Hi, I’m Lorna Ather, linguist, maternity concierge, baby planner and family relocation expert and founder of LA Consulting, as well as co-founder of maternita KITA and Landing Pad Berlin. 10 years ago, I left my home in Britain for Berlin, expecting to return after 3 months. Contrary to expectations, I stayed. I now consider Berlin my home, specifically Pankow, where I live with my German partner and our two little boys. After graduating from university with a degree in German, Spanish and Marketing, my initial career path began in the third sector as a fundraiser for children’s cancer research charity, Kidscan. On moving to Berlin, I hoped for a corporate position and landed my dream job as a project manager in mobile marketing, working on promotions using mobile phones (applications, games, mobile websites, SMS campaigns) for international FMCG clients. After the birth of my first child, I realized that I needed a new challenge that was compatible with family life and that fulfilled me like my previous charity work had done. I was also acutely aware of the needs of immigrants and expats at this important time in life and started to imagine how I could use my experience to support others. It was only after the birth of my second child in 2014 and a serendipitous Facebook encounter that I came across maternita, completed the Baby Planner Academy and joined the team as the English- speaking Maternity Concierge and Baby Planner in Berlin. Since then, I have been guiding and supporting English-speaking families, parents and parents-to- be through important, new life phases.
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