INTERVIEW with Filipe Carrera Please tell us a little bit
People can take your money, car or
house, but they can never take your
I was looking forward to a carrier as an
experience. That’s why “Carpe Diem!” is
economist because I wanted to be a
so important to me.
company’s manager, but actually I ended
Another credo in a more personal way is
up doing what I do now, and it’s more
“No regrets!”. Look at the logic behind
rewarding than I could have anticipated.
the words: if you believe that it’s a bad
Currently my area of activity is quite
experience, think about the fact that it
diverse. Firstly, I teach at universities in
could have been worse.
Portugal, Spain and Romania, and I do
Whoever I am now is due to the good
some consulting as well. Secondly, in the
and bad experiences I had along the
last 8 years I’ve been a trainer and key
way, and I’m happy about it, because
note speaker at conferences across
they created the person I am today.
more than 50 countries. I truly enjoy
Why did you choose to become
training people from different cultures. Actually, I write books about the topics
As I told you I wanted to be a manager
I teach and train - communication, net-
and I started looking why I would like to
working, digital marketing, social learning
and competitive work.
It was because I wanted to have an
What is your motto?
impact on people, be recognized for it, being able to travel, and of course have
There are several to be precise, but I
a nice life standard.
think that the main one would be “Carpe
Logically, I thought that holding trainings
Diem!” (trans. “Seize the day!”) because
was something that conjugated all of
time is the only resource that we cannot
these in a collateral way, and if they
were at an international level that would
When you start thinking like that you
have been perfect.
must understand that life is a set of
The only issue was I knew nobody in
Portugal that was doing something like
Ediția 39 | Ianuarie 2015
that back then.
Published on Jan 8, 2015
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