What the hell did I sign up for?

Christine stayed for 3 years at a job that she did not loved and not because the volume of work, but the feeling of disconnect that she found herself into led her to be constantly thinking “How am i gonna deliver the goods?” She started feeling really sad, with a feeling of isolation in the organization. She felt trapped, stuck and did not know what to do. This talk was recorded at FuckUp Nights – Vancouver: The Reboot on September 19, 2019.

About the Speaker

Christine Maassen
Christine Maassen

HR Consultor

Named by BC HRMA (now CPHR BC & Yukon) as the 2014 HR Professional of the Year, Christine Maassen holds a Certificate in Industrial Psychology, a B.A.A. in Human Resources from l’Université du Québec en Outaouais, and an M.A. in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) who incorporates the research of Dr. Brené Brown into both her life and her work. In her previous roles and current one, she has been at the helm of large-scale, business-transformation initiatives. She understands and empathizes with the pressure and demands of those in senior leadership roles, she has the ability to find common ground in the midst of conflicting stakeholder perspectives and needs.


Fuckup Nights is a global movement that helps people break free from the paradigms that limit their lives. Every month we organize events around the world where speakers share the stories behind their professional fuckups, using failure to encourage difficult, vulnerable, and meaningful conversations.

The stories of failed business, commercial relationships that ended sour, the products that had to be removed from the market. We tell everything without filters.