Ready to feel like you could tackle anything because you've got a whole community cheering you on?



A membership designed for women living in Switzerland to


Create your dream life by joining a vibrant, diverse community of inspiring women from around the world.

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You've done all the touristy things. You've settled your kids into new schools and attended all the classes you could find in English, joined expat clubs, even made a few friends.

So why do you still feel so lonely?

  • You feel out of place

  • You don't know where to start

  • You miss friends & family

  • You struggle to find the time

  • You like to speak English

  • You don't have the energy

  • You aren't meeting like-minded women

  • You forget to pamper yourself

It’s time to connect, lift each other up & channel the

power of collaboration!

When women support each other, incredible things happen.


That’s why I’ve created Happy Hub

A safe space and community where everyone is welcome!

Create, learn new skills and find inspiration while making life-long friendships with other women living in Switzerland.


Whether online or in person, as a Happy Hub member, you will:

  • Connect with like-minded women

  • Find community & feel more at home

  • Gain confidence & resilience

  • Recharge your batteries and laugh a lot

  • Feel supported and inspired

  • Boost your creativity

  • Learn new skills in a safe space

  • Get a boost of energy from good friends

You’ll laugh, celebrate, and share the highs and lows of living in Switzerland, juggling family and career, or running a business together with women who get you.

What our members say...

Julie is a natural when it comes to bringing together a wonderful tribe of happy and creative people in a warm and welcoming space. At Our Happy Place, strangers are transformed into friends. 


- Ági B., Zurich


I've known Julie for over 20 years and she's a ton of fun. I've been to a lot of networking events, but none have made me feel as welcome and at home as the OHP crew do! I left energized and inspired!


- Barbara N., Zurich

Hi! I'm Julie

When I left Missouri for a two-year assignment with KPMG Zurich in 1997, I had no idea I’d be here for 20+ years, raise a family and start my own business!

But then, I also didn’t think that after returning to the US in 2004, we’d be back a year and a half later. (We missed the healthy Swiss lifestyle, our friends and Swiss yogurt...seriously THE best in the world 😋!)

Still, I know how hard it is to be a foreigner. I often felt isolated and lonely, so I get it.

Especially if you don’t speak German. I still struggle just making a simple phone call after 20+ years.

Even though my superpower is putting people at ease and making everyone feel welcome, I still feel uncomfortable here sometimes.

That’s why I created a place where women would feel at home, make connections, create stuff, support each other, and thrive.


Our Happy Place is a warm, cozy, welcoming space where you immediately felt at home.


When I opened the doors to Our Happy Place in 2018, I wanted my customers to:

  • Walk in and immediately relax knowing they can be themselves.

  • Make friends while taking creative classes or learning about lifestyle topics such as mindfulness or nutrition.

  • Try difficult things, like speaking German, in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

  • Share experiences as well as struggles and find solutions together.

When you feel supported, you get a whopping boost of "you-can-do-it" energy.

Because you want to tap into that support whenever you need it - no matter where you are in Switzerland - I’ve created the Happy Hub membership so you can easily make new friends, find common ground, laugh ‘til tears stream down your cheeks and celebrate each other’s triumphs.

Whether you’re new or not so new in Switzerland – you’ll find the close connections you need to overcome hurdles and live more creatively.

You’ll also meet women from different cultures from all over the world.

And that’s where the real magic happens. 

Happy Hub Benefits
When you join Happy Hub, you will get:
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Member Only Events

Connect with and meet other members at monthly meet ups, virtual events and expert talks.


Creative Coworking Space

Get work done and cross off tons of to-dos in good company at Our Happy Place in Thalwil.


Resource Library

Catch up with expert talks and download tips, worksheets, guides, exercises and much more!



Enjoy 20% off and first dibs on all Our Happy Place public events. One “Invite-a-Friend” discount per month. 


Private Facebook Group

Visit with members, talk with guest experts, chat with me, ask questions and get the support you need.


Accountability Partner Program

Reach your goals and stay on track – then celebrate your wins, so you’ve got the energy to tackle anything.

Here's how it works:
  1. Sign up for Happy Hub by 22 December 2021.

  2. Happy Hub opens its doors on 1 January 2022!

  3. Doors close to new members until Spring 2022.  

Happy Hub is for you if:

You’re looking to meet amazing, like-minded women.

You’re interested in authentic, meaningful connections.

You’re looking for ways to improve your experience of Switzerland.

You want to be part of an inspiring community of women.

You’re an entrepreneur and want to network with other business owners.

You’re a health and lifestyle geek/addict.

Are you ready to live your best life in Switzerland?

You will get huge savings when you join as a founding member

during our introductory period.

And if you sign up by 14 December, you will get an extra

15% Early Bird 🐣 discount!


Tailor your experience to fit your schedule and needs by choosing

from three monthly membership plans:  

  • CONNECT (EarlyBird)

    Every month
    Virtual Community
    • Access to virtual community (meet ups, events and resources)
    • Accountability group and partners
  • Best Value

    MEET (EarlyBird)

    Every month
    Best Value
    • Access to virtual community (meet ups, events and resources)
    • Accountability group and partners
    • One in-person member meet up per month
    • One initial 30-minute coffee chat* with Julie
  • THRIVE (EarlyBird)

    Every month
    All Inclusive
    • Access to virtual community (meet ups, events and resources)
    • Accountability group and partners
    • One in-person member meet up per month
    • One initial 60-minute coffee chat* with Julie
    • Free access to coworking space at Our Happy Place

*What’s a coffee chat?

Think about where you want your life to be in 1 month from now? 6 months? 1 year? You share your experiences and goals, and I’ll help you find the resources and people you need to live your best life in Switzerland.

Still have questions?
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What is Happy Hub?

Happy Hub is a monthly online membership that connects women living in Switzerland with an inspiring and supportive (online and offline) community of like-minded women.

With a membership portal, live and virtual events, private Facebook group, accountability partner program and more, the membership is designed to provide you with the tools, connections, flexibility and structure you need to thrive here in Switzerland.

Who is this community for?

Happy Hub is for women who are tired of going it alone. It’s for anyone who is looking for a positive atmosphere and beautiful space to collaborate, co-create, encourage, and say YES! to achieving the personal or business goals they set.

It’s about looking for the gifts in the daily challenges of living in Switzerland.

However, this membership community is not a place to complain or blame, it’s about looking for the gifts in our challenges living in Switzerland and finding new ways of tackling old problems.

What do I get by joining Happy Hub?

  • Monthly expert talks and resources on themes of the month, including health & lifestyle, personal care, and creative inspiration just to name a few.
  • Monthly virtual and in-person meet ups to meet other members and explore the hidden jewels of Switzerland.
  • 20% discount and first dibs on Our Happy Place public events.
  • Private FB group to connect, support each other and share stories in a safe space.
  • Accountability partner program to help members reach their goals.
  • Use of Our Happy Place's creative collaborative workspace in Thalwil to meet members and work distraction-free or just enjoy a coffee without the kids (unlimited days during normal business hours)

How do I gain access to Happy Hub events and resources?

Once you purchase a membership, you’ll receive a thank-you email where you’ll be given more information about how to access Happy Hub. For Founding Members, access will be granted on 1 January 2022.

You’ll also be invited to join the private Facebook group so that you can always stay on top of the latest conversations, keep in touch with members and hear about new events to help make you feel at home.

Do I have to join the Facebook group?

If Facebook isn’t your thing, you certainly don’t have to join. However, our Facebook group is where much of the support happens, especially for those members who live in other parts of Switzerland.

Along with the other members and our monthly guest experts, I will be active in the Facebook group to offer support, resources and answers to some of your challenges and questions. You’ll find the support and understanding of people just like you, who crave meaningful connections and community here.

What if I want to cancel?

Enrolling in Happy Hub is completely no risk. If you decide that Happy Hub is not for you, you can cancel at anytime.

Cancelling your membership prevents your payment from being charged at your next billing date. You’ll be able to access and receive benefits from the membership through the last day of the month in which you cancel.

Do you offer a guarantee?

No, I do not offer a guarantee as transformation is such a personal journey. And while I promise to make you feel welcome and at home every step of the way, how much your life changes is truly up to you!

I do know that the more committed you are to attending events and being an active member of the community, the more connections you’ll make which will bring you a wonderful feeling of belonging and happiness.

What can I expect as a founding member?

As a founding member, you will benefit from the following introductory prices: CONNECT | CHF 39. -/month; MEET | CHF 47.-/month; THRIVE | CHF 59.-/month (Early Bird registrations receive 15% discount on these rates)). This is your forever price for as long as you remain an active member. You will also have a chance to help shape Happy Hub. At the end of each month, I’ll ask you for feedback so I can make sure Happy Hub delivers the most supportive community and best possible services and resources.

More reasons to join...
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As a new entrepreneur, I am excited to participate in the many events and workshops tailored to small business owners. Our Happy Place has a warm, welcoming vibe that sparks your creativity but also brings a sense of calm to the soul. You feel like you could tackle anything!

- Janelle A., Thalwil ZH