From the Cantonal Court to self-employment


Thomas van Haaften worked for the Cantonal Court of Zurich for 26 years. At the age of 48, he decided to change careers and took the plunge into the world of self-employment.

Although he initially sold air-cushion shoes from kybun together with his wife, over the last few years he has developed his company into a comprehensive health centre. This means Thomas and his wife are not primarily salespeople but rather service providers who work to solve the problems of their customers and patients. People come into the shop in Rüti, Switzerland, every day with heel spurs, arthrosis, Achilles tendon problems and back pain.