Oldest of three. Born in Central Bohemia to a beekeeping family of passionate musicians. Always eager to learn new things, skills. Bookworm since first grade, student of linguistics, phonetics and Czech literature. Wrote and published master thesis on song lyrics, hand type-set including notes and self bound in luxury paper. Teacher of Czech and English for 8 years. Never afraid of technology, trying to command it rather than being commanded, thus moved into IT to become technical communicator and analyst.
Amateur typographer, photographer, flute and bass player.
Areas of Expertise
Technical Communication, Analysis and Problem Solving, Simplification., storytelling & writing, Bridging gaps between different mindsets, Finding strengths in people, Patience, Supporting
An idea worth spreading
Be kind and patient, slow in judgement. When you're looking into flames, it might be just a mirror image of fire behind your own back.
I'm passionate about
my wife, typography, improvements, troubleshooting, woodcarving, sailingboats, high-key photography, jazz
Talk to me about
your hobbies, woodworking and crafts, acoustic music, people you love, photography, TEDx. places you have been to
People don't know I'm good at
baking, lighting fire, learning from mistakes, making wooden whistles
My TED story
I think I first saw Barry Schwarz's talk on paradox of choice. Then watched some more videos on TED and suddenly couldn't get enough. I became of of the first 4 translators of TED talks into Czech and later learned that TEDx is being organized in Prague for the first time. I offered help as a volunteer and soon became one of the core organizers. Nowadays I focus on supporting team communication, finding and preparing speakers and organizing TEDxSalons with scientists.