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Creating a Luxury Jewelry Brand Through Networking and Sustainability

At first glance, it’s obvious that a piece of MONIQUE PÉAN jewelry is unique.

But what’s really special about this luxury brand is everything behind the jewelry. Monique Péan, the designer, created the brand not only to share her designs with the world, but to combine her love for philanthropy, design, art, travel, and business. Today, the business is run by Monique and her husband, Stephen Glass, and is supported by some of the biggest names in fashion.

We interviewed the duo to learn more about their inspiration, how they built a team, and their top three tips for anyone looking to start their own company. Read on to learn more about the beautiful designs of MONIQUE PÉAN and don’t forget to check out Monique and Stephen on about.me.

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How Students Can Discover Their Personal Brands

Whether online or off, we all have a brand.

From the moment you meet someone, they immediately begin to develop an opinion of you and they quickly discover what they can expect and depend on you for. Knowing this, the key to the “Personal Branding” puzzle is clear. If you know what you stand for, you can use the tools available today to guide others to form a clearer picture of “Brand You.”

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What’s Your Story? Learn How to Master the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Chris Westfall wants to help you talk about yourself.

As a Keynote Speaker, Writer, and Entrepreneur in Houston, Texas, Chris has taken it upon himself to help others craft their stories. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, there’s no one better than Chris to help you master the perfect elevator pitch.

Chris has came along way since starting his business in the less than doubtful economy of 2008. Since then, he has been on a ride to the top of business world as a sought after public speaking coach and keynote speaker.

Let’s find out more about how Chris is teaching us to understand the unique value that we have to offer. Don’t forget to check out Chris’ page and watch his videos to make your elevator pitch the one people never forget.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Building a Global Brand

Joanna Bailey is an expert when it comes to creating a vision.

Tired of allowing someone else’s vision of success drive her work, she set out to create her own purpose. Today, Joanna empowers women through co-working. Despite the resistance she got from some, her vision, team and a few key lessons learned helped her rise to the top.

We asked Joanna about what it took to get her company up and running. If you’re thinking about creating a global company, you’ll want to read this interview for a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for Joanna to launch COTERIE. Don’t forget to check out Joanna’s page and her mission-driven company.

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How Veronica Belmont Uses about.me

How do you use about.me?

For Veronica Belmont, her page serves as the place where she can show all of her different online identities.

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Inspiration Can Come From Anywhere: One Artist’s Story

Visited New York lately? You may have gotten a peek at Rafael Colon’s unique artwork.

His inspiration started with a request from his daughter. Today, his elaborate artwork can be found on various objects, ranging from sneakers to clothing, and most recently, skateboards.

We asked Rafael about his philosophy on his work and learned more about what it takes to be an artist. Keep reading for the full scoop. Don’t forget to check out Rafael’s page and his amazing art.

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Embracing Passion: One Entrepreneur’s Journey from Law to Fashion

Kelly Shanahan is very familiar with stepping out of the norm and embracing her passion.

After years of education, Kelly realized law school wasn’t for her. Instead, she followed her love for fashion. Committed to making her “one day” dreams a reality, she threw herself into the unknown and created the company she runs today, Ziran.

We asked Kelly about what it took to start her business and where her inspiration came from. Keep reading to learn how her business idea came from a very unexpected place and the mindset she needed to build a successful brand. Don’t forget to check out Kelly’s page and her clothing line.

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