Colette started out her working life in international advertising where she became interested in cross-cultural issues. She went on to gain her Master’s degree in education with a special focus on cross-cultural training. She is passionate about modern dance, cooking and gardening, and leads a weekly Bible study in her home. An avid reader, Colette tries to have several books going at a time, one during her commute, one with her daughter and one in her spare time. She lives with her husband Rikard and daughter Liv in Fairfield. Her two older children, Henry and Emily, are out in the world making her proud.