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Inspired by the famous Humans of New York blog by Brandon Stanton, we wanted to create a series of written portraits of the people that we work with and the (sometimes unexpected) stories they have to tell.

– Rachel Collins, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sue Su

About ten years ago, I decided to do a Masters in Liverpool. I was working in HR and I wanted to learn more about business operations, plus I wanted to ...
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Bavasree Kumar

I love to star gaze. Standing on my balcony, I imagine something in my mind and then see it in the sky by joining the dots in the stars. Whatever ...
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Pedro Lopes

Ten years ago, I was challenged by two colleagues to sign up for a university course with them. My dyscalculia (numerical dyslexia) meant that I’d had to repeat the Portuguese ...
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Massimiliano Iachini

I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease twelve years ago. It’s an illness that reduces your ability to move freely but I refuse to let that limit me. The ...
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Bram Troost

I’ve been playing electronic dance music as a DJ for 20 years and producing it for about 15. During that time, I’ve released an album, several top 20 remixes and ...
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Neha Singh

I started dancing as soon as I could walk and as a child my summer vacations were spent at dance academies. When I dance it completely changes my mood. My ...
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Hana Wang

I started playing the piano when I was about eight years old. I stopped at fourteen because in high school, I didn’t have time to practise. I missed it. When ...
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Rachel Collins

I’ve recently completed a coaching practitioner course, which I’ve been lucky enough to study for while working at Colt. People seek coaching for many reasons but often, it’s about moving ...
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Sonia Boukari

I know Kung Fu and I like the fact that i could protect myself if I needed to. My uncle used to do Kung Fu so I started when I ...
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Larissa Bao

I used to work in Colt’s parent company and my manager there told me, “If you want to improve yourself, find someone around you who inspires you and learn from ...
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Anika Villalonga

My dad told me that there’s always someone watching you, so whatever you do, try your best and put in the most effort possible, because you don’t know what could ...
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Catherine Saucedo

I knew from quite a young age that I wasn’t going to live in Panama as an adult. The country was under a dictatorship when I was growing up, and ...
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