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Isabel Zapf

Female Founders Spotlight: Isabel Zapf

7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Isabel Zapf
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Isabel Zapf

“From a very young age, my inspiration was to align performance and wellbeing. Living a successful life professionally as well as personally means for me facing challenges with ease, confidence and resilience while keeping my heart light and my attitude positive. Every morning is a fresh start. We strive to be and feel at our best to enjoy every single day. For that inner peace and physical wellbeing as well as a strong connection to nature are key. Personally I noticed that especially what I ate had a huge impact on my mental focus, physical strength and inner peace on that day. That’s why I created Z-Ora. A breakfast for those who strive to be their best selves and who want to give their body only the best. 

Based on science, inspired by nature and formulated with high-quality ingredients, I wanted to create a product that meets the highest standards and delivers the promises to be the golden partner from the very first hours of the day and in the long run. Our products invite you for a moment of wellbeing; begin your morning with balance, clarity and strength and have a fabulous start into your day!”

What would you you’d love to share to encourage other women to start their own company?

Dare to be bold and change fast. Entrepreneurship is a continuous trial and error process. It will take more time than you need. It will be more difficult than you think. And your doubts will always come back. But it is an extremely enriching experience. You cannot make it alone so ask for advice, reach out for help and listen – find your peer groups, your first fans and get in touch with your clients. And always listen to your intuition!

What are your 5 top tips for entrepreneurial success?

Ask industry experts for advice even when you don’t feel ready yet to speak to them. But choose consciously about which advice to follow! 

Speak frequently and regularly to your customers in order to understand their needs

Everything will take longer than you think so incorporate more time in your initial planning 

Trust your intuition, even if that means doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing 

Always think from the perspective of your audience and tailor your brand messaging accordingly 

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

Gywneth Paltrow: because she is extremely innovative and empowering when it comes to wellbeing 

Beyonce: because her power and creativity in which she inspires and empowers women across the globe 

Kleopatra: because she was the first women who did everything for her beauty and cultivated her sacred rituals 

Jane Goodall: having met her in person she truly radiates such serenity and leads from such a pure heart that deeply touched me 

Christine Lagarde: for me she is the female strong leader in the world of men whilst never loosing her elegance! 

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Isabel Zapf
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Isabel Zapf

What are your favourite inspirational sayings?

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it” Amelia Earhart 

 “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one strep” – Lao Tzu 

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