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 instalment, we interview Maud Janssen of House of Colour Maud Janssen

maud-janssenTell us about your business:
I work as a Personal stylist for House of Colour (Uk based) since 2013. I empower my clients by showing them what their best colours & styles are and making them feel confident about the way they look (again). I help them create a wardrobe that makes you happy when you open it, full of things you love, and above that reflects who YOU are. I help them make new combinations and pick the right clothes in the shops.

What 5 words would you choose to describe your business?
Inspiring, colourful, empowering, transforming, meaningful

What are your most popular products or services?
Colour, Style and shopping !

What do you like best about owning a business?
My freedom.

What or who inspired you to start your business?
My Italian friend Barbara asked me what I was going to do in England after we just both moved from abroad. She asked: ‘What would you do if you could choose your ideal job?’ I told her about my passion for making people look & feel beautiful and she asked me ‘what is holding you back?’ As a result, I went and trained in London 6 months later with House of Colour and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life!

What makes your products/services special?
My passion for what I do and my international experience (worked in several countries with almost a 1000 women of  different nationalities). Additionally, my positive attitude towards styling; it is never about what you cannot wear or what does not look good but always what DOES look great and which clothes makes you feel like the best version of yourself.

Who is your role model or mentor?
My mother, she always dressed so well and wore red lipstick with a smile. She still does!

What is your biggest fear?
Losing my children.

What motivates you on a daily basis?
The positive feedback from my clients and making people smile because I wear colour!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced?
Adjusting to new countries and their culture especially in Japan.

What advice would you give women who are starting a business?
Pursue your passion and go in with your heart. People feel when you are authentic and love what you do!

What are your top tips for networking?
Wear colour, wear a good lipstick, be open and a good listener.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Take good care of myself means taking (enough) time to relax and spend time with people I love that give me good energy.

What is your motto or theme song?
Try to gather as many beautiful memories in life as you can

How do you relax?
Walk in nature.

What place inspires you and why?
Rome, the eternal city where we have spend 9 years. It is an open air museum with such a good energy, I love it.

What do you care most about, as a business owner?
I care most about my clients, they should always feel welcomed in a warm way and comfortable

What are your future plans?
Live and enjoy life in a sunny country!

For more information about Maud Janssen visit House of Colour Maud Janssen.