TestFlix 2021 - Astrid Winkler

'TestFlix 2021' - Esteemed Speaker​

Astrid Winkler

Senior Project Manager at ‘Face AG’

Atomic Talk Title: Manage your Emotional Intelligence at work and in life

As human beings, we often deal with difficult situations that most likely include fellow humans. When situations or people start to trigger us it becomes critical to reflect and decide about your reactions within seconds. And sometimes situations warrant us to step back, reflect and do the right thing after thinking through the situation. In scenarios like these, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a great tool, to effectively deal with stressful situations, misunderstandings or conflicts, and in fact, if applied skillfully EI can help one steer things towards success.

As a newbie in the testing industry, I developed my understanding based on different talks I attended. I realised how much human-centric and human-dependent technology is. I learned how testers work and what they deal with. EI can help you become the best version of yourself and help you perform better whether you are a team leader or not, EI can help you become the best version of yourself and help you perform better.

Takeaways:

  1. Why is testing an emotional activity and how can a tester use Emotional Intelligence?
  2. How can Emotional Intelligence change their perspective and using it as a tool in difficult situations.
  3. How to use EI in their personal and business life.
  4. It will help participants understand and react in the best possible way based on the situation/person you are dealing with including your own needs.

 

Speaker Bio

Astrid is currently working as a Project Lead with Swiss firm named Face AG and is primarily responsible for end-to-end success of multiple campaigns and customer engagements under her umbrella.

She is a skilled project manager with excellent people skills and is also proficient in stakeholder management. Her typical day at work involves talking to her stakeholders, understanding their needs, engaging with third parties, negotiating contracts, creating a project plan, and work with her wonderful team to execute it for success.

Astrid’s colleagues often describe her as passionate, inspiring, reliable, open-minded, creative, responsible, careful, helpful, and fun to work with personality.

Astrid’s key strengths are her sharp observation skills (observing situations, subtleties of human behaviors and factors that have an impact on those) and her ability to quickly adapt to new environments.

Based on her professional experience in different domains, she was able to acquire a wide range of specialist knowledge and skills which help her professionally and personally in different areas of life.

Astrid feels motivated when she gets to use her skills in an open-minded environment, and thus complement and empower the team she works with.

She also works as a freelance journo and content writer by passion. She is a creative, compassionate woman who loves to travel and explore new places in her free time.

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