We are thrilled to have Olivier Pecheur join our expanding team. He will assist the Gilkison team in the Administration Support role.
Q. What’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?
Watch out for depression. It could sneak up on everyone, people you love, people you know. It uses many disguises to settle in, like stress, fatigue, frustration, etc. It has different names PTSD, post-natal depression, trauma, burnout. Do not think you are immune, no one is.
To keep it at bay, you must surround yourself with great people who appreciate you and share your gratitude with them. You must be supportive, and helpful and smile because you will bring people into your life who will support, help, and smile at you. Have meaningful and caring conversations with people you meet and keep seeking happiness everywhere you go.
When you feel down, remember all the great things you do and enjoy as well as all the people you love and who love you back.
Q. What’s one thing you’re learning now and why is it important?
The most important thing I am learning now is to be a dad! My daughter Satori is turning one year soon, and it’s been a tiring but wonderful experience to learn how to provide for her and to support her in all the things she is discovering like walking and expressing herself. What is magical with children at this age, is that they only need to smile, and giggle, and you forget all the hard times.
Q. What’s your perfect Sunday?
At home, a rich life starts with enjoying a lazy morning with my wife, Thyda, by having a great coffee while watching my daughter, Satori, play. Then I take the whole family for a walk in a park nearby.
In the early afternoon, I would enjoy a motorbike ride for a few hours. I would be back on time to do a bit of gardening with Thyda and Satori before dinner. And the perfect way to end the day is a nice dinner with a glass of wine.