In this article, we want to introduce Sönke Grewe. He supports the Inpsyde team as Project Manager since October 2019. Sönke has held various positions in the field of software development and gained experience as a project manager, product owner and product manager across different industries. We are very happy to welcome him as a new team member!
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Sönke is 34 years old and lives in Kronshagen, Germany.
“From Kronshagen, it is only about 10 minutes to the baltic sea by car. I often go there with my dog after work. I also go sea fishing which is one of my favorite hobbies. My whole family lives here, too. After a few years outside during my studies and work, I came back to spend more time with them and to be near the sea. Children of the sea are hard to get away from it.”
What is especially important to you?
“My family and friends. And also my freedom and thus my campervan. On my last trip, I was in Norway. The landscape there was really impressive. In spring, I’ll head towards Portugal.”
“I find travelling very grounding. Exploring the surroundings also shows you your own context – especially if you are outside of Europe, when you see the things you normally only know from television. You see real cultures with real problems. That makes it less abstract. It is also a great feeling to experience the hospitality of the people, for example in Sri Lanka. How much they gave me there, although they didn’t have much. One should remember that more often.”
How do you spend your spare time?
“I like being outside. I used to go deep sea fishing with my father. In recent years, I have rediscovered fishing for myself, especially on holiday in Norway and Sweden. It’s pretty cool to fish in the sea. Fishing is a relaxed hobby and I can take my dog with me.”
“If the opportunity arises, I also like to make music. I play guitar and sing. I even used to play in a ska band. Today, I only perform on private occasions like birthdays and such. And the music style has changed. The soft tones are more my strength now. You could say: slushy songs with acoustic guitar.”
“I also do sports. Mostly the classic sports like fitness and strength training to keep the lazy office body fit. And I like to tinker. For example, I have built model airplanes with a lot of high tech like GPS, cameras, etc. By the way: That’s how the Norwegian pictures were taken. I have a lot of other hobbies and interests. That’s why I always do this in phases, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to do everything.”
Sönke’s way to Inpsyde
“When I came across the job ad, I was immediately convinced of the corporate culture and remote working. I really wanted to try it out for myself. It was the next logical step for me, as I had already worked a lot in video conferencing in my previous positions. For me, working remotely is just amazing. I like the productivity that comes with it. You have a high output and it’s much less complicated. I also have more freedom and feel less restricted. For example, I can spontaneously take my dog out during break.”
“As a team lead you have a lot of different responsibilities. The spectrum reaches from sales/account management to product management and also involves a formal team leadership component. It feels like most of my professional experience is put to good use here. I like the Inpsyde staff and I am looking forward to lending a hand in shaping the future of Inpsyde.”
Questions to Inpsyder Sönke
We asked Sönke a few personal questions to give you the chance to learn more about him:
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