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From working front-of-house at one of Stockholm’s biggest clubs, Trädgarden, to reshaping the city’s running community as co-captain of Ssideline City Run Club, Kristian Hell has come a long way since he moved to Europe from Australia eight years ago, on a one-way ticket with no set plans. Now a major influencer in the capital’s creative and wellness scenes, he has collaborated with big Swedish brands such as Peak Performance and holds the title of Lifestyle Concierge at one of the city’s most unique hotels, Downtown Camper by Scandic. But it was a simple Facebook post that changed his fortunes forever.
In this episode Kristian answers questions including:
- What brought you to Stockholm from Australia?
- How did you go from working on the door at a nightclub to creating a running community?
- What is the philosophy behind Ssideline City?
- Is your name really Kristian Hell?
- As someone in the spotlight, how to you handle criticism?
- What are the challenges, when you’re doing a job you love?
- What are your next projects?
Our favourite quote from Kristian:
“My work, or my philosophy, is meaningful to a lot of people – basically to eliminate the fears that build up when it comes to trying something new. Step outside your world and have a look at yourself. Give it a go.”
About The Stockholmer
This podcast was created and presented by Maddy Savage with production support from Benoit Derrier. Our theme music is written and performed by Simian Ghost and used with the band’s permission. Richard Stevens designed our logo. Kristian Hell’s photo was taken by Jörgen Brennicke.
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