Thrivia aka Stefanie dos Santos

Hey I’m Stefanie and I serve people who want to live a healthier lifestyle and who are total tea lovers.  I love what I do and wouldn’t want to change that for any job in the world.  I’m focused on branding and creating a great customer experience.

I studied Banking & Finance and enjoyed the analytical side of this study but never found it interesting enough to work in that field.  I was always fascinated by branding & marketing.  Especially the psychological side of branding.  I was intrigued with how a brand can create a great experience for the customer.

I love the power of brands and the experiences they can create. Products and brands can change someone’s mood, create emotions and let people experience a totally different version of themselves.  Of course I know that you don’t need any of that to be truly happy. However, I like brands who can create a magical experience.  And that’s what I’m aspiring to do as well with my own products.  Most of my work happens on my laptop and smartphone.  That’s one of the reasons technology means a lot to me.  Because without it I couldn’t do any of the things I do now.

I love technology, trying new apps and gadgets.  I’m fascinated by how technology can disrupt everything and everyone around us.  Because I grew up with that, I almost take it for granted.  When I experience moments of my mom using her smartphone and discovering a new feature on an app which makes her happy (which isn’t actually super special) I see the true beauty of what technology can do.  It can create moments of joy, moments of connection to loved ones far away and it can create a better version of ourselves, if we let that happen. 
I’m not yet heavily involved in this area, but I hope I can be a part of that disruption and bring more of that joy and experience into people’s hands. 

I’m a music junkie. I listen to music all day long. I listen to a lot of Deep House, R’n’B, EDM, Jazz, and more.  I just started playing piano again and am getting comfortable improvising and playing by ear.  Before I used to play classical music.

I read or listen to new books on a regular basis, especially books in the business and personal development space.  I like how books can change and shape you to become more of who you want to be.

What I wish someone told me before:  
Have the courage to express yourself and live your life true to yourself. Don’t try to be someone you’re not, or do something you don’t want to. Try as many things as you want and for as long as you can.  You not only have one passion, you have multiple passions and most times you only find out what your true passion is by doing and experiencing something.  So don’t get frustrated if you don’t know what you want to do with your life yet.  Take one step in one direction, if you like it continue.  If you don’t change direction.  There is no right or wrong way.  There is only your way and other people’s ways.  So don’t get trapped into thinking you have to walk other people’s paths.  You’ll find your way.  Just keep walking and enjoying your journey.

Quick Facts:
Favorite drink: Soya Matcha Latte.
Favorite Websites: Medium, Inc., Entrepreneur, Instagram, Quora, Youtube, Wired and many more.
Favorite Apps: Soundcloud, Evernote, Instagram, Audible, Omvana Favorite Music Artists: Banks, Clean Bandit, Beyonce, Alina Baraz, Snakehips
Stefanie dos Santos, Zurich