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...

As a founding member of the Happy Hub, I want to say how grateful I am for being part of this beautiful community of women. Julie is just an amazing host and she creates a safe and inspiring space for us to connect and share. This community really brings me joy & I cannot wait for all the exciting events and meet ups coming up !

- Monia P., Zurich


Happy Hub has connected me with some truly fabulous women and a brilliant community that’s made my life in Switzerland more interesting and fun after living here for +25 years!


- 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 feel 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. 


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 31 March 2022.

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

  3. Doors close to new members until Fall 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?

Tailor your experience to fit your schedule and needs by choosing

from three monthly membership plans:  


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

    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

    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 30-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:
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


Happy Hub - the name is just perfect: browsing the FB group and the website gives me so much positive and exciting vibes! Lots of interesting and creative events, a great community of like-minded women to ask for suggestions and support, and the accountability system that can only help all of us to improve and move forward.

- Francesca P., Aargau

When we help other women rise, we all shine.

Find new friends, get support and practical help.

Happy Hub is full of fantastic connections, inspiration, opportunities to grow and a whole cheering squad at your fingertips or just around the corner! (Everything in Switzerland is pretty much just around the corner! 🤣)


Now’s your chance to find community and connection!


Join us before cart closes at midnight CET on 31 March to live your best life in Switzerland.


Join Happy Hub because we’re better together!

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Give the gift of community, support and good company to someone you love.


Purchase a membership for a friend or family member today!

Happy members are saying...
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Being new to Switzerland, I was worried about how to build a network of like-minded people. I came across Our Happy Place on social media and I really liked their German conversation group. So when Julie started the Happy Hub, I jumped on the opportunity: Julie has created the perfect setting for women to be part of a supportive community.

- Caroline N., Siebnen (Schwiez) 


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

Cart closes at midnight CET on 31 March!