So says Anna Frummerin, a wellness expert from Sweden who was recently named Winner of the Advanced Toastmasters Southeast Asia competition.
It’s yet another award for Anna who has a long list of credits in a successful career - Health Pedagogic, Personal Trainer, Certified Executive and Life Coach, Action Learning Team Coach, and MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience working in the corporate sector.
Born in Stockholm, Anna decided at a very young age to leave her homeland and explore the world. She first went to Italy, a country that caught her imagination. With her blond hair, confidence, great sense of humor and endless charm, there’s no doubt Anna proved rather popular to Italian men.
But it was a fellow Swede who stole her heart, not one of many adoring Italian males. That man was Anders Frummerin, whom she had worked with in the same company in Sweden after finishing her studies.
She tells how she first laid eyes on Anders at an awards ceremony: tall, extremely good looking with thick hair and blue eyes. He was delivering a speech that really impressed her. They met later at a private party and fell madly in love. It was meant to be, says Anna
Since 2016 the couple and their two children have resided in downtown Bangkok.
As a young girl, Anna lived in northern Sweden, and then moved to Gävle for her university studies. Immediately after graduation she headed to Stockholm to begin a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
As far back as she can recall, Anna displayed great interest in people’s health, or perhaps more appropriately, their lack of good health. As proof of that interest, she went on to earn a degree in the new field of wellness.
Beginning her career as a sales representative, she eventually became responsible for five countries marketing various different portfolios as product manager.
“It was a hectic time and I often felt guilty as I did not have as much time for my family as I had wished. Thankfully my family did not blame me for being so dedicated to my work.”
The chance to live a less stressful life came in 2016 when her husband was offered a job in Bangkok. The family did not hesitate to leave Sweden for a new adventure in Asia, but the children were, at the beginning, not too thrilled.
Anna saw a possibility to take a break, to reflect on her life and relax. The first years in Bangkok were spent concentrating on her own wellbeing. But it didn’t take long before she started to study to become a PT (Personal Trainer).
She wanted to get in shape, but coaching was her real passion, so when she heard about ICF (International Coaching Federation), the world’s biggest coaching organization, she decided to study the subject and eventually became an Executive and Life Coach. In March 2018, Anna won the highest credentials in exam.
Today Anna coaches and organizes workshops and training session, but she has already taken the next step in her career.
Earlier this year, Anna won The Advanced Toastmasters Club Completion Southeast Asia 2021 award.