Michanne Steenbergen

Associate

Michanne Steenbergen

overview

Before joining True, Michanne spent several years in strategy consulting at OC&C, advising corporate and private equity clients. She has a background in peacebuilding, having spent years collaborating with female soldiers and international organisations working towards a more sustainable peace. Michanne grew up in several European countries before deciding to make her home in the UK aged 18.

meet Michanne

Why did you choose True?

True is truly differentiated from a business model perspective, with the different teams working closely together. Sustainability is core to what we do (we are B-Corp certified!) and the people here are genuinely friendly and welcoming.

How would you describe your job to a five-year old?

I get to work with innovative businesses daily and I help them to grow.

What do you love most and least about your job?

I love meeting founders and teams and hearing about their journey and seeing where we could come in to support that and push them on to higher heights. I hate having to say no!

Name an idea or company that reimagined a business or industry — one you wish you’d thought of.

Patagonia has been at the forefront reimagining what a good business looks like - not just for business' sake, but particularly for people and the planet!

Which person or people helped shape and inspire who you are today?

I have had the good fortune of meeting many inspirational people, from the teachers who have taught me, the students I have taught, the mentors who have taken me under my wing, the people who I've seen fight to overcome difficulties, and the founders who have built fantastic businesses. I also wouldn't be where I am today without my parents and my partner Ben.