Empowering creative entrepreneurs to make a difference in this world
Known for her clear and jargon-free writing, and positive, easy-going attitude, Nina teaches creative entrepreneurs and 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 digital marketing for overwhelmed creatives.
Nina is a creative, go-getting adventurer 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 business is taking over everything, Nina is arming the grassroots companies 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. She is also a singer-songwriter, and has been in bands all of her adult life.
Her own journey as a creative entrepreneur
After becoming a mum, Nina decided to set up a creative business for herself. With an 8-month-old baby on her hip, she proudly got the keys to her own vintage furniture shop Nina’s Apartment in the summer of 2012, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
A tired new mum, but fuelled 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 all the events and fairs she organised as part of her business, and the opportunities she offered to local designer-makers.
Moving into the sun…as a digital nomad
Fast-forward six years, and having dreamed of a life in the sun for twelve years (Scotland is cold!), Nina, her husband and their two young sons, moved to Spain in 2018.
As a digital nomad Nina is now working with multiple international clients as a creative business coach and copywriter.
In her spare time she sings in a band and can even occasionally be found as a tour guide on a bike around Valencia, sharing her passion for architecture history.
“Shining her creative light since 1979”