To listen to Tanja talk about counsellingconnectz – the fertility coaching and counselling company she started in SG in 2012 – her passion is obvious.
“I really wanted to create something unique, something really special that wasn’t available in Singapore yet,” enthuses the Swiss-Italian expat, who moved to the Little Red Dot in 2006, and lives here with her husband and two sons.
Having worked for 25 years in multinational corporations, Tanja attributes a lot of her personal development and success in her current business to the experiences these jobs afforded her. In fact, she had an epiphany one day while still in corporate life. “I was attending a senior management meeting, and suddenly asked myself what kind of foot print did I want to leave behind.”
After taking the brave step to set out on her own, the next challenge was getting her foot into doctors’ clinics to present her services, which includes specialised counselling for individuals, couples and children, In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Donor Programmes and more. At first, doctors viewed her as a competitor. Eventually however, they realized her services complemented their own work.
Tanja’s next goal? “We will bring the first VR (virtual reality) counselling tool for adults and children to Singapore!” No question, her Most Innovative Award for Product + Services is well-deserved.
Find out more about counsellingconnectz here.
About The Finder Expatpreneur Awards
In 2017, The Finder debuted its first-ever Expatpreneur Awards to honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful expat-owned businesses in or from Singapore. In 2019, 22 expats were awarded for their tremendous dedication. This 2020, a new batch of 19 winners has been unveiled! All of them have one thing in common: Their brands help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s core mission.
By Jashleen Kaur, The Finder Issue 303
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