Bastian Thöle

I love the freedom, fun, and boldness.

Learning at Capgemini is really unique and driven by our core values.

Bastian Thöle

Director, Capgemini Invent, Germany

 

Tell us a bit about your current role at Capgemini and how you got to where you are today.

I joined Capgemini five years ago as a Senior Consultant with Invent, then moved to Manager, Senior Manager and then to a Director role where today I lead a team of around 20 consultants within our Insights-Driven Enterprise unit. Throughout my career with Capgemini, I’ve really gotten to know our company core values as well as numerous great colleagues first hand!

How has learning and development impacted your career?

Learning at Capgemini is really unique and driven by our core values. A big impact on my personal development was definitely the chance to take part in Capgemini’s global talent acceleration program Connect & Drive in 2018. The people dimension of the program, in particular, was quite different from what I knew and had experienced in the past. I got to know fellow participants – as valued colleagues, but also through intense personal connections. The program also impacted me in terms of how I self-reflect and gave me a way of connecting dots that I couldn’t do before.

The highlight of the Connect & Drive journey had to be the LEAD program in Bangalore. It was a life-changing experience that opened my eyes to many things and improved me not only in my professional style but also in how to make a personal work-life balance.

I also spent time on the other side, conducting training sessions. I focused on a specific functional training on our Guide – Deliver – Receive framework, which briefly put, is a simple, holistic, and radical approach to slice and dice processes into little chunks that can be quickly and logically moved into different team units.

What do you love/ace about your career at Capgemini?

I love the freedom, fun, and boldness that comes with my career at Capgemini as well as the unique entrepreneurial spirit that can be felt throughout the company.

Bastian Thöle