Business coach a finalist
A leading New Zealand business coach from Whangaparaoa has made it into the finals for the Network New Zealand Business Awards.
Natalie Tolhopf has been under the gaze of judges from the panel in the Outstanding Start-Up Business category for her efforts in coaching businesswomen.
After commuting two hours daily to get to her job in the city for six years with two children, Tolhopf decided she had enough and would take the risk in starting her own business.
‘‘When I first left my secure job in 2015 to start Catapult Your Business, I was so worried and only made $45 in my first six weeks.
‘‘It was a wake-up call,’’ she said.
‘‘I quickly realised it was a lot different and a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.’’
After snapping into action with her online business and becoming more face-to-face with people, she quickly catapulted her own business to success and now guides businesswomen across New Zealand to do the same, asking them to take what she calls ‘‘imperfect action’’.
‘‘I aim to teach women how to adopt a success mindset, and bust through procrastination and perfectionism.’’
She encourages individuals not to look for perfection, but to start with simple ideas without being overwhelmed by the bigger picture.
‘‘The past two years have been amazing. I’ve reached so many women across New Zealand,’’ she said.
Tolhopf is a regular speaker at business training conferences and events, and will feature in the four-woman line-up of the Business Strategy Masterclass at Tamaki Yacht Club on October 24.
On October 6 Tolhopf will discover her fate live on the NNZ Business Community Facebook page.
There are 26 other small business owners who will also be waiting to see if they have won the grand prize which is valued at more than $8000.
Natalie is also eligible to win the People’s Choice Award, with voting for that already closed. The winners of each category are also eligible for the Network NZ Business of the Year Award. Visit networknz.nz/networknz-2017-businessawards.html for more.
Natalie Tolhopf becomes one of New Zealand’s best business coaches.