What inspired you to found Clean Consulting?
We want to help companies understand their connection to the natural world. We want to help companies know how to do better and be better for the environment because it is our home. Founding Clean Consulting would not have been possible without the two other founders, Salome Vergne and Vitor Takasu, that shared the same views as me. All of my accomplishments with Clean Consulting stems from them.
Who was your role model and/or inspiration?
Anthony Bourdain because not only is he an amazing chef, he is also a great speaker and writer. He loves telling stories and talking with different people. I relate to him in the sense that I love to pick people’s brains about things and, like him, I like to seize every opportunity and my life.
What is the best piece of advice have you received that has helped you be successful?
All the resources you need are in front of you, you just need to work hard and work persistently to accomplish what you want done.
What motivates you?
Looking at the world and seeing all the opportunities there. I spend most of my time reading the news and looking at how we can change things for the better.
How has your life and daily routines in regards to your company changed as a result of COVID-19?
It’s been a big challenge since we don’t have the in-person interactions anymore, so we’ve regrouped to think about what other projects we can still work on. We’ve been doing workshops every two weeks to keep busy and stay interactive with everyone. Right now, we’re working on researching for the future to build stronger cases for when we go back.
If you could go back in time, is there, if at all, anything you’d do differently?
I wouldn’t do anything different because mistakes help us grow, but also, changing the past means missing out on a connection or experience. But, maybe seizing smaller opportunities and spending more time with my family and friends
If you could know the absolute truth to one question, what would you ask?
Is math breakable? Is there anything we can discover in the future that will disprove the math world as we know today? This question stemmed out of a discussion with friends where one of my friends asked if math was breakable.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Corcovado by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.
In your opinion, who do you think is the most impressive person in the world right now, and why?
Elon Musk because he doesn’t mind thinking inside and outside the box. He dreams big and thinks like he doesn’t have any boundaries, allowing him to be disruptive.