Angy Tsafos, Founder of The NET Life
Nurturing and empowering women through various techniques such as coaching, reiki and NLP so they can thrive in life
After many years as a successful consultant in banking, I felt that there was something missing in my life.
I was earning good money, but I really wanted to pivot into a career where I felt I was making more of a contribution to the world. I was proud of what I had accomplished, but who was it going to benefit on the outside? I was putting a lot of energy and effort into my role as a contracted programme director in charge of a team at a leading London-based bank, but I was about to have a baby and so the time was right to make a change.
Within a year of having my daughter Alessia, I decided to venture into the world of coaching and energy healing. I studied hard during 2018 to become a certified coach – broadening a skill-set which already included reiki. My objective was to create a business built upon three core principles – ‘Nurture’, ‘Empower’ and ‘Thrive’ – and that is where my company name stemmed from.
Everything happened so quickly in 2019. Not only did I qualify as a coach and launch The NET Life, I also became a published author! The book I have written is a children’s story about diversity and acceptance entitled ‘Global Sebbie Goes to India’. Sebbie, the central character, is based upon my nephew and he travels to India, where he meets a local girl who educates him on various aspects of her culture. I want the stories to become a series, so I have plans for Sebbie to go country-hopping across Japan, Greece and Africa, as well as Mauritius, which is my home island. In-keeping with the theme of the first book, Sebbie will meet a local girl in every adventure because I wanted to create female characters who were well versed culturally and able to articulate themselves in a way in which Sebbie can learn about the wider world.
I gave up security and also pushed through fear to move into a completely different industry. It took courage, as my family and friends didn’t really understand why I would give up a steady job, but I am so proud that I did it!