Tag: happyatwork

  • Chocolate Angel flies in the skies

    Chocolate Angel flies in the skies

    When people ask me about my wings, that they can’t see them, I refer to my invisible wings. But one day, back in October 2013, I had a very special set of wings. See whether you can spot them in this video 🙂 It was a day to test whether I can fly, indeed!

  • “Wertschätzung” aka appreciation in our world

    “Wertschätzung” aka appreciation in our world

    The term “value added” is in my opinion overly used these days in many fields, I remember it for example from my IT past. One of the German words for it is “Wertschöpfung”, you create a value. “Wert” aka value, “Schöpfung” for me is nicely connected to the creation of the world, reminds me of…

  • Diary of a Chocolate bar

    Diary of a Chocolate bar

    When I woke up this morning, I knew it will be a special day, together with 99 of my siblings, we were meant to surprise a long queue of waiting customers, they all came to Taka-Töölö, to the opening of the new Fazer Cafe. Being ‘born’ as one of the first Dumle Fazer chocolate bars,…

  • Chocolate Angel in a movie theater, offering a positive twist!

    Chocolate Angel in a movie theater, offering a positive twist!

    When you get a call in the morning, asked whether you are able to stand-in for a speaker who lost his voice. Telling your story as immigrant entrepreneur just 6 hours later. Luckily I know my story well and the evening before I happened to visit a Toastmaster meeting in Keilaniemi, to get a bit…

  • Workaholic was a Chocolate Angel in the making

    Workaholic was a Chocolate Angel in the making

    Most of my life I was dedicated passionately to the ‘lucky’ company who had me on their payroll. It was quite a fine list of companies, from my family owned business, via tiny 3 people companies to some of the largest and well known global operating enterprises. If there wouldn’t have been a special day…

  • Retail staff deserves more…like a smile

    Retail staff deserves more…like a smile

    Recently I was pretty shocked to read an article in Yle, titled ‘Survey: Majority of retail workers in Finland face abuse from customers’ This really struck a nerve, it left me sad and speechless. When I ‘found’ my speech back I wanted to write about this. Because at the same time, reading the article brought…

  • Chocolate Angel meets also special needs…

    Chocolate Angel meets also special needs…

    One of the basic “heartfelt” principles of the Chocolate Angel is to ensure that the “magic” box contains something special for everyone, for your needs, right at the moment when we meet. Experience shows it is not always chocolate. One of the many joyful tasks it to observe and adjust the offering on a constant…

  • Small moments can make all the difference…

    Small moments can make all the difference…

    Meeting new people and exchanging ideas can lead to great insights. A few days ago I met Kaj, we agreed beforehand to meet for a coffee in Helsinki. Our first potential encounter was a conference in Turku where I offered participants to meet the Chocolate Angel for a boost of positive energy. That was quite…

  • How did the Chocolate Angel found her wings…

    How did the Chocolate Angel found her wings…

    Working in IT is certainly the job in which you meet many people in a face 2 face moment, right 😉 Not really, or let’s say often only virtually. At least not if you have a job with global outreach, your office is in Düsseldorf (Germany), the headquarter is in Espoo (Finland), your closest work…

  • Chocolate Angel for happiness@work

    Chocolate Angel for happiness@work

    A long and eventful journey is behind me, full of habits, positive attitude and passion invested in many different jobs. Few months ago I took my heart in my hands and stepped out of the world as an employee, into the world of entrepreneur, ready to change once again. This week another milestone on my…