I came back to where it all began. I’m in Copenhagen, Denmark. 18 years ago I decided to Study Abroad here – a bit on a whim. It was foreign enough to be an interesting location where not many people went, but comfortable enough that I wouldn’t be too far out of my element on my own. Plus, though everything is in Danish – bonus for learning new things – everyone also speaks English, so I wouldn’t be too much of a fish out of water.
When I was here as a student, I just fell in love with it. They just did things right. And well. In my studies, (I was political science) I learned about their choices as a society. And the one fact that struck me to my core: parents in Denmark get 52 weeks of paid parental leave. Well, I wasn’t a parent and wasn’t planning on being one for many years, but that. That I remembered.
After becoming a professional and having my children – struggling with returning to work after 12 weeks each time – that’s when I found the opportunity to be a coach.
I believe women have the need, the passion, and the ability to earn what they are worth and manage their time in a way that works best for themselves and their families. That isn’t handed to us. Each of us has to make it happen. That is what I’m passionate about. Coming back to Denmark. Seeing the way the Danes live. Immersing myself and my family in this happy, hyggelig lifestyle – it just reinforces that awareness and that drive for me.
Tune in for the next few days to learn how you can integrate this Danish culture into your business. They are consistently the happiest nation on earth for many reasons.