Bei euforia arbeiten wir nicht klassisch hierarchisch, sondern selbstorganisiert, einvernehmlich und “radically collaborative”. Wir sind holokratisch aufgebaut, d.h. wir arbeiten nicht nach einem top-down Organigramm. Stattdessen sind wir in Kreisen (Circles) organisiert, jeweils mit eigenem Zweck, Bereich und Verantwortlichkeiten. Dank der unglaublichen Arbeit von über 200 aktiven Freiwilligen sind wir auf drei Kontinenten aktiv.
Heartbeat Circle: Koordination, Verwaltung, HR, Finanzen, Fundraising, Wissensmanagement, Organisationsentwicklung, strategische Planung, Wirkungsmessung, Wellbeing, Kommunikation, Marketing, PR
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Experience Circle: Programmgestaltung, Facilitation, Wissensmanagement, Training und Coaching der Freiwilligen
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Opportunities Circle: Unternehmensdienstleistungen und Verkauf, Aufbau eines Netzwerks gleichgesinnter ExpertInnen
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Lerne unser Team kennen:
Originally from a sumptuous little Italian town by the sea, Alessia envisioned to have a positive impact on society by creating a new movement. This is how she embarked on an adventure that changed the course of her life aka euforia which she co-founded! We are so lucky to have her astonishing skills in facilitation and program design in the team. Passionate about wellbeing, Alessia as Chief Empowerment Officer is responsible for creating a work environment that promotes the cohesion and development of the talents of all team members. This competence is key in her work with organisations such as UNITAR, the state of Geneva, hospice general, etc. We admire her for her perpetual quest of new challenges that make her grow and that allows organisations and individuals to work together in a sustainable world.
Severin is one of our dinosaurs who started his euforia “career” in 2010, only three years after euforia was founded. His facilitation abilities are one of a kind, he listens to a group with his heart and knows exactly what energy is needed at every single moment. This superpower allows him to touch gently and with no force at all the souls of people and organizations so they can expand a little bit their attitude towards a better world and needed changes inside themselves. He is decorated with an HSG master title in International Affairs and with a mind full of jokes, joie-de-vivre, and patience. It is a gift to have Severin in our team.
A few years ago Malika decided to come back from Mexico to join the euforia adventure. From there she brought back some funky latino dance moves. She also brought back her valuable partnership skills that she developed in Mexico working in the social entrepreneurial field, allowing euforia to grow through amazing collaborations. Malika is known and loved for her smile and her authentic kindness but watch out she is also fearless and her creative brain has no boundaries! She always comes up with new ambitious and meaningful project ideas and is not afraid to implement them on a big scale. With all her energy she is involved in our youth programs, corporate trainings, inclusion partnerships, budget management, and fundraising projects!
Sonia holds the keys not only to the office, the mailbox and the cellar but pretty much to all things related to our heartbeat Circle. I.e the circle responsible for all support functions within euforia. So in that sense she is the backbone of our team. She has to keep things tidy and structured in sea of overflowing creativity and funkiness. For that she must be strict and systematic, but always with a gentle, very human, touch. Let’s call her our Iron Lady with velvet gloves.Sonia embodies many of euforia values, and there’s an amazing story to illustrate her dedication and impact. Before joining us, she had a very comfortable position in a major fashion company but she felt the need to help contribute to improve the state of the world through her job. Hence she summoned the courage to quit and decided to look for her dream impact job. She chose us and we’re really happy about it. ;-)
Oliver is our senior addition to the euforia team and to the opportunities circle. His eagerness to learn more about purposeful business and teal organizations are two key aspects that brought him to euforia. He brings a strong background in corporate education and digital communication. Oli’s network is very diverse, ranging from traditional manager to radical change makers. In his daily work, he connects euforia with other organisations to co-create transformative trainings. A key interest of Oli lies in new ways of working, exemplified in his working style that includes working from the rooftop terrace, from his second home in the Grison mountains or anywhere else that is inspiring him. With his curiosity and his creativity, Oliver is building bridges to unleash full human potential at work and brings real added-value to the opportunities team.
Just discussing with Silene will give you the motivation to change the world and have the courage to endeavor the projects that make you closer to your dreams. Want to witness this super power? Just listen to one of her “Power has no gender” podcast she leads at euforia. Her experience in advocacy for human rights and disarmament in organisations (such as Amnesty international), in travelling the world, in gender topics and the millions of books she has read, makes her the perfect partner in crime for a project! After being a volunt’hero at euforia for several years in France, Silene made us the honor to come and boost the youth programmes in Switzerland. She is a talented facilitator and coordinator, which makes her the perfect person to bring imp!act, (r)evolution lab and other youth programmes to the next level. Her strength to empower others is magic and her special ingredients are a deep wish for an equal and sustainable world.
Nicoletta, aka „Nico“, is our bundle of energy and positivity, and anybody who knows her knows that her brilliant laugh can light up a room in a second! But don’t be fooled: behind her joyful cheerfulness, Nico impresses with her professionalism and knowledge. She worked as an eval-ninja with a perfect mix of rigour and out-of-the box thinking and took on the hard task of revolutionating our precious impact evaluation system to make it „sexier“! After a break to work in a United Nations agency as an Evaluation Research Analyst in the beautiful city of Rome – which coincidentally allowed her to add yet another language to her amazing languages toolkit that would make any linguist jealous! –, she is back as part of the fun(d)raising team, and we couldn’t be happier!
Behind Camille's super friendly sunshine smile, this powerful woman stands strong in her quest to change the world. Just like water, she flows and adapts to any situation with strength and courage. Camille successfully founded metáfora, a company that masters the tough art of translations into French. Besides language translations, she is an expert in translating energies. Camille understands people around her, and her inner peace flows into every exchange you have with her. She manages to integrate different strings of thoughts and combining them into a beautiful bouquet of ideas. Camille brings all of this to the euforia team; it particularly makes her a unique facilitator and community builder. Camille's 'Oui, let's go!' attitude shows she is always up for living each moment with intensity... all with astonishing multi-tasking talent! She rides the waves on a surfboard just as she brings life to the Bern community: with devotion, resilience and blissful joy.
Bruno loves working independently and on many different projects - while also finishing his Master’s degree in Business Administration (sometimes we wonder how he can make it all work out in a 7 days week!). With a background in Marketing and working for Migros and the state of Geneva, he helps make euforia’s corporate services more known and irresistible. He strengthens and inspires our community in Geneva & Lausanne to create new synergies by connecting people. To give an example, Bruno has been the initiator of the evening events “ENSEMBLE” which we organize together with partners and which have become very popular in the region. He is always ready for a new challenge and also ready to challenge us to grow and develop in new ways through his constructive and critical vision of the world.
If you don’t know anything about Finance and believe that numbers are boring, David is your guy! (this, and if you want to know anything about Hip Hop)! David adds fun and a hint of craziness to all his financial presentations to transform numbers into flying fairies in order to make it accessible for everyone. Davis brings this spice and lightness also into all his other roles from Fun(d)raising, Partnerships to Project Management, that he has taken on, on top of his finances Management ones. Breaking down gender stereotypes is a topic dear to his heart which is why he is part of our “Power has no Gender” team. Being a passionate globetrotter, David has started working for euforia 4 years ago but by now has found his paradise in Spain together with his family. His little daughter, taking on her Dad’s spirit, sometimes also joins and enlightens our team meetings.
With her creativity and a love for detail, Clara makes us look sexy on screen and also offline whenever she organizes workshops in Zurich or co-creates events with our partners.
Combined with her project management skills she has the ability to ensure that our events go smoothly and are an enriching experience for all involved parties. What motivates Clara is her aspiration to contribute to more equal opportunities and reflection on social injustice. She is the reference person for our Zurich community and thanks to her slight coffee addiction, she will always make time for a cappuccino with you and welcome you with a smile ;)
Magdalena is our Mompreneur and energy bundle. After creating sustainable investment strategies for various banks across Europe, Magdalena managed to successfully co-found two start-ups (KiddieLand & Ars Vinum) simultaneously. She always has new ideas and dreams on how we can change the world and brings her inspiration and positivity to everyone who has the chance to work with her. Her two kids Emil and Greta are a vivid part of our euforia family, and since Magdalena is our Network Architect most of our partner organisations have already met the two little ones. With her love for co-creation, Magdalena is the one connecting people, projects and organizations. Planting those new seeds is what drives her, while she makes sure to get the funding and to share new prototypes and out-of the-box solutions with our community.
Ever wondered what a real life super woman looks like? Then it’s about time you meet Nora. She can teach you how to dance, give you advice on which nhami food best suits your body, design you the sharpest fundraising application, develop the evaluation framework you have been searching for and didn’t even know, and by the time she’s done she will still have plenty of energy to help you out in anything you need. Just a few years back she gave up a steady 9 to 5 job in a big office to dedicate herself to her true passions and apply her never ending skills to best serve other humans. Naturally, it was just a matter of time before euforia and her would come together, it was love at first sight from both sides.
If you believe that impact evaluators are boring, it’s because you haven’t met our eval-ninja Luis yet, who works remotely from his home country Portugal! Easygoing, cheerful and creative are some of the words that will cross your mind if you get the chance to work with him. Luis bumped into the euforic world through our program imp!act, first as a participant, then a volunteer, before becoming part of the staff team. When he is not designing effective evaluation frameworks or processing complex data, you might find him on a rooftop, teaching everything about organic agriculture to a group of elderly people, practicing yoga or hitting the road in the quest of the most innovative and sustainable local businesses. Luis is a person that lives his values to the fullest and inspires others by doing so!
Géraldine definitely has facilitation skills in her blood. She makes people feel very comfortable and manages to energize them super easily during events at euforia. She is also a wonderful community builder by organizing and developing diverse S&G nights in Lausanne. Here Géraldine makes sure that participants go home with new inputs but also with having had lots of fun. Moreover, and specifically as a human being, Géraldine is litteraly shinning all the time (a peace of joy and dynamism!). Finally, she makes the life at euforia a little more crazy with all her great ideas and facebook posts on our events in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
Sporty, smart and beautiful inside out, Alizé is our “community builder” unicorn and this fantastic animal suits her perfectly because it shows how amazing and colorful she is! Alizé’s strength lies in the collaboration with partners. She always manages to reach fascinating people for our events, who come very motivated and joyful because of the way Alizé approaces them. She is also a very devoted and pro active person who always senses when something is not running smoothly and manages to turn problems into simple solutions. She also brings in her vast knowledge of sustainable development issues into our programs! Her constant will to extend her comfort zone makes her a very curious person who loves to share her latest discoveries such as accroyoga or some indian choregraphies to increase her (and also our) wellbeing!