We ask our members to share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.

In this installment, we interview Bridget Kelleher of Healthy Expats.

Tell us about your business:
Healthy Expats ensures that our clients can access healthcare by Hospital Specialist Doctors at the local GP/huisarts practice. Women’s health, Radiology ultrasound, Preventive health checks, and Finding a GP/huisarts are some of the services we offer. We operate in multiple locations, thereby offering flexible appointments with minimal waiting times for the busy expat.

What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Expat-focused, friendly, flexible, easy

What are your most popular products or services?
Women’s Clinic, especially Menopause Advice consultations.

What do you like best about owning a business?
Every day is a new challenge and learning opportunity. Embracing the chance to acquire these new skills motivates me while also relishing the opportunities that come my way.

What or who inspired you to start your business?
Robert Weij, Director of Pluhz, our partner. He has ‘a can do attitude’ and always eager to find solutions. He saw in me something I hadn’t envisioned, sparking new possibilities.

What makes your products/services special?
Our products have a friendly, personal approach, understanding the vulnerability people may feel when seeking care.

Who is your role model or mentor?
My parents are my role models. Marrying young, they built the family business with determination and immense sacrifice, all while raising seven children.

What is your biggest fear?
If ever I lose touch with my clients, it would be a signal for me to reconsider my work.

What motivates you on a daily basis?
I love the unstructured nature of my job and the daily challenges it brings. Above all, I cherish meeting our clients and hearing their stories.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
Rediscovering my inner belief to get back to work after a lengthy absence.

What advice would you give women who are starting a business?
Be yourself and stay true to what you belief. But don’t be afraid to ask for help.

What is your favourite business book?
I’m a big fan of reading sporting biographies. They provide incredible insights to the perseverance, dedication and understanding that is required for the athlete’s world. These books not only highlight the pitfalls, but more importantly, showcase the journey of rising again.

What are your top tips for networking?
I am very new to networking, but I have learned to be myself and to build connections one step at a time.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?
As I have been experiencing menopause over the last number of years, it has taken some time to perfect my balance. Diet and exercise are obviously crucial but equally important is listening to my body and mind, knowing when to rest (my power nap). Self-care is key.

What is your motto or theme song?
There is always an answer or solution, and if I don’t have it, then I will find someone who does.

How do you relax?
Playing sport, listening to music, reading and meeting my friends.

What place inspires you and why?
I love hiking in the mountains. The ability to reach the top using maps, the stillness, the crisp air, the beauty of the nature, and the profound peace. Recently I hiked the Picos de Europa in Spain, just a magical adventure.

What do you care most about, as a business owner?
We aim for our clients to have a positive experience with our services, hoping they feel both satisfied and that their medical needs have been met.

What are your future plans?
Our goal is to expand our business and reach more locations, providing our services to a growing number of expats.

Thank you Bridget Kelleher!

For more information about Bridget Kelleher visit Healthy Expats.

 

Photo by Rikonavt on Unsplash

We ask our members to share a few thoughts: to introduce themselves to fellow members, and those who are interested in our community.

In this installment, we interview Bridget Kelleher of Healthy Expats.

Tell us about your business:
Healthy Expats ensures that our clients can access healthcare by Hospital Specialist Doctors at the local GP/huisarts practice. Women’s health, Radiology ultrasound, Preventive health checks, and Finding a GP/huisarts are some of the services we offer. We operate in multiple locations, thereby offering flexible appointments with minimal waiting times for the busy expat.

What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Expat-focused, friendly, flexible, easy

What are your most popular products or services?
Women’s Clinic, especially Menopause Advice consultations.

What do you like best about owning a business?
Every day is a new challenge and learning opportunity. Embracing the chance to acquire these new skills motivates me while also relishing the opportunities that come my way.

What or who inspired you to start your business?
Robert Weij, Director of Pluhz, our partner. He has ‘a can do attitude’ and always eager to find solutions. He saw in me something I hadn’t envisioned, sparking new possibilities.

What makes your products/services special?
Our products have a friendly, personal approach, understanding the vulnerability people may feel when seeking care.

Who is your role model or mentor?
My parents are my role models. Marrying young, they built the family business with determination and immense sacrifice, all while raising seven children.

What is your biggest fear?
If ever I lose touch with my clients, it would be a signal for me to reconsider my work.

What motivates you on a daily basis?
I love the unstructured nature of my job and the daily challenges it brings. Above all, I cherish meeting our clients and hearing their stories.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced?
Rediscovering my inner belief to get back to work after a lengthy absence.

What advice would you give women who are starting a business?
Be yourself and stay true to what you belief. But don’t be afraid to ask for help.

What is your favourite business book?
I’m a big fan of reading sporting biographies. They provide incredible insights to the perseverance, dedication and understanding that is required for the athlete’s world. These books not only highlight the pitfalls, but more importantly, showcase the journey of rising again.

What are your top tips for networking?
I am very new to networking, but I have learned to be myself and to build connections one step at a time.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?
As I have been experiencing menopause over the last number of years, it has taken some time to perfect my balance. Diet and exercise are obviously crucial but equally important is listening to my body and mind, knowing when to rest (my power nap). Self-care is key.

What is your motto or theme song?
There is always an answer or solution, and if I don’t have it, then I will find someone who does.

How do you relax?
Playing sport, listening to music, reading and meeting my friends.

What place inspires you and why?
I love hiking in the mountains. The ability to reach the top using maps, the stillness, the crisp air, the beauty of the nature, and the profound peace. Recently I hiked the Picos de Europa in Spain, just a magical adventure.

What do you care most about, as a business owner?
We aim for our clients to have a positive experience with our services, hoping they feel both satisfied and that their medical needs have been met.

What are your future plans?
Our goal is to expand our business and reach more locations, providing our services to a growing number of expats.

Thank you Bridget Kelleher!

For more information about Bridget Kelleher visit Healthy Expats.

 

Photo by Rikonavt on Unsplash