In our first (of many) edition of the Nosto Team Spotlight, meet Emma Luoto, our HR Business Partner. Learn about her favorite memory at Nosto, the one place she yearns to revisit in a pandemic-free world, and the time she experienced a euphoric epiphany on a dance floor in Barcelona.
Q: How did you find out about Nosto and what were your first impressions about the company?
Emma: I was looking for a job in HR and a former colleague mentioned that Nosto was looking for someone to fill this role. Having worked with Kaisa (Global Head of HR) before, she thought I would be a good fit for the company.
Q: What’s your favorite Nosto memory?
Emma: I think it would have to be a moment at our company kick-off event in Barcelona, right after the gala party ended and the venue staff turned the lights back on. My mind was just thinking, “what the hell just happened?!” I don’t think I have ever experienced such joy and togetherness on a dance floor – people just let go. I took a selfie to remember that moment.
Q: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Emma: Hmm, tough one. I think it would have to be Melbourne where I visited in January. The food, the atmosphere and people were just awesome. New York is one of my favourite places too; that’s the only place I have had travel-related dreams about during the pandemic.
Q: How would your friends describe you?
Emma: Phew, tough one. I think (hope?) they would say that I’m very often happy, I sing and dance even if we are in public (oh boy how my kid will be embarrassed of me in the future!) and that I love helping people. One of my friends says that her favourite story about me is about a time that I helped a stranger cure his hiccups by scaring him with a loud scream behind him. So I guess being brave to the point of being silly is part of me, too.
Q: What is your absolute dream job?
Emma: I don’t want to be cheesy, but this (Nosto) is kind of it right now. As a kid, my dream job changed from CEO to background dancer (and, as an adult, I have scratched both off my list :D) I love organizing events too, but wouldn’t want to do purely that either. I want to work in an international environment and help people.
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