First out in our membership spotlight interview is our individual member, Maria Brinck!
Maria has a long professional background in the sales field having worked at GE, Eli Lilly & Co, and Novo Nordisk for 15 + years. She has experience in total enterprise solutions, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals with a specialty in neuroscience and endocrinology. With her rich background working for different companies within different fields, Maria has since turned her attention to executive coaching and leadership consulting because she believes we can solve the problems facing our organizations and the world today by bringing out the best in each of us.
Through her company Zynergy Coaching, Maria helps companies to develop and maximize individuals’ unique talents and strengths, or as she says “Zynergy Coaching partners with organizations to develop their unique human talent to drive optimal performance”.
Maria was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but has lived in the U.S. for 21 years. She moved to Colorado thanks to the amazing outdoor opportunities mixed with a thriving business culture “I love the outdoors and skiing/snowboarding and lived in Val D’Isere, France before deciding on Colorado. I wanted to study International Business while continue skiing so Colorado seemed liked the perfect place. I decided on Boulder once I found out about the great entrepreneurial spirit in this part of the state. Also, Colorado is the second most educated state in the US., offering businesses a competitive advantage of an educated workforce. With so many Universities and industries in Colorado the work force is not only highly educated but also diversely educated adding to the ideal business climate of Colorado. In addition, we have an overall high start-up community in particular in the Denver-Boulder corridor contributing to innovation and diverse thinking.”
Maria got in contact with our chamber through a meeting with our former president, Pernilla Ravik-Johnson. They met over a cup of coffee and Maria liked the idea of being able to grow her Swedish and international network in Colorado, or as Maria explains it “I had coffee with the previous president to find out more about the organization and decided I wanted to widen my Swedish and International network. I also found that the network the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Colorado could offer me would give me a greater foundation of ideas, diverse thinking and talent to partner with to grow my business while having fun.”
Maria thinks the future of the business climate in Colorado looks bright, and she hopes to continue expanding her business. With the Chamber helping her reach a wider network, she sees SACC-Colorado as an important part of the business culture in Colorado, “I really believe in what the Chamber can offer its members in terms of opening up opportunities for companies and individuals to expand their network in the area and also continue to promote the trade relations between Sweden and Colorado!”
We thank Maria for her time and hope she will continue supporting our chamber as a member! Make sure you keep an eye out for our next membership spotlight interview. If you want to learn more about Maria’s company, you can visit their website here.