Meet Scarlett, a mountain climber and Allianz Care champion. We sat down with Scarlett to find out more about her love of the great outdoors and her life at Allianz Care.
Would you call yourself an adventure seeker?
Definitely, yes! I find adventure everywhere - I love running, hiking, walking and all kinds of outdoor activities.
If you could go anywhere in the world to enjoy the outdoors, where would it be?
My husband and I went hiking this year in Utah and I absolutely loved it, a trip not to be forgotten. There is something very special about the US national parks, I can’t get enough, but next on my list is definitely Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The giant sequoia trees and granite cliffs look breathtaking! Hiking on the Inca trails in Peru is also a bucket list destination of mine.
What’s your favourite thing about being outdoors?
You can’t beat the fresh air to help reinvigorate and make you totally switch off. Mentally, I can relax much better when taking a long walk or hiking than lying on the sofa. I’m hooked on the feeling it gives me - it makes me reconnect and ultimately makes me happier and satisfied.
What is your real-life ‘peak’ that you’re the most proud of reaching?
There are so many personally and professionally. For one, I'm very proud of my first half-marathon which I ran this past August. Being part of such a great team in Allianz Care is also something I pride myself on. We have achieved a lot together and reached many milestones over the years, and there is so much more to come ;)
Are you a go-getter in every part of your life? Do you constantly reach for ‘new heights’?
I always tell myself that I don't need to be better than anybody else, I just need to be better than I was the last time. That goes for sports and at work.
In work, when it feels like you’ve a mountain to climb, how do you go about the task at hand?
I like being prepared and hate doing things last minute - which unfortunately, sometimes can't be avoided. I always try to have a plan in place for whatever I do, that way a huge task doesn't seem so bad anymore. It’s more achievable when you are prepared and break it down into more manageable pieces and know what is involved. One step at a time...
What is your role in Allianz Care?
I've been working in Marketing for the last 6 years and while I’ve always worked in the same team, my role, tasks and projects have changed a lot over the past 6 years - which is great! Having the chance to work on many different projects, and with many different teams, it makes my role so diverse and keeps every day interesting and new.
If you had to sum up your experience as part of Allianz Care in one word what would it be?
It would be "journey" - for myself professionally and personally, and for Allianz Care as well.
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