Q: How were you inspired to start your business?
As an immigrant myself, I always felt like something was missing in all the information the government and other institutions offered me through all this time.
They sort of teach us how to get a first job, how to go to school again, our new language… but what they don’t teach us is what happens before, in the meantime and after that.
They don’t teach us how to be resilient, patient, committed & brave. They don’t teach us why it is important to have life insurance, a savings account or a will. How to be financially intelligent. How do we deal with long-distance love, fractured relationships, homesickness and loneliness. How should we react to critical situations happening back in our countries while we are away. How to get married, how to get divorced, how to adopt a child. How to make friends, meet people or create a sustainable network if we’re shy…
This platform, this community is designed exactly for that. For us to have strong, supporting resources to go to, thanks to specialist and experts talking about all these topics that nobody tells us about. To have a warm, understanding and empowering community to give us a hand and join us in our journey and walk together.
Q: How much do you love what you do?
My business is my passion. Whenever I talk about it, I feel how my blood rushes to my head and my heart beats faster. I just want to be able to help as many people as I can and help make of this world a better place to live in.
Q: If you could go back to a point in your life when you were facing a challenge, what inspirational advice would you give yourself?
Be patient. You know what you’re doing, so do it with all your heart and don’t stop. The rest will just fall into place.
Q: Tell us how your business inspires your customers!
The Worldwide Immigrants Association is an online platform empowering, informing and supporting immigrants around the world. We provide 2 articles from immigrant experts with tips and relevant information and 2 interviews with successful immigrants in our section “The Immigrant Way”, each month. Also, we have a membership site: The Members’ Zone, dedicated to immigrants around the world who want to succeed, achieve and live an amazing life full of wonderful experiences. We provide monthly expert trainings, powerful resources and materials, monthly Q&A sessions with experts and specialists, monthly worldwide virtual coffees, a worldwide community on Facebook, and more. We aim to inspire with every single thing we do and offer to our people.
Q: Knowing you aren’t alone in something and that there is light at the end of the tunnel means a lot when you are feeling low. What is a typical problem someone you work with might be facing and how do you guide them back into the light?
There are so many challenges that we have to face as immigrants… we go through a lot before, in the meantime and after an immigration process. Immigrants may arrive at their new country full of excitement and suddenly they found out that nothing is going how they expected, or they want to succeed, but sometimes they feel lost and can’t find the way… Even if they’re doing ok in their new country, they might feel like no one can really understand them or they are afraid of starting all over again… We, at WIA bring as much information and support we can from experts that are also immigrants, because, like this, we ensure that who are providing the guidance have gone through the same, so they understand and know what others are going through, but also, we bring our members a feeling of belonging and the sureness that they are not alone in their journey.
Q: As people we are always evolving and learning things on our life journey. Where do you find inspiration?
I must say that I’m a very sensitive person. I find inspiration on a leaf blown by the wind, a little bug carrying some food on its back, people who achieve things that we believe are impossible…
Q: Businesses are always evolving too… what are you inspired to do next?
My vision is to be able to help thousands of immigrants around the world, educating and guiding them through integral information. To create a big family who will be able to support each other as brothers and sisters. To be able to show the world the power of immigrants in every society and to help create more inclusion and acceptance.
If you are an immigrant/expat looking for an understanding and supportive community to face all challenges then join the Worldwide Immigrants Association and the Members’ Zone (Link Below) to be part of a community of immigrants around the world based on solidarity and teamwork, who want to succeed, achieve and live an amazing life full of wonderful experiences.