With an experience of over 10 years in top medical services, currently Ana-Maria Marian develops the retail and corporate division of Intermedicas, the first provider of medical second opinion in Romania. She is one of those few women who succeed to show a genuine elegance through gestures and attitude. And this emphasizes even more her vivacious personality.
Trainart: You have an experience of over ten years in medical services, what are the most important lessons you have learned?
A.M.: Everything is done inside a team, good results are always generated by a concentration of multiple positive energies. The importance of the relationship (from human to human) with the patient – it is a tangible reality, with a major impact on the medical decisions made by the patient, a relationship on which everyone in the medical world shall focus more. And, last but not least, if we expect to live in a better world, we have to contribute to its creation.
Trainart: What metaphor would you use to describe your job?
A.M.: An invisible network which connects people, regardless of geographical area, professional training or needs. A network that vibrates to a medical problem of a patient and has an instant answer, by connecting with the specialist who has the solution.
Trainart: What are the biggest risks you have taken in the recent years, in the professional field?
A.M.: Entrepreneurship is the greatest adventure and the biggest risk. A start-up always involves risks and a dose of courage in its approach – financial risks, the risk of failure, the risk of not being able to impose a new concept on the market.
Trainart: How does a normal day look like for Ana Maria Marian ?
A.M.: I begin the day spending time with my daughter and I also end my day spending time with her, I spend a lot of time meeting people and discussing with them, doing sports and sometimes I even eat lunch.
Trainart: Tell us shortly a situation when you felt Empowered, Resourceful, Spectacular.
A.M.: The moment I decided to join Intermedicas as a partner, and was also the debut in entrepreneurship. When I made this decision, my whole life was in a turning point and many of those around me did not encourage me at all in this direction. But it was a decisive moment when I felt that I was resourceful and that I assumed with great confidence this risk, to put into practice a new and spectacular vision about the relationship with the patients. And even more specifically, every moment when I`m helping a person with medical problems, I feel a great flow of a positive energy and fulfillment.
Trainart: What is the most unexpected thing you have learned throughout your life?
A.M.: I learned that no matter who we are, what we have, what is our place in society – we define ourselves by the mark we put on those around us, by how much good we do around us. And, regardless of all above, life has the same ending for us all.
Trainart: What would you like to do if you knew that there is no possibility to fail?
A.M.: I would start a campaign to put together all the existing human potential to make a better world for all of us.
Trainart: If you have to change everything about yourself except for one aspect, what would it be and why?
A.M.: I would keep the courage. It is always pushing me forward towards new spiritual dimensions of my existence.
Trainart: If you could exchange roles with one person of any period of time or any geographical area for a day, who would he/she be?
A.M.: Mahatma Ghandi – a fascinating character for me who managed to change people so much. I would learn so much from the patience and the love for humankind he showed.
„Be the change you want to see in the world” is one of the most valuable advice Gandhi gave to humanity. The interview with Ana showed us (again) that people can be the best role-models for people, all it takes is courage, perseverance and the wish to have an impact on those around us.« Back to articles