"When I first met Bettina, I was at the end of my parental leave and about to pick up my former job in finance. A crucial moment to reflect on my professional career and what my ambitions where for the future. I had always dreamt of doing 'something with my love for interior and decoration, but never found the time or the right moment to think about what was needed to put a business plan and convert it into a real, viable and successful business.
First of all, it was thrilling to unveil my plan to someone who took a keen interest in it. Bettina is a great listener who picks up your enthusiasm and then steps into your mindset to give guidance and ask the right questions.
I was terrified at the idea of leaving a well paid job in a secure context and believing in myself to start up something new. I felt very soon, that I would need someone to take my hand and guide me through the rollercoaster of emotions, realistic and unrealisitc ideas and goals.
One of the clearest insights she gave me, came through the question of "how much time and energy I was realistically able to invest in setting up my own business". An accurate question, because it meant that I had to consider how to combine challenges of my family life with a small child, house chores, the time spent with my husband, the time for myself and my family living abroad. What was I willing to sacrify and would I obtain the support of my family?
Bettina also helped me to break down a messy, global idea into little questions needed to answer in view of writing a detailed businessplan.
Bettina gave me the power to believe in my businessplan and valuable insights in how to convert it into reality.
I am very thankful for the time we spent together and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for intelligent and pragmatic support."