We had the good fortune of connecting with Corhinn Brunot and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Corhinn, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
Have you ever heard the expression “The grass is not always greener on the other side”? Well this statement is true. For a single woman living on her own I have to put emphasis on what’s important to me at all cost. My immediate family members are the most important beings that I have on this earth and they are my balance, they keep me grounded. I make it a point to spend time with them as much as I can even if we live in different cities. Not having a husband and children does not make things any easier either. My time is solely dedicated to my work. Sometimes this can cause isolation and can lead to mental breakdowns. Which I am not ashamed to say that I have experienced in my life and managing successfully at this time. Finding my life balance started when I knew I had to create rules for my schedule. For example, I made it a point not to speak to clients after 9PM and if I take calls on Weekends, they must be by appointment only and never on Sundays. I am in the Web Design and Creative industry, which means my brain exercises constantly. I make it a point that I take time off during the week to clear my mind by disconnecting completely from technology and spending time with nature. Reading a book, taking a walk or even watching a sunset can truly help. Finding balance is about finding the little things in life that make you happy and bring you peace. Tomorrow is not promised, however taking time to smell the roses is as important as pursuing your dreams.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The CCWC Network Corp was a concept of mine created in 2012 out of pure serendipity knowing that I had skills in the tech department that could help a friend. It turned into a business as I kept getting other requests through word of mouth. Today It is now developing into a digital agency serving clients in Boston, L.A., New York and Miami. I’m definitely proud of the sustainability of my business, even during a pandemic we have not stopped working. It certainly was not easy; obstacles are definitely part of the process of growth. I’ve gained clients just like I’ve lost clients. It is a constant learning curve, but I love it because no project is the same and no one client is the same, it keeps my brain stimulated as much as being able to adjust to different personalities. What is great about this journey is that I was able to create a second business with just the will of creating a platform for artists and creators, thus turning a hobby into a business and on that note CREATIV Magazine Inc was born. A digital magazine focusing on emerging artists in the abstract and fashion industry. Now 7 years in, I am happy to say that we proudly share the work of hundreds of creatives from around the world and encourage those wanting to pursue their dreams through our inspiring featured stories. Even if COVID-19 halted the launch of the magazine in LA and NY this year, we surely hope that when things go back to some type of normalcy we will be able to resume our events and unite the creative world once again under one roof.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live where you vacation! is what most South Florida natives would say. Miami has so much to offer, should I be a tour guide for a week, I would have surely taken my friend to my favorite restaurant Cooper’s Hawk Winery, they literally have the best wine in the city. I’m a lover of art so the design district where there is no shortage of art to discover is a must on my itinerary. Let’s not forget the beaches, I mean take your pick, South Beach or Broward what will it be? However, being Haitian, exploring the food and the culture is definitely a must. So any friend of mine coming here for a fun time will surely be delighted.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my mom and brothers whose unconditional love always keep me grounded. I would also like to recognize people who never stopped believing in my craft no matter the highs or lows, they are my support system, they are the ones who always answer when I call and support without question: My right hand and Event Coordinator Paulincia Gatterea, My Executive Marketing Director Jimmy Moise, My Head Photographer Sean Simpson and My New York team Fashion Creative Director Richard Petit. There are many to thank and I wouldn’t want to forget any names but thank you to all those who always show support by contributing or collaborating. For those beautiful souls in my life, I am forever and entirely grateful.
Other: Business: http://ccwcnetwork.com Magazine: http://creativmag.net
Picture 1 – Credit Didier Brunot Picture 2 – Credit Jimmy Moise Picture 3, 4 no credits necessary