Empowering creative entrepreneurs to make a difference in this world
Known for her relaxed and creative coaching style, and positive, easy-going attitude, Nina helps creative entrepreneurs and other small business owners how to tell their authentic story, feel more confident about promoting themselves, and attract their ideal client. She launched her first ‘Social Media for the Terrified’ course over 10 years ago, and is still on a mission to demystify marketing for overwhelmed creatives. It ain’t that hard, really!
Nina is a serial creative entrepreneur, with a strong desire to leave the world more beautiful than she found it. In a world where the rich are getting richer, and big companies are taking over everything, Nina is arming the small creative businesses to fight back, shine their lights and make a positive difference.
Originally from the Netherlands, she moved to Scotland in 2005 for love, and worked in the creative industries for twenty years, as marketing manager and audience development consultant for a number of arts centres and organisations.
PS: if you are into this kind of thing, Nina is an enneagram type 7, and a Human Design type Manifesting Generator. Basically, a creative powerhouse with a lot of energy!
Nina’s own journey as a creative entrepreneur
After becoming a mum, Nina decided to set up a creative business herself. With an 8-month-old baby on her hip, she proudly got the keys to her own vintage furniture shop called Nina’s Apartment in the summer of 2012, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A tired new mum, but fueled by passion and creative energy, she put her life and soul into her business and built a vibrant community around it. Her efforts did not go unnoticed and In 2015 Nina won an award for her creative contribution to the area.
Moving into the sun…as a creative and digital nomad
Fast-forward six years, and having dreamed of a life in the sun for twelve years (Scotland is great, but oh – the weather!), Nina, her husband and their two young sons, moved to Spain in 2018. Nina now works with international clients as a creative business coach.
When she is not coaching, Nina spends time on her own creative practice as a visual artist. She also sings in a band and can even occasionally be found as a tour guide on a bike around Valencia, sharing her passion for art and architecture history.
Want to get to know Nina a bit better? Watch a short documentary about Nina, filmed and produced in 2021 by Sybilla Michelle Films