How/why did you begin your business?
As a serial entrepreneur, I love creating things and being of service to my community. I started my first business when I was in college. Teaching PR & Marketing or helping people build their brand brings me joy. My businesses employ amazing and talented people; pays taxes to the community; and adds to the quality of life of its members.
What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
I don’t see challenges, I see opportunities for growth and creativity. I would have to say one of my major opportunities for growth was in 2001 where I was in a head-on collision car accident where I nearly died. I broke 15 bones including my back and both legs and took me one year to walk again. What I learned is how precious life is. After the accident, I cut all nonsense out of my life and learned the importance of balance and being playful and fun. I want more fun in my life. In my business, I am very focused to complete what absolutely must get done while creating balance and harmony.
How do you define SUCCESS?
Success to me is connecting with others and my community and adding value to help them shine. I love being connected with and being of service to others. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience in PR & Marketing with other business owners. I make a point to connect to those who are making a difference.
If there was one thing you wish you knew before you began your business, what would that be?
In the beginning of my career, I wish I had hired a coach and asked for help from mentors. No one knows everything. You can overcome obstacles and roadblocks early on, or avoid them all together, if you are willing to take the advice of a coach. No one has all of the answers, that’s why I love collaboration. Collaboration to me means bringing my passions and forward thinking to the table and learning from the amazing, talented people around me to create something bigger than all of.
What makes you an innovative woman?
My passion for adding value and bringing happiness to the lives of others compels me to get the job done and do it well. I constantly seek ways to improve what I do and to be the best. I’ve always been able to connect the dots and see the big-picture.
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