Tim hired me for SoundCloud in 2016 and was my manager for over a year. He for the first time in my accidental-turned-professional career as a recruiter showed me that I can expect a lot from my manager. Tim was a person I once wanted to be when I eventually grow up (and I’ve been on a good trajectory for that prior to COVID-19): well travelled, with vast multicultural and international experience, showing me the meaning of how cultural differences and cognitive diversity may show in practice. I still remember his quote about having built one of the most high performing, diverse teams at SoundCloud, while not being able to share the same jokes and sense of humour in a team where everyone is from a different country, race, age group and of different interests. I still miss the drive, professionalism and the momentum that this team had. Tim also read a lot and often shared his thoughts and findings, leaving almost every 1:1 with a provoking intellectual question to think of, instead of a TO-DO on the operational / tactical side. He was probably the least micromanaging manager I’ve ever met, trusting me to do the right thing and showed how it is to hire great people in practice. Tim helped me avoid burnout and get over imposter syndrome focusing on my strengths first and improvements second, working with me to get my name out to some of the most impactful events and initiatives in D&I and recruitment, which elevated my career to a completely different level than before.