Find your passions to help you in life – Sanja Tesuc

In this episode, I have a great conversation with Sanja Tesuc.

Show Notes

You can find and connect with Sanja at:

Sanja is a Transition Coach, Speaker, professional Mentor and Founder of Blue Gerbera. She specializes in coaching young adults finding and actioning their passion.

Sanja’s mission is to enhance human potential through her story, skills, and experience, globally.

Sanja possesses a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management, she is a certified Neuro  

Linguistic Practitioner and a Qualified Trainer.

Sanja is currently writing a book titled “Born to Bloom” about her life which she will launch in

November 2016 with the aim to inspire others.

I liked the following quotes and remarks from the interview:

  • I assist young adults to find and action their passion. This sounds interesting and intrigues a lot of people, they start to wonder about their passions. A lot of people are in jobs and careers in which they are not passionate. 
  • The war in Croatia had a big influence in my life, also my career. When the war started I was eight years old and we were refugees for 5 years. During these 5 years, I changed schools 5 times, so I was always the new kid. When I came to Australia, I couldn’t speak any English so I was the new kid once again. 
  •  I learned to adapt really quickly and I found out about my passion for humans. I studied Human Resource Management and became a manager in the corporate world. And all this time people kept telling me how passionate I was, so I wanted to do something about that. I decided to start my own coaching business and help other people find their passions. 
  • My book is an autobiography, so written in the first person. I am writing it about my experience from the age of 3 till today. The book has 2 parts, transitioning into each other. The first part is about my life, transitioning into some lessons in life. The aim of my book is to help people recover faster from traumas and not in 7 years such as it did take for me. It contains some knowledge but also some practical tips that people can implement for a more speedy recovery from trauma. 
  • I really started to look inside myself and this made me a victor instead of a victim. This was a real turning point in my life. Sitting on your traumas does not help. I got external help so someone could hear me out about it. I started to invest in myself and I tried a lot of very different techniques such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and natural therapies. I did all this to develop myself to understand what happened to me and accept it. 
  • Set goals for yourself. Always have a target ready so you can live up to that and always be ready to explain that. Show your passion. Be genuine with people, this really helps your character and build your credibility.

Sanja mentioned Wilbert Molenaar, you can reach him at

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By Erno Hannink

Sparring and accountability partner for entrepreneurs who create sustainable positive impact. Explores decision-making. Shares his insights on this in, articles, books (Dutch), podcast, newsletters, and tools. Has a life mission to reduce social and ecological inequality. Father of two children, husband of M., runs, referee for the national soccer league, and uses stoicism for calm. Lives in the Netherlands. Speaks Dutch, English, and German.