Speaking Engagements

International Women’s Day

I have just received the video footage of my guest appearance at the International Women’s Day luncheon at the Crown Towers earlier this year, hosted by Momentum Forum Events, in front of an audience of over 500 guests.

I chose to talk about mindset, about choosing between victim and victor.

“Victor is someone who Conquers. Victor is someone who wins. I chose to be a victor. ”

Thank you again to Barbara McNaught for the opportunity to be a Guest Speaker at this incredible event.




July Newsletter

Jumping to New Opportunities month!


We’re half way through the year, which is also a perfect time to stop, reflect how far we have come and where we want to go. In Australia, 1st July each year also marks the first day of a New Financial Year!

So, July is Jumping to the New Opportunities month!

As I reflect, past 6 months have been fast paced, exciting and jam packed with activities, personally and professionally. I am ready for new opportunities and abundance. I welcome it with all my heart and open arms.

At the same time thou, I am also ready to honor my need to be a hermit some days as the winter rain washes away anything that does not serve me, providing space for new and exciting.

Are you ready?
Are you ready to accept the opportunity that presents itself to you? Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and try something new?

I clearly remember a conversation I had with my dad 10 years ago. We were sitting in a car on a busy road intersection, and the traffic light was red.

“When are you going to have a baby?”, he asked. Angrily I said that I was not ready. He said: “Why aren’t you ready?”. “Because I want to buy a bigger house. Then we want to get a new car. Then we want to go on a European holiday…” I responded.

Then there was silence…

“Then after that you will want to go to another holiday, and another. Then your car will get old and you will need another. If everyone waited until they are ready to do anything in life, no one would ever do anything. Nothing can prepare you for parenthood.

You are sabotaging yourself by making excuses. Procrastination is linked to perfectionism, and I have news for you, perfect world where everything is perfect, actually does not exist. Actually it does – in the movies!” he said.

Holly guacamole!!! A casual trip to the shops, turned into a Dalai Lama moment!

As you can see, this conversation and the image of the exact traffic light and the road crossing is clear as day as I write this today. The point of this story is, don’t wait until you are ready to jump to the opportunity.

By being so tunneled vision about a particular destination you might miss out on even better opportunities along the way. Listen to signs along the way.

As for the baby conversation with my dad. Sometimes some plans and goals are out of our control, we don’t always choose when to have a baby or not. It is not as simple as that.

But the moral of the story is: Jump to the opportunity and do not wait until you are 100% ready, as it may never be!

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Sanja Tesic nominated for for National Awards, AusMumpreneur


Local business woman nominated for National Awards

Sanja  Tesic of Blue Gerbera has been nominated for the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The AusMumpreneur Network celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Sanja Tesic is an Author, Inspirational speaker, Career and Mindset coach and mother to twin 2 year old girls, Maja and Sophia.

At age 8, Sanja became a child refugee. Sanja and her family sought refuge in various republics within the former Yugoslavia for five years. At age 13, Sanja immigrated to Australia. Sanja did not speak, write or understand English.

Sanja is a certified linguistics practitioner and has a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management. In 2014 she founded Blue Gerbera, a coaching business which offers online, one on one coaching and group workshops.

Sanja is a wellness advocate and was recently the guest speaker at the International Women’s Day at Crown Towers in Perth.

In 2017 Sanja’s book “Born To Bloom – From Hardship to Happiness” was published. An inspirational biography. A story of a war refugee who chooses a victor mentality to succeed.

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood, flexibility, freedom to create and networking. Sanja loves that she can balance her business life around her family and her creative mind.

Sanja always seizes any opportunity to help put her passion of helping others into practice! BALANCE and HAPPINESS … Mindset is the key.

Writing and publishing her first book to share her story with the world was a dream come true. Now, her story can be heard and she can inspire others to follow their dreams because it really can happen!

In Sanja’s words “You were born to bloom!”

It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Sanja gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise;

  • Find a professional Mentor who has already been there to guide you along the way
  • Ensure you have the mindset of looking at the “glass half full”, to be prepared to be resilient and persistent.
  • Seek advice about finances required.

Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous Awards dinner in Melbourne this August.

For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com or contact Peace Mitchell on 0431 615 107 or hello@ausmumpreneur.com

Sanja Tesic, Blue Gerbera