Sylwia Piatek

Sylwia Piatek

Certified Life Coach, Successful life strategist

Belgium

I’m from Poland and I came to Antwerp in 1996 as an au pair. I was learning languages (English and Dutch). I fell in love with Belgium and so I didn’t go back to Poland! I stayed and I met my present husband, and also found a job with Colruyt: I started as a saleswoman and went on to become a department head. After 12 years I stopped. I experienced depression and burn-out so I decided to do something else. I opened my own shop selling leather bags in the centre of Antwerp (on the Nationalestraat). It was a struggle to work there at the time when the city was rebuilding that area. I was always working with people and for people, so when one day I opened email and workshop /certification for life coach popped up, it felt like a calling.