Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in mental wellness but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Marzia Carré, Founder of Mamma Marzia, located in Sintra, Portugal.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My slogan is "We are all Children of our Childhood." I teach trainings, and I am a therapist. For parents, educators, and schools who want to know more about the needs at each stage of a child's development. For those who want to take a path of self-discovery, for those who want to empower themselves, and for those who want to let go of the conditioning of education. My focus, my passion is to understand how our childhood shapes our personality.

Tell us about yourself

Since my adolescence, I felt the call to be a psychologist, but then I let myself be convinced that it was better to do something else. I worked in advertising for 20 years, then I decided that I should not give up my calling any longer, so I started my own activity, relying on what had been inside for a long time!!! I'm guided by the passion for being me! I'm not going to give up on myself any longer or on what I've always been in love with!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

It is being me. In my essence. My freedom doing what I'm in love with. I can organize my days and time, and I can respect others.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

It's a loooot of work and responsibility on my shoulders!!! I'm a single mom of two beautiful and challenging daughters... so while being an example to them in doing what I do with passion, the challenge is to find the balance between work and the time I dedicate to them! As I love my work, there is a risk that I will spend my days working, without resting and doing other things that I love too...

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. It's not about doing something, but Being You!
  2. You need time, patience, passion, and courage.
  3. Capacity to learn from failure and don't give up on them!

Where can people find you and your business?


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