This week’s Nosto team spotlight shines on 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, he 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.
This article originally appeared by our friends at Nosto.