Marco Pin – Your personal support guru
Born in Sydney, I soon moved to Europe with my family. I lived between London, Venice, Munich and Barcelona thanks to my dad’s travel business.
When I graduated from school, I found myself unsure of what to do with my life. The only direction was from my parents who had given me no choice but to go to university. I decided to do my double-degree in Sport Management and International Studies which would allow me to follow two of my greatest passions in life – football and Italy!
Studying my degree at university didn’t give me the skills I wanted… but it did allow me to spend a year on exchange in Bologna, Italy. It was probably the best year of my life. I met my partner there, I travelled around Europe and I fell in love with a city that offered a fantastic young vibe, a rich culture and the best food in Italy!”
Upon graduating from University, I once again found myself unsure of what to do. After looking around, I eventually found an internship with Football Federation Australia before becoming employed there. But the travel bug had not been cured and soon enough I left Australia again for my happy place – Bologna.
Purely as a means to support myself, I began teaching English as a second language – having thought that it would not really suit me. As it turned out, I absolutely loved teaching. I was able to work with four-year-olds all the way to seventy-year-olds and it allowed me to speak to different people about many different things on a daily basis. It was nice just being able to help people gain a new skill and see that development take place.”
As with all good things, my time in Bologna came to an end and I came to Australia seeking greener pastures. Very quickly I found an opportunity working as an independent contractor in the sales and marketing industry. Once again I was able to speak to people on a daily basis and enjoyed what to me was a novel approach to life. After 18 months in sales, I took a position with one of the companies I was contracted to as a business development manager. In this roll I was able to grow three campaigns from scratch. In order to sustain the growth of the campaigns I needed to fuel the recruitment component of the business. I genuinely enjoyed finding contractors for each of the campaigns, helping with the logistics and supporting everyone from behind the scenes. I managed to get my head around it quickly and it was something I felt I was good at!