Hi, my name is Monique Appels and I was born in the Netherlands in 1964.
I am a location-indepent coach (nomad) who helps people building their desired lifestyle. Being free of any conditioning from your past (parents, school, friends) you can be the person you need to become. Not who other people want you to be.
My journey started six years ago when I decided to take life in my own hands. So you see, I was way in my 40s when I could finally start living the life I desired. My personal mission became that I could work and live wherever I wanted.
Monique Appels: Dutch Nomad
So I chose a niche market (coaching dog business owners) with my internet marketing company. After three years I made enough money to do what was on top of my bucket list: working on a husky farm in Lapland. So I went to Finland by car and ended up in Norway where I lived for 1,5 year.
I survived the polar climate living in Northern Norway (see me driving a snow scooter in March 2015). Lived there four months without running water but experienced the most fabulous northern lights and the nordic winter when the sun doesn’t shine for two months. I enjoyed the summers when the sun does shine for 24 hours during a period of two months.
But I also survived the devastating power of hurricane Irma on Caribbean’s Sint Maarten in September 2017. By far my most traumatic experience feeling like a refugee on a totally ruined island when all your basics have been taking away: no water, no electricity and no house left. Luckily I found shelter with great friends and got off the island after waiting for two days on the airport.
What do you want in life?
My guess is you have come to my website because you want something else in life. Maybe you are quiet happy or maybe you are barely satisfied. Whatever your life looks like right now, you want it to chance. You don’t want a happy life, you want a fulfilling life.
I have accomplished my personal mission and now I want to inspire other people who desire to have their perfect lifestyle but need some coaching. If you feel you are holding back on your dreams, afraid of the unknown or just anxious about your family’s or friends’ reactions, I can help you out.
Feel free to read my blog about lifestyle and personal grows, travel, recommended books and whatever else is there for you to read. If you want my expertise on building the lifestyle you desire, contact me. I would love to help you out wherever I can. You can stay in touch with me through various social media platforms and I would love to meet with you in person some day.
Live with love and passion!