Elisa Schmitz is an award-winning entrepreneur and professional journalist. She’s the Latina founder and CEO of 30Seconds.com, an inspiring digital media platform that makes the world a happier, healthier, and more delicious place — 30 seconds at a time. She’s also the founder of iParenting, a “Best of the Web” digital media company that was acquired by the Walt Disney Company.
No stranger to life’s fire. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Yugoslavian immigrant father, she learned to use her “differentness” to make a difference as she grew up in Puerto Rico, war-torn Lebanon, and suburban Chicago. All along, she created what she needed to survive and thrive. In her latest book, Become the Fire: Transform Life’s Chaos into Business and Personal Success, Elisa not only shares her story, but those of a diverse collective of other women from around the world that we can relate to. Host, Naketa Ren Thigpen sits down with Elisa, and they dive in to a behind-the-scenes of business growth, life’s valleys, and the strategic white space in between.
What to expect in today’s BBP episode:
-A real life story of one woman who filled a gap that even Disney couldn’t ignore
-How feeding the flames with the fuel from your chaos leads to success
-Why it’s important to have white space in your day, week, or month
-Discover how you can make choreful things joyful things (*hint, your lover can enjoy them too)
More about Elisa Schmitz
After the sale of her first company, Elisa worked for Disney as director and executive editor of the Disney Interactive Media Group. She has been a newspaper columnist, magazine editor, radio and video host, and creator of content and marketing programs for several Fortune 500 companies.
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On the Balance Boldly Podcast, host Naketa Ren Thigpen talks with ambitious women in business (and a few brave men) from a wide array of industries about their pursuit of success, how they face business burnout, navigate relationship hurdles, and what overall work/life balance looks like for them. Not your conventional personal development podcast, Balance Boldly uncovers real solutions to real problems afflicting real people at home and in the workplace, daily. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, or your favorite podcast app to subscribe to the show and leave your honest review.
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