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Originally from Germany, Christin now lives in Hanoi, Vietnam. She is an amazing example to all women of how we can change our course, set our sights on new goals - and achieve them - at any age or stage...and despite any adverse circumstance.

In her own words:

Something a wise person once said had me re-thinking how to best introduce myself:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.

So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

--Steve Jobs

My first job (first dot) for many years was working as a hairdresser. I recall feeling passionate about this work; however, I would later come to realize that it was not the craft itself that gave me such fulfillment. It was much more the interactions and the connections with my clients that would fundamentally transform who I would perceive I could become.

In time, I did what I did not think was possible for me - I obtained my psychology degree. Since then, I have worked as a therapist and a coach at different facilities ranging from academic teaching centers, to family counseling centers, to psychiatric clinics, to prisons (providing inmate care for anger management and conflict resolution).

Five years ago, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and start to train in Martial Arts. The experience transformed me both physically and mentally.  When I stepped into the ring for my first fight, I fully understood the incredible impact of all of my training.

In 2019, I became the first female national champion of Kuwait in Kickboxing.

I truly believe in having meaningful goals, the power of the subconscious mind and a positive mind-set. I understand that the mind and body are in a constant feedback loop.  As a psychologist and champion kickboxer, I was able to refine my teaching approach by implementing a new style of therapy that combines martial arts and self-defense classes for women within a psychological framework.

I empower people be their best by training them to win their inner battles.

To learn more about Christin, you can visit her company website at

To contact her directly, email:

Pete Wilkes is a certified Institute for Integrative Nutrition health and wellness coach who has called Hanoi home for the past 17 years.  For residents of Hanoi, he is easily recognized as the owner operator of a well-known social enterprise - Maison de Tet decor.

Under the umbrella of his wellness company, Nourished by Pete, Peteowns/operates a few varied boutique properties including an organic cafe and a gorgeous organic farm/retreat 45 outside from Hanoi.

In his great words, "I guess you could say I’m a true entrepreneur.  I’m always looking for a great opportunity to grow my existing company in line with my values. I’m obsessed with inspiring people to take up a healthy lifestyle, and I get a true buzz out of watching them wake up and start making conscious decisions. I'm in love with all things nutrition, movement and natural healing solutions. About 5 years ago, I 'woke up' and realized I could intentionally create the life and business I wanted by being conscious, focussed, awake. It became really clear to me that my daily mindset and actions were creating my lifestyle, and by becoming conscious I saw the habits I needed to change to move closer to the life I really wanted to live."

To learn more about the incredible things Pete has accomplished in Vietnam, please visit the NourishedByPete and MaisondeTetdecor Facebook pages.

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