I launched Rainbow Resources Group with the acquisition of Rainbow Careers (now "Rainbow Admin Careers"), a company with more than 30 years experience on the Belgian market. I subsequently created additional specialised divisions such as "Rainbow HR Careers", "Rainbow Flex Careers" and “Rainbow Coaching”.
I started my career in Auditing and later acquired Advisory and Marketing experience in one of the Big Four. Moving into the recruitment sector, I have accumulated more than 25 years experience as a Consultant, Manager and Managing Director in a number of small and large, national and international, specialised recruitment firms.
After graduating from Solvay Business School, I trained at INSEAD. I am also a certified Business & Executive Coach and certified Mediator.
Passionate about business, specialised in permanent and temporary recruitment in particular, I foster and live by values such as trust and fairness.
I believe in the strength of a smile and that a picture speaks a thousand words.
I was born and raised in Belgium by a French-speaking father and a Dutch-speaking mother. I am, therefore, perfectly bilingual in both languages and acquired fluency in English thanks to my education. After obtaining my degree in Office Management, I started my career in the FMCG sector. I always wanted to combine sales with a human approach and long term relationship building in my job. I discovered a real passion for recruitment and, after spending 4 years with a specialised recruitment agency, I wanted to take my experience to the next level.
I joined Rainbow Resources Group in July 2013 to start up our HR division. In 2014 I also helped with the development of Flex Careers and since September 2017 I work in our brand new office in Mechelen. Dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate about my work, I deliver a high quality of service.
I was born in Belgium but come from a typical English family.
I attended a French-speaking school, but only spoke English at home.
After my studies, I became self-employed.
As a manager, I came to realise that my interest was in HR & Payroll rather than in the business part of the job.
I then took time to improve myself, by expanding my knowledge through different courses and training programmes.
In summer 2016, I started a new chapter in my life with Rainbow Resources Group.
I look forward to building on my skills and developing a career in Human Resources.
After obtaining a Master’s degree in Psychology and 15 years of field experience in many different segments, I joined the Rainbow Resources family as a Recruitment Consultant. As a student and in life, I’ve always tried to get the most out of the opportunities I was presented with. I grabbed the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience and skills by working on projects for several organisations. In the political segment, for example, I built a team of up to 20 people, managed a lot of local campaigns and gained a lot of people knowledge and marketing experience.
My decision to join the Rainbow family is mainly driven by the opportunity to develop a new region for Rainbow Resources Group. Furthermore, the core values of Rainbow Resources, such as passion, respect for people and dynamism, are perfectly in line with my personal ambitions.
When I am not at work, I enjoy family time, music, concerts and doing sports, such as running and swimming.
It was back in highschool, that I took my first steps in the design and graphical world. Never could I have thought at that moment how big of an impact that would have on my future. Print media (printing) and multimedia (film, photography, lay-out and webdesign) have been key-elements in the rest of my career.
I followed my Bachelor’s in Applied Linguistics at the Antwerp campus of the KU Leuven. I studied Dutch, French and Arabic, languages that I kept on studying during my Master’s in Multilingual Communication. I learnt the principles behind internal, external and intercultural communication. Because I wanted to add to my experience, I spent a lot of time in student jobs and internships: two student jobs in HR, an internship in Marketing and another one in external communication.
I recognise the importance of learning about the world. During my student holidays, I would travel multiple times abroad to follow summer courses: language courses, but also classes about politics, economics and culture interest me. In that light, I have followed a conference at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, about the socio-political and economical challenges in parts of the Middle-East.
In fact, my fields of interest (communication and HR) collide in my function of Communication Officer and Recruitment Assistant at Rainbow Resources Group and I am very keen and highly motivated to contribute to the story of Rainbow in that way.
I have always considered myself an open-minded person and a good listener. Being trilingual, this opportunity allowed me to open myself towards other cultures. Open-mindedness granted me a better understanding of the different mentalities, and to develop myself personally and professionally.
Last year, I decided to launch my career in the sales and communication sector. I developped this passion through my internship, during which I learned to manage my own customer pool. This transition from sales to recruitment seemed to me more than natural, because what interest me concretely are human contact and the feel to be useful towards my customers. This is why I decided to join Rainbow Resources Group, for its values, its principles and its aim to support its customers in a professional and efficient manner.
I’ve always been a very curious person. In my studies, this curiosity translated to broad interests encompassing what at first glance could be considered very different subjects. I always liked to ask many questions and loved science, history, literature, arts… So what about university?
I hold both a scientific degree in Biomedical sciences and an artistic degree in Linguistics and literature: a rather unusual combination. Biomedical sciences satisfied my desire to understand the human body from a cellular to an anatomical level. Linguistics and literature allowed me to become fully trilingual, to understand how human language works, and to follow my passion for reading. Literature also showed me the power of human imagination and how it was given form over the centuries.
What drew me to all these disciplines was a deeply rooted interest in human life, in the human body and the human mind. Why? Because people are interesting! Now, as a Recruitment Assistant to the amazing team at Rainbow Resources Group, I get to work a trilingual job that entirely revolves around people. I am not done learning, I am still curious, so… what is your story?
Born as ‘little Sandy’ in a warm family, supported in every decision I made, I chose to take a different path after I graduated.
« You have a way with words, go into the sales industry » they said. And so I took my first steps in a commercial position. Afterwards, I went on to work in administrative and support roles. Experience, from which I still benefit today.
Caring for others and helping them, have always been central elements, not only personally but also in my job. The values of Rainbow Resources Group are aligned with my personal vision, resulting in the fact that I can be myself at work. Using my experience to help others find a new challenge, I go to work every day, with a smile on my face.
I aspire to offer quality and service in all aspects of my job.
If I am not at work, you can find me with my family or at the dance school.
During my life, I had the chance to travel a lot and to live abroad for 11 years in countries like Australia, Namibia and the Fiji Islands.
I did my last years of high school and completed my higher education in English, which is why I became bilingual English/Dutch.
Having to get out of my comfort zone over those years, I became this social being that loves to be surrounded by diverse personalities. In my opinion, this is an advantage in the recruitment sector where understanding and reading people are very valuable skills.
I can put myself behind the norms and values of Rainbow Resources Group, which helps me to do my job with pride, passion and honesty. My colleagues are extremely talented people who never stop to inspire me. This is how the Rainbow Resources Group family vibe gets its meaning.