The Decision Makers Series is one of our staff’s favorite because decision making is a topic that so many of us have studied deeply.

Stephanie Taleghani | Travel Writer & Content Creator

I started my blog, Consistently Curious, as an outlet to overcome postpartum depression after the birth of my daughter. Using the blog as the voice I felt I lost in becoming a mother, I started journaling about my family’s adventures. I have always had a love of travel and wanted to share the great hidden gems, travel tips, and places we would go as an inspiration for others to create their own adventure. Read more>>

Gio Smith | Travel Planning & Consulting

I came up with this idea because I wanted to help people attain their travel goals. Often people set limits on themselves because they “don’t have the money” or “don’t have the time” , when realistically most simply just don’t know how to go about it while fitting their time and budget. This is what lead me to GTFO Trvl. I wanted to give people the “I WISH” experience in real life. Read more>>

Paula Salgar | Multipreneur

Since I first joined the Slingshot community in 2015 I have loved the machine and the lifestyle that comes along with being an owner. I love the feeling of my hair blowing in the wind and not caring about it being tangled up once I arrive at my destination because I know they are not looking at me…they are looking at my beautiful sling. I love the freedom of having no doors or roof yet feeling safer and more comfortable than riding a motorcycle. Read more>>

Chabelys Gonzalez | Owner & Lead Designer

This might sound a bit unconventional but the idea for starting House of Blooms came to me in a dream. I have always enjoyed arranging flowers and displaying them. I believe they really brighten up a space. One night, I went to bed and started dreaming. I woke up and said, House of Blooms…. I am going to take something I love and turn it into a business! The very next morning I began researching everything necessary to make it official and the rest is history! Read more>>

Rosa Valdes | Latinx Mental Health Advocate

Ever since I was a child, specifically 8 years old, I knew I wanted to go to college. It actually was not even the WANT to go to college and get a higher education, but more so a NEED, that I told myself I had to do. This is one of the earliest moments in my life that I can now identify as a result of my anxiety and internalized trauma. Read more>>

Brie Whitehead | Coffee Cake and Real Estate Agent

Coffee Cake and Real Estate, is a unique concept for Real Estate. My father (CC&RE’s Broker) came up with the idea 40 years ago. The idea behind it is a friendly, comfortable experience you don’t typically get to feel when you enter a Real Estate office. We are working to open our very first store in the next year in Brickell, Miami. Would you feel comfortable coming into a Real Estate office which serves coffee, and baked goods, in a relaxing environment that feels as if you were having coffee in your home? We do. Read more>>

Monica Alexandra Ribero | The Momentum Coach

Being an overachiever, I had a hard time pausing to connect with myself and connect with the life that I actually wanted. It was always go time, achieve time, perfect it time. Until I went through a moment of realization that I was not living my life, but someone else’s. As many people do, I bought many self-help books to try to find my purpose and understand me a little better. I followed multiple gurus to learn more about how I could feel authentically empowered and reach my potential. Read more>>