BASED IN: CALIFORNIA
What do you do? What does your company stand for?
I am a Spiritual Motivator. I work in Spiritual psychology and help people to experience more inner joy by assisting them to identify and clear their limiting beliefs, remove their old patterns that no longer serve and to dissolve the barriers that have been holding them back from their own inner joy. I co-created a high-vibrational jewelry line, called Awaken the Peace, that works on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. It assists with removing the lower vibrational elements so that the wearer can experience a heightened state of higher consciousness: wellness, balance, oneness, stability and joy.
What is your background? Did your education / past experiences help you with where you are today?
I come from a business-savvy family particularly in business and Law. My great grandparents had started a department store in Maryland and I have been fascinated with both retail and law since I can remember. It’s in my blood. Because of that, it felt important to me at the time, to attend and graduate law school, though quickly during my 3rd year, I realized that I was much more driven to other fields. I first started my professional jewelry career at Tiffany & Co's flagship store in New York, which was the most fabulous forum to learn the formula for success in this industry. With this incredible knowledge, I then quickly motivated to start my own luxury jewelry consulting company in New York, called Katherine Wagner Designs In addition to my learnings from Tiffany, I consistently utilized my education, as it was constant negotiation and business dealings in an industry that is often criticized for requiring more integrity. The hands on knowledge that I received while at Tiffany, combined with my courage, drive, willingness to take risks, ability to ask questions and listen to my own intuition was what made my last business a success. I am deeply grateful for all of my experiences.
Why is it important to balance taking care of your body as well as your spirit while running your own business?
This is extremely important, and self care is actually the root of Awaken the Peace. I strive for being present and believe strongly that my own balance is integral to being of Service to others and to my business. It’s the whole concept behind putting on your own oxygen mask first before taking care of others. I view my mindful and yoga practices as self care and value these as being equally as important as quality control and a core element of my ROI. Our mission statement is focussed on raising the wellness and vibration of the collective and in inspiring everyone to choose positive thoughts and self care. From a health perspective, most people today spend a tremendous amount of time on their phones, surrounded by wifi routers, computers and other electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), and don't even realize the harmful effects this may bring. The purpose of Awaken the Peace jewelry is to expel negative energy and keep the EMF radiation, and other lower vibrations away from the body through the use of our high-vibrational energy charms. Gemstones all have their natural healing properties and we carefully select stones that will enhance the vibrational effects of our jewelry and help the wearer achieve optimal joy.
Do you believe that anyone can become an entrepreneur or does it take a special kind of a person?
I think that anyone can become an entrepreneur as long as they believe that they can. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford. Going into business for yourself is not easy, but there are infinite possibilities and opportunity for everyone to succeed. I believe that having a clear intention, confidence, determination, resourcefulness, willingness to evolve and to take risks are keys to being a successful entrepreneur.
What inspires you? How do get through the times when you don't feel as motivated to get up and keep going?
I'm inspired by other’s willingness to heal, transcend challenges and to grow. I receive the most joy out of watching others clear barriers and step fully into their own divinity. Awaken the Peace’s concept manifested itself as a partnership that I made with Spirit in mind. My intention was to create something aligning with Spirit and something that will assist others in experiencing more inner joy and wellness. We can all benefit from personal growth and healing. In our humanness, we tend to fear the unknown and always look for an outward solution. We have unlimited healing resources within ourselves. I’ve found that my willingness to explore this realm fully, has continued to ignite my ability to move through the challenges and to grow and transform during the times when I’ve wanted to run and hide.