Ola Yáñez-Łabuda
Project manager with a knack for languages who combines creativity with analytical thinking

You are actually a copywriter at heart but have been working as a project manager at kontextor for years. How did you make the switch?
It was a happy accident. I was working as a copywriter for a major international client. During that time, I also completed several courses in project management. One day our programme manager was unavailable, so I stepped in at the last minute. As it turns out, am I able to keep my cool as well as my sense of humour even when projects get extremely chaotic.

What do you like most about your job at kontextor?
On any given day at kontextor, it can be business as usual or total chaos – or both. Personally I love it, but it can be a challenge in term of organisational skills. I cope really well with change, so I thrive in this atmosphere. On top of that, with all the different cultures, the friendly work environment and stimulating discussions, I can truly say: “YES! I really like my job.”

Last question: If you were allowed to take one book with you to a desert island, which one would it be?
How long will I be there? Probably all the Wheel of Time books, because there are so many of them. I would also take Harry Potter to read on the trip to the island, because it’s my aeroplane book.