Pauline Vicard - Executive Director, Of Fine Minds 4 Fine Wines (UK)
Years In Industry:
All my life really. I was born into a winemakers’ family in Burgundy, so I grew up working in the vineyards. Through my studies, I had the privilege to work for the French Embassies abroad and the Burgundy Wine office, market study department. I then created my wine education and event company, before moving to London to run and develop our new Think Tank.
My Biggest Challenge To Wellness:
My ambition, my schedule and my insomnia! I am very lucky: I run an international initiative that is growing really quickly, I play sport at an international level with crazy good teammates and I raise the most amazing little girl. This year I started the Master of Wine program, and keeping up with all those different expectations can be very demanding.
How I Keep It Together To Stay Well:
When I get really exhausted (nearly every week to be fair), I remind myself that all of this is really a blessing and that I am so lucky to be exhausted.
Playing sports is the best way to balance intellectual fatigue, stay fit despite the long business dinners, and switch of your business mind. The community that you meet through both wine and ultimate Frisbee is just amazing and always ready to help, should you reach out. And last but certainly not least, my husband is my first supporter, always here to coach me when I’m training, tuck our daughter to bed when I’m travelling, edit my excel spreadsheets and pour me wine for my daily blind tasting
You can connect with Pauline on Instagram at labelsandgrapes or at FineMinds4WineWines or at the FineMinds4FineWines website.