The BSE-founding duo has been through it all, and their mother-daughter bond is truly at the core of their dream team. In honor of Mother’s Day, we sat down with the two BSE founders–Beate and Natascha–in order to have them share a little bit more about the behind-the-scenes of working together. Read on below to see what they had to say about their relationship!
Q: What's the best part about working alongside your mother/your daughter?
Natascha: Working alongside your mother or daughter can be a truly magical experience. The best part of this unique partnership is the deep love, respect, and collaboration that we share at all times, even when we have our disagreements. We understand that in any relationship, disagreements are bound to happen, and we believe that these moments are important for growth and development. We embrace our differences and see them as opportunities to learn from one another.
Beate: As a mother, witnessing Tasch grow into a kind, powerful, insightful, and intuitive businesswoman and human being has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Watching her succeed and make a positive impact on the world fills me with immense pride and joy. Together, we have shared countless milestones and achievements that have brought us even closer.
Natascha: Agreed––our mutual common goals are also a vital aspect of our partnership. We work together to build a successful business while staying true to our values and principles. Our shared vision keeps us aligned and focused on the bigger picture, which is ultimately to make a positive impact in the world.
Q: Does a mother-daughter entrepreneurship duo have any specific challenges?
Beate: As with any partnership, building a company has its challenges, and the mother-daughter entrepreneurship duo is no exception. However, we believe that healthy dynamics involve both easy and difficult moments. We embrace the challenges and see them as opportunities to grow both as individuals and as a team.
Natascha: Disagreements and battles are positive because they often give birth to greatness. We believe it's essential to have healthy discussions, debate, and challenge each other's perspectives. When we have differing opinions, we take the time to listen to one another and find common ground.
Beate: The key to success lies in the intention. When our hearts and minds are in the right place and communication is open and safe, everything is possible. We make sure to communicate effectively, and we value each other's ideas and opinions. Our mutual respect and trust have been the foundation of our success.
Q: How would you describe your mother/your daughter to someone else
Beate: Our mother-daughter relationship is unique and special. While some mother-daughter relationships can be challenging, we have a different kind of bond that is built on love, trust, and mutual respect. Tasch was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and I moved back home to Montreal, Canada, where she was raised mostly. Despite the distance, Tasch's father, Franz, who lives in Vienna, Austria, remained close and involved in her life. As a single mother, Tasch and I have a special bond, and we have always had each other's backs.
We always say, "you and me against the world," and that phrase sums up our relationship perfectly. We have faced challenges together, and we have celebrated countless milestones and achievements. I have immense respect and admiration for the woman Tasch has become, and I learn from her every day. Our relationship is non-traditional, which means there is nothing off-limits or shocking, and we can talk about literally everything without judgment. Only love prevails in our relationship, and we are grateful for the bond that we share.
Natascha: As my mum said, we have a different kind of mother/daughter bond that I’m so grateful and extremely privileged to have. At the end of the day, no matter how stressful or busy it may be, we both know that we have each other and that our relationship is something to be cherished.
I’d say that my mum is an incredibly strong woman who is literally capable of accomplishing anything. She has taught me to be kind and to respect others; to be independent; to ask questions about everything; to be strong and that if I really want something, all I need to do is work hard to earn it. I have so much respect for my mother and hope to be half the woman (and mother) she is one day!
Until next time,
The BSE Team