Get to Know Your IQ Community: 20 Questions to Cristina Falcão

Each month, Pharma IQ introduces you to a new member of our rapidly-growing global community. We set out to reveal what makes them tick, and what it is that makes them stand out through their work and life experiences. This week's respondent is our columnist and change management expert,  Cristina Falcão

Q: Who is your hero and why?

A: Marie Curie, for her tenacity, determination, and human kindness

Q: Who do you admire in the business world and why?

A: Anthony Robbins, for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors.

Q: What has been your greatest achievement?

A: Great resilience to take some leaps into the unknown

Q: What is your greatest regret?

A:  I never was an Opera singer.

Q: What is your favourite word?

A: Dare a dream, dare be you, dare to take a stand

Q: What is your least favourite word?

A: Impossible, we can make it possible.

Q: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

A: Physicist

Q: What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt?

A: Accountant

Q: Can you describe yourself in 3 words?

A:  I think different

Q: If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?

A: James Watson and Francis Crick, for their incredible work with the double helical structure and replication methods of DNA.

Q: What is your favourite book?

A:  “Of Human Bondage”, Somerset Maugham

Q: What is your favourite film?

A: “Gone With the Wind”

Q: What is your most memorable quotation?

A: My own - “Ethics is like breathing”

Q: If your job requires a lot of travelling - what is your favourite journey?

A: Landing on a new country and meeting a new culture.

Q: What is your favourite dish?

A: “Arroz de Lagosta” (Lobster’s Rice).

Q: What food can you not stand?

A: Couscous

Q: What is the quality you most like in a leader?

A: Ethics and the power of daring to dream a new tomorrow

Q: What is the quality you most like in an employee?

A: Integrity

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

A: Working as a top level freelancer consultant

Q: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

A:  Nothing, the past is what I am today.