We are a little weird and
Life’s a little weird,
And if we find someone whose
Weirdness is compatible with ours,
We join up with them and fall in
Mutual Weirdness and call it: Love.
– Dr. Seuss
At Don’t Believe The Type we flourish by providing our clients with a very precious element: time.
With a little more time in your day, you can focus on becoming successful in your business and finding purpose, which, in return, affords you the freedom of being the best you can be – not only in your professional life, but especially as a human being.
We like to create experiences and a business that inspires others, that makes you happy by dealing with us and in return motivates you to passing it on to others. We are a creative and passionate bunch, experienced and professional, and terribly reliable and efficient. We dare to admit that we can obsess on getting the job right, without it turning ‘difficult’.
We also like to do things differently, we like the quirkiness of life, we don’t do boring too well. Our company culture is colourful and we like to laugh. A lot. We’re optimists, we’re dreamers and we believe that every little action in the world counts to make a difference. We like to put kindness into the world, and believe in treating others the way we would like to be treated.
At Don’t Believe The Type we prefer uniqueness over a linear (business) life.
Working with clients from different lines of business, whether it be Small Business, Creative Industries or Social Enterprises, we especially love working with clients who like to think out of the box and have heart and soul.
Quality and essence over style – you’ve already guessed: we don’t like blowing trumpets too much.
Who’s the chief brain behind Don’t Believe The Type?
Hi. My name is Janna.
I like boasting about being a cosmopolitan at heart, a globetrotter by passport and starting out as a Foreign-Language-Secretary by profession. I could also add that my professional experience spans over two decades and has included many different industries along the way.
Generally I’m not that pretentious though, so I’ll keep it to the stuff that really matters: I originally wanted to become an astronaut, an archeologist, an adventurer on the traces of Jack London or a boom box ornithologist. Despite failing all of the formerly mentioned, my career (and life) still has been anything than boring.
When not dodging flying editorials thrown by choleric publishers, helping to organise the only type of goats milk in the country to get a high-profile artist to perform, organising academic event schedules and assuring smooth execution to getting offices managed, filed accurately and archives undusted in order to operate efficiently and generate success, I loved to travel the globe extensively in the past, armed with a plastic spoon and a towel you should never leave without (thanks to the Hitchhiker’s Guide).
If my professional life would permit, my visit to some countries extended to a longer audience than usual. Not because I won the lottery, but more due to a curious and open mind and getting excitement out of fighting off snakes when debagging on banana plantations in Australia, taking cheeky baboons on merry-go-rounds whilst attempting to steal my ice-cream at the Cape of Good Hope, restoring Chinese Junks in Hawai’i and teaching children in remote African villages the holy game of Backgammon.
Life and my professional career have surely been a very interesting and unpredictable ride and might have slightly contributed to the premature growth of grey hairs. In saying this I feel blessed of having been able to grow professionally in a variety of businesses and working with many different characters that enriched my life.
My days have rarely been the same and thanks to a healthy can-do-attitude that is exactly the way I like it.
My day-dreaming husband would say I’m ‘slightly’ OCD.
My neurotic son would say I’m always too busy.
And my over-affectionate cat would say I’m ….
I wouldn’t entirely agree to all of it.
I was born an original – so why would I want to die a copy?
Besides our busy little robots, we work with a small and dedicated team of specialists, who share our mutual weirdness to help create/maintain the awesomeness we hope to be in our clients’ lives.
Should we prevail and succeed in convincing our superheroes to overcome their shyness, you’ll be meeting them here soon.