Meet and greet our guest Daisy Hilbrands
Daisy Hilbrands is a transformative coach who works with both individuals and organizations. Moreover, Daisy is a part-time digital and nomad traveler.
What Daisy was doing before she started her business
Before starting her business, Daisy worked in corporate as a microbiologist. However, while working there, she always felt that a corporate job did not fit her and wanted something outside the 9-5 job. To hear more, go to [01:32].
How the desire for freedom led her to start her coaching business
While she was trying to figure out what she wanted to do after leaving her corporate job, Daisy came across a coach who helped her figure out that she wanted freedom and independence.
She took certification training as a transformative coach, where her business evolved. To listen to more, tune in at [04:09].
The places she tours
In her nomadic lifestyle, Daisy and her partner often travel within Europe because the van has a cart which is only easier to move across European borders. To hear more, go to [07:24].
How she manages to run her business as a nomad
At [11:19], Daisy shares that most places in Europe have Wi-Fi, enabling her to run her business as a nomad. If she has a client to coach, she looks for a private place in nature away from her husband, where she can coach her client.
For computer-heavy tasks, they book a co-working space once a week.
The unpredictable obstacle she encountered in her nomadic lifestyle
Daisy shares that the most unexpected obstacle she encountered in her nomadic lifestyle was realizing that in the UK, as soon as you are one meter out of any city border, you experience a network challenge. To listen to more, go to [13:48].
How they plan their travel schedule
Daisy plans for long trips from January to May. Additionally, their travel schedule is primarily determined by the climate, as they tend to visit warmer places. To hear more about how they plan their travel schedule, tune in at [18:35].
“When you wake up in the morning, and it’s just you and nature, you sit there next to the van, the cat is trolling around, you just hear the birds, and it feels like you are alone in the world, everything is just beautiful.”
Daisy’s advice to people interested in starting a nomadic lifestyle
At [22:19], she advises people interested in starting a nomadic lifestyle to first figure out the kind of nomadic lifestyle they want. In addition, they should expect to spend more money than they plan for.
“Living in a van and moving around all the time isn’t for everybody.”
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