A lot of us who live in Norway would head to the beaches when he have some free days. Ruben Nilsen Robertsen did something else. For the month of January, he offered his services and knowledge to people and companies who were interested to learn from his expertise. Hats off to that. At a young age of 29 years, he has already acquired 10 years of working experience in the travel industry with focus on hotel. He started from the ground up and it was not an easy ride, but he is where he is now because of his perseverance. I invited him to talk to my class and without any hesitation, he said yes. We were lucky to have him and the students loved him. What an inspiring history. I interviewed him after that and this is what came out of our conversation.
Ruben was born in Tromsø and now lives in Mo i Rana, both beautiful Norwegian cities in the north. He went to school at “Norges Toppidrettsygymnas” in Kongsvinger and was talented in football back then. He sees himself as an entrepreneur who likes to create new things and find new paths. I was surprised to hear he has ADD, which is basically ADHD without the the H (hyperactivity). He has learned to control the symptoms of his condition which has given him high implementation skills, huge working capacity and unafraid to go out of his comfort zone to learn something new. Amazing!
I asked him 7 questions.
Biking on the alps is a dream for Ruben