Success stories of extraordinary people. Luxembourg's very own success stories come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, Marina sits down with achievers from all walks of life to discover how they got to where they are today.
Episode 11 - Sam Steen, 03/02/2022
Legendary morning radio host Sam Steen visits Marina to discuss his move to RTL
Sam Steen, a legend on Luxembourg's expat airwaves, has upped and moved to RTL Today, where he is heading up a new radio project.
Episode 10 - Michel Welter, 24/11/2021
Managing partner of Den Atelier, Michel Welter has worked on some of the coolest events and gigs that Luxembourg has seen.
Having spent time in New York he was keen to bring world class entertainment to the Grand Duchy. In this interview, he speaks about how to find your way in a country like Luxembourg as well as his passion for organising events which have everyone jumping, dancing, sweating, drinking beer and having a good time. Find out what drives him and why he chose to come back to Luxembourg to make his mark.
Episode 9 - Laura Fontani, 24/11/2021
Bargello is Luxembourg’s first and most well known gelato parlour.
Bringing the most famous Italian artisanal frozen specialty all the way from Florence to Luxembourg, Laura Fontani, was determined to introduce locals to this unique and delicious product. Her work ethic and energy are unrivalled and despite many gelato competitors popping up, Fontani is confident in Bargello’s method, ethos and concept. Listen to how Fontani switches gears from over a decade in finance to being the gelato entrepreneur she is today. As she sits down with Marina to share her success story, they talk about all the crucial parts that make Bargello an authentic, well-recognised brand with popular stores in Luxembourg and Brussels. This episode is ideal for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit or is simply curious about gelato!
Episode 8 - Cathy Goedert, 24/11/2021
Baker Cathy Godert may be young, but she has a lifetime of experience through owning her own restaurant, brand, and bakery.
Goedert’s confident and ambitious ways have led her to where she is today but it hasn’t come without difficulties and tribulations too. Goedert’s life lessons have left her with a carefree and fearless attitude that frees her from the judgment of others. Listen to how she has pivoted her career and navigated herself through the ups and downs of owning one's own business.
Episode 7 - Christiane Wickler, 24/11/2021
Founder and owner of Pall Center talks to presenter Marina about how the Pall Center brand grew from a petrol station to what it is today.
5 stores featuring supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, homeware, florists and fashion. Wickler speaks candidly about being a mother and how her business grew as her family grew and the organic synergy between work and family. Tune in to find out more about the ethos of the brand and why she chooses to keep Pall Center open 7 days a week and on public holidays, despite competitors remaining closed on Sundays and public holidays. This inspiring success story talks about core values, drive and innovation.
Episode 6 - Louis Linster, 24/11/2021
Son of famous chef Lea Linster, Louis had big shoes to fill since taking over the Michelin star restaurant from his mother.
Despite the pressure, he’s not afraid, and his fearless and quiet confidence may be the secret to his success as he has been recognised as a rising star in the world of fine dining cuisine already. He speaks openly about his relationship with his mother, about the way he runs his kitchen as well as his determination to make the restaurant world famous. If anyone thought that being born into a business means you have it handed to you, Linster will prove you wrong and share the tribulations he has faced and the grit that is required to succeed.