Marite Metsla

Associate Director, ASE Facilitator

What is the Capgemini value that resonates with you and why?

Boldness. Capgemini has taught me how to be bold, confident and how it’s ok to learn from your mistakes. They encourage and enable you to do challenging things. If I’ve been very sure and shown I want to pursue something, Capgemini has always supported me.

What are you passionate about in your role?

World can be so simple and complex at the same time. At Capgemini, we have a unique opportunity to help our clients. In my role, I get to meet thousands of clients every year and help them accelerate and move forward through a 1-3 day event. I love it because problems we help to solve are never just rational. Every problem in the world has an answer – so what makes them complex? They are complex because they require people who need to come together because they all have a piece of the puzzle. They are also complex because people who come together carry their emotional baggage with them. Problems also have a political side. My job is to see all of that holistically and design something that will truly help the client move forward and sustain the change they are about to embark on. And I get to do that creatively – I have built 3D houses people had to walk through to feel as one, built a massive tree that a luxury client grew with their ideas, ordered 150 balloons to send people off to an adventure and lit 80 people’s negative thoughts on fire.

What has been the most empowering moment in your Capgemini career journey?

The most empowering moment for me was when I went to the CEO of Capgemini in Singapore and asked if I could start the ASE centre in Asia. First they said no but I didn’t give up. I was given my first event in January 2017 and I went all out – I poured my heart and soul into it. I showed them I was so passionate about it. They saw it and helped me make the centre come to life. We went from nothing to over 15 massive events a year in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Middle East. I couldn’t have done it ever without Capgemini and the support of the leaders.

What have you gained from working at Capgemini from a career perspective?

I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many different kinds of people and I realised humans are just humans. At the end of the day – we are all the same! I’ve worked with incredibly smart people and I am in awe of how passionate they are about their clients. I’ve also got to travel the world – literally, and through that I’ve seen so much, learnt so much and made connections otherwise I would have never made. But it’s never been handed to me – you have to be proactive and go after your dreams. Capgemini appreciates people like that.

When did you realise you belong at Capgemini?

The moment I knew Capgemini was a company I loved was when I was going through something difficult in my personal life. I went to explain my situation and asked for help. I didn’t have to say anything else after that – Capgemini helped me. From that moment on, I knew that Capgemini deserved my full attention and effort.

 

Marite Metsla