Personal Branding Portrait Series // Rachel Beau, Party Director

Let me introduce you to powerhouse Rachel Beau, founder and party director of Rock’n’Beau. Rachel and I met about five years ago when we were both working at a language school in Downtown Vancouver. Rachel has an energy like no other and she has been such an inspiration over the past years. So it was…

Personal Branding // Branding for Expats #1

Moving abroad brings with it a significant side effect that can be used as both an advantage and a disadvantage. It depends on what you make of it! – You have to start all over again. – While you may have had a good network, the help of your parents and friends and a familiar…

Business Talk // 21 ideas for 2021

When the old years come to an end and the new ones are set to begin, people are struck by a certain melancholy. Even more so after a year like 2020. Blessings are counted, learnings are embraced and promises are made to do everything better in the new year. While I find these processes rather…

Business Talk // The Personal Branding Journey 2020

Today’s post should be a little review on my personal branding story 2020 and how, when and where it all started. At the end I’ll provide a short outlook on what’s coming next. It started exactly one year ago – I traveled to Switzerland, my home country, for a conference and it happened more than…

Arts & Culture // Lockdown Hobbies and Passions

Most of us are stuck in another lockdown, light or strict, ongoing or newly established. Our holiday activities have been cancelled and most of us have had to drastically change their behavior in the last nine months. While stuck at home, some of you may have taken up a new hobby, discovered a new passion…

Personal Branding // Elevator Pitch

During the podcast episode with Kate (here), she asked me what a successful elevator pitch should include. It’s such a good question and one that I couldn’t immediately answer. “It’s a 30-second memorable description of what you do and/or what you sell. The goal is to earn a second conversation, not to convince the person you’re talking…

Art & Culture // #Girlboss

This book review may not be the most current, but to this day, the book #Girlboss is one of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read. I vividly remember the first time I read it, taking notes and sometimes I didn’t have a pen with me, so I highlighted parts with my eyeliner. Since I…

Business Talk // Home stretch for your goals 2020

We have just entered the second last month of 2020. What a crazy year this has been?! But it also has been a year with a lot of challenges and opportunities. Now we have two months left to achieve a few more goals and make the best out of this year. Do you usually set…

Personal Branding// A tool for emancipation

Would you see personal branding as as an opportunity for emancipation? I asked you this question this week on Instagram, and you all said it is so. I’ve personally thought about this question a lot and I agree with you, it is definitely a chance for it. Let me illustrate my thoughts on this. Society…

Personal Branding // Positioning yourself

Let’s talk about taking positioning yourself. Why is it important and who should do it? Quick answer: All of us, because no matter what position we are in, at some point you will have to talk about a raise or a promotion, or you lose/change your job and need to look for something new. If…