#10 Alison Nantz – Midwife turned unlikely entrepreneur
When opportunity presented itself to trained midwife, Alison Nantz, she took a leap of faith. Alison has spent almost half of her life in Asia and actually met her husband, Josh, when they were kids growing up in Taiwan. They’ve been married and living in Shanghai for four years now. Ali works as a doula and lactation counselor here and is the co-owner of Shanghai Doula, an entrepreneurial venture started in Shanghai six years ago.
Shanghai is a city that you grow to love. It offers so many unique opportunities.
How she got to China
Two days after getting married, she moved to Shanghai with her husband with his first job.
How she got started
As a trained midwife, unable to practice midwifery in China, Ali got creative and took hold of a new opportunity…
Lessons learned along the way
Working with every family is different. She had to set better boundaries along with way to protect her and her clients. Can Ali actually provide clients medical advice? Tune in to find out!
China specific challenges
Navigating the Chinese and foreign-run hospitals, and especially the complexities of each system. (That’s why I hired the pro!)
Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs
Opportunities are endless, Ali says. Tune in to hear her talk specifically about finding your niche.
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Connect with Alison
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org