We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth Paucar Harris and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elizabeth, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Over the years, my work life balance has become more important and I have made it a priority. I am conscious that if I do not balance my life between work and personal time with my family and for myself, I will not be fulfilled, healthy or happy. One of these would be in jeopardy if I do not make an effort and be intentional about balancing my life. While I love my career, I also love and need “me” time and family quality time in order to be successful with my work. I have a wonderful, supportive husband who needs me and also an amazing daughter who I also need to spend time and bond with her. They make up a big part of my life and our relationships are even more important than my work. It took me many years to fully be able to balance all. I am still not 200% there but definitely on my way there.
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?
We at H.O.P.E., provide patient advocacy & concierge services, a much needed service. We handhold patients who have been diagnosed with serious medical conditions, often cancer, to getting the care they need; treatments; support services; psychological services; ensuring their case is being managed timely and even getting them 2nd/3rd opinions – all to ensure they are on the right track with their case. It has not been easy but I have also been so blessed with so much support. I had invested many years of my life in developing relationships, doing the same line of work, learning the clinical side just for my benefit, etc. We provide patient advocacy and concierge services for persons having medical needs, both preventive and treatment. Some patients may need a second or third opinion. Sometimes they just need someone to go with them to their appointments to get some questions answered. Medical needs vary and we are here to support those needs. What makes us different is that we truly care. We are in this business to strictly of helping people. We do not charge patients the fees being charged out there (no judgment passed) Our services are complimentary. We are not a foundation nor a nonprofit but almost operate as one. Our goal is to connect people with quality service and treatments in their time of need. We truly believe that if you treat everyone the way you would want to be treated, you will be successful in business. Just do the right thing and the rest takes care of itself. We have to be compassionate, have empathy and be understanding of others. To me, this is not work, I love what I do so I am going out every day and living out in purpose – knowing this, I succeed no matter what.
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?
If my BFF was visiting, we would start with brunch ateither a local, small but yummy place or at Nikki Beach in Miami, which we always enjoy! We would rent a yacht and spend it on the water with friends, good catered food by @kitchentableandgifts and some nice beverages. For dinner, we would go to one of these spots: Monkitail in Hollywood, Kyu in Wynwood, Crust in Miami or Cafe Roval in North Miami Beach and end up at a lounge in Wynwood or South Beach? and the next day, we definitely would have to visit @vitalhealthwellness to rejuvenate with massages, facials, sauna and classes if we are up to it.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have many amazing women in my life who have all contributed to my successes in life. We all need each other. I truly believe that without us, female wonderful energy, love and support – we would not be where we are! A few of those wonderful entrepreneurs would be: Pauline Ayana Rivera, Amanda Aguiar, Kenya Rice, Maria Velez, Nafeesa Bhanji and the list goes on…