Catarina has a degree in Organizational Psychology from ISCTE. Over the past 15 years, she has developed her experience between consulting and the Human Resources development area. She had the opportunity to work on different projects in the areas of Executive Search & Assessment at Boyden and Invesco Transearch. Later, she was linked to a more generalist approach of Human Resources management, in companies such as Auchan and Luz Saúde, where she integrated several training projects, recruitment, performance evaluation and HR processes. Her passion for consulting made her embark on HumanFit and later moved to the Talent Attraction & Assessment area ofJason Associates, where she had the opportunity to develop projects in Outsourcing In-house. Her curiosity and multiple interests ended up defining her professional career. Despite having a reserved stance, is natural to create trusting relationships. Focused and organized, is very result oriented. Whoever knows her highlights her sense of humor, serenity and her genuine concern for others. Currently, she is Manager of Argo Partners, with transversal responsibilities in Executive Search and Recruitment processes, as well as in specific HR development projects.
What was the most curious thing you have seen until today?
I consider the word “curious” to be something singular, unique, this automatically takes me back to Cuba, which I visited in 2008, and it was undoubtably my first trip to difference. While I was there I constantly felt like I was part of a movie from the 50’s and it also made me realize that the word “freedom” has many boundaries and different elasticities. It’s also possible to see many curious things sitting in a café, you just need to pay attention.
How would you like to see the world in 10 years?
Less “instagramed” and more real, more lived, enjoyed and felt! I hope we can live in the present without the insane anxiety in which we live in today, constantly looking at the next step.
A trait you enjoy in other people?
A lot of smiles that turn into laughs – the kind that can compete with me! I am also in love with people’s eyes (they can say so much in silence) and with hands as well.
A book that inspires you…
“Aparição” by Vergílio Ferreira – it was the first book that made a difference in me, because of the contemplation it does on the human consciousness visible to itself. What is best seen is the unseen, because “what is closest to eyes, are the eyes themselves, and no one sees the eyes”.
A place that makes you happy?
The view when landing in Lisbon – I love it! It gives me the Comfort of someone who went off to explore the world, that lived and brings others with her from another corner of the world, but is now back to her city, to her people and to the place where she is the most happy!