Up for a symbolic coffee with our CEO Luc Voncken? In these personal chats, Luc talks about current affairs, what’s happening in the streaming industry and provides a more private insight into his life and goals.
HI, LUC! HOW’S IT GOING?
All is well! I just came back from a relaxing holiday in Greece with my wife Myra and my two children Nina and Quinten. Now I’m more than ready to work together with my team on all upcoming plans and goals – for example the launch in autumn of our new DACH portal Cliq. In addition to that, we had an amazing Pride Weekend in Amsterdam with a big parade and a lot of support for the LGBTQ+ Community. I’ve been with colleagues on a boat and saw with them the creative parade that carried great meaning across the entire colour spectrum.
HOW DO YOU SUPPORT THE LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL UNITY AT CLIQ?
At CLIQ, we live diversity and support it to the fullest. I work together with people representing more than 32 nationalities every day and it’s amazing to see how different cultures meet and celebrate success together. It does not matter where you come from, in what you believe in or not, what gender you identify yourself as or who you love – it’s just important that you like what you do, are happy with your job and your colleagues and contribute in a positive way to our incredible journey. It’s important to me that everyone feels welcome at CLIQ and everyone can live their preferred way of life without hiding, discussions or questions. I want my employees to be seen, heard, safe and happy.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUNG MANAGERS IN THIS CONTEXT?
Be open-minded, honest and always show respect for other people. We are all different and this is our power! Use this power wisely – the results are amazing!
HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE YOUR COMPANY CULTURE APPROACH TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD?
This year for Pride month, we decided to use this special time to “infotain” and educate our audience by creating small clips with interesting facts about the LGBTQ+ movement on LinkedIn and in our internal communications. We have interviewed queer colleagues and encouraged our employees to stand up for themselves and each other. He/him? She/her? They/them? Whatever is right for each individual, CLIQ supports you. I believe that it’s still important to explain the background story behind the whole topic and also to reach as many people as possible with some historical knowledge because LGBTQ+ is still a serious and important movement and not only a month of branding, parties and fun. You can watch all four video chapters here, starting with chapter 1.