I’m very proud of my Mastermind and SOMBA members who have achieved many breakthroughs in 2020. I asked them to share their ‘Year in Review’ posts within our community and in turn, I want to share their greatest moments with you.
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2020 Year in Review: The Highlights of My SOMBA and Mastermind Members
Antje Joorst teaches educators to bring children closer to nature in a playful way. 2020 was a year of many firsts for her and she wasn’t sure if her audience was interested in an online course. Then she decided to take a risk and create her very first online course in SOMBA Kickstart. Read her full review in German.
2020 was the year in which Maria de Moraes Bonilha decided to become an entrepreneur, built up her online business together with her husband, and joined SOMBA Accelerator and later Momentum. She had a five figure launch and learned to embrace her success and freedom. Read her full review in German.
Life coach Judith Pfeiffer made courage her word of the year in 2020. She redesigned her website, published 62 blog posts and held her first big online course she created in SOMBA Kickstart over summer. Read her full review in German.
Kerstin Sönnichsen started the year in total exhaustion, left her job and took a break to re-orientate herself. She came up with a whole new idea and started her personal branding photography business. She learned how to create and promote her first online course in SOMBA. Read her full review in German.
2020 has taught Susanne Johannsen many things, but above all the importance of spending time with her family. Helping her clients with healthy relationships, she wanted to increase her reach and decided to join SOMBA Kickstart to create a new online course. Read her full review in German.
Thanks to her online marketing business, Susanne Jestel could design her fourth online course during SOMBA Kickstart in her “beach office” enjoying the sea view. She also roughly cycled 555 kilometres and made 2020 the year with her steepest learning curve – especially when it comes to technology. Read her full review in German.
Kerstin Mader had to cancel her summer vacation because of the Corona virus and instead decided to invest her time in SOMBA Kickstart, following her passion and teaching her clients time management in a brand new online course. She also took a leap and started to create her own community on Facebook. Read her full review in German.
Elke Spinnewyn founded her online business in January, and even though the Corona crisis hit just a few weeks later, it was the best decision she ever made. She successfully held her first webinar about motivating teams for digital change and was a guest on a popular dutch podcast for women in business. Read her full review in Dutch.
With the lockdown in place, Agnieszka Gaczkowska put all her energy into her online handicraft workshops, courses and programs. Throughout the year she was grateful for the supportive community of entrepreneurial women she found in Momentum. Read her full review in Polish.
Radka Rubešová’s original plan was to enjoy a quiet summer holiday, but she ended up taking part in SOMBA Kickstart and changed her business. Over 90 teachers participated in her paid online art techniques course. Read her full review in Czech.
When all her travel plans were cancelled and the world went into lockdown, Heather Matthew decided to bring the world to her. Every day for 6 months she went live to inspire others to create art and find inspiration in one’s home. Read her full review in English.
Tania Yanis Klein joined SOMBA Kickstart in January and had no idea what she would get into. She ended up creating two 4-week online courses, one becoming the foundation of her new book “Forever Young – Forever Beautiful”. She also made her health and wellbeing a priority. Read her full review in English.
2020 made clarity coach Viola Heller fully commit to her online business, she learned a hard truth about herself, and she found love. Read her full review in German.
Iris Wangermann created a new online course in SOMBA and launched it with 40 participants. She also expanded her team and is proud she could reach so many people with her work this year. Read her full review in German.
When business strategist Willemijn Maas decided her word for 2020 would be “robust”, she didn’t know just how much she needed to be just that in the coming months. She became a SOMBA mentor, made lots of new connections and renovated her entire backyard. Read her full review in English.
Business coach Gema Rudilla decided it’s time to invest in herself and joined SOMBA, published her new website and gained clarity and focus. Read her full review in Spanish.
While Maria Busqué called 2019 an experiment in online business, 2020 became the real deal. She launched her first big online course and drew support from her Momentum mastermind group. She learned how to relax in front of the camera. Read her full review in German.
Last year has pushed Bernadette Frick forward in many areas. She overcame her initial difficulties and frustrations and created an online course, focusing on coaching and offering inputs to teachers. Read her full review in German.
Martina Nýčová created the accounting course that would guide her online business and help her clients set up their business properly from a tax perspective. She also set out to improve her English. Read her full review in Czech.
Carola Epple held her online course “Virtual Reality for Psychotherapists” four times and grew her media library from 90 to over 200 virtual reality videos. She gained clarity and confirmation on what her offer should look like. She appreciates the friendship and community she found in Momentum. Read her full review in German.
Katja Brunkhorst teaches her clients how to master their mindset and message and has written her year in review as a funny column, complete with all the ups and downs of the year – including the drive SOMBA Accelerator and Momentum gave her business. Read her full review in German.
At the beginning of the year two big to-do points were on Katharina Tornow’s list: Go on a holiday, and make her online coaching business her full-time occupation – that’s why she joined SOMBA. In ten weeks, she was able to triple her email list, create her first online course and earn back what she had invested into the program. Read her full review in German.
2020 was a rollercoaster for Kerriann Mackenzie. Her health failed and she rebuilt it again, her business took off but then she had to close it down. She found the support she needed in SOMBA to turn what she loves most into a fulltime job. Read her full review in English.
2020 taught business mentor Blanca Lilia Vergara to ask for help and speak up. She knew that this was the year to go online and decided to sign up for SOMBA Kickstart and then SOMBA membership because she saw that it would move her into action. Read her full review in English.
Journal coach Daniela Pokorny decided to step out of her comfort zone after feeling frustrated about the lack of progress of her business. The decision marked the turning point of her year. Read her full review in German.
Copywriter and blogger Judith Peters launched her signature program, invited all the people on her email list to her birthday, and created a different kind of course over summer that boosted her energy and business – and her fitness. Read her full review in German.
The Corona crisis made Franziska Panter offer new courses online, including one she developed during SOMBA Kickstart. For her, 2020 was a time to discover what else she could do in her business in addition to providing sketchnotes. She learned that numbers play a crucial role in online business. Read her full review in German.
Despite all the ups and downs, marketing expert Nicole Wehn exceeded her expectations and goals for 2020, and has learned that it’s her mindset that determines whether she is going to be successful. Over 200 people signed up for the course she created during SOMBA Kickstart. She made the big step and published a $10K offer on her website. Read her full review in German.
How she could get back to work after her fourth parental leave was Julia Mack-Amanatidis big question last spring. It turned out that online business would sweep her into a completely new direction. After successfully completing a course during SOMBA Kickstart, 12 new one-on-one clients signed up to work with the focus coach. Read her full review in German.
At the beginning of 2020 Natalie Schiffers-De Jong received her yoga certification and immediately applied her knowledge online, giving women an insight into an ayurvedic lifestyle and helping them reduce stress with yoga. Despite a heavy blow fate dealt her, she didn’t let herself become discouraged. Read her full review in German.
Thanks to the unexpected events of last year, Linda Horčičková has learned that she is capable of doing much more than she thought was possible. During the 10 weeks of SOMBA Kickstart, she got more done than in the past two years. She focussed on offering programs for experiential self-development. Read her full review in Czech.
Kasia Krasucka worked hard on her new website and used the time in isolation creatively. In addition to her language courses she also got the opportunity to coach women on strength and resilience during uncertain times. Her business took off and she expanded her team. She has also supported other women as a SOMBA mentor. Read her full review in Polish.
When Ragnhildur Vigfúsdóttir signed up for SOMBA Accelerator in fall she committed to taking her business online and started organising webinars and working together with other experts online. She ended up assisting 94 people with designing their lives and ran 25 workshops. Read her full review in English.
Despite having to throw her plans overboard, artist Sigrid Koller experienced 2020 as a year full of possibilities. When she had to cancel her painting courses and postpone her vernissage, she signed up for SOMBA. She took her craft online and shortly after, had her first satisfied course participants. Read her full review in German.
2020 was the year in which conflict solver and coach Vanessa Laszlo fell down and got up again. Used to being a big fish in a small pond, stepping into the online world at first intimidated her. By joining SOMBA Accelerator, she created and launched her programs in no time, and pivoted to being a winner. Read her full review in German.
Michaela Brugger’s online adventure began last January and she could never have imagined that it would become so important. She finished her psychology degree and had over 130 motivated participants in her brand new online course about gaining professional clarity. Read her full review in German.
Copywriter and author Ina Mewes started the year highly motivated and with big plans. Then the crisis hit, but thanks to SOMBA, she knew how to switch and adapt. Her online courses ran well, the audience of her podcast grew, and she started writing a book. Read her full review in German.
2020 brought copywriter and SEO expert Jane von Klee health problems, many tears, and the sensation that she was reaching her limits. But she also increased her sales six times, published her first book and got engaged. The community she found in SOMBA helped her master this emotional rollercoaster. Read her full review in German.
Stefanie Seitz didn’t want to start her online journey alone and signed up for SOMBA. She officially registered her business and started a blog. Then she pivoted to focusing on outdoor adventures for children and discovered the new world of social media. Read her full review in German.
Over 2000 people participated in the online course copywriter Ingrid Dach created in SOMBA Kickstart and she received many beautiful testimonials. She created a children’s book that got translated into 17 languages and launched a project to help Czech and Slovak business women in the crisis. She spoke at two congresses, launched and sold out two VIP offers and became an affiliate partner of SOMBA. Read her full review in Czech.
When Lucie Radkovičová realised that Covid was here to stay, she sprang into action. After joining the Recession-Proof Your Offer Bootcamp and creating an offer in a weekend, she joined SOMBA Accelerator and set course to fulfill her dream of helping lawyers with their work-life balance. Read her full review in Czech.
Craving to be location independent, Mira Moufarrej invested in SOMBA in January. She got out of her comfort zone and dived into the online world with courses helping her clients to find their voice and live a fulfilled life. She confronted her fear of dogs, donated blood for the first time, and released a video with her opinion on the political situation in Lebanon, her home country. Read her full review in English.
After knowing for a while that she wanted to be self-employed, Birgit Nora Schäfer finally made the step in 2020 and founded her business. She shot a video on healthy thinking after a serious illness and worked on her message and positioning. She also created her very first online course during SOMBA Kickstart, helping people who have suffered from a heart attack. Read her full review in German.
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