Fabian Venter

“Action dissipates fear.”

In the words of Fabian Venter, Marketing Consultant and motorbike enthusiast.

 

Current Role…Branding/Presentation Consultant

Location…Silicon Valley, California.

Three words that best describe my role are….
Modern design-thinking. (Most people think of ‘design’ in terms of color or images, but it really is about problem solving.)

The knowledge and skills I needed to get this role were…
Having an unyielding curiosity of how organizations and individuals present themselves. Clarity and understanding of the ‘8 P’s’ of marketing: Product. Place. Promotion. Price. People. Purpose. Passion. Process.

I got these by…
Reading and studying as much as I can on the subject.
Attaching myself to the best mentors I can find.

I spend most of my day…
Asking my clients to pause and look, and I mean really look, at what is happening around them.

When I was growing up I wanted to be…
Like my father.

I still love…
A beautiful typeface, a good story, and a firm handshake.

The best career tip I’ve been given…
Actually, it’s the same as the best ‘life tip’ I have ever received: ‘Action dissipates fear.’

The coolest opportunity I have had in my career so far…
A pro-bono project to help a few super-geeks present their story to raise enough money to send a small satellite into orbit. And they did.

My first job…
Sweeping floors and stocking shelves in my Dad’s store. I was thirteen.

Game of Thrones or Starwars?…
George Lucas is my ‘neighbour’, so it has to be Star Wars.

My best career advice would be…
Figure out what it is you love to do, and then relentlessly pursue it.

Fabian’s on LinkedIn – you can visit his profile here.
Or learn more about modern design thinking from Fabian at fabianventer.com