Daniela is a passionate educator, thinker, innovator and explorer. She started her project, hip.academy, in 2014, focused on designing and delivering innovative experiential programmes for (mostly creative) industry professionals, such as residential retreats (the first season was in Tuscany). Daniela is an accredited educational programme specialist, holding a BA and MA degree in continuing education science (alongside her other BA degree in communication policy), won several prestigious leadership scholarships and pursued a successful career in the media and communication field. Daniela has worked, internationally, as a journalist, media analyst, consultant, advisor and academic. Mostly based in London, she has lived in eight countries. She is currently lecturing communication, researching future of work, giving workshops on emotional intelligence and purposeful life, mentoring talented entrepreneurs, organizing retreats and advising on the socio-cultural innovation to organisations and ecosystem communities.