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About Zuzana

Hi, I'm Zuzana, certified Life and Accountability; and PQ® coach

As an international development professional with extensive experience, I realized I want more and I wanted to share it with others.

Coming from my personal experience living abroad for 10+ years, failed marriage and becoming my own boss with poor productivity and health habits that have eroded during the years of employment, I recognized that change is possible.

My strong inner drive, accountability, attention to detail and love for planning and organizing helped me to get back on track and now I support my clients to beat the distraction and overwhelm, so they can get stuff done and have time and energy for everything that matters to them.

Struggling to be productive while having time for what truly matters?

Trust me, I’ve been there too.

Self-care is a prerequisite to achieving our dreams

Born in a regular Czech family just before the fall of the Iron Curtain, I had a regular happy childhood.

From summers spent in my grandparents’ gardens, drilling my younger cousins at school work during holidays to the comforting aroma of Turkish coffee drank by my grandmother, I learned the importance of both hard work and self-care, though the lessons sank in only decades later.

Life on our terms is possible

I grew into a high-achiever, who constantly felt she had to prove her worth.

In my early 20s, I had enough of pretending and conforming to the expectations of others. I was determined to find out what I really wanted.

From quitting my dream university, hitchhiking through Europe, and meeting people from Africa for the first time to finding stability and confidence in a new university and a relationship, I realized that creating our life on our terms is possible.

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Turmoil can lead to positive changes

Fast forward a couple of years of stability, a career in humanitarian aid, long-term relationship and life in 3 countries on two continents, another life change happened. Zambia.

I fell in love with the country and never managed to leave for good. My relationship crumbled, eventually ending up in a divorce. All this turmoil alongside finding a new job in Mongolia and navigating a new relationship made me realize I was running my life on autopilot.

My coaching journey was sparked by my personal experience, inspired by the relationship with my husband that wouldn’t survive if I haven’t done some painful soul-searching and changes.

Places I’ve lived in:

  • Czechia
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Mongolia
  • Zambia

Czech Republic: this is where I was born & grew up

Sweden: the first foreign country I travelled to on my own as well as the where I lived on my own. 

Uganda: the first African country I visited and lived in for 2 years. 

Tanzania: in the 9 months living here, I learnt Kiswahili and came to love the country.

Mongolia: my dream country, worked here for 6 months, arriving when temperatures reached -32°C

Zambia: my home now, in 2024 celebrating 10 years!

Italy: although I lived here only 3 months, Italy was tightly connected to my life for 7 years.

When you keep walking, you'll arrive

After my son was born, I felt it was time to share what I learnt. Creating my life as an entrepreneur was ultimately a self-discovery journey. Having no idea how my current habits were against me, I decided it was time for change. I started to walk the walk.

Becoming more productive, eating better and working out, creating time for my son, husband and the hard work of building a community in a country I don’t come from, while protecting the activities that recharge my energy.

I believe that real progress is two steps forward, one step back, but if we keep walking, we’ll arrive. 

Are you ready to say yes to happiness?

Today, I’m a few steps closer to my dreams. I work hard, yet I find time for breakfast dates with my husband, coffee chats with girlfriends and regular fun outings with my son.

Exercising every day became a habit while eating a whole chocolate bar seems like me of a thousand years ago.

I’m not perfect, but that’s not the point. The point is to be happier, and I can help you with that. With me by your side, you’ll be able to keep walking the walk towards what really matters to you, consistently, with focus, confidence and while having fun.