top of page
  • Writer's pictureMaeve Ronan

Thai Entrepreneur Shares Her Story (Broke to Business Owner)

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

For the past 4 years, I've been interviewing people all over the world on what advice they would give their younger selves. I compiled the top 3 main insights I wish I knew as a teenager into a book called: It's the Depression for Me: 3 Ways to Make Being a Teenager Suck Less. It's a relatable resource that helps young individuals improve themselves. GenZ is loving it, take a look at the reviews for yourself.

The story you're about to read is from one of the women I interviewed while traveling and interviewing people for this book series. Vanessa Goncalves is a young chef living in Bangkok Thailand. A few years ago, she was so poor she could barely afford water. In our conversation, she talks about the exact moment she knew she must make a change.

Instead of complaining like her coworkers, she decided to take action. It paid off, as now she is the owner of a growing cooking school in southern Thailand.

I hope you find some inspiration from Vanessa's story. It doesn't matter where you come from or where you started, it is always possible to make your dreams a reality.

Vanessa Goncalves