In "aizu signals.", Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski, member of various boards of directors and foundation boards, talks about challenges and her definition of success. She also shares how she spends the holidays and shares the best piece of advice she has ever received.
There is objective success - successful projects, compliments, victories, etc. And then there is the subjective side. It is expressed by a feeling of happiness, which occurs when you like something or do something with pleasure. And that is ultimately the important definition of success for me, namely the perceived happiness with what I am and what I do.
To do things that are new to me and to meet people that I cannot assess. I face these challenges to mostly find out that they are absolutely surmountable.
Learn to listen to your gut feeling. But also in this case, learning means that you have to develop and cherish the ability that exists in every human being.
The solidarity between the different stakeholders of a society. This includes fair rules and the willingness of all individuals to make compromises and, from time to time, to cope with defeats.
My family, the joy of life and of what I do as well as my own curious character.
Oh, a lot of things. For example, trips to countries we have never visited before, seeing our children grow up, looking after our grandchildren, driving a tank, and so on.
Don't wait for the right moment in life. When you get a chance, take it and look forward to the new challenge.
Traditionally among the closer and broader family in Zurich and then in the mountains for skiing (not in the sauna area, see question below.)
I rarely get this choice. Meanwhile, I even believe that I am no longer able to sleep in. But I would like to be able to.
Clearly, distinctly and without thinking twice. Ski slope.
Both. But since my husband and I both like cooking, we prefer cooking at home.
Give of course! If you promise me that it will remain between us... also receive incredibly gladly.
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Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski is a member of the Board of Directors of Forbo Holding AG and Swisscontent AG. She is also Vice-Chairwoman of Orpheum, a foundation for the promotion of young musicians, a board member of Swisscontact and the Zurich Zoo Foundation and a member of the Zurich Committee of Human Rights Watch. For three years she was a member of the Board of Directors of tamedia AG and subsequently took over the presidency of the pool of family shareholders.