Karolina Ciepiel is a Russian-American immigrant in pursuit of The American Dream, blogging her way through life to share her journey on her instagram and website Karolina State of Mind (@karolinastateofmind, http://karolinastateofmind.com)
Karolina is known for her sophisticated take on fashion trends and her Instagrammable Travel Guides, while remaining authentic in sharing her imperfections and fun sense of humor.
In this episode Karolina shares her unique story of immigrating to the US as a child, and the roles that both Russian and American culture played in shaping her life and her choices.
Karolina openly shares how her pursuit of perfection and success led her to a unfulfilling and sad place. But once she learned to trust and enjoy the journey of life, she's flourishing and happier than ever.
Rose Gabler is an author, speaker, and creativity coach.
Growing up in a family of artists, she felt pressured to be artistically expressive but didn't know how to connect her innate creative strengths with her desired business goals.
She began a lifelong journey trying to bridge this gap and faced many challenges in discovering a solid link. After acquiring her master's degree in Business of Arts and Culture, traveling the world for three years, and interviewing hundreds of people in various industries about creativity, she discovered that there were five universal contributing factors that empower our ability to be creative and to utilize it as a skill. She was recently named one of the Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Look For in 2021 and her newest book The Creativity Gene achieved best seller status in the first day. Now, she lives in Chicago with her husband and two golden doodles, working with entrepreneurs, artists, and individuals to hone their creative strengths and align them with personal and professional goals to achieve success.