A coffee with Jé-Anne
Hi Jé-Anne, welcome to the Lepelclub journal. We’re so happy to have you here with us! First thing’s first, can you tell us a little more about yourself?
I am one of the co-founders of Defenced, a cybersecurity company operating under the House of Clouds umbrella. Within Defenced I am responsible for sales and marketing. I also hold a partnership position at House of Clouds.
I have a diverse range of interests, including spending quality time with friends and family, creating healthy meals in the kitchen, nurturing my vegetable garden, enjoying horseback rides with a friend, practicing pilates, going for rides on my OnePeloton bike, and reading non-fiction books. The list of my hobbies is extensive.
How would you describe a day in your life?
My days are never the same and always a surprise. I might have to go to the office in Eindhoven or visit a customer in Rotterdam. Other times, I work from home and have lots of online meetings. At the end of the day, I always make a fresh home-cooked meal, or if I’m short on time, I prepare something ahead. In the evening, I might practice Pilates, yoga or go for a ride on my OnePeloton bike.
What are some of life’s little things that make you happy?
- Take a walk with my little sausage dog, Bob
- Cook healthy meals or bake
- Have meaningful conversations with people
- Exercising regularly
- Spending time outside in nature
- Meet new and interesting people
- And many more things!!
How do you drink your coffee? And if you could share a cup with anyone, who would it be?
I start my day with a double espresso, and after lunch, I enjoy a flat white with almond milk. Sharing a coffee with a friend would be perfect.
What factors or experiences motivate and inspire you in both your personal and professional life?
Inspire others with an open and honest mindset. Step outside your comfort zone to learn and embrace new experiences, ideas, and perspectives.
And finally, how are you planning to stir things up in the future?
Committing to lifelong learning and self-improvement. I enjoy learning about skills that align with my job and personal interests.