Welcome to Alexandra Blouin, Senior Relocation Consultant for Santa Fe France
Discover our new mini-series #GetToKnowOurPeople where Santa Fe employees worldwide talk freely about their life in and out of work. Santa Fe Relocation values its people, their fantastic diversity and the vast pool of knowledge they bring. We learn from each other every day, so we’re happy for you to get to know them too.
Watch Alexandra’s full video interview below to get to know her!
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Alexandra and I grew up in Brittany by the sea side.
I have moved to the UK when I was 20 years old then at 25 I travelled to Costa Rica for a few months where I learned Spanish.
I love cooking, having fun, dancing, playing sport (I can run 10 km in 55 min), music and travelling! I am a mum of 2 amazing boys of the age of 5 and 8. I volunteer at the Red Cross in my free time and I have started learning piano 2 years ago.
Tell us about Santa Fe?
Santa Fe is a great international company. It was a moving company when it was originally established, now also specialised in relocation and immigration.
Passionate people from different background and from all over the work there.
What do you do at work?
I joined Santa Fe 3 years ago and I am Senior relocation consultant based in Paris. I help international employees relocating to France or French people moving abroad: looking for new home, school for kids, registering to social security, exchanging driving license, coordinating cultural trainings and more if need be… I manage a team of consultants in the field and I represent Santa Fe France in our French union (SNPRM). I also manage and maintain relationships with partners and international schools.
Why did you choose Santa Fe?
I liked the fact that it was specialised in moving and immigration as well a relocation; so you have the full picture of the global mobility process. Santa Fe has a global footprint and it has a good fame in the industry.
Why did we choose you?
Because I am great of course. Joking! Well, have a good experience of relocation, I have been in the business for more than 10 years now. I speak many languages and I have international experience by living abroad. I consider myself as a multitasking and organised person. I am open-minded, service oriented and a good team player.
What is your greatest achievement at work?
When I successfully helped families blocked in France or abroad at the beginning (and during) the pandemic. it was a stressful time for everyone, but it was a great achievement for me, it made me happy and proud.
What is your greatest achievement in life?
What or who inspires you in your life and at work?
Human being inspires me in general, my children nature.
What is the best thing about working at Santa Fe?
Working in a multicultural environment with different people within different countries.
What is the best thing about our horse?
It is red and it is looking toward a new life!
What is the best advice you can give to people?
Follow your dreams and listen to your heart.
What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
I would hide! And disguise myself as zombie as well, but I would still be terrified.
There are now 25 hours in a day, how would you spend the extra hour?
I would love to learn a new language, Italian maybe?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to go to India, but this is a really bad timing.
How did you find this interview?
Fun, interesting with loads of different (and weird sometimes) questions! Thank you
Santa Fe sincerely thanks Alexandra for contributing to this initiative and for sharing her story with us!