My personal background can be summarized like this:
It started one day in the cold, rainy Denmark..... I had my own Certified Accountant Company (was the Youngest Female Tax Law Accountant in Denmark ever), and worked almost 24/7.
Then I thought; Is this really the way I want to live - and die ?
Do I have to wait until I am old and all stressed up - to "slow down/retire" ?
NO WAY - So I sold my company and moved to Sunny Spain!
I lived on top of a little mountain, with full view over the Mediterranean Sea, while I kept some clients and one employee in Denmark, I was working online from home as a Network Marketer for about 4 years - until I got divorced and was "stupid" enough to buy a big restaurant :-0
In the meantime I did work for the TimeShare Industry - doing legal and contract work & translations, did some dealings in Real Estate (have half the education from DK), ran a "Call Center" for a while, had girls taking pictures of Golfers etc. etc. - never was cut out to just be a "Haus Frau" ;-)
In 2006, after finally getting rid of the restaurant, I went to Holland to work with a Real Estate agent there and in Belgium - I even planned to move there (as I have some very close Dutch friends - and you know they say that the Dutch and the Danes are the 2 nationalities in Europe who are most alike) but I couldn't settle there; brand new language (the 6 I speak is enough now I think ;-)
Then in the beginning of 2007 I was headhunted back to Denmark - so I bought a big car, in which I packed a suitcase and my 2 dogs - and drove up to my home country to work, only for a few months I thought. It took to the end of the year 2007, before my job was finished - and I was a "Free Woman" again = open to new challenges! The "Challenge" (BIG change in my life) came as called: Thomas Power came to Denmark, and "persuaded" me to become a *BlackStar Foundation member for Life - and later to become the Country Leader of Ecademy Denmark - so here I am - doing what I love most:
JANUARY 2011: Appointed Recruitment Associate Manager for The Institut for Independent Business in Denmark and Norway
JULY 2010: Now also on SpeakerWiki
FEBRUARY 2010: Started my new *BlackStar Boardroom: Copenhagen - Denmark - BlackStar Support
DECEMBER 2009: Finished my latest education from Value Academy; Academy Economic Leadership for women (the only one of its kind) Final paper on: "Leadership of a Social Business Network off- & online"
SEPTEMBER 2009: Co-Founding Female Courage Foundation
JULY 2009: My network partner has gone and left me - to work in India for a big internationally well known company called FLSmidth - where I had also finalized my own latest consultant job; creating Budget Follow up Systems for their IT Project Groups. - thus; off to new adventures!
MAY 2009: Did my first BIG speech for about 550 people at the yearly conference of The Danish IT Association, where I am a member of the HR Council. I "transformed" HR (normally Human Resources) into: HUMAN RELATIONS = NETWALKING - how important it is to find the right people to "NET with - on the WALK of life" ;-)
DECEMBER 2008: I started a group for Female Professional Networkers in Denmark Professionelle Danske Kvindelige Netværkere
NOVEMBER 2008: We had 4 GREAT Ecademy Christmas days in Copenhagen! I became a Certified Enneagram Leadership Practitioner! - thus got the knowledge to realize that I am an 8 and not a 2 - how could I ever doubt that, being the Maverick that I am ;-)
OCTOBER 2008: Appointed COUNTRY LEADER OF ECADEMY DENMARK
Got part of my new vision in place; "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." -- Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State I don't want to go to that place in Hell - so my vision is to Help Women Not to Isolate themselves in women's groups, but to "Come Out of the Bush and Network With the Men" !!
JULY 2008: I now work as a full time Business Consultant & Manager, Professional Networker and PA
JUNE 2008: Created my new brand; "ThinkInNewAreas" (with "a little" help from my friends ;-)
Besides the great testimonials I have received on Ecademy - here is some from other business associates and friends along the way (many of which since has become a member of Ecademy with me);
"A wonderful lady full of heart, support and commitment to those around her. A real caring soul. Tina is one of life's delightful people and I love being in her company and listening to her stories of life. Highly recommended." December 13, 2009 Thomas Power, Chairman Ecademy
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity "Tina is committed, open-minded and very flexible in her work. And she is a very helpful person with a big heart." January 25, 2010 Tina Albrecht-Beste, IT Project manager F.L. Smidth AS
In Danish: Tina er en intelligent og dedikeret kvinde, der 24:7 synes at være engageret i sociale anliggender af forskellige karakter. Jeg har arbejdet med hende gennem en del måneder og ved at hun udover hendes sociale engagement også er knivskarp hvad angår at læse tal, gå bagom tal og forstå hvad der netop ikke står. Det er ikke ualmindeligt at Tina er i stand til at overbevise registrede revisorer samt skattevæsenet om fejl, mangler, fortolkningsmuligheder mv. Tina har generelt en positiv tilgang til tingene og kan begå sig mellem alle menneske typer. April 22, 2010 Marion Guldager
"Tina is a very creative and innovative person who provides lots of ideas and energy to the HR council. She has a great network, and she is a very powerful ambassador for networking in general. She seems to be very knowledgable about key topics in the development space. In the HR council she is an excellent partner to collaborate with." January 19, 2010 Bente Holm Skov, Chairman Danish IT and Director Enterprise Learning & Talent Development Solutions, CSC Computer Sciences Corporation
"Tina is tenacious, open and highly motivated. You can't go wrong working with her. Ivor" December 11, 2009 Ivor Kellock, Goodwill Ambassador, Social Networking International
"Tina is a very committed confident able individual with passion for the business goals she pursues. Good to have her on your side.... extremely good at fighting her corner and a superb allie." August 23, 2008 Simon Hamer
"Tina is a woman of substance who is very open and honest. A very sincere individual who cares and treats each person in the most professional way. I recommend Tina to all potential business associates." July 6, 2009 Melinda Sorensson, President, Sorensson and Sons
"Since we met on the LinkedIn, Tina has been busy in establishing new ventures and new ideas. I must admire so much energy and positive thinking, and I wish to meet Tina in person someday." October 23, 2007 Boris Z Vlajcic, Business Development Manager M&A, Wise Media Technology
"Tina is outgoing and enthusiastic and exudes positive power! You want to know this woman!" October 26, 2007 Veronica Monet, Sex Educator, TAP Communications
"Tina is very knowledgeable about health and fitness among many other fields. An excellent Career Coach!" October 19, 2007 Marilyn Wilson Price, Owner, Fitness By Marilyn
"Tina is a girl full of enthusiasm and strong social skills and I would highly recommend her to any marketing or communications project." September 25, 2007 Lars G Frojd, Owner, VQ International AB
"I know Tina as incredibly connected and directed. Seems to find a way to get most anything done. She is highly adaptable with boundless energy." September 12, 2007 Ken Nakagama, web, aspect
"Tina is a very kind, intelligent and strong business woman. With a hart of gold, whom I can only give my best recommendations." June 17, 2007 Mona Saxlund Bischoff, CSO, Pentia A/S
"Tina is one of the most detailed and honest associates I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Patrick OConell" June 5, 2007 Patrick OConnell, Recruiter - Information Technology, In Pre-Launch worked directly with Tina at Goldenvision
"Tina is a great person to work with. She is hard-working, dedicated, and has an entrepreneurial spirit that will carry her a long way. I am proud to know Tina and am looking toward her doing even greater things as her career progresses." May 29, 2007 Donald Smith, Owner, Wabash Street Exotic Enterprises International Inc worked with Tina at Goldenvision
"I have had the opportunity to work on several projects with Tina IRL, and found her to be extremely intelligent and professional in her approach to business. She remained enthusiastic, was attentive to details, and thorough in her research and follow through. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Tina again." May 27, 2007 Mike Pinto, CEO, mobZilla
"In the short amount of time I have know Tina, I can say without pause that Tina is Goal oriented, personable, ethical, thinks outside the box and is a huntress. With Regards, Chris Meagher" May 27, 2007 chris meagher, Owner, PAPIA
"Tina is great professional at what she does!" May 27, 2007 Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative Marianna Kostiainen hired Tina and Goldenvision in 2007
"Tina has always been very diligent in keeping all her dealings up to date and is very outgoing individual to work with. Good luck in the move to Denmark Tina. Regards, Alexander now in Shanghai China" May 27, 2007 Alexander Kopriwa, Consulting Partner, Coreway
"Tina is an exceptional woman , active in many fields , economics, investment company, health care . I wonder where she gets all that energy and stamina. I am sure that anyone dealing with her will be amazed by her personality ." May 27, 2007 Boris Z Vlajcic, Country Manager, Comptoirs de la Tour d'Argent
"I have known Tina through networking for years, and can only give her my best recommendations, as a very serious business woman !!"" May 26, 2007 Jeanne Ouderkirk, Independent Professional, Dreamcatcher's
"Tina is an AWESOME networker. If you want to contact with somebody, she'll help. If she doesn't know the person she'll find one of her contacts who does. Keep close to Tina if you want doors opening! Regards Steve" May 26, 2007 Steve Hall, Global Master Distributor, Talk Fusion
"Tina has throughout the many years I have know her been a very resourceful active business partner, who always are ready to assist and come up with innovative solutions. Tina has a large network of business partners which she with her personal touch continuously expands making her business successful." May 1, 2007 Leda Grace Rasmussen, Networkmarketing Consultant, Partnerdialog Working with Tina in WorldDECT
"Marvellous work produced in a short time. Very commendable." June 22, 2004 René Cohrt was with another company when working with Tina at DubliTrading
"I met Tina through one of my networking groups and is very professional, hard working and dedicated" June 1, 2007 Darren Smith, CEO & Co-Owner, Global Ad Marketing
"Tina is a person who has a perfect balance of work and takes her job very seriously" June 1, 2007 Naeem Merchant, Owner, Merchant Group of Companies
"Tina is a very ambitious and upbeat entrepreneur who propels herself and those associated with her forward into positive growth!" May 28, 2007 Veronica Monet, Sex Educator, TAP Communications was a consultant or contractor to Tina at Goldenvision
"Nice lady with her head on straight. She works hard and treats people right" May 27, 2007 Bill Hathaway, pressman, KCStar worked directly with Tina at Goldenvision