Interview With A Female Entrepreneur In Turkey– Health and Wellness Coach Nadia Salur
Nadia is a Russian expat woman and entrepreneur living in Turkey. She moved to Istanbul twelve years ago and here she shares with us how it is to be a female entrepreneur in Turkey.
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Here is what she says about herself:
I am Russian, born in Kiev, Ukraine. I am a former trapeze performer and I moved to Turkey when I was 20 years old. I am a fashion designer and I use to thought fashion business in Academy. I am an IIN Health Coach, Psych-k, Bioresonance practitioner, yoga, Antigravity Yoga and pilates teacher. I run my own health and wellness studio. You can check it out at nadiasalur.com
When did you move to Turkey?
I moved to Istanbul in 2005. It has been 12 yeas since I became an expat in Turkey.
How did you discover Turkey? What made you decide to come and live here?
I came to visit my sister, she lives in South of Turkey. On that trip, I met my future Turkish husband.
How was your experience with setting up and opening the company in Turkey? Is bureaucracy in Turkey hard to deal with?
When I was a foreigner ( I’ve got my citizenship last year), I had a working visa. I had to deal with bureaucracy, but since I come from the country where we use to have difficulties with bureaucracy, it was not a problem for me.
Would you recommend other expats invest in a business in Turkey?
Well, I think it depends on a business. But, I wish for the system to be easier on foreigners.
Is the business environment in Turkey different from the one in Russia? What would you change in the business environment in Turkey if you could?
The business environment in Turkey is different from the one in Russia. I would like for people to be more conscious, disciplined and responsible.
As a female entrepreneur in Turkey, how do you cope with mostly men environment?
Well, in my environment there are an equal amount of men and women, maybe even more women.
What advice would you give to anyone planning to set up his or her business in Turkey? What’s something you know now you wish you had known before about working in Turkey?
Again I would say it depends on a business. It is better to learn Turkish language first, that is how I understood the culture and everything became clear and easier for me.
Tell us more about your services and how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My business developed naturally from my own lifestyle, experiences and all my knowledge, which I have collected through my whole life by taking different trainings. After a graduation from Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I finally had a clear idea of what I want to do. I combined everything I know and developed a program. This 3, 6 month or 1-year programs help people to transform their lives in a way they want to live it, by becoming happiest and healthiest of themselves. It is a body, mind and soul transformation. There are groups and also individual coaching available. Programs include detox, diets, meditation, breathing exercise, antigravity yoga, yoga, Bioresonance scan, PSYCH-K sessions…
I teach in English, Turkish and Russian language. You can check the details on my website: nadiasalur.com
What would be your main tip for foreigners in Turkey? What should they do in order to live a happier life in Turkey?
I know for some foreigners it is difficult to blend in sometimes, they stay in their own small groups, judging and complaining. My advice to you, go out there make Turkish friends, trust them, love them and they will love you back!
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