Our Offices & Our People

Our Offices

We have over 30 members of full-time staff across our offices in the UK, Germany and the USA.

It is important to us to have representation in the countries we operate our programmes, so you can be sure Xplore is always on hand to offer support and assistance.

Xplore Head Office

12 Bury Street,
Stowmarket,
Suffolk IP14 1HA

Tel: +44 (0) 1449 742700

Email: info@xploretheworld.com

Xplore GmbH

Hamburg / Berlin / Cologne

Xplore USA

North Carolina / Colorado / Arizona

Meet Our Team

Here at Xplore we really are a family, and like to give the personal touch to everything we do – no matter if you are an agent, a parent, a student, a host family, a school or a potential member of staff, you will quickly be able to put a face to a name, have a personal contact for your enquiry and be part of the Xplore team!

Use the bar below to see who works in each of our departments…

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Lewi

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Lewi

Managing Director / CEO

Est. 2002

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Find out about them rather than talk about yourself.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That I don’t do anything.

How did you get into the industry?

When I was 16 my games teacher asked if I wanted a summer job as a “Gofer".

What’s your best piece of advice?

If you need to make a tough decision take the emotion out of it, but put it back in when you need to deliver the news.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

My first summer at Kids Klub (Xplore’s previous name).

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

That I am still here

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

I find it very difficult to network as I am actually quite shy so I am pushing myself to attend more meetings.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

I pride myself on the sense of team and family we have all across Xplore.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I live in the middle of a field and thats the best thing about it.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

A fish tank (not sure why).

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

I guess Dutch would help as my wife is Dutch.

What is your learning style?

I am 100% “Monkey see, Monkey do".

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

I am lucky enough to travel a lot through work and also personally but some of the adventures abroad have produced some of the best memories.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Canada and it is on the list!

Ben

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Ben

Sales & Marketing Director

Est. 2002

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be yourself, smile and be positive. They’ve never met you before either and are probably just as nervous!

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That I’m only busy in the summer months!

How did you get into the industry?

After having spent a number of summer holidays as a student working in the industry as an activity instructor, centre manager and TEFL teacher, in 2002 I had the opportunity to join Lewi in launching what was to later become Xplore.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Stay true to yourself.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Being at camp, meeting people from different countries and spending the summers outdoors!

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

Just how large the industry is and the number of opportunities out there.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Understanding people’s behaviour and how to get the best out of them.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Taking the business on 17 years ago and still being here today! There have been many ups and a few downs along the way but the journey has taken me to many new places, enabled me to experience and understand a variety of different cultures, whilst meeting some great people along the way.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

"Bury St Edmunds - it’s a nice market town with just enough going on! Suffolk - the countryside! England - the seasons (even if it does rain now and again!"

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

A state-of-the-art coffee machine (and a barista who knows how to use it!)

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

I can get by in French but I’d love to be able to speak Italian or Spanish. Their language is so expressive and interesting, plus it would help me when I’m eating/drinking their fantastic food and wine!

What is your learning style?

I guess I like learning by doing but from experience having some logic/theory behind you is always useful!

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

I’ve been fortunate to travel to many incredible places and most of my favourite memories are dominated by food. These are a few of my stand-outs - Australia, for the outdoor lifestyle. Japan, for the culture. Mexico and Vietnam, for the food!

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Great question! Cuba - before it becomes too commercialised (if it’s not late!). It has so much history and culture to explore. With my work hat on, Colombia and Argentina are next on the list!

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Emma

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Emma

Marketing Manager

Est. 2012

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Smile! Ask questions, and make a joke - people always feel more relaxed when laughing!

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That marketing is a fluffy job - full of pictures, creative and spending lots of money BUT we work really hard to get more visitors to our sites, be seen by more people, in more countries and ultimely sell more!

How did you get into the industry?

I began at Xplore as maternity cover in the Marketing department after University, and have worked (& studied) my way up to Marketing Manager

What’s your best piece of advice?

If you don't ask, you don't get

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How global we are! Our customers could be from anywhere in the world, which makes marketing super challenging but also really exciting

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Being more strategic and planning a schedule to run to.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Studying for my CIM Level 6 Diploma whilst working full-time was pretty tough going but I did it, that or coming back to work after having my baby girl.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

The countryside, I love being close to cities and towns for convenience but fresh air and beautiful scenery is calming.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

A snack trolley that comes round or a garden to sit in when the sun is shining

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Italian - think of all the food!

What is your learning style?

Verbal, I have got to talk something through with another person, either teaching them or a discussion, or I need to write things down!

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

I went to Bali on my own for my 29th birthday, the experience really forced me out of my comfort zone as I had to make an effort if I wanted to have a good time celebrating my birthday with others! It was one of the best birthdays I've ever had!

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

For me travelling is all about 2 things - food and culture so top of the list currently is Singapore or Japan.

Charlotte

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Charlotte

Digital Marketing Executive

Est. 2019

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Fake it till you make it. Be confident and be yourself!

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

I don’t just work on the digital side of things

How did you get into the industry?

I started at Xplore after completing my degree at University

What’s your best piece of advice?

Everything happens for a reason

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Being with my friends

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How many different programmes we have

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Expanding my knowledge on building websites

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Successfully getting a group of agents out of London in rush hour without loosing anyone

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I can get out of bed 5 minutes before I need to be at work

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

An office dog

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Chinese

What is your learning style?

Going over everything again and again and again until I remember it

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Being with my family

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

The Maldives

Nicola

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Nicola

Groups Account Manager

Est. 2016

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be yourself

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That I just sit at a desk all year, when really I get to go to different countries & meet new people all the time

How did you get into the industry?

I worked at a summer camp in Canada for four years and then looked for a similar job when I moved to England

What’s your best piece of advice?

Time is more valuable than money. You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Getting my first dog - Hamish

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

The flexibility

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Knowledge of all of our products in the US & Germany

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

That I started as an Activity Instructor and I am now managing all our Group Client Accounts who are travelling to the UK

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I live in a tiny village that has a very involved community which is very cute. Reminds me of “typical English” living

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

A dog

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Spanish - I think it’s a beautiful language, and very useful

What is your learning style?

Visual/Kinaesthetic

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Being in Wanaka, New Zealand for Christmas

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia - the worlds largest salt flat

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Becky

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Becky

Finance Assistant

Est. 2012

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be yourself.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That I just count money.

How did you get into the industry?

I wanted a fun outdoor activities summer job, I found Xplore and then never left!

What’s your best piece of advice?

Wear sun screen.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

being presented the bronze medal by an Olympic swimmer when competing for English Schools Swimming Association.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How much it feels like a family.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

I am studying my AAT Level 3.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

eing the Centre Manager and being awarded the centre of the summer.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I love Needham Market, it is just lovely with lots of nice dog walks right on my doorstep.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Furniture for the ‘roof top garden’ .

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Italian because it sounds so beautiful.

What is your learning style?

I am an active person and like to learn by doing.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Playing with a wild sea lion whilst snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Space.

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Neil

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Neil

Head of Operations

Est. 2013

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Look them in the eye!

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

Health & Safety is boring

How did you get into the industry?

Met the CEO of Xplore at a social event, had a great chat...

What’s your best piece of advice?

Teamwork makes the dream work!

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Having fun

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

The fantastic Ethos

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Juggling...and not the clown type!

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Team swim of Lake Windermere

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

Bury St Edmunds - Carluccios!

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Japanese! We just visited and what a fantastic country and people

What is your learning style?

I like to put things straight into action

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

My first ever taxi ride

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Vietnam

Dave

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Dave

Training, Development & Equipment Manager

Est. 2007

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be yourself.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

I don’t know, you’d have to ask them!

How did you get into the industry?

By necessity as nothing else was available.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Live free.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Thankful I avoided getting my head kicked in.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

Still waiting for that!

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Being nicer to staff with the hope they respond better, it didn’t work! Back to being scary…

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Being at Xplore for nearly 30 years.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

Nomadic - the freedom!

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Me as I’m never there.

What is your learning style?

Action.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Reminds me how lucky I am.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Tibet.

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Jackie

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Jackie

Placement Coordinator

Est. 2014

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

A warm, friendly demeanour.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That we have busy times of the year, rather than it being busy all year!!

How did you get into the industry?

I was part of the school were it all began.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Engage brain before speaking, i’m yet to master this though!

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Friendships, camaraderie, carefree attitude.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

The amount of websites that come and go.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

How to remain civilised when in fact you are actually screaming inside.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

My Cloud in the MyChoice office AKA The Whiteboard also being able to hang out with the kids!!!

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

Gt Finborough - Small friendly village, built our house with many people who are still our friends.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

A new blind for the window (not a red one).

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Italian?

What is your learning style?

Action, to see and understand.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Travelling with my family and spending quality time with them and now with my grandchildren as well.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Bali, Machu Picchu, Sri Lanka, Australia the list is endless.

Brad

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Brad

Business Development Executive

Est. 2019

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be confident and make the first move.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

I work on the same thing every day.

How did you get into the industry?

Started with work experience after graduating University.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Save for a rainy day.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Winning my first football cup final.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How hectic the summer camps are.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Client liaising.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Keeping an activity centre running throughout the summer.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

Stowmarket – Its quiet after living in London for 3 years I realised I didn’t like the overcrowded lifestyle.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Office pet.

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Chinese – China is a Global Superpower, so it would be useful to speak the language.

What is your learning style?

Kinaesthetic.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Working at the Brunei Football Association for two weeks.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

America.

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Cené

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Cené

Director of Operations

Est. 2015

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Be genuine and make it fun!

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

People sometimes think I am a spammer.

How did you get into the industry?

20 years ago…in a land far away…A coordinator for CIEE came into my café and asked me if I would host. It grew from there. The next year, I was asked to coordinate in the community where I first met Andreas at an international meeting in Costa Rica, and after a year became Regional Manager and then Regional Director of the west coast. It grew from there!

What’s your best piece of advice?

You only live once and if you do it right, once is enough!

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Surfing.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

I didn’t want to leave!

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

Host Family Whisperer!

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Bringing the world to my community. Seriously, this community was lacking in culture and diversity. I am proud of making a change.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I live in Simla, a VERY small town in Colorado around 600 people. Surrounded by cattle ranches and real Cowboys…Its Never Boring!

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

An assistant!

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

French, I think it sounds beautiful!

What is your learning style?

Visual Learner.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Years ago, before cell phones existed, my daughter and I were trying to call home to Colorado from a phone booth in Dinard, France. We had purchased a phone card and we thought we were speaking to the operator, asking if he spoke English, He responded…”Very little, please speak slowly”. We explained that we were trying to call home to USA and having problems using the phone card. He said “ Please wait 5 minutes”. We waited on the phone and about 5 minutes later the local firemen showed up in the fire truck to help us. It was a special memory that I will never forget.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

New Zealand.

Kristina

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Kristina

Programme Manager

Est. 2019

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Usually when I am meeting new people or I am going to a group event, I like to bring some snacks. Everyone loves snacks.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

I have found the biggest misconception about my job so far to be that people sometimes think my phone calls are a scam until I explain who Xplore is and what experiences we can offer.

How did you get into the industry?

My background is in education, and getting into the industry came at the perfect time. Katherine and I had worked together previously and knew our skillset made for a good team, so when she called me about a position I was more than happy to be a part of Xplore.

What’s your best piece of advice?

I tell myself all the time to change life by doing, not thinking. Also to drink more water.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

One of my fondest teenage memories is tubing down the river every summer with my friends. The invigorating natural water ride made even the hottest day fun and worth every moment.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How sad the children were to go home from our Asheville language camp was a bit of a surprise. I knew they would miss their host families, but the lasting impact and connection made was quite touching to watch firsthand.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

As different seasons reflect different tasks, right now I am honing in and continually developing my sales and marketing skills. Turning brainstorms into picking up the phone and making it happen.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

I am really proud that we found such amazing host parents for all of our students and that we are able to instrument these valuable experiences every year.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

Asheville, North Carolina is a thriving hub of mountain culture and where nature meets city. It’s hard to pick one favorite thing about my hometown, but the distinctly beautiful seasons are very special to me.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

I love my Xplore office!

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

If I could speak any language it would be Portuguese because I love the way it’s spoken and written.

What is your learning style?

My preferred learning style is visual accompanied by practical use.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

I have not quite gotten to the ‘abroad’ level of traveling yet, but I hope to one day very soon! I have traveled around many US cities though, New Orleans being the most recent and very memorable. My favorite memory there was dancing in a street parade in the French Quarter.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

New Zealand is probably on the top of my destination list.

Christy

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Christy

Outreach & Development Manager

Est. 2017

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Smile and say hi or comment on something going on in the moment.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

I think most people assume we only offer academic programs. I often find myself explaining that we also have various summer programs and custom tours as well.

How did you get into the industry?

I was running the Celiac Disease chapter in Arizona when Cené called for help placing a Spanish girl with celiac disease. After learning more about the hosting opportunity, my family offered to host this girl. A short time later, I was offered a job with Xplore’s US team.

What’s your best piece of advice?

One of my favorite quotes is “What you think about, you bring about”. So make your thoughts good ones.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Traveling the US during the summer. We visited over 30 states in three weeks. We visited Washington DC, Ford’s Theater, the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Ole Opry and so many other places I had never seen before.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

The connections made between students and their host families. It is fun to hear about the host families visiting students in their home countries and continuing to be a part of their lives even after the program ends.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

I am always working on organization and improving processes.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Completing insurance audits. (lol)

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I love Arizona because the weather is great and there are so many things to do nearby. Within two hours, I can be in the mountains in the snow. It’s four hours away from the Grand Canyon and six hours away from the beach. I also love my community as it has all of the things my family needs and wants.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Lunches with my US team (We are all in different states so it’s not possible. But it would be nice!)

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Definitely Spanish. Living in Arizona, it would be helpful and allow me to communicate with the Spanish speaking members of our community.

What is your learning style?

I learn best from doing. It really helps to have someone to ask questions in the beginning as I am doing it.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

Having lunch with my Spanish host daughter and her mom in Madrid, Spain. I was traveling for work and they flew to Madrid to see me and show me around their country a bit. It was so nice to see her again.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Australia.

Katherine

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Katherine

Programme Director

Est. 2017

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

As a kid, I moved around to different cities almost every year because of my parents’ jobs, so I was constantly meeting new people. I’d say that if you feel shy, there is a good chance there is someone else feeling the same way, hoping that someone would say hi to them too. Just reach out and introduce yourself. If you are on a program together, you already have that in common.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That I have an office and regular office hours. I work remotely most of the year from Rome, and then return to Asheville for the camp season, so my schedule is very flexible, as I am working on 2 different time zones.

How did you get into the industry?

I always loved to travel, so after studying to be a teacher, I spent 4 years teaching English abroad - 2 years in South Korea and 2 years in Zambia as a volunteer with the Peace Corps. After returning the the US, I found a job as an English teacher at Xplore’s summer camp in Asheville and the rest is history.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Years from now you will regret the things that you didn’t do more than the things that you did do, so take that risk and do the thing that scares you.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

I remember high school graduation. My family lives all across the USA, so we rarely get to see each other, but everyone came to visit and we spent the week together.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

Although I work from home and am often alone, the team is very close and I get the chance to speak to people from all around the world every day. It’s a very global feeling from my little ‘office.'

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

I am a teacher at heart, so my favorite part of the job is interacting with the students while they are here. I am working on improving my marketing skills, since that is not my strength.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

I am very proud of the successes of our Asheville day camp, and the relationships that have formed between the students and their host families. We carefully select all our host families and pair them with students, so to see them bonding and becoming close is really rewarding.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

I am living half of my time in Asheville NC and half in Rome, Italy. In Asheville, I think my favorite thing are the mountains. It is so peaceful and relaxing to be able to go for a hike in the woods so close to home, with beautiful views and fresh air. In Rome, I’d have to say that I love just going for walks in the center of the city and getting lost. There is something beautiful and new to discover around every corner - oh, and also carbonara.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Since I have a home office, I would love to spend more time with my Xplore coworkers. Keeping it a home office, an espresso machine would be cool.

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

I am currently studying Italian, as I am living in Rome and my husband is Italian, so I would like to become more fluent to be able to communicate better with his family and friends.

What is your learning style?

For languages, I prefer to learn in a group. I have a difficult time learning by listening, so I also need to see things in writing and to read them to understand the pronunciation. I am a total nerd for grammar and want to understand all of the logic behind it.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

I lived in Zambia for 2 years as a volunteer teacher and lived with a host family. My favorite memory was cooking together with my host mom around the fire every night. We’d eat out under the stars around the fire and talk about our days.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

So many to choose from! If I had to name just a few, I’d say probably Mexico, Nepal or Indonesia.

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Simon

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Est. 2015

What is your best tactic or advice for meeting new people?

Eye contact and be confident.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That it’s easy.

How did you get into the industry?

I worked for Kids Klub, now Xplore, in 1997 when I was 15 years old for a summer job.

What’s your best piece of advice?

Take your time.

What is your best lasting memory from when you were a teenager?

Winning a National Rugby 7’s Tournament.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Xplore?

How well every one gets on.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?

On-boarding.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?

Gaining my CIPD Level 5.

What is your favourite thing about where you live?

The people.

If you could add one thing to your Xplore office, what would it be?

Ice cream machine.

If you could speak any language, what would it be? (and why?)

Flemish.

What is your learning style?

Visual learner that needs to just do it.

What is your favourite memory from travelling abroad?

The heat.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

South America.

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Thank you for your great work with children and teens, I really appreciate the quality of your team and organization and it was really great for me as well as they have been so happy, healthy and they learned a lot with you all!

Ena (Parent)Netherlands

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