Victoria Baumgartner – Don’t settle for anything other than your dreams

I am super, super excited about this episode with Victoria Baumgartner – almost feeling a little embarrassed actually because I say this about every episode – but this one is really special.

Victoria is, unlike my other guest, not a scientist but a theatre director and writer and has founded her own theatre company that produces plays around the life and work of William Shakespeare. If you want to check out her work, you can find it at

What I loved about the interview with Victoria is, that she has never settled for anything but her dreams. She knew intuitively from an early age on that she wanted her work to evolve around Shakespeare and directed her first play still as a teenager. Later, after studying English literature, she quite a job in a communication firm after one year of misery to finally turn her dream into reality. She worked hard, did student jobs while her friends already made a nice amount of money and at some point she finally was successful. Today you can see her plays in three different languages in Switzerland, Germany and the UK.

If you love the episode as much as I do, you can also come to our Seminar Series on our website Victoria will be joining us on January 24th and you get the chance to talk to her in person.

You can find the episode here or on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcast player of choice.






Photo by © Julien James Auzan 2018

Many thanks to for providing us with the free audio effect “Royal sparkle whoosh centre.wav” on at the intro and outro of this podcast The sound was shortened 2sec.