About the Leader
My name is Don Simon Tompel. To simplify things I have used the shorter versions, either Simon Tompel or Don Tompel. My friends and acquaintances use the first name they like best. The “favorite one” more often turns out to be Simon.
I was born in Estonia and I am Estonian by nationality though I am more temperamental, open-minded, lively and bolder than you’d expect from an Estonian. I like to communicate and to express my thoughts freely. I often spice up spoken and written language with puns, proverbs and humor.
The best parts of my character
Astrologically speaking I was born as a lion in a tiger year. Socionically my personality type is EIE-ENFJ (EIE: ethical intuitive extrovert. ENFJ stands for Extroversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judgment (J)). Read more about the ENFj personality type and which celebrities have the same personality type.
In addition to ENFJ personality type features some of the best qualities in my nature also include over activity (energy for taking action), curiosity, empathy, good communication skills, good memory and intuition, ability to analyze and to see connections and to generate ideas in every kind of field.
When I’m In the middle of a creative process I am also able to visualize the end goal clearly and experience the feelings and end result as if in a realistic dream – this helps me to foresee and prevent mistakes.
Curiosity, knowledge thirst, good memory – In order to generate ideas and solutions one needs a wide horizon for inspiration, different professional knowledges and information about problems and their possible solutions. Ideas also need to be formed correctly.
Ability for cooperation arrangement – In 6 years time I have arranged more than 170 events without using any support funds and with nearly zero budget by involving different parties and motivating them to work together and create synergy. If there has ever been a budget deficit I have covered it at my personal expense – that is the risk for the organizer.
The best vice
All vice and unwanted characteristics have to be turned into competitive advantages.
Reading and collecting information material is the greatest hobby for me. For example the materials I read include know-how on different topics, manuals, textbooks, info about different research studies, university students thesis, legislation… This information is also useful for generating and formalizing ideas.
To balance my excessive brain work I engage in different social activities, I also do gardening and I like cutting grass with scythe or trimmer, I also like to massages people and I like physical training. I also organize nature hikes.
As I am curious by nature, I tend to feed my curiosity from time to time in the form of civic journalism. I tend to be in different roles – as an interviewer, editor and publisher. I conduct interviews, write articles and do media coverage stories about interesting events and people.
The list of interests is long but the most important ones are social entrepreneurship, social science, psychology, psychography, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, web standards, architecture, small houses, smart furniture, off-grid solutions, self sustaining city, smart settlements, in harmony with nature lifestyle, rural life, universal design, accessibility and different lifestyles, professions, people.
My interests are often project-based. When I take on a new project I plunge deep into the topic and I will also gather all the information on the topic at hand. For example when the task at hand is to solve problems for a particular location then there is also a wide range of interests in this regard.
Social activity and working lifestyle
I am a visionary, innovator, activist, entrepreneur and freelance engineer, designer, developer, programmer, SEO expert, web expert, data scientist, content and information manager, reporter, editor, publisher, writer, humorist, producer. Development, marketing and communication manager, assistant, event organizer, lifestyle and person marketer. I help to create and launch civic associations and volunteer in community projects. I’m also marketing/promoting different lifestyles. On top of that I’m also an enthusiast of Smart Estonian, universal design, accessibility, web standards and youth hobby education and activities.
In short, I’m an entrepreneur and a freelance engineer, designer, developer, programmer, content creator, writer, journalist, lifestyles and person marketer, event organizer.
In the coming years the plan is to concentrate on software and real estate development and also start the production of smart furniture and small houses.
If at first glance it seems that I have too many roles, then I don’t really do it all at once, it depends on the specific needs and projects – I often provide services for my own companies and civic associations led by me, so I am often my own customer.
I use my knowledge, experience and character to promote a healthier society and synergy, mostly for innovation, product development, information, collaboration and marketing, which provides a wider circle of people, companies and citizens associations with a possibility to receive and share the information they need, make themselves and their services more visible to others and find new friends, business associates and clients and also to participate in different cooperation projects together. I also make an effort, for people to have more positive thoughts, emotions and a safer society.
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