Audiologist in Private Practice, Gauteng (2017)

My husband and I have always had the dream to move out of the rat race and raise our kids in an environment which is not so rushed and less competitive. Our dream for them was to be able to just be kids, and enjoy their education and sport at their own pace and abilities. The problem was that we both have our own businesses established in our current town. To close them down, and try to start something from scratch in a strange place, was not  an option.

I contacted Annemarie and together we analyzed my business, identified problem areas and started working on a plan to be able to manage my business from a distance, wherever that may be. For me, it was a huge task, and sometimes I felt like just giving up, but Annemarie was always positive, and very structured, explaining each step as we went along. She is also very patient, and didn’t push me in a direction I was reluctant to go, she very gently guided me in that direction without being on my case all the time.

As I write this, I am sitting on my balcony, looking at the sea, with happy kids in their new schools. I manage my business from here, and I am extremely grateful that I had the chance (and guts) to change my life’s direction. I am very excited about the new experiences I will be able to have in this next chapter of my life, and all the memories I will be able to make.

The changes I had to make in the way I think about my business wasn’t easy, and I know there will still be challenges, but the hard part is over. For now, I can sit back, relax and enjoy life.