Part leader, part mum, part psychologist: Adeline has a thousand roles in Oval!
Her official title is People Engagement Manager, but Adeline is not afraid to face any and all of the interesting problems that come up in the London office on a daily basis. No matter what the question is - did the order arrive broken? Is the price too high? Is the invoice incorrect? - she's got the answer!
However, despite her iron fist when it comes to organisation, she has a heart of gold, and keeps her eyes peeled for even the smallest sign of dissatisfaction amongst her colleagues. Whatever ails them, she is ready to cure it with delicious crêpes!
Adeline's year in numbers:
🏋️♀️ 31 session of British Military Fitness
🛫 26 planes taken
🎉 3 office openings in London
📑 1,328 invoices saved and bank transactions completed
1. What was your idea of Oval before you started?
Being a fast growing company in a new industry for me, Oval seemed to be a place where I could challenge myself and learn a lot!
2. After a year working with us, would you say it was everything you expected it to be?
Yes! I expected to be in a company that values culture and this is exactly the place!
3. What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
I like to cook, both alone and with my daughter Elise. The results are very different in terms of quality and mess created, but the process is always enjoyable!
4. If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world where would it be?
I love people, but I wouldn't mind a short holiday on a desert island, with only a book, pen and paper for company.
5. What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
I live in the UK while my family is in France, so I can't live without my phone. It is fundamental to keep the connection and my nerves steady.
6. What is your degree in?
I studied marketing when social media was still dawning. It impresses me how much the content of a marketing programme has changed since then!
7. What did you do before you started with Oval?
I had my own business for 3 years: I was making French crêpes in 2 shops in London.
8. What's your biggest fear?
Water. I am afraid of drowning.
9. What’s your biggest weakness?
I am 32 years old, not 20 anymore! 😂
10. What’s your favourite quote/line from a movie?
The most dangerous phrase in the language is "We've always done it this way."
It's from Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers of programming.
11. What did you want to be growing up?
I wanted to be a businesswoman. In fact, I was fascinated by the mum of one of my friends who was regularly wearing a suit and carrying a mobile phone when they were not popular yet. The fascination for suits quickly stopped and now I would wear jeans anywhere!
12. What would you like to be famous for?
For putting people first in the work environment.
I would love if what we are trying to do in Oval would become a standard among companies.