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Name: Melissa Hottinga Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Q. Why did you become a coach?
A. About 8 years ago I had my first experience of being coached, which at the time felt like something completely new and exciting. I didn’t really know what to expect, but from my first session with my mentor until the last I experienced amazing results. I was sold, just like that.
In the years thereafter I realised how powerful coaching can be and how much I would love it to coach others and let them experience extraordinary results in their lives as well. I am now specifically geared towards helping other service-based entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their online business so they can have the freedom to work from wherever they desire whilst creating financial abundance in their lives. As a service-based entrepreneur myself I know what a joy and blessing that is!
Q. Aside from coaching what do you love doing?
A. I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy delicious dinners, a great cocktail and sparkling conversations. Traveling, reading and adding a new pair of amazing shoes to my ever growing shoe collection are high on my list as well.
Q. What was the scariest thing about starting your business?
A. The uncertainty of really being able to pull it off. Also, to get a return on investment, since starting a business of course comes with its price tag.
Q. What would you tell someone who is just starting out as a coach?
A. To trust yourself. Trust your instincts. I truly believe that our intuition is here to serve us and once we start trusting that inner voice it will become louder and more clear and will then serve us even more.
The other thing I would advise is to stay true to yourself, to not look at what others are doing, but instead to walk your own path. There’s only one you!
Lastly, I would tell them to keep investing in themselves and their education and to connect with like-minded women, not only for networking purposes, but also to create a support system.
Q. What is the best thing about your business?
A. The freedom I experience, both in time and location, as well as having the opportunity to support women in working towards their dream life.
Q. What exciting plans are you working on at the moment?
A. I’m currently working 1:1 with women in supporting them with starting and expanding their online business through different packages that I offer. Aside from that, I’m also preparing for my first webinar with 2 other amazing coaches.