Key words I would choose for those 'tell me a little about yourself' questions include but are not limited to: dreamer, dutch, risotto admirer, hopeless romantic, manifestation-obsessed, wildly ambitious, loving-but-sometimes-overly-sarcastic woman that bought a used laptop and built an online branding business, one not so candid Instagram photo at a time.
I first moved to London when I was only 18, coming from a small town in Holland (where I loved growing up but where nothing ever happened), I was confident that the big city is where I needed to be.
I've been creative my whole life but it was only when I moved here that I saw more opportunities and chances for myself outside of 'the norm'. (what even is the norm anymore)
You can probably relate, entrepreneurship is not exactly the path they taught us in schools. But hey, here we are.
I wouldn't change it for the world, would you?
So I started my blog. A fashion & lifestyle blog because let's face it, back in the day that's what all the cool kids were doing, and I definitely wanted to be the next Zoella.
I was also studying business at my dream fashion university, the University of Arts London, where I quickly fell in love with studying big name brands and what made them successful.
There is more story to the madness which I will tell you one day because I have a feeling you have little time and a long to-do list to get done, don't let me be your procrastination excuse and let's get to work on that beautiful brand of yours.
Branding is a part of our day to day lives, it is how we present ourselves to the world.
The way we speak, dress, laugh - it is all a part of our brand, a part of who we are.
In the online space, the way we show up is even more important as we only have a small window to grab someone's attention. I am a strong believer in first impressions count, which is why I am so passionate to help you create a strong, incredible, badass brand so that anyone that connects with you immediately sees your vision and how you can help them.
I see your ambition and I am here for it, we need more of that. I want to do everything I can to help you take your wildly ambitious, creative vision and turn it into reality, let's go!
09. what is your biggest ADVICE FOR BUILDING A MAGNETIC BRAND?
Focus on the foundations.
Your messaging, voice, values, positioning, audience personas will always be the key.
08. What is your favorite social platform?
a. Atomic habits
b. 101 essays to change the way you think
c. Healing is the new high
d. Think and grow rich
07. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
Wake up around 7AM, meditate, journal and drink water!
06. what is your favorite morning routine?
b. Gin & Tonic
05. Drink of choice
04. What is one thing you can't live without?
b. Hannah Montana
d. Brand Strategist
03. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?
Vanilla Latte. Hot or Iced!
02. How do you take your coffee?
a. New Girl
b. This is Us
d. All of the above
01. what IS CURRENTLY YOUR FAVE TV SHOW?
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