working in a traditional industry. But in the same way as before, I still work with assignments in structured and client-adapted way, working a lot in teams and with long-term cooperation with consultants and back-office personnel, and if necessary, with other consulting firms. I want to be free to do what is best for the assignment, the client and the candidate.”