I first got in touch with Tableau back in 2017, when I was still working as a software developer. Nowadays I keep telling everybody that I knew at once that Tableau was the tool for me. The truth is, however, that I started out with Tableau the same way many of my clients today do. I expected it to be a fancier version of Excel, and thus to work exactly the same way as Excel. Imagine my disappointment!
It took Tableau a few weeks to grow on me. After that, however, there was no keeping me away from the tool – and today I serve as a Tableau Ambassador. Wishing to bring data to the people, I decided to start working as a Business Intelligence Consultant with The Information Lab Deutschland GmbH, turning passion into profession. Since then, I have brought that same enthusiasm to numerous projects and to trainings for over 400 new and experienced Tableau users.
Today I am a Senior Consultant with Woodmark Consulting AG. In that role, I do what I do best: inspire others with my passion for a company-wide analytics culture. A big part of that job, as well as a true passion of mine, is public speaking. You can find a full list of past topics and recordings here. Are you looking for a speaker? Contact me.
Fun facts: I do tend to go a bit crazy with the ukulele from time to time (the LesMiz hype at TC-ish ’20 was getting a bit out of hand), and the only thing I love more than Tableau are alpacas.
Heidi Kalbe, Senior Consultant @ Woodmark Consulting AG