Welcome to VA-Wonder. My name is Liezel (pronounce it like Diezel (with an L) 😊. I was born and raised in South Africa and after living in the UK & Germany I have settled (for now) in the Netherlands with my husband and daughter.
I am a serial entrepreneur with a creative heart and organised mind. I have a passion for businesses that would like to help rebuild our precious world, to how it should be, a wonderful place for all of us to live our happiest lives.
I share some information here about me and the things that are important to me because I find it essential that I work with businesses that align with my values and ethics.
my story in a Nutshell
I started off my studies and career in Fashion Design. Soon thereafter I spend 14 months in Germany living with a family as an Au-pair and learning the language. I then took a decade-long detour within the Travel Industry. I quickly became the manager of the Travel Agency I worked for and as the travel bug bit again, I moved to London for 2 years and worked as a Business Travel Consultant. Back home, I joined Lufthansa German Airlines as an account manager until my daughter was born in 2010. After her birth, I started my own Graphic Design Studio & E-commerce website (www.matchsetlove.com) so that I could further expand my creative side whilst also being able to be flexible with my time as a new mom. In hindsight, this came in handy because I could take my business with me when we moved from South Africa to Germany in 2014 and then from Germany to the Netherlands in 2016.
I have learned so much over this time and all of these experiences helps me to help others.
stuff that I like to do when I am not busy helping my amazing clients
- Trying out real food and good-for-you recipes
- DIY-everything – (yes, I even make my own face cream)
- Walking barefoot (as much as possible) in our beautiful nature reserve with my beloved
- Spending time with my daughter
- Yoga & Meditation
- Re-discovering my green fingers
- Traveling and enjoying the beauty & bounty of our amazing planet
- Reading & research to find the truth