Hi Maud, tell us a little about yourself!
I’m Maud and I’m French. I moved here 5 years ago. I joined Avalon Innovation 3,5 years ago as a developer and moved towards scrum master, which I am now. I love cooking, traveling and trying new stuff. This entire section of the bookcase behind me is actually filled with cookbooks!
How did you end up working with us at Avalon?
A friend of mine gave my resume to his colleague who was working as a consultant at Avalon. Then, she gave it to Jesper who was the team leader and it took only like a week to sign. It was really fast! When I was looking for a job, I thought that the consultancy companies are always the same no matter which one you are working for and that the client is the only important part. When I joined Avalon I realized I was wrong. Being in a company that cares about its employees really makes all the difference.
What makes you happy at Avalon?
I think it’s the size and that we want to be good at what we do, not the largest Nordic consulting company. Aiming for being the best innovation consulting company leads to amazing results. In addition, the size gives a kind of family feeling where everyone knows each other. You enjoy being together, you support each other and help others grow. But also, if something is wrong, you say it. When I was renovating my house, I had no idea about what I was doing and I was calling my father all the time for tips and advice. It’s the same here; I know no one will judge me for my questions because people will be happy to help. They’ll be even happier if I succeed at what I am doing.
What is your biggest motivator in your work?
I love to learn, to grow and more than anything, to help others. I really love helping people do their best. The biggest part of being a scrum master is facilitating so that the team can do their job.
Besides doing a great job in your consultancy assignment, you have also contributed to development within Avalon. What is your favorite project?
I think that was when we updated the design of our innovation model Avalon Innovation Model. Then I had to work in close collaboration with UX / UI designers to make the information more accessible and easy to understand for everyone, at first glance. The innovation model is part of our DNA and I worked together with our CEO Helene and other talented colleagues, so it was fun.