Meet Natalia DaCostaRegional Director
Natalia DaCosta is the Regional Director of The Athena Network in Dorset. She has recently launched the first group in Bournemouth, with further groups coming soon. Natalia brings with her, a passion for people, networking and business!
Having worked in various disciplines such as administration, sales, customer services, and finance within the corporate sector, Natalia found her passion for business within the recruitment industry. Her commitment and dedication enabled her to win awards, accolades and all-expense paid holidays. However, she is no stranger to failure too and has made her fair share of mistakes, but most often her attitude to that, is “what was the learning?”!
Natalia is also a Master NLP Practitioner and qualified coach. And after having children, set up a consultancy practice, coaching parents who were trying to find the balance between their career/business and being a parent! As it happened, at the time, there was also an emergence of women creating a lifestyle that supported their work/life balance. And so what transpired was a natural penchant for supporting women in their business!
The reason Natalia is such an avid supporter of networking is the learning that, this is the difference that made the difference to her success. Meeting people face to face, building rapport, sharing ideas, inspiration, and having support is essential in business! Being able to do this with likeminded people is ultimately, the goal!
Natalia feels privileged to be part of a business club that supports, educates and delivers such an array of opportunities, and is determined to spread the power that The Athena Network can bring! Constantly inspired by the people she meets, and motivated to help people overcome challenges, achieve their goals and develop, both personally and professionally.
A little extra
When a decision was made to relocate from London to Dorset, Natalia found herself wondering how to build her connections in business locally and began looking for networking groups. To her surprise she found that The Athena Network was not yet in existence in Dorset, so she decided to change that. What better way to build a community, and a network and understand the local business culture?
Natalia and her partner have school age twins. In her spare time Natalia can often be found spending quiet quality time with them. Long walks on the coastline are their favourite pastime, but also cycling in the country, alongside a bit of camping under the stars! She is not opposed to trying out new skills and is looking forward to experiencing a few water based activities such as kayaking and water ski-ing! Yikes!! 😊
Natalia DaCosta – Regional Director – The Athena Network, Dorset