Hi, I am Anaïs. It is REALLY nice to meet you.
A page like this usually starts with a fancy tagline or intriguing mission statement that impresses but does not really connect us or clarify much.
I would like to take a risk here and share my truth with you. As if you were sitting right here, munching grapes and dark chocolate with me, rather than somewhere in the world on the other side of a screen.
There is a comfortable silence.
Then I sigh and say:
The way most of us do business is weird, don't you think?
We yearn for human connection yet we keep our professional masks firmly put.
We want to love our work but keep telling ourselves that "work is hard".
We desire to make a difference but believe that "you can't earn money with that".
How weird is that!
We have a deep talk about where all this comes from.
Inevitable childhood conditioning, ancestral garbage that was passed down to us, societal pressures to perform and act a certain way, fear-based existential decision-making, businesses built on the assumption that we must impress through distant professionalism rather than close depth.
We come to the same conclusion:
Our business reality and career models are shifting and purpose is taking centre-stage.
I am on a mission to train entrepreneurial people and courageous organisations to implement rituals, systems and structures for business that feels good.
By dropping our masks and impressing through vulnerable integrity.
By daring to challenge the status quo and prioritise impact, people and the way it feels.
By creating new business development, team communication and customer service structures that are in alignment with what we truly desire, not with what we think we should want.
The side effects are many. Personally speaking:
Communication feels right because you speak your truth.
It is easy to command a powerful presence because it's all you.
You attract the right people who connect with you instantly.
It becomes easy to say yes (and no thank you).
You are bound to do things differently... unboringly. And unboring business means unboring results.
On an organisational level:
The disconnect between professional and personal communication melts as both are integrated.
People know where they fit best and feel appreciated and heard in their positions.
People commit because they realise they are making magic happen.
Here are my current projects...
What in heavens led you to where you are today?
Here is the story.
I grew up as part of a globetrotting family...
... with a diplomatic dad, a magic mom and an artistic sister. We moved every two to three years, from Caracas to Bonn, Bangkok, Amman, Madrid and Berlin (<--- explains the overall gypsyness and why I feel at home at airports). While it can be tough to have to leave everything behind so often, we had the privilege of dipping into amazing cultures and getting to know beautiful places and people.
My upbringing was etiquette on the outside, creative connection on the inside.
My sister and I displayed perfect manners and knew how to fancy talk at official receptions. We also learned Reiki-I at ages 8 and 9 and I became a Facial Harmony practitioner when I was 17.
When I finished high school I was confused.
I did not know where to live and I had no clue what to do.
I felt as though I had to choose between a business life (safety, structure, money) and a holistic one (meaning, creativity, healing). Both had major downsides ("would you rather suffer from burnout or be broke most of the time?").
I ended up choosing the conventional path first.
I moved to The Hague to study hospitality management. I love the industry for its international flair and yumminess, but there was always something missing.
Soul, intuition, freedom, meaning and traveling on my own terms. I also spent too many hours in uncomfortable high heels.
A few moves later...
(The Hague - Barcelona – The Hague – Cairo) after being part of a five-star hotel opening team, I gathered my courage and said no to a great job offer (the Egyptian revolution fired things up too).
I was ready to question the way we do business and try something else. Ready bring together those seemingly disparate parts in me.
I took the entrepreneurial plunge in 2011.
I became a personal branding consultant and made all the early entrepreneurial mistakes possible (driven by all these fears from "you are too young" to "you must always be professional and try to impress people").
I used my own imperfect work in progress to fuel my motivation and develop feminine methodologies for business that feels good. I did a Masters degree in Organisational Behaviour on the side (thesis topic: the isolation of online entrepreneurs)
Today I have the honour of working with incredible people, from international digital nomads, healers, artists to corporations like H&M Spain & Portugal.
An open book
Human Design: Manifesting Generator 6/3
Strengths Finder: Activator, Positivity, Communication, Strategic, Individualization
Fascination Advantages: Passion & Power
(If you love to struggle we won't get along)
(I find the right words for a microphone-soul connection)
(Fun wrapping with a deeply transformative core)
The Official Bio (aka the strange place where I write about myself in 3rd person)
Anaïs Bock is a speaker and trainer for business that feels good. She works with entrepreneurial people and courageous businesses to bridge the gap between desire and presence, authenticity and success, intuition and business strategy. The Work Magic Method is her equally deep and playful approach to an authentic business expression founded on the integration of dreams, the elimination of self-imposed and societal "bullshit" and a fusion of vulnerability and power in authentic business expression.
Anaïs has an international track record, having moved 15 times and lived in 7 countries. She is a certified Image and Personal Branding consultant (London Image Institute), holds a Master of Science in Organizational Behaviour (Birkbeck University of London) and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel Management of one of the Leading Hotelschools of the World.
She effortlessly threads together her global work experience in training, marketing and PR at luxury five star hotels with a commitment to doing business differently. Her approach is refreshing, holistic and applicable in both the board room and barefoot on the beach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
I am currently based in Berlin, Germany and happily combine travel with work and sunshine supply.
My frequent hotspots are Madrid, London, Cairo and Bogotá.
I'd love to visit India, Australia, New York, Miami, Costa Rica and Scotland soon (so invite me over).
What languages do you speak?
I speak fluent English, Spanish and German.
I am also proud to be able to order a cheese platter in French, have a conversation about my kaassouflé accident in Dutch and stop a cab driver from bamboozling me in Egyptian street Arabic.
Will you speak at my live event?
If my calendar allows it YES. I love group and stage energy, innovative organisations and forward-thinking educators.
My favourite crowds are people with big dreams, guts and the desire to show up. Get in touch and tell me what you are all about.
How can I work with you 1:1?
My personal coaching time is currently limited to changemakers that are interested in working in short inspiration sprints - usually one full day, online or in person. We crank out a new business model, brand personality or optimise and authentify your website copy. If you are interested, let's have a conversation.