A few years ago, I was doing a job I was very good at. Some of my talents were put to good use and I was living what appeared to be a successful life.But something was missing.
The person I allowed myself to be at work was far from who I was in my favorite dreams.
In my dreams I was the career woman, the socially engaged leader in girls and women empowerment as well as the passionate wife and singer. I was also the future, loving mom who makes weekend trips with her gilrfriends and maybe someday even the cool grandma. And not to forget, the daughter and sister, who is there for her family as often as she could. I wanted to change the world and when I was ready, do it with my kids in tow. I didn´t know how, but I wanted to contribute in a certain way.
Living with the belief “work is not a place for passion” I maintained a certain image at work. I avoided showing what I was passionate about.
Unfortunately, when I came home completely exhausted, I had little energy left for the pursuit of my passions.
Can you relate to that?
You are not alone!
By keeping work separate from my passions, I chose to live a dual life in which passion had almost no chance.
By doing this I dimmed my light.
I forbid myself to truly shine.
The crazy part of all: no one was forcing me to hide!!!
The limitations that I saw were all in my head.
My name is Lidwine Reustle, born Hounwanou.
A few years ago I decided to stop holding parts of me. I decided to stop hiding my light; especially at work where I spent most of my time.
Since making this decision, I have designed the life of my dreams.
Now I am living according to my vision which is: to live on my own terms and inspire and empower as many women as possible to for their desired lifestyle.
My passion is to inspire and help you let your light shine, too!
So, Why do I coach women?
Because every single woman who is happy, empowered, inspired and shining, contributes to the world´s happiness.
I believe that once women are happy and shine, their men and their children will be happy and shine too.
Happy women = a happy world
After several years working with women I notice one thing repeatedly.
The only reason why we are not getting what we want is: We do not believe that we are worth it.
Look at the past few years of your life.
If you are honest,
who really kept you from being happy?
If you believed in your worth, you would have got up, made a plan and taken action. You would have designed the life you want to live.
I also did not know how I would achieve fulfillment when I turned my back to my corporate job almost 5 years ago.
I knew I was capable of more. And accepting an unfulfilled life felt like giving up on myself.
So I took the plunge with an unwavering commitment to building the career and the life that I wanted.
With that commitment, I found (and I still find) my answers through self-examination, books, courses, coaches and mentors, networks, communities – but especially through action.
If so, I´d gladly support you. Together we can explore the next step on your journey to greater fulfillment in your life.
There is no universal way of living! You have plenty of options. I, for example, chose entrepreneurship as my career option. Privately I want to have children. These are the options that I choose for myself. Your options may be very different.
You decide what is important for YOU.
„Working with Lidwine has been an unforgettable experience… there are times in life when we just need a small push to shine and be the change we have been hoping for so long. Before this experience, I was used to live adapting myself to the external circumstances, now I am capable to take the control of my life and responsibility for my actions and experiences. Now I truly believe that I have everything to live the life I really I want to live. Lidwine supported and challenged me during the whole process…“ Patricia Torrico, Business Manager, Munich
Why can I help you?
Throughout the past few years, I worked as a personal development coach for women.
My focus is on the professional and personal fulfillment of my clients.
Beside that, I ´ve created a network for businesswomen in Munich. During at least 80 events that I organized there, I informed and coached women about entrepreneurship, professional and personal fulfillment.
The network included over 800 women recently.
Alongside my experience as a coach for women, I find my beliefs extremely important.
I believe You are a Diamond.
When extracted out of the earth, the diamond in the rough is just a block of black stone. It does not shine. It has to be polished before it can sparkle.
If you allow yourself to go on a polishing journey to yourself, you can let your light shine.
You are Precious.
Of all the precious gems, the diamond is the most brilliant.
You are the one who doesn´t see your full value yet. Once you do, you will allow yourself to dream bigger.
A diamond is a bright shining gem once it is polished.
Everything you need is within. You need to explore what´s within you to find the light. All the resources you think you don’t have are within you. I can help you uncover your inner strength, your confidence, and your belief in your dreams. I can help you to shine brightly.
You are Strong.
The diamond is the hardest material known to man. Diamonds are strengthened and transformed by pressure. Whatever obstacles, pressure, disappointments, hardships and stresses of life seem in your way, know they are there to force you to shine. You will find a way through it.
You deserve the best!
Through Life and Business coaching, I guide, inspire and empower you to let your light shine!
I don’t believe in a master plan to fit your whole life. I know from experience the most important moment is NOW. If you are ready to embrace this moment and change your life one step at a time, then let’s start our journey. Let’s shine.
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The Extensive Bio
Born and raised in Benin, West Africa. At the age of 18 I came to Germany for my studies.
You can communicate with me in French (native speaker), German (fluent), English (fluent) AND Fon (spoken only in my homeland, Bénin). I can also survive with some broken Croatian and Spanish if I have to.
I studied Business Sciences in Aachen, Germany with 4 majors (Marketing, Accounting and Reporting, Finance and Empirical Economics).
I am an intuitive Coach. I didn’t learn to be a coach. I became a coach because people I was serving asked me to coach them. It came naturally to me. Over the past 4 years I have learned from my own coaches and diverse online training. Coaches who most influence my work are Steve Chandler and Marie Forleo.
Other training I have invested in
- B-School with Marie Forleo
- Mastermind Facilitator Training with the Success Alliance
- Diverse personal development trainings and coaching courses.
Before starting my own business, I was a consultant for international FMCG brands.
On my entrepreneurial journey, I have run the following businesses. The first one was when I was 14 years old.
- Jewelry Retail
- Shoes Retail
- Language Training for Adults and Children
- Marketing Project Management Services
- Event Management
- Jazz Singer
- Fashion Stylist
- Coaching and Mastermind for successful women
Female Community Experience
While building up my entrepreneurial career, I started and run 2 professional groups for business women in Munich. The groups grew to over 1000 women. Between 2013 and 2015, I have hosted more than 80 inspiring workshops and events with powerful and talented women. I met extraordinary women and had a unique chance to connect these diamonds with my services.
Each step of the way has been a chance for me to explore my passions.
If like me you have several passions and you cannot choose one, then know that you DON´T HAVE TO choose.
With time I became clear on how to fill everything I did with MY single message that I am here to share. After years of trial and error, I realized the more I do what I believe in, the more I serve. AND the more I shine.
Now, I teach women like you to create a vision of who you really want to be AND to live according to that vision.
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