15 Jan 2010
Ice skating, Germany
Eva-Maria came seventh in the 1997 European Championship and 15th in the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter Games with her skating partner Rico Rex, after which she retired.
In March 2006, Eva-Maria began working with the IOC Athletes Career Programme. Adecco provided consultation on vocational training and supported Eva-Maria’s career planning. Adecco provided Eva-Maria with an e-learning computer training course allowing her to complete it at her own pace.
In May 2007, Eva-Maria found a job on a cruise liner and in September will begin training as a fitness instructor in Munich.
Eva-Maria said: "After Turin, I just didn't know what to do with my life. Adecco helped me to make the right decisions and now I can dedicate myself to training as a fitness instructor."