Overall, I learned many lessons from these successful businesswomen. Being that it is the day after the Labor Day holiday, it is an appropriate posting featuring them. Networking and events in the Tysons area put me in contact, and I was inspired with the passion they have for their work. Of course, I feel the same about my own choice of profession, however, I was energized seeing what drives them in their careers.
Trigger Point Therapist
At first, Julie is a self-described Health and Wellness Geek. In her studio, she sees patients that need help dealing with pain. Since she is an expert in trigger point therapy, she uses these pressure techniques to bring blood flow to specific areas of the body to alleviate pain. She has personal stories of overcoming injuries and having an interest in helping people. Julie is inspired to continue learning and refining her techniques. I hope her headshots convey the empathy she shows towards her clients, and her confidence in her skills to help.
Next is Jill from Huemanity Marketing. Following her work with the TEDxTysons group, I immediately saw the impact she can have for branding. While TED has as starting structure, the local organizers needed work when presenting their information to sponsors, venues, and speakers. From learning more about her client list, it is likely that DC-area residents have seen her work. Given that she started her company and now works with some large and influential companies, I am inspired to keep getting better! As a creative company, it can be difficult to know and convey your worth. She does this in such a nice way, I can see why she is so successful!
Finally, Ronit from the Tysons Partnership came in to refresh her professional portrait. In general, traffic is a top issue when development in Tysons in considered. Ronit is the director of the Transit Management Association. She commutes into the area by train, and she lives through the options of getting around town without an automobile. Living through how things are now absolutely helps her to be an advocate for future plans! She let me know about some lesser known areas that car-riders will usually fly past on their way through. I will definitely keep her social accounts on tap as Tysons continues to grow!
Today’s post looks back at a complete Penthouse project by Judith S Weisman Interiors. While working with other creatives can be stressful to some, I try to be as collaborative as possible. Not only does it make my attitude during an event more pleasant, it helps to bring people together as a team. For me, it makes the photos look much better when I review them later! In this case, Judith was terrific in showing off her work on this amazing home.
In light of the homeowner’s extensive art collection, their viewability was the overall goal of the design. Large open spaces that allowed natural light through. Judith really set the myriad of pieces in the home that gave them their own space to be appreciated.
As can be seen, there was a lot to visually take in. In fact, this looked like a museum set inside a home! Each room had numerous art pieces, but also had seating and other comforts making it a livable space. Being that all the surfaces looked new, I was appreciative of all the details that went into the complete penthouse project. It was a daunting task to document all that had been done. Be that as it may, I can see the collaboration between Judith, the designer, and the homeowner to pull it all together.
Although the sites of the French riverside were the reason for us to go there for vacation, it was the staff on the Viking Heimdal that impressed us the most. Undeniably their online and television ads paint the picture of an effortless way to tour many cities. However, when you see how smoothly they run an ambitious operation, you must give credit to the staff that work incredibly hard over your cruise.
Firstly, the hotel manager and the cruise director have the most attention of the guests. Not only do they give you updates daily on the itineraries, but they are the point of contact for any of your needs while on your trip. Undoubtedly managing the whereabouts of all the passengers is a daunting task, but they seem to do it with a smile from early in the morning, to late at night. Indeed, I have admired how much they happily work while attempting to satisfy the requests of so many travelers!
In like fashion, a long river cruise ship requires a crew to physically ensure the boat is docked securely at each port. Being that a river has numerous bridges, the crew needed to be at the ready in case high waters required the preparation of the top deck from possible damage as we passed under. Of course, I thought that this needed to be done. However, the efficiency we saw every day as the ship continued up the river was like clockwork.
While on board, the food is better than at most restaurants I usually visit! Regardless of your dietary needs, they have plenty of options. From breakfast to dinner, they fuel you up for as much activity as you can take throughout the day. Surprisingly, they have a small onboard kitchen, but they produce more food than expected on every day of the cruise! Thanks especially to Robbie Sheriffs, the hotel manager that coordinated all of our needs while on board. He and his staff made our vacation better than we expected! Thanks to everyone on the Viking Heimdal for a beautiful cruise.