Live Well With Vorwerk Kobold

We never really think about how our environment can affect our health – until we are plagued with sinusitis and colds. Today, 4WORK has a chat with the lovely Julia about how living well with a clean home is the key!

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Q1.    Julia, where are you originally from and what bought you to Dubai?

I am from Moscow, in the Russian Federation. I originally came to Dubai because of my job in the travel industry, but quickly saw other better opportunities.

C15R0746Q2.    How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

I was introduced to the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system by a friend, and was astounded at the depth of cleaning demonstrated in what I presumed was my spotless home.

C15R0748Q3.    Can you tell us about your home? How would you describe your lifestyle?

Our home is a modest 2-bedroom town house in Emirates Springs, but it is very well-designed, with little or no wasted space. Our lifestyle is centered on work and our home, so having a home which is both comfortable and stylish gives us great pleasure, whether entertaining or spending a quiet evening or weekend with just the two of us.

C15R0739Q4.    How important is it to have a clean home? 

We live in a hot, humid country, and unless one’s home is clean, it is inevitable that one shares it with numerous unwelcome insects. Likewise, guests appreciate a clean home.

C15R0754Q5.    What is your definition of wellness?

Allowing and training one’s body to function in a way to maximize pleasurable activity, and paying equal attention to one’s mind. We should challenge it but avoid negativity and harmful stress.

C15R0753Q6.    What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

To live clean and to live well are really inseparable goals. Each promotes the other and neither is really possible without the other.

C15R0734Q7. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

Insects, blowing sand, mould caused by humidity, and rodent infestations. A constant state of alertness is required.

C15R0757Q8. Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

Ease and absolute performance. I cannot imagine and certainly have never encountered any other system delivering such a powerful combination.

Do Julia’s words about her lifestyle sound similar to yours? If so, give 4WORK a call today to learn how you can make your home spotless!

 

The Vorwerk Kobold Lifestyle: What It’s Like To Work With Us!

Today, we would like to share with you what its like to work at 4WORK from the perspective of one of our staff members. Meet Nour! She is a mother of two gorgeous girls, four-year-old Zeena and seven-year-old Jana

Nour has worked with the team at 4WORK since day one and loves her job. If you are a woman who wants a career with a product you believe in, with flexible hours, then read on about her experience.

4Work Employee NourQ1. Is it hard to sell the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

Not at all. There are valid reasons why the Vorwerk Kobold has been so successful worldwide. The quality and durability are second to none. Many customers who are of German origin have shared with me that their Vorwerk Kobold VC lasted over 18 years and continues to run smoothly. Now, that certainly beats many women’s regular six-month purchases between vacuum cleaners! There are other skills associated with working at 4WORK (which are more important) like being social, networking well, and genuinely enjoying people.

"Part-Time Jobs are very suitable for me"Q2. Do you get support from your company

We get training and support from 4WORK. As the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System originates from Germany, just like the product itself, the training manuals and support is fantastic! It is very easy to change the different accessories. The different vacuum cleaner heads can clean different surfaces. You simply change the head, and you take your vacuum from tiles to carpets. So, learning the acute uses of the machine is easy and the support to network and sell is very much part of the job too!

4Work EmployeeQ3. How flexible is your job with the lifestyle of a mum?

Working in sales with 4WORK is the perfect role. As a mum, I need to be able to drop off the kids at school and pick them up. Sales advisors have flexible working hours and a very good commission scheme that allows you to pick up your kids from school, do your errands, and still contribute monetarily to your household. With Vorwerk, you can grow from a Sales Advisor to a Junior Team Leader, from a Team Leader to a Junior Branch Manager and then to a Branch Manager. It is you, the individual employee, who decides how far you want to go with your career path.

C15R0346Q4. What is your typical day like? 

My typical day begins with dropping my kids off at school; I can then go straight to my first appointment at 9am in the morning and then to one of Gerlinde’s ‘Good Living Morning Teas,’ which share healthy home tips for women and mothers. I could perhaps have another appointment, and then pop into the office before I pick my girls up from school.

C15R0360Q5. Do you clean with the Vorwerk Kobold System in your home? 

Yes, absolutely. The Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system really gets a lot of dust out of the atmosphere, which helps with kids’ allergies. What we don’t realize is that many of our allergies are right under our nose, especially the beds we sleep on. Since I have had the VacuMop, I have really enjoyed walking barefoot on my tiles. Your home becomes literally squeaky-clean, and it feels so good for the family. What’s even better is that it is so easy to use!

C15R0339Q6. What challenges do you think women have keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

We have a busy lifestyle, especially mums and working mums too are always on the run! The sand in the atmosphere always means you’re going to need to keep on top of it in your home. We have to learn how to deal with a constant presence of dust and dirt, but if we don’t get on top of it we can become ill, whether in the form of sinus problems or a niggling cold. The simple truth is, there are germs in your atmosphere, so get rid of them and live healthy! I do, with the help of my Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system, and I haven’t looked back since!

If you like the sound of Nour’s lifestyle and believe you want to be part of this team contact 4WORK here today, or call the office on  04 880 0268.

 

LIVING CLEAN, LIVING CREATIVELY WITH MARGITTA

Today, 4WORK sits down with a creative and inspiring woman, mother, and artist, Margitta.  Margitta is a designer with a flair for all things artistic and stylish. We’ll be talking about living clean and living creatively.

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Q1: Can you tell us about your life travels and what originally bought you to Dubai?

I am from Germany and came to Dubai in 2010, with my husband and children, dog, and cat! Growing up in Germany was orderly and safe. I sang in a youth choir and we travelled a lot through Europe. We sang in Rome, Valencia, and London. I always craved the feeling of freedom that came from other cultures and travel. I left Germany after my apprenticeship. With the support of my parents, I worked as a garment technician in China, Vietnam, Romania and the Philippines, before having my children and moving to Australia.  So, the Arab region was still missing from my life. I said to my husband, “Fancy living in the newest country in the world?” We gave it a go, and that’s why we are here now.

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 Q2.Where did your passion for art and design come from?

 

I started being passionate about clothing at the age of 16, when I began sewing and designed half of my wardrobe myself. This passion was rewarded when I won the German hobby-seamstress Anne Burda Price award in 1986. After my A-levels, I trained with Germany’s largest clothing manufacturer and studied at the well-known London College of Fashion. This year Margitta launched her own fashion label called White Noise (www.whitenoise-fashion.com). She focuses on high end men’s essentials such as smart and casual waistcoats, ties, bow ties and pocket squares. Next year she plans to design a high end women’s waistcoat range. C15R8745

 

 

 

 Q3. How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system?

 

My grandmother and mother already used Vorwerk in Germany when I was a child. As it is the world’s best vacuum cleaner, it was clear that I would also use it in my home.

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Q4. Can you tell us about your home? How would you describe your lifestyle?

 

As an artist, I have an inner need to be creative. And as a mother of two children, living in a villa with pets and two teenagers, I must get my home cleaned in the most efficient manner if I want time for my art. I can create a bit of mess in my atelier, so the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system is a real life-saver when it comes to living clean and living creatively. (www.margitta-branson-malerei.de)

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Q5. As a mother, how important is it to have a clean home? 

I truly believe we feel a lot better knowing that our children are in dust-controlled rooms. With the new Vorwerk cleaner, even mattresses can be cleaned. When allergies are a problem, it controls the level of sand, hair and dust mites. It’s a real dream product for a mother.

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Q6. What is your definition of wellness? 

Living in a tidy and clean house makes you feel good. I love how my children want to invite their friends over to stay. I also love to invite people to my home to share a meal and good company.  Just like all women, I feel good when my house is clean, tidy, and well decorated. C15R8730

 

Q7. What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well? 

It’s simple! Tidy up rooms, don’t have a lot of dust catchers, and buy a Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system. C15R8722

 

Q8.. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

The main challenge is to control the penetration of fine sand!

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Q9: Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System

It is easy to use, light and quiet, and the wet cleaning uses minimum detergent and is therefore environmentally friendly

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CEO, Gerlinde Krupp from 4Work Dubai

Women Money & Style Catches Up With 4work’s CEO Gerlinde

Dubai’s Women Money & Style catches up with 4work’s CEO Gerlinde to discuss fashion brand Anna Mora & Brunella in Dubai.

ANNA MORA & BRUNELLA REAL WOMEN, REAL STYLE: MEET GERLINDE

December 8, 2013

Welcome to our third  feature in the Anna Mora & Brunella’s Real Women, Real Style Series’  Today, we’ll talk to the gracious Gerlinde, a beautiful woman and CEO of 4work Trading LLC whom Anna Mora & Brunella wish to celebrate for being elegant and on-trend when it comes to style.

 

Q1. Gerlinde, where are you originally from and what brought you to Dubai?

I am originally from Germany. Eight years ago I came to Dubai for a three-month project for my (then) employer. I absolutely loved the experience and knew I wanted to work abroad again. When my contract finished I went back to Germany, packed up, and permanently moved to Dubai. I have since loved every minute of living in the beautiful city of Dubai.

 

RED IS THE COLOR OF THE SEASON – Red is definitely the color of the season. Not only is it classy for Christmas, but also a great color to wear in winter!

Q2. When did you decide to start your own business?

 

For the past eight years I ran my own project management company, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I then took time off when I adopted my second daughter and didn’t work for 1.5 years. This past April, the timing was right and I set up 4WORK Trading LLC, which is the master franchisee of a  German cleaning system. I love my new and successful venture.

PERFECT FIT & FLOW – Gerlinde says, ” I love this Anna Mora dress – it is the perfect fit and flows ever-so-elegantly.”

Q3. What is your advice to other women who want to mix style with the reality of everyday living?

 

Strive for feeling comfortable and confident in what you wear. Just as our moods change on a daily basis, so do our wardrobes. One day you might feel confident in one dress, and another day, you would rather wear some trousers. By mixing and matching different accessories, you will change the entire look & feel of your outfit.

ALWAYS THE PERFECT LENGTH –– Anna Mora & Brunella’s dresses are always the perfect length.”I just love the hemline of this gorgeous black-and-white dress,” says Gerlinde. “It makes it versatile for both day or evening events”.

 

THE EVENING IS ABOUT ELEGANCE – The evening is always about elegance, especially in Dubai! It is important to cover yourself for certain venues and occasions. I love this outfit, it has a very modern and sophisticated take on elegance. 

Q4. Why do you think it is important for women, household CEOs, and mothers to feel good in what they wear?

When you feel confident and good about yourself, you look completely different. If you haven’t washed your hair, no make-up or some old clothes – you simply don’t even go down to the shops as a household CEO.

And definitely not to your work as you will not have the same feeling about yourself. For me it is so important to look good and feel good on a daily basis. And I love it when I go to the office and receive compliments from my colleagues and clients in what I wear! (In fact every woman does!!)

In Germany we have a saying: Clothes create people! I really believe in this saying!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – Don’t you just love the sheer arms and beautiful beaded detail in this top? “It’s features like these, that make a woman feel truly elegant,” says Gerlinde.

Everything about Gerlinde exudes pure class, and we love her style, from her fashion choices to her life advice. It makes sense that a business-savvy woman would look remarkable in Anna Mora & Brunella’s wardrobe.

Gerlinde is glamorous and efficient at the same time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Janelle xoxo www.womenmoneyandstyle.com

Tips on having a healthier Dubai based environment

A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE KIDS IN DUBAI!

A Clean Environment For The Kids In Dubai

As a mother, you need to make smart decisions about what’s important for your children’s well-being every day!
Today we would like to introduce you to Mayssa, a wonderful woman who lives in Arabian Ranches in Dubai.We have a quick Q & A about all things lifestyle, and how to have a clean environment for the kids.

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Mayssa says, “My kids love to have a big back yard and run and swim all afternoon”. Mayssa’s dining room overlooks her back yard, and is one of her favorite places to all gather together as a family.

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Q. Mayssa, where are you originally from and what brought you to Dubai?

I am from Lebanon and came to Dubai 3 years ago when my husband got a job offer here in the UAE.
My husband and I were actually living in London at the time, so the move was a great opportunity for our family to be closer together.

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Q. How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system?

I was furnishing our home in Arabian Ranches and had installed Parquet flooring. I was concerned about how I could best clean the floor and didn’t want to damage the wood. Stevan Dimov of Finasi the Parquet flooring company, recommended the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System, as Gerlinde from 4work had also installed Parquet flooring in her own home.

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Q.  Can you tell us about your home and your lifestyle?

As a woman who loves design and being a mother, I had to combine practicality with style when it came to designing our family home. The design of our home has a focus on light, natural woods, and modern fusion. I didn’t want it to be too modern or too old world, either. Space and storage was really important for the children. Here is Mayssa’s daughter’s gorgeous play room. Pictured here, the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system gets right into the hard-to-reach places.

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Q. As a mother, how important is it to have a clean home?

It’s very important to have clean beds for your children. Even the things you don’t see need to be cleaned. We often forget that mattresses and carpets are always collecting dirt, and this excess (especially here in Dubai) can cause allergies in children. For me, it was paramount to have a clean home, not just where the eye could see. Mayssa’s living room has a big sofa to relax and chill. She loves it when the family can all relax together with their feet up at the end of the day.

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Q. What is your definition of wellness?

I am a lover of style and a mum too. So for me wellness is a beautiful family environment where I can enjoy my family and friends.

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Q. What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

I think you need to look past the surface. If you children are experiencing allergies, then look at your home environment for the solution. In seeking a solution to clean our Parquet flooring, we found the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System, which can also clean mattresses and furnishings. It is so practical that it saves time while cleaning your home!

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Q. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

Moving here from London truly demonstrated contrast in the weather. The sand in the atmosphere is a constant challenge, so you need to keep your home clean for the health of your children and the family as a whole. Mayassa says, “The kitchen is always the centre of the home!

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Mayssa believes that the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ does a lot more than clean her new Parquet flooring: it ensures that you have a clean home the easy way!

If you would like to get a free demonstration at your home, you can contact Gerlinde here.
 
 
Smart Lifestyle choices from Dubai based Mother

SMART LIFESTYLE CHOICES WITH KERSTIN

As a mother you need to make smart decisions about what’s important and where you invest your time!

Today we would like to introduce you to Kerstin, a wonderful German lady who lives in the Green Community in Dubai – she has some great advice to share. 
Together we sit down and talk smart choices and making life easier.

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Q1. Kerstin, where are you originally from and what bought you to Dubai?

I am from Germany and came to Dubai 10 years ago when my husband got a job offer here in the UAE.

Q2. How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

I have worked as a consultant for THERMOMIX, a kitchen machine made by Vorwerk, the same brand that developed the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System.’ I heard from friends that a Vorwerk shop would open in the Green Community managed by another German lady (we Germans love good quality products).

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I was so happy to have somebody close by to share my passion of Vorwerk’s products with, and that’s how I met Gerlinde.

Q3. Can you tell us about your home, how would you describe your lifestyle?

I have 4 children aged 5, 8, 11 and 13, so I would say our house is lively, sometimes hectic, and very noisy. Our lifestyle is based on the children’s needs given their age. Simply put, this means putting practicality first.  The design of our home has a focus on space and storage – space for the kids to play, and storage for the toys. I try very hard to be organized, but that’s a different story.

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Q4. As a mother, how important is it to have a clean home? 

I am pretty easy going, but need a certain cleanness. More importantly, my cleaning routine has to be easy, and that’s why I love the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System.’

Q5. What is your definition of wellness?

For me, wellness is about feeling comfortable and happy.  I feel comfortable where I live, and love to spend time with my friends and family in the comfort of my own home!

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Q6. What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

Don’t try to save money by buying cheap household appliances! For example, it took me too long to decide to buy my Thermomix. I now regret that I did not buy it when my kids were young, because it makes life so much easier. That’s why I went for the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ as soon as I heard it was available in Dubai. If something can make your life easier and healthier, GO FOR IT!

Q7. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

The sandy landscape and numerous construction sites do not make it easy to keep your house clean! We have to learn how to deal with a constant presence of dust and dirt, and for families who have pets, the dirt all adds up. So you need to address keeping your home clean the smartest way possible.

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Q8. Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system?

The fact that Vorwerk is well-known for their good quality and product life expectancy made my decision to purchase a home cleaning system! ‘The Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ is easy to operate, very functional, quiet, and lightweight. There is even a special attachment for drilling holes.

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Here is Gerlinde demonstrating precisely how the drilling attachment works. Perfect for those times when you’re hanging pictures and you don’t want to get wall dust everywhere. 

Kerstin believes that the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ does a lot more than get the sand and dust out of your atmosphere: it makes sure you have a clean home the easy way!

If you would like to get a free demonstration in your home, you can contact Gerlinde here.

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Work With Us, Part Time Jobs available in Dubai

PART TIME JOBS FOR MUMS IN DUBAI

Do you want a job with flexibility, but don’t believe flexible part-time jobs exist for mums in Dubai? WMS has been networking, and we have discovered that there is indeed a perfect part-time job for mums in Dubai!

Meet Gerlinde – WMS  sat down with Gerlinde and her gorgeous girls, Sofiyia and Callie to learn a little more about her business 4WORK, and discover why the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ is a great sales job for mums in Dubai.

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Q1: Gerlinde, can you please tells us about the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

The ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ is a system that transforms peoples homes into a clean and healthy living space. Below you can see a beautiful photo of a very happy customer Kerstin, who loves the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System.

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY– Kerstin says, “I went for the Kobold Cleaning System as soon as I heard it was available in Dubai. I have used Vorwerk Kobold brands for many years, the value and quality is second to none!

Q2. How can women work as sales advisors?

As a Sales Advisor, you can participate in growing this company within the GCC. Vorwerk is the world’s 4th largest direct sales company its unique system’s reputation has been spread around by word of mouth.

Similar to a snow ball system, it simply starts with one contact, who then recommends more potential clients. This is how the system will keep you busy with demonstrations in many homes.

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Q3: How does the experience and reputation of the product sell itself?

Every individual’s experience spreads around and you can be assured that the excellent reputation of the product supports your work – in fact I have personally found that the product sells itself.

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Q4: Can you tell us about the flexibility of working hours?

Sales advisors have flexible working hours and a very good commission scheme that allows you to pick up your kids from school, do your errands, and still contribute monetarily to your household.

With Vorwerk, you can grow from a Sales Advisor to a Junior Team Leader, from a Team Leader to a Junior Branch Manager and then to a Branch Manager. It is ‘you’ who decides how far you want to go with your career path!

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Q5: How can women get involved in selling this great product?

We have just set up the company, and the opportunity to be part of the growth of 4WORK Trading is now.

I welcome women to contact my office on telephone: 050 954 7772 or email: gk@4WORK.me

It’s also important to keep in mind that Kobold has a turn-over of 820 Million Euros worldwide – it is simply the best cleaning system on the market. It speaks for itself.

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WHAT THE SALES STAFF SAY – Meet Nour, Nour is a mother of two gorgeous girls aged Zeena aged 4 and Jana aged  7. Nor has worked with Gerlinde since day one and loves her job at 4WORK.

She says, “If you’re a women who wants a job that is about a product you believe in, and have flexible hours, then give Gerlinde a call today.”

If you like the sound of Gerlinde’s products, then I encourage you to contact her today!