Anna Thellmann

Anna Thellmann is an Intimacy Expert/Relationship Advisor. 

She tells us that, “Dogs – if we translate their behaviour into human behaviour, they don’t take things personally, accept themselves as who they are, love without expecting anything back, leave when they need time to themselves, happy without expectations -> self-love as it’s best.”

What strategies do you employ to maintain a healthy work-life balance while running your own business?

Time Management – blocking timeout during the day to rest and do little things that make me happy.

When faced with unexpected detours on your business path, how do you pivot with grace and resilience, showing fellow women entrepreneurs the way forward?

I believe that everything happens for a reason with perfect timing. Being willing to let go of ideas, projects, and people is key to moving forward.

How do you measure the success of your business beyond financial metrics, such as customer satisfaction or community engagement?

2 things: 1. Doing more of what I love doing (coaching) 2. having the mindset to enjoy time with myself/family/friends during challenging times

Can you share a memorable moment where you witnessed significant growth or transformation in your business, illustrating the impact of your services/products?

The last “big” transformation happened when I updated my business strategy. Before updating I wrote down, very honestly, which tasks (admin/marketing) I enjoyed, didn’t enjoy and are necessary. This clarity led to letting go of ideas and scarcity, and created relief and motivation. With this I was able to create a strategy that was more aligned to me (as a person and business owner) as who I am now. The result is that I’m calmer and more focused in my messaging.

What role do you believe mentorship plays in the success of small businesses, and how have mentors influenced your own entrepreneurial journey?

I don’t have a mentor – what I have is people turning up at the time when I need to hear their message in order for me to create, discard, or execute an idea. I helped several expats, here in China, to set up their own businesses. My philosophy as a mentor is to share my experience and help the mentee to find out what works for them and support them by answering questions, giving encouragement, and helping to reflect on their mindset/beliefs/ideas. In general, mentorship is great if the mentor gives the mentee the space to do what’s best for them.

What’s your work all about, and how does it make a difference in the world?

My clients are individuals and couples. They come to me at a point in their relationship where they don’t know what else to do to make it better. In general, my work focuses on guiding the individual to become aware of their own thoughts and behaviours, letting go of fear, and creating a positive mindset towards themselves and their partner.

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