Experience the freedom

of owning a brand that knows how to do its job:
Make your dream clients fall in trust with your work at first sight.

 

HEY, I’m Veronika.

I help online teachers and coaches get seen and heard online so the people who need them can find them, trust them, and hire them.

I believe:

 

The future is co-created.

There’s the default future that will happen anyway, and the better future that will happen IF you team up with the right people and do the work, together.

You are creative.

Yes, you. Even if you don’t think about yourself that way (yet). No matter the stories you’ve been told and the stories you’re telling yourself about what creativity is and is not, you *are* creative.

You have a voice.

You have a story only you can tell that the world needs to hear. And you should do everything you can so that the people who need to hear it can find you and trust you. 

I also believe that every online teacher and coach who wants to run an independent business can, and should, become a self-sufficient designer and marketer (even if they end up hiring a pro).

That’s why I teach branding, design, and creative marketing:

• on my blog Do You Speak Freedom + and my newsletter full of free resources,

• through my books,

• in the Smart Teacher’s Library community and membership that I co-founded with my business accomplice Elena Mutonono.

I speak freedom

because I can. And I don’t take that for granted.

I was born into the black and white reality of a totalitarian, occupied country. Soon after that, my country gained independence. So I was raised by a generation of people who knew nothing, and everything, about freedom.

Their stories are what I’m made of. But unlike my parents and grandparents, I was given the freedom to choose my own words and colors when crafting the story of my life.

I always claim my freedom of choice. I never choose the obvious, default options. It makes me a terrible road trip buddy (unless you enjoy getting lost) and a dangerous cook, and it’s also the thing that got me where I am now.

Stuff I care about

Freedom, obviously.

Collaboration. Because ideas that are worth pursuing always need more than one person to be turned into a reality.

Staying small. Going deeper, smarter, bolder, more meaningful, more spacious, more anything you want instead of just bigger.

Trust and belonging. Creating real, human-to-human relationships as opposed to “networking” with other business owners, “connecting” with important people, and “attracting” clients.

Beauty. Finding it in ideas and people and bringing it to light.

Creativity. Creating possibilities where they didn’t exist before.

Integrity. Acting in line with your values.

Fun. Because what’s the point otherwise?

Courage. Choosing it over comfort. Because the silence of good people is more dangerous than the violence of bad people.

Growth. Staying open and curious. Always in the learning mode.

Humanness. Embracing the mess.

Truth and love. Because they always win.

Stuff you may want to ask me about

My nationality + location: I’m Czech. I live in the Czech Republic, near German borders and on the outskirts of a national park, about halfway between two of the most beautiful European cities — Prague and Dresden. I work with clients from around the globe, mostly US, UK, EU, and Australia. 

My name’s pronunciation: You can pronounce Veronika the same way as Veronica in English. Palovska is pronounced [pa-lof-skah]. 

My qualifications: I studied Aesthetics and English Language and Literature, so I know a few things about how visual art and storytelling work on human beings—which comes in handy when doing and teaching branding, design, and marketing.

But otherwise, I consider my curiosity, love of learning, and being an online teaching industry “insider” my most appropriate qualification.

 

My job history: I’ve always been my own boss. I used to: teach English in language schools and in companies; run a local language school; translate academic papers; and freelance as a graphic designer.

In the spring of 2016, I started Do You Speak Freedom and made it my full-time gig the same year.

What I do when I don’t work: Hmm, in fact, I mostly do the same as when I do work: I read, learn, draw, and hang out with friends. Oh, and I can’t go a week without seeing a theatre play.

Also, I’m a crazy dog person. So don’t ask me about my cockers if you aren’t ready to hear all about them.

About me and you: If you want to get to know me better, you can download my free workbook and join my inner circle that way. If you want to talk or ask a question, please continue here.

Experience the freedom

of owning a brand that knows how to do its job:
Make your dream clients fall in trust with your work at first sight.

 

HEY, I’m Veronika.

I help online teachers and coaches get seen and heard online so the people who need them can find them, trust them, and hire them.

I believe:

 

The future is co-created.

There’s the default future that will happen anyway, and the better future that will happen IF you team up with the right people and do the work, together.

You are creative.

Yes, you. Even if you don’t think about yourself that way (yet). No matter the stories you’ve been told and the stories you’re telling yourself about what creativity is and is not, you *are* creative.

You have a voice.

You have a story only you can tell that the world needs to hear. And you should do everything you can so that the people who need to hear it can find you and trust you.

I also believe that every online teacher and coach who wants to run an independent business can, and should, become a self-sufficient designer and marketer (even if they end up hiring a pro).

That’s why I teach branding, design, and creative marketing:

• on my blog Do You Speak Freedom + and my newsletter full of free resources,

• through my books,

• in the Smart Teacher’s Library community and membership that I co-founded with my business accomplice Elena Mutonono.

I speak freedom

because I can. And I don’t take that for granted.

I was born into the black and white reality of a totalitarian, occupied country. Soon after that, my country gained independence. So I was raised by a generation of people who knew nothing, and everything, about freedom.

Their stories are what I’m made of. But unlike my parents and grandparents, I was given the freedom to choose my own words and colors when crafting the story of my life.

I always claim my freedom of choice. I never choose the obvious, default options. It makes me a terrible road trip buddy (unless you enjoy getting lost) and a dangerous cook, and it’s also the thing that got me where I am now.

Stuff I care about

Freedom, obviously.

Collaboration. Because ideas that are worth pursuing always need more than one person to be turned into a reality.

Staying small. Going deeper, smarter, bolder, more meaningful, more spacious, more anything you want instead of just bigger.

Trust and belonging. Creating real, human-to-human relationships as opposed to “networking” with other business owners, “connecting” with important people, and “attracting” clients.

Beauty. Finding it in ideas and people and bringing it to light.

Creativity. Creating possibilities where they didn’t exist before.

Integrity. Acting in line with your values.

Fun. Because what’s the point otherwise?

Courage. Choosing it over comfort. Because the silence of good people is more dangerous than the violence of bad people.

Growth. Staying open and curious. Always in the learning mode.

Humanness. Embracing the mess.

Truth and love. Because they always win.

Stuff you may want to ask me about

My nationality + location: I’m Czech. I live in the Czech Republic, near German borders and on the outskirts of a national park, about halfway between two of the most beautiful European cities — Prague and Dresden. I work with clients from around the globe, mostly US, UK, EU, and Australia.

My name’s pronunciation: You can pronounce Veronika the same way as Veronica in English. Palovska is pronounced [pa-lof-skah].

My qualifications: I studied Aesthetics and English Language and Literature, so I know a few things about how visual art and storytelling work on human beings—which comes in handy when doing and teaching branding, design, and marketing.

But otherwise, I consider my curiosity, love of learning, and being an online teaching industry “insider” my most appropriate qualification.

My job history: I’ve always been my own boss. I used to: teach English in language schools and in companies; run a local language school; translate academic papers; and freelance as a graphic designer.

In the spring of 2016, I started Do You Speak Freedom and made it my full-time gig the same year.

What I do when I don’t work: Hmm, in fact, I mostly do the same as when I do work: I read, learn, draw, and hang out with friends. Oh, and I can’t go a week without seeing a theatre play.

Also, I’m a crazy dog person. So don’t ask me about my cockers if you aren’t ready to hear all about them.

About me and you: If you want to get to know me better, you can download my free workbook and join my inner circle that way. If you want to talk or ask a question, please continue here.