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Women in Business


  • Lucie Bloor - Tender Loving Canguros

    Tender Loving Canguros, owned by Lucie Bloor, is a nanny and babysitting agency for families in and around Barcelona and also the Costa Brava, Castelldelfels and Ibiza.

    Click here to read an interview with Lucie

  • Rebeca Pacheco - Quilter Lifestyle Management

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    Rebeca runs Quilter, a Personal Concierge & Lifestyle Management firm based in Barcelona that aims to make your life easier and more pleasant. They offer a personalized and discreet service to remove the tasks that distract you from work, your family or from those things that are really important to you. Services include relocation management, personal concierge, home management and personal assistance.
    +34 618059530

  • Brooke Philips - Fertilidad Natural

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    Brooke Philips is a specialist in fertility and pregnancy. She and her husband run their own clinic in Cerdanyola and Barcelona. She is also an acupuncturist and practitioner of natural medicine.

  • Catherine Bianchi - Casa Home Search

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    Originally from the UK, Catherine has been living in Barcelona for 16 years. She set up her own business called Casa Home Search, which do property sales and rentals in Barcelona for both the Catalan and international community.

  • Clare Doane - Barcelona Wedding

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    Clare Doane, started Barcelona Wedding in 2005. It specializes in creating personalised weddings in and around Barcelona.

    "I offer a very personalised service, and couples are normally thrilled to be organizing their big day,with someone that has been there before, speaks Spanish & copeswith bridezilla behavior (most brides have their moment). I also provide a useful buffer when family situations are strained, and take a lot of the pressure off the bride & their families, so they can actually enjoy themselves" (CD, Jan 2011)

    Click here to read the full interview with Clare

  • Jane Darroch Riley - Freelance Book Editor

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    Freelancer in the book publishing industry as a consultant, mostly working as a book designer but also edits, ghost writes and generally facilitates the book making process for anyone who would like to make their own book or needs help in the publishing process. Based in Barcelona.

  • Lisa Richardson - Antiques & Boutiques

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    Lisa is not techinically a mum but she is an excellent babysitter so we think she should be included! Lisa offers a range of walking tours  in Barcelona concentrating on style and fashion including a visit to the citys most exciting flea market, visits to antique and vintage stores as well as getting up close and personal with some of Barcelonas hottest designers.  

    Click here to read an article about Antiques & Boutiques

  • Cathy Loughran - Photographer

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    Cathy has been a photo-journalist for 20 years and has been published in newspapers and magazines all around the world. She is now bringing her documentary photography skills to photographing children and weddings in a very natural way. Cathy is available to photograph families in a chosen location eg beach, park or garden. She is based in Barcelona.

  • Ines van Bavel - International Conferencing & Marketing

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    Ines is co-founder of IBB International, an international conference company run together with her business partner in India. Besides that, she is an Internet Marketeer (mainly affiliate marketing), which she says is definitely crisis-proof. Based in the Maresme.

  • Juliette Allard - Doula

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    Juliette Allard is a fully qualified Doula, working in Barcelona and surrounding areas. She comes highly recommended by many local mums and also works as a yoga teacher. If you have any questions for Juliette she would love to hear from you!

    "Parents need to be guided in their maternal language meaning future parents are looking for someone who is able to understand their situation 100%, understand the fact they are foregneirs, lost in translation, and also lost in the maternity medical world translation. They are looking for someone who knows the Catalan system, who knows about birth and who speaks the same language. A doula will be their birth friend and coach. The prenatal visits are always in the parents house as that is more comfortable for them" (JA, June 2009)

    Click here to read the full interview with Juliette

  • Cecilia Tham - Architect (Habitan)

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    Cecilia received her architecture degree from Harvard University and has worked in the US and in Europe.  She has worked in offices such as Miralles Tagliabue Arquitectes and Lapeña Torres Arquitectos before starting her own architecture firm, Habitan, with two other local architects from Barcelona in 2006.  The office has experience ranging from large scale public new construction projects such as the Sports Complex of Librilla to small scale renovation of residential projects such as Casa Empordà .She is currently a visiting professor of the architecture program at Catholic University of America and University of Illinois, Chicago. 
    932691740 or 665338520

  • Sherry - La Fira - The Childrens English Market

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    Sherry is a part-time English nursery teacher in Barcelona, and also operates La Fira - The Childrens English Market with her sister Jacqui who is based in the UK. They are a small business that supplies English childrens books, interactive speaking toys, games, puzzles, flash-cards, DVDs and C.Ds to support children with learning and understanding English - whether it is their first language or they are learning it as an extra language. They also have an excellent range of childrens clothes and footwear - most are top brands. Their items are new and second-hand - all of great quality as they are personally inspected and hand-selected from the UK. Their main aim is to bring affordable English books and learning materials to Barcelona that can be accessible to everyone. They host small events in nurseries, schools and other institutions in Barcelona - information on upcoming events can be seen on their Facebook Page or on their website in the events calendar.

  • Roxane Butterfly - Professional Tap-Dancer

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    Roxane was born and raised in France and has spent many years in New York. Her daughter Zuly was born in Spain when she was working on a flamenco-tap fusion thanks to a Guggenheim Fellowship. Roxane gives tap-dancing classes to children from age 6 and up at the Jimmy Slyde Institute, a creative space for contempory tap-dance in the heart of Barcelona.

    Click here to read an interview with Roxane about her work and her daughter who has Downs Syndrome

  • Monica Kruger - Kindermusik

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    Monica is one of several teachers in and around Spain offering Kindermusik classes, an initiative committed to bringing music to the lives of children  aged 0 to 7 years old.  Kindermusik is a music and movement program where you and your child will play, listen, and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development and strengthen neural pathways in your childs brain though music.
    Monica currently offers classes in Gracia, Barcelona.

  • Anne Marie de la Vega Duque – Executive Accommodation and Services SL

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    Anne Marie is the Managing Director of Executive Accommodation and Services SL (registered travel agency and member of ACAV), a full-service international destination management company, specializing in accommodation, event venues and a multitude of services for corporations in foreign business to include commercial real estate, and blue chip companies. In addition we provide corporate services including group incentive travel, yacht charters, corporate branding, and many special requests. Based in Barcelona.
    +34 935115181

  • Aby Mackie - Wild and Beautiful & Violeta Vintage

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    Wild and Beautiful offers clothing and accessories for children  - their best selling product is bibs (specialising in embroidery and appliqué). They also make smocks, bags, soft toys, blankets and crayon wraps

    Aby also runs another smaller business called Violeta Vintage selling vintage clothes in Barcelona.

  • Fien Bosiers - Barcelona Babysitter

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    Fien, a child psychologist, founded Barcelona Babysitter after working many years as a babysitter herself. It is a mediation agency for families and babysitters, based in Barcelona. Having the experience as a babysitter, but also as a mother Fien is very aware of the qualifications the ideal babysitter should have. She carefully selects all babysitters herself, interviewing each one of them personally and checking their background and references. All of them are highly qualified, have great skills and love working with children. "I only provide babysitters I would be happy to leave my own child with." By offering services in a variety of languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Dutch) Barcelona Babysitter works with local families, tourists and at special events, like weddings and conventions.

  • Yvonne Davidson – Baby Sensory Classes

    Baby Sensory classes provide sensory development activities  for parents and babies (birth to 13 months) in English & Castellano. Based in Barcelona.

  • Ashleigh Russell - M.U.M./M.B.A./Authorpreneur

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    Ashleigh came to Barcelona in 2002 and was the founder of the first Curves for Women (30 minute workout) franchise in Catalonia. As a serial entrepreneur she has successfully owned and operated several businesses in consumer goods/services as well as communications and real estate. She is a regular contributor to women & entrepreneur focused media and she has appeared in numerous television shows, radio, podcasts and print. Currently, she is a communications consultant, writer and the owner of Enaj-et-Trois, Organic Licorice Care for face, hair & body.
    +34 606309936

    Her book Getting Fired Up! has recently been nominated for a Readers Favorite Award & is available on Amazon

    “Like most mums, I strive to keep a constant balance between personal and professional projects, along with my family life. The added challenge of being an American expat living in Spain means my life is never dull! I am interested in holistic activities, so don´t contact me for wine gatherings as I don´t drink. I love a calculated challenge, creating memories for my family exploring Spain, Europe, etc., cultural events, marathon training, hiking, spas, shopping & café societies. Although I don´t have much free time, I enjoy language exchanges, reading, travel, and sharing local & home based customs/traditions with interesting expats!”

  • Michelle Allen - Taste BCN

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    Originally from Ohio, USA, Michelle has a virtual holiday "pop-up" shop called TasteBCN which offers delicious artisanal confectionary that are just the right amount of indulgence for kids and adults alike. Delights include Caramel Corn, Milk Chocolate Marshmallows and salted nut (cashew) brittle. Yum!

    "Every year we would wait in anticipation of The Ohio State Fair.  For the entire month of August a huge parking lot was converted into a wonderful, magical, rural affair that included roller coasters,  artisanal crafts, fresh produce and livestock.  But the thing that has stuck with me my whole life is the food.  Corn roasted over an open pit produced the most smokey, delicious, sweetest thing imaginable!  Peanut Brittle and light-as-air white butter cakes made by church ladies at some point in the middle of the night, while we were all sleeping....   Those goodies would make you sink in submission at the very first bite" (MA, May 2013)

    Take a look at her Etsy site

  • Benedicte Taillard - Reflexologist

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    Benedicte is a highly trained and experienced reflexologist for both adults and children. She specialises in a variety of treatments.
    +34 654538506

    Click here to read an interview with Benedicte

  • Esther Jones - Founder Barcelona Metropolitan & Barcelona Birth

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    Esther is co-founder and Managing Director of Barcelona Metropolitan, Barcelonas magazine in English. She founded the magazine 15 years ago. Its aim is to help foreigners be part of the city and part of a community. Over the last two years it has developed a number of other channels to inform and connect with its readers and visitors, including a website, reader events, social media channels and services.

    "I think that when there is a negative experience it is often the result of a lack of communication with the caregiver about what to expect (during the birthing process). There is much less choice available here in in childbirth than in some countries and women are often expected to have very little input in the process. This realisation late on in the pregnancy or during labour itself can be extremely frustrating" (EJ)

    Click here to read the full interview with Esther

  • Mayu Miller - Freelance Sommelier

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    Based in Begues close to Barcelona, Mayu works with more than 10 Spanish organic wineries exporting wines to the UK and Ireland. Cavas Pares Balta, as Export Area Manager for Asia, UK and Ireland. She also organizes and presents wine tasting events, winery visits and creates wine lists for bars and restaurants.

    "The sommelier course I did was less intensive, but I had to do loads of reading and tasting. Tasting was especially difficult for me, as all the wine tasting events started in the evening and this was difficult to combine with two children. I sat the final exam for the Sommelier qualification while 8 months pregnant. Luckily I didn’t go off wine during the pregnancy."  (MM, 2010)

    Click here to read the full interview with Mayu

  • Dominika Hirsch - Trainer and Lawyer

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    Dominika is intercultural trainer and lawyer. Her company offers intercultural training and consulting for teams, companies and professionals who would like to face up better to the challenges of the global world. Her areas of specialization include global competency development, successful communication in multicultural environments, international negotiation, developing trust in international teams, global leadership or intercultural conflict management as well as labour and company law.

  • Isabelle van Ingen - Isa Fragrances

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    Isabelle runs her own Fragrance Consultancy just outside Barcelona as well as offering private and corporate perfume workshops.
    +34 933010533 and +34 667792514

    Click her to read an interview with Isabelle

  • Caroline Copestake - Doula and Psychologist

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    Based in and around Barcelona and the Baix Llobregat, Caroline was trained by, and is an active member of the Mares Doules Association. Available during all stages of maternity: preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and loss, she works hand in hand with mothers, working through their needs, worries and doubts with total respect and empathy towards their decisions and desires. Caroline also helps find answers during the maternity process: planning, preparing, taking decisions and family needs.
    Fluent in Catalán, Spanish and English, always prioritizes the mothers emotional language related to her personal development.
    Caroline is also Psychotherapist, counselling in Barcelona and Sant Just Desvern. The approach is a respectful and empathic one, bringing changes in ones personal process, overcoming difficult emotions, low self esteem and relationship or communication problems. Also counselling in Grief caused by loss.
    639 402 908

  • Beate Stevens - Fashion designer

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    Beate studied fashion design in Barcelona in 2000 and has since gone from strength to strength. She designs costumes for theatre and also works as a stylist in photoshoots, and recently collaborated with Cirque du Soleil. She currently has a range of clothing for men, women and children, all of which can be seen at her website She also can tailor-make clothes for special occasions.

  • Nikol Kollars - Singer/Presenter

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    Nikol Kollars is a soul, jazz & pop singer and Master of Ceremony/Presenter for events, galas and parties. Based in Barcelona now for 12 years, Nikol has performed internationally for a wide range of audiences from Spanish royalty to small and intimate groups for dinner parties at private homes. After becoming a mother Nikol began to expand her services and combine her professional experience and her 10 years experience as a nanny, offering afternoon play sessions in English for children. Currently Nikol is programming afternoon activities for children in the Vila Olimpica neighborhood at Petit Món in the Centre de la Vila shopping center. For more information and to be on the mailing list please contact:

  • Libby Barnes - Piano Teacher

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    Based in Barcelona, Libby is an English piano teacher  with over 15 years experience. She gives classes to adults and chldren of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Pupils have the opportunity to perform in concerts twice a year, prepare for Associated Board exams or simply to play for pleasure and have some fun. Kids can learn a variety of styles including classical, jazz, blues or rock.

  • Claire Williams - Bcn Bound

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    Claire is the Director of bcnbound a short term / holiday rental property search service in Barcelona. Aimed at weekenders, families, girlie weekends, groups and corporate clients. Bcnbound book perfect holiday apartments in the centre of Barcelona and help take the guess work of visitor’s stay by offering additional service such as restaurant reservations, shopping tours, bike tours and VIP entry into nightclubs.
    0034 627271534

  • Sophie Ruggles- Food Writer

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    Sophie moved from Australia to Spain eight years ago with her family and accidentally opened a restaurant. Emu Bar was Barcelona´s first and only Australasian eatery and quickly became known as the place to find real spice in town. Sophie has since closed the restaurant´s doors and now she dedicates all her time to writing cookbooks. Her latest book is Suddenly Cooking - real food made real easy - The complete kitchen survival guide for adult beginner cook, limited cooks and the kitchen phobic.

    "Know that food is only as complicated as you make it, be prepared and have what you need on hand before you start cooking. For example if it´s inspiration you lack then get yourself a good collection of easy delicious recipes, if it´s skills you lack then practice what you like and know and build you confidence over time." (SR, Jan 2011)

    Click here to read the full interview with Sophie

  • Carolina Harboe - Nutritionist

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    Carolina Harboe is a food scientist and nutritionist based in Barcelona and specializes in fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby nutrition. She gives talks to groups, does courses as well as private consultancy in both spanish and english. She is half Chilean and half English. Brought up on the Costa del Sol she came to Barcelona 4 years ago for sentimental reasons.

    "Spanish mums have relaxed when it come to their children’s diets, probably because they have in the past been famous for feeding their children so well! It has become a habit to run to school either on an empty stomach or munching on a horrific “Bollicao”. What happened to the olive oil on Grandma’s bread and the freshly squeezed orange juice? School lunches have animal protein everyday, which is not only unnecessary, but can be overkill if they are also being fed meat, fish or eggs for dinner."
    (CH, Feb 2011)

    Click here to read the full interview with Carolina

  • Sara Sala - The Wine Colours

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    Sara co-owns The Wine Colours, wine and food tour specialists specializing in custom-made wine tour trips, food and wine experiences, events or incentives related to food and wine. The Wine Colours offers a wide range of food and wine experiences such as cooking lessons based on Spanish gastronomy, tapas tours, wine, cheese or ham tastings as well as corporate events or incentives combining work with team building activities related to food and wine. They are based in Barcelona.

  • Beatriz Carro de Prada - BRS Relocation Services

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    Beatriz runs BRS Relocation Services which provides professional relocation assistance to executives, individuals and families coming to Spain from all over the world.
    Paseo de Gracia 52, atico, 08007 Barcelona +34 932034935
     Conde de Peñalver 36, 3º D, 28006 Madrid +34 911264752

    "I think that Barcelona is extremely family friendly. Spaniards love children and they are welcome everywhere. We have the beach and the mountains nearby, there are many children’s activities including cultural activities such as children’s opera, it’s easy to get around and it is not a very big city like London or Paris" (BCP, Feb 2011)

    Click here to read the full interview with Beatriz

  • Anahí Páez - Costa Rica Coffee Shop

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    Based in Barcelona for 4 years, Anahí and her husband co-run a small coffee importer and craft coffee roaster from Costa Rica -  CostaRicaCoffeeShop. They import to all of Europe.

    "Having lived out of Costa Rica most of my life, coffee was the thing that always connected me to my roots and I grew to LOVE it! Besides being a trained coffee cupper and coffee roaster, I am an advocate of good coffee – good for you, good for the environment and good for the farmers, their families and communities" (AP, March 2011)

  • Katy Eccles - Richmond Beauty

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    Katys interest in all things related to the beauty industry and a desire to share her enthusiasm with others lead her to open her own beauty business in the UK in 1998. Since moving to Barcelona a few years ago she continued to develop her skills specialising in manicures and pedicures using Shellac, BioSculpture and OPI products, and offering a few smaller treatments such as eyebrow shaping and lash tinting. Her home based salon offers a personal service and great attention to detail. Situated in Pedralbes close to metro Universitaria, she has parking available. Opening hours Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm.

  • Sol Torralba-Escobedo - Baby Travelling

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    Sol runs Babytravelling, a baby equipment rental company. Although based in Barcelona, Babytravelling has successfully opened delegations in Madrid and Valencia. Strollers, car seats, travel cots, high chairs, toys or bottle warmers are included in the product list. They aim to deliver at any address in Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.
    +34 670731835

  • Emma Soteras - Mamifit

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    Mum-of-two Emma runs Mamifit in and around Barcelona, offering workout programs combining exercises of stretching, flexibility, balance, tonification with cardio & recovery of the abs & strength exercises for the back. She also offers ante natal and post natal classes.
    Emma also offers outdoor group classes twice a week, indoor group classes at DIR Diagonal twice per week & private clients.

  • Corin, Karen & Maria - Kids & Cat

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    Corin, Karen & Maria run Kids & Cat(alonia), tailor-made tours for kids in Barcelona.
    They are familiar with cafés, where kids can play, routes perfect for  scooters, non smoking areas within restaurants and places for skating.
    0034 673488898

  • Susana Aguilar - Barcelona Wedding Designers

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    Susana co-runs Barcelona Wedding Designers, who tailor-make weddings in Barcelona & Catalunya.

    "Our job is to design your wedding in Barcelona just how you want it, giving you more creativity and selecting your perfect place for an exceptional wedding." 

  • Adriana Orteu - Barcelona Wedding Designers

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    Adriana co-runs Barcelona Wedding Designers, who tailor-make weddings in Barcelona & Catalunya.

    "We want to get to know you to enable us to make a tailor made plan for you. We can ensure you that you will be pleased that you chose us." (AD)

  • Amanda Jones - Yoga teacher & Reiki practioner

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    Based in Vallès OrientaI in the Province of Barcelona, Amanda is a Hatha Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. She can organize yoga classes for small groups at your home in English or Spanish.
    Amanda also co-runs a satellite TV installation business and childrens bouncy castle business.

  • Eleonore and Suzanne - Hip Hip Hurray

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    Eleonore and Suzanne are 2 international mothers and good friends, who love planning parties, creating unique decoration, taking beautiful photos and having fun! They have been living in Barcelona for some years now and created Hip Hip Hurray, planning and organisation for all kinds of parties, in 2013. The thought that everyone deserves beauty in their life and there are many occasions worth celebrating inspired them to start the company.

  • Olga Oskorbina - Jivamukti and prenatal yoga teacher

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    Olga is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti and Prenatal yoga teacher living and teaching in Barcelona. She offers regular scheduled classes whose aim is to guide students towards becoming stronger and more flexible physically, help them release emotional blockages and to develop a more balanced state of mind. Classes are designed for all levels of yoga practitioners. Classes are conducted in English, Spanish, or Russian.
    +34 638859882

  • Juliana Radeff - Graphic Designer

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    Juliana is a Graphic Designer with more than 15 years of experience in both graphic and web design. Originally from Argentina, she lives in Barcelona , a city that she loves! Juliana enjoys working on projects where she can express her creativity and expertise, developing effective and appealing solutions that communicate.

  • Michelle Courtright - Mother Tongue

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    Michelle is the co-founder of Mother Tongue, an editorial house that creates products to help people learn and practice languages. They have just created the first iPad storybook app for kids of "The Legend of Saint George"- its in Catalán, Spanish and English- perfect for a multicultural family.
    Twitter: @mothertonguesl

  • Ruth Simma - Barcelino

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    Ruth runs Barcelino, fun and interactive kids tours in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, with guides in medieval dress who will show the group the everyday life of children in ages past. Walking through the medieval part of town, you will learn how people lived in those times, what food they ate, what games they played, when and how young people came of age, etc.

  • Victoria Gonzalez - Doula

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    Doula Vicky González is based in Barcelona. She is the mother of 3 children. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

  • Aisling Quigley - Mrs Q Design Studio

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    Mrs.Q Design Studio offers a range of specialised services from branding to graphic design, web design, ceramics, photography and bespoke invitations. 
    Aisling is also the Art Director of Barcelona Metropolitan magazine and website.
    +34 699 260 938

  • Deepa Hathiramani

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    Deepa describes herself as a wife, mom, daughter & sister all rolled into one. She specializes in pashmina shawls and cashmere baby blankets & also creates bespoke bags and cards. Multilingual by birth (Hindi, English, Bengali & Spanish), she has lived in Calcutta, NYC & Barcelona.
    E-mail Deepa with any queries, she ships worldwide:

  • Laura Iglesias - Backpack Baby

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    Laura has a company the rents baby travel gear: travel cots, cribs, strollers, pushchairs, car seats, etc for people holidaying in Barcelona. You can also buy food and diapers and basic childcare products that they deliver together with your order at your hotel / apartment
    Av. Madrid 191 entlo 2ª, esc B, 08014 Barcelona
    +34 934927929  and  +34 615077087

  • Claudia Pedain - Gynaecologist

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    Claudia is a German Gynecologist who has lived in Spain for more than 10 years. She has 2 children. Since 2005 she has been working as a gynaecologist in Sagrada Familia. She accepts the following spanish insurance companies: Asistencia Sanitaria, Allianz, Mutua general de catalunya, Axa Winterthur, Sanitas, DKV, HNA, Nectar, Antares, Cigna, Sanitas. She also works with Adeslas also but in another doctors office in Maria Cristina. The hospital has X-ray department and Laboratory and women do not have to go to another hospital to have blood tests or Mammograms. Claudia speaks English.

    Dra.Claudia Pedain
    Especialista en Obstetricia y Ginecología
    Clinica Sagrada Familia
    Segunda planta. Consultorio 2.8
    C/ Torras i Pujalt 11-29
    08022 Barcelona
    0034 660533040 and 935661215

    Centre Medic Gran Via Carles III, 97
    08028 Barcelona
    0034 934097930

  • Benedicte Bodard - Mesa Bonita

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    Benedicte moved to Barcelona in 2002 and noticed that many construction dumpsters were filled of absolutely gorgeous antique Modernista floor tiles. She began dumpster diving for the tiles and bringing them home. The tiles can be up to a hundred and twenty five years old and were a fundamental part of the Catalan Modernista movement. Benedicte taught herself to oxidize frames and set and grout the tiles to make trivets, coffee tables, coasters, plant stands and related products.

  • Rachel Duval - Voice Coach

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    Rachel is a voice teacher and voice coach in Barcelona. She is a certified K-12 music teacher from the University of Washington in Seattle and was an elementary school music teacher both in the USA and in Barcelona before pursuing her career as a full time opera singer and voice coach. She works with students from age 8 and beyond in English and Castellano, but prefers working in English. She has coached students into programs such as Berkelee College of Music and the American Musical Theatre Acadamy of London and sings here in Barcelona herself. She would be delighted to work with you or your child out of her studio in Sarria (3 blocks from the Sarria FCG) and her rates are competitive. Happy singing!
    +34 664062976

  • Annette Merrild - Painting courses for kids

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    Annette runs painting courses for children in Barcelona - all inclusive ie those with little artistic skills and those with a lot. 
    Cost: 80 euro a month incl. canvas , paint, brushes etc (65 euro if on paper).
    Language: Taught in english, so the child will in the same time be doing an english course - two for one!!
    Age: From 4 to 8 years old (max 8 children on a course)
    For more info: +34 607396753 or

  • Kirsten Lindgren - Barcelona Conference Group

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    Kirsten co-runs Barcelona Conference Group, a small agency for mostly Scandinavian groups coming for business or leisure to Barcelona and other destinations.

  • Rebecka Malm - Barcelona Conference Group

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    Rebecka co-runs Barcelona Conference Group, a small agency for mostly Scandinavian groups coming for business or leisure to Barcelona and other destinations.
    +34 648817781 

  • Sol Peñafiel - Cooking Languages

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    Sol Peñafiel is founder and director of Cooking Languages, where she has implemented her approach to active language learning through cooking. While travelling through the richness of world cuisine, students explore and discover the Spanish language and culture. Recipes, instructions, books or videos used are in Spanish, so students learn to read and understand recipes, give their opinion and make suggestions in Spanish! Sol runs courses and workshops, pre-lunch or evening; tailoring programmes for families or groups of friends; or gathering groups, offering an opportunity to socialize in the city. Classes are addressed to adults, teenagers and children in Barcelona, Sant Cugat and surrounding areas. A perfect adventure to discover Barcelona, Mediterranean cuisine and a new language!

  • Gisela Casas - The Cake Company

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    Gisela is the mother of three girls based in Barcelona. She started in September 2011 making cakes at home for family and friends for Christmas. She now bakes from home mostly birthday cakes, Popcakes and cookies. You can contact her by email or by phone 615013781. Collection is from her home in Barcelona.

  • Nina Costas - Centre Niños

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    Nina is the founder of Centre Niños located in the Diagonal area of Barcelona. They promote interactive education for adults and children. They organize classes such as pre and post natal yoga, baby massage/reflexology, theatre classes, dance classes, family group classes, shiatsu, meditation etc
    C/ Sèneca, 33-35, 08006 Barcelona

  • Jenny Morbey - This Rosy Life

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    Jenny is a collage artist and quirky designer who has been living and merrily creating in Barcelona for 8 years. She is proud to have designed the logo for Hidden City Tours, a new Barcelona company that runs guides of the city led by homeless people. This Rosy Life is her small handmade business offering cute, kitsch and whimsical logo design, greetings cards, customised collages and scrapbooks /memory books - all of which make fabulous one-of-a-kind gifts. This Rosy Life uses mostly pre-loved and recycled materials such as vintage magazines, junk mail, old scraps of fabric, broken jewellery, things found on the streets of Barcelona...and aims to add a little cheer to the world through flower-filled, positive and happy art and creations.
    Find more rosy inspiration at, and on Etsy

  • Susie Hunt - Reiki practitioner

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    Susie was born in Kitalie, Kenya. She has spent most of her life on a farm in Africa. Now living in Barcelona, she owns and runs an Executive Pet Sitting company and also offers Reiki to animals and humans alike. She is training to become a Reiki Master under the tutelage of her Master and Personal Developement teacher Arvick Baghramian.

  • Nikki Roberts - BeachFit Bootcamp

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    Nikki Roberts is the Founder and Director of BeachFit Bootcamp. An ex-professional dancer, Nikki has an extensive background in physical fitness, diet, health and wellbeing. The creation of BeachFit Bootcamp came from a strong desire to make training beneficial yet fun and accessible to all people from all backgrounds without limits in an idillic setting, a world away from lifes stresses and demands. The bootcamp is a weekend long intensive program of varied training styles, diet, relaxation and escape.
    Facebook Page: Beach Fit Bootcamp

    "Our clients are provided with all the tools needed to leave feeling better than they thought they could feel as we empower each and every person to continue their journey of physical strength, self belief and ultimate mind and body health." (NR)

  • Jules & Jody - Melody Malaise

    Jules & Jody are old acquaintances from London, keen and semi-pro photographers, now both mothers of two. They started experimenting with design as a new outlet for their work... what began as a collection of wallpapers has been quietly expanding into and onto other surfaces such as bathroom doors, windows, textiles for fashion and interiors, kids clothes, cards and anything and everything else they can.
    Most of their work is conducted on a bespoke basis: propose them a surface and theyll propose you a design through to producing and even mounting/applying it for you.

  • Aimee Greaves - Textile designer

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    Aimee Greaves is a textile designer. She established her textile design and print company Studio Amour in  2008 and designs strikingly beautiful screen printed and hand painted fabrics for fashion and interiors. Currently working from her home in Gracia, Barcelona, she supplies to shops in the UK and Barcelona.
    To see more of her work follow the links below to her website:

  • Alejandra Dearden - Life Coach

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    Alejandra lived in the US for many years and moved with her family to Barcelona 9 years ago. She had been a teacher for more than 15 years when she decided to make a career change and trained in Neurolinguistic Programming and became a Certified Life Coach. She currently combines both teaching and Coaching. She encourages people to help themselves to achieve their goals in life using their own personal resources.

  • Sandra Szasz - Artist and Patissier

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    Three years ago Sandra moved to Barcelona with her 2 sons and was pregnant with her daughter. At the local school she met Miguel, her now associate, and together they created LAtelier by amis, a creative venture of handmade cakes and all sort of delicious confectionaries. It was essential for them to be close to home and school and so they decided to open LAtelier in Poblenou which at the time was lacking such a creative space. They continue to add new and exciting products all the time. They serve cakescupcakescakepopsdecorated cookies, special breakfast and tea time favourites served with quality tea and coffee or wine. They specialize in custommade cakes for special occasions such as weddingscommunions, baptismand birthdays. They also offer workshops on cake and cookie decoration, as well as cupcakes and cakepops.You can also find specialist material for baking and decorating cookies, cupcakes and cakes. 
    Calle de Joncar 29, Poblenou, 08005

  • Flavia Idun - Kinesiologist Dip.prog.K

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    Kinesiology finds the root cause of all health problems through muscle testing and the treatment efficiently and effectively restores the body back to good health. It works for everybody, from newborns to the elderly. It treats everything from allergies to sleep problems, back problems to asthma, depression to digestive problems, skin problems to infertility. Flavia has been practising in both the UK and Spain since 2002. She has a centre in Barcelona, but can also can give treatments in your home.

    Click here to read an interview with Flavia.

  • Gwenn Hodent - Ada Couture Barcelona

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    Gwenn owns Ada Couture Barcelona, a small brand of accessories for babies, children and adults. She designs and makes bags, backpacks, baby blankets and polar pim-pam. They are original, soft, colourful, mostly reversible, plain and printed fabrics and all good quality. "I started making blankets and bags for my first baby as I couldnt find what I wanted anywhere else. As people asked me for the same, I made some more, thats when Ada Couture was born."

    You can find Ada Couture on and in several shops in Barcelona.

  • Gloria Balil - ArtsySpanish

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    Gloria Balil has created a new method of teaching Spanish as a foreign language for those students with an artistic calling. The objective is to provide the students with the communication skills and social-linguistic competence in Spanish in a playful and artsy environment. ArtsySpanish is a Barcelona based project and it counts on experienced and well-rounded professionals in the subjects offered. ArtsySpanish has chosen unique locations in Barcelona to offer its lessons in a different and home-like environment, where the students feel comfortable and at ease. Courses vary in length and intensity and most importantly focus on the students’ language needs.

    +34 667418902

  • Aisling Mackin - Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

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    Aisling and her husband Des moved to Barcelona from Dublin, Ireland 3 years ago. They have opened the first Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt shop in Spain. There is a choice of 10 flavours of frozen yogurt with a range of toppings from freshly cut fruits, milk/dark/white chocolate to home-made granola, sweets and nuts. They also serve Illy coffee with organic fresh milk, fresh juices and home baked cakes, cupcakes and deserts. Non-dairy soy based yogurt and milk are also available. Fruits, vegetables and dairy products are sourced from local Catalan farmers/suppliers.
    Ronda Universitat 1, 08007 Barcelona

    "I first heard about frozen yogurt being popular with all the health orientated celebs in Calafornia (for example David Beckham, Kim Kardashian) and as a yoga teacher myself I am always trying to find the healthier option for both me and my kids. The fact that it is fat fee and gluten free is of huge interest to me and a much healthier option especially if you add freshly cut fruits, a guilt free treat!!!  It has pro-biotics and is high in calcium and my 5 year old son loves it. My husband and I travelled to Calafornia as frozen yogurt is huge there, we went to all the frozen yogurt hang outs and chose Tutti Frutti Frozen yogurt because its frozen yogurt is the best tasting, highest quality and with lots of flavours to choose from. Its also the biggest in the world, with over 600 stores worldwide we have opened the first in Spain". (AM, Dec 2013)   

  • Miriam Eslava Viol - naturalKIDS, espai dangles

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    Miriam is the founder of naturalKIDS espai danglès. A place where toddlers and little kids can learn English accompanied by their parents. Sessions are fun, full of energy and a great opportunity for parents and children to spend some quality time together while they learn English. NaturalKIDS is based in Sabadell but offers "Tallers Anglès en familia" on a weekly and monthly basis all around Barcelona. NaturalKIDS also offers the "naturalkids agents package" specially aimed at English speaking mums who love working with children and would like to create their own job position. The package contains all the necessary (training, uniform, material) they would need to run their own business  carrying out English sessions and workshops under the name and support of naturalKIDS.
    For more information contact Miriam:

  • Heather Anderson - Yogalinda

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    Yogalinda, Barcelonas’ second 40ºC hot yoga studio opens its door in the Port Olimpic neighbourhood. Bringing the Canadian yoga scene to Barcelona was Yogalindas’ Director, Heather Andersons dream. “The purpose was to create an eco friendly hot yoga environment, with individual informative instruction, with a positive, open, free flowing space where students as well as teachers could further enrich their yoga practice both mentally and physically.”

    Hot Yoga is very similar to traditional yoga styles. The principal difference is that the postures are practised in a studio temperature of 40Cº.  This creates a more cardiovascular workout with a strong focus on breathing, alignment, flexibility and strength.  The hot room warms the muscles right from the beginning of the practice so you are less likely to injure yourself.  In addition, your muscles are more flexible so you are able to deepen your stretch in the postures.  The euphoria after a hot yoga class is what keeps you coming back for more.  Losing weight also helps too! 
    The uniqueness of this studio is that it offers several styles of yoga in a 40ºC room including hatha, vinyasa and even yogilates (yoga and pilates together).  Mom and baby classes, workshops and yin yoga are also on offer without the 40ºC heat.

  • Marta - A Bilingual Baby blog

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    Marta was born and raised in Barcelona, studied Translation in Belgium and England, and is currently living in Barcelona with her husband and son. On her blog, A Bilingual Baby, she writes about children’s books, films, design, illustration, toys, clothes, bloggers, and, basically, anything that she thinks is charming, surprising or remarkable. She loves the blogosphere. She also loves Barcelona, so, she likes to recommend activities in her home town, such as children’s shows, activities or film festivals. If you would like her to review your children’s book, film or show in Barcelona or to host a giveaway on her blog, please, send her an e-mail or fill out her form:


  • Lisa Grace - Hidden City Tours

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    Barcelona has a fast growing homeless problem yet continues to flourish as a tourist destination. Lisa Grace decided to tap into Barcelonas booming tourist trade and put it to work to help solve the citys homeless problems by offering employment to people who want to work their way to a better life. Her guides have been hand picked by a Barcelona based homeless charity and then coached and trained by Hidden City Tours.  “They have incredible knowledge of the city and cant wait to show you around, taking you to the touristy and not so touristy areas to show you the hidden secrets and stories Barcelona is bursting to share with you.”

    Click here to read an interview with Lisa Grace

  • Veronique K - La Hair Boutique

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    Veronique is French but also speaks fluent English and Spanish. She trained at TONI & GUY in London and was a TIGI haircare instructor for many years doing demos on stage and photoshoots all over Europe. Since having her daughter she has dedicated her time to her salon La HAIR BOUTIQUE  a very quiet and cosy place where you feel welcome and confortable. Veronique has expat clients from all over the world but and she also caters for tourists. If you are a breast feeding mum you can make an appointment on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning first thing and you will have the salon all to yourself in order the breastfeed in comfort.

  • Shannon Petrowski - Sweet Whimsy

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    Shannon makes handmade dolls, teddy bears, childrens toys and other childrens items all made from qulaity materials. All dolls and teddy bears can be completely personalized making them one of a kind. The buyer can choose colour of fabric, print of fabric, hair colour etc. She also offers the option of embroidered names. Orders can be made via her online shop or just sending her a message with what you want! She delivers worldwide. 

  • Kunmi Otitoju - Minku Designs

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    Minku is a Nigerian maker of quality goods established in 2011 specializing in leather bags for men and women. Minku founder Kunmi was on a computer science research and consultancy path when she discovered her intense enjoyment of designing and creating everyday items. Earlier this year Kunmi was selected for the Forbes list of 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa. She is based in Barcelona.
    twitter: @minkudesign

    Click here to read an interview with Kunmi

  • Teresa Paul

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    Teresa recently launched Petite Fete events after organising many of her friends and families birthday parties. Originally from the UK, Teresa has worked in the events industry for many years and her passion is to create beautiful parties that are made for lasting memories.  Petite Fete will plan and build your event for you from creating the initial concept, styling and decoration, venue sourcing or transformation, cakes, catering, entertainment and photography. 
    "We believe you should relax and enjoy the party along with your guests, make it a party to remember with Petite Fete."

    +34 935 11 50 40

  • Olivia Halbout - Barcelona HypnoBirth

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    Olivia Halbout is a qualified HypnoBirthing teacher working in and around Barcelona. HypnoBirthing is a complete antenatal course that prepares parents for a gentle, safe, and comfortable birth, and supports them in making informed decisions concerning the birth of their baby. Olivia teaches in English, French and Spanish, and offers private as well as group classes.
    Tel: 615631133

  • Lucy & Nikki - Velvet Cuts

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    Velvet Cuts is a Video and film production company based in Barcelona set up by two vivacious and determined young mothers from the UK. Lucy Beckwith and Nikki Roberts were both professional dancers who have spent the last 6 years living in Barcelona with their families. After years of performing and experimenting with video, dance, photography and documentaries they teamed up to provide a unique and affordable service making creative and exciting promotional videos. As well as making promotional videos for businesses and events, Velvet Cuts makes video gifts for birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and is about to launch a new venture called Boudoir Clips, which are private video gifts tailored for the man/woman in your life.

    Living in a foreign country demands that as mothers we have to invent our working environment, it pushes us to discover how to work at what we love to do and create a business that we can be proud of. As mothers we are already highly multi skilled and capable to work under pressure and limitations, so why not use these talents to develop as independent working women and bring something fresh and new to the business world.” (NR, June 2014)

    To check out Videos made by Velvet Cuts here is their Vimeo link:

    To follow them on facebook:

  • Jessica Bigogno

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    Jessica Bigogno qualified as a psychologist in her home city of London. She now lives in Barcelona where she has established herself as a psychotherapist and Mindfulness teacher. Having practiced Mindfulness herself for some time, she realised how powerful its therapeutic benefits were and has since incorporated it into her therapy. She has also trained as a Mindfulness teacher and has become the first person to offer Mindfulness group courses in English in Barcelona, aimed at anyone with an interest in finding more peace of mind and ease of being in this increasingly stressful world.

  • Carol Manresa - Psychologist & Psychotherapist

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    Psychologist – Psychotherapist – Psycho-oncologist - Business Psychologist

    Carol offers mental health care through an integrative psychology, promoting psychological and emotional well-being for a diversity of psychological problems (such as anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessions...), life situations (life decisions, loss, couple therapy, family therapy, stress management, goal-achievement...), health related problems (cancer care, coping strategies, insomnia, etc...) and their accompanying symptoms and manifestations. Specialized in Integrative Psychotherapies and in Psycho-oncology, using counseling, coaching, emotional intelligence techniques for both individual and group therapy. Registered as an Official Health Practice by the Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Salut. Registered as Mental Health Provider for Sanitas and for HTH- Worldwide and GEO-Blue. Psychologist for the European University of Barcelona. English, Spanish and Catalan Native Speaking. Fluent in Italian.
    c/ Rossello 17, entresol 2º. Barcelona. 08029

  • Ruth Westnidge - Acupuncturist

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    Ruth has been practicing acupuncture in one form or another since 1998 and has been living in Barcelona since 2010. She trained for five and a half years full time PLUS auricular, Cosmetic and other specialized acupuncture courses and become the only provider of Cosmetic acupuncture with full training & member of British Acupuncture Council in Barcelona. She works with all kinds of health issues, including pain, insomnia, stress, digestive issues, fertility & gynecology, men's problems; cosmetic anti-ageing techniques to help you stay looking and feeling "younger than your years"; acupuncture, herbs, moxibustion, cupping, massage. New for this year is Anti-ageing facial massage including many dedicated techniques for wrinkles, lifting Qi, fine lines and feeling deeply relaxed. For appointments & more information:
    Tel: 662 260 128

  • Laurat Ogunjobi - Cush Consulting Group

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    Laurat, an American currently residing in Barcelona is the Founder of Cush Consulting Group, Inc.  a Chicago based Marketing Communications and public relations firm focusing on educational, philanthropic and cultural initiatives. She studied Visual Communications in college and immediately started a career in communications. She became Director of Communications for ACORN and traveled to Africa on a special project to serve as an International Reporter for the Analyst Newspaper, a political newspaper in cohesion with UNMIL (United Nations Mission in Liberia) Liberia. Having the vision and heart of a philanthropist, she continued her career in media/communications and dedicated herself towards community development, subcontracting and consulting with companies such as Google, Samsung and SMART Technologies. From these various subcontracting opportunities, and investment support Cush Consulting Group spawned into Laurat's brain child.  Currently, the company is expanding into Barcelona, and works with companies such as COGESA Expats, Europe Language Jobs, International Language Academy on a variety consulting, social media development, marketing and English communication projects.


  • Caroline Franks - EnglishBcn

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    Caroline is the founder and director of EnglishBcn, a company that offers English lessons in and around Barcelona to both individuals and companies. EnglishBcn was established in Barcelona in 2006 with the aim of offering flexible, personalised and fun English classes for children and adults at your home or place of work. EnglishBcn’s team is made up of native teachers from English-speaking countries such as Canada, England, the United States and Australia. EnglishBcn's aim is to make learning English stimulating, fun and relevant.  Our teachers travel to your home or workplace to do the English classes in Barcelona. Every student has his needs, pace and interests. For this reason we adapt to every student, using the method and the material most suitable and interesting for them, so that every English class is as effective as possible. At EnglishBcn we wish to motivate our students so that learning English is not an obligation, but it’s something students choose to do because, apart from it being useful for work, life or one’s future, it’s something pleasant and entertaining.
    Teléfono +34 93 506 50 82

  • Dra Cristina Ruiz Coloma - Clinical Psychologist

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    Cristina is a Clinical Psychologist with a European PhD in Psychology. She offers Psychological services in English as well as Catalan and Spanish. Cristina works with adults using a cognitive-behavioral approach, dealing with problems of depression, anxiety (panic, health anxiety, phobias, obsessions), post-traumatic stress, stress management, eating disorders, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia and couple therapy. She also use a positive psychological approach to address problems such as lack of self-esteem, negative views of the future, etc. to help people to improve their quality of life. Cristina is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Catalan Psychological Society (COPC). She is also an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist by the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT).

    Centre Mèdic Teknon
    Consultorios Marquesa, Desp. 56
    Tel.: +34 932906456




  • Sam Mednick - Blueprint Coaching

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    A Toronto native with a background in journalism, Sam has worked and lived all over the world including the Middle, East, Africa, Fiji, Asia, Canada and Europe. She worked in Ghana for a Canadian NGO, (Journalists for Human Rights), and was also the Executive Producer for a Lifestyle radio show based out of New York City. Today, Sam owns a Life and Executive coaching company, working with individuals as well as small to medium sized businesses focusing on communication, leadership training, time management, productivity, emotional intelligence development and the ability to have fearless and uncomfortable conversations.


  • Maike Stolte - Inbody Coaching & Bodywork

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    Maike is a wellness & health expert, life coach and is the founder of Espai Inbody, a boundary spanning therapist clinic that equips local and global minds to successfully manage change-converting challenges in opportunities. Her work in Coaching & Bodywork focuses on mind-body connections, and offers solutions to anxiety, stress, work-life-balance and motivation. Maike speaks English, German and Spanish.
    +34 677 27 59 46

  • Patricia Zeegers - Business Basecamp

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    Patricia left the Netherlands for Barcelona in 2006, deciding to go it alone, after a successful career at Nike. As a self-starter she fully embraced this new experience. In 2009 she launched Business Basecamp, a platform that aims to provide female entrepreneurs and managers within the Mediterranean region with the help they need to turn their business obstacles into opportunities. Her core activities as an entrepreneur and consultant? Make sure goals are aligned, initial project set-up, ensuring budgets are not exceeded and deadlines are met. 'My goal is to help female managers and entrepreneurs within the Mediterranean region fully understand these parameters and thus increase performance. I am an advocate for women striving to balance a professional career with family obligations, and I work to help them alleviate the challenges of this very modern personal and professional struggle.' Patricia is also the current president of the Barcelona branch of the Professional Women's Network (PWN).


  • Fiona Carnegie - Barcelona Art Connection

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    Fiona Carnegie has a BA Hons in History of Art and Architecture (Reading University, UK). Originally from London Fiona has been running the University of Chicago’s cultural Study Abroad program in Barcelona for the last 10 years. Her love and knowledge of Barcelona is second to none and she loves to share this with visitors to the city. BARCELONA ART CONNECTION, which she set up with her husband and artist David Sanmiquel, offers the opportunity to experience the art of Barcelona away from the well trodden tourist routes. They offer sophisticated cultural holidays, art classes and day excursions for small groups of visitors. 

  • Sonsoles Jimenez

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    Sonsoles is the owner of a Catalan family friendly website where you can source activities for kids in Barcelona and find information on summer clubs and events. The site is in Catalan and is regularly updated with local news and events.

  • Liisi Pajula - LearnEnglishBarcelona

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    Shortly after graduating from law school in her native Estonia Liisi came to the stark realisation that a 9-5 life definitely was not something that would suit her. With that epiphany the life of a vagabond living out of a backpack began. Some time down the road the idea for LearnEnglishBarcelona was birthed as a way to help similarly minded adventurous people make their way in this life. The service helps to introduce eager students to native English teachers effortlessly. Similar services are already functional in Budapest and Prague - Barcelona with its vibrant international community seemed like the perfect next step.

  • Ilonka Schaefer - The Little Voyager

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    Travelling with a young family can be tricky but family holidays can and should be fun and stress-free and, if you choose the right places to stay, need not mean sacrificing style. With this philosophy in mind Ilonka set up her website, The Little Voyager, with a selection of family friendly escapes. On her travels she has found a number of accommodations that have been both beautifully designed and equipped specifically with young families in mind; places that are not only genuinely child-friendly, but where parents will also enjoy comfortable, fashionable surroundings.

  • Jeannette de Geus - BusYness Solutions

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    Jeannette is a freelance personal assistant and Founder of BusYness Solutions. She was born and raised in the Netherlands. After completing her MA in Italian linguistics and literature, she went off not to Italy but to Barcelona. In 2013, when she had more than ten years’ experience as an executive assistant at various multinationals, she decided to start her own project and launched BusYness Solutions. Since then she’s working as a Freelance Personal Assistant, providing tailored multilingual secretarial services for local and international companies and professionals.
    +34 635 635 597