Galit Ventura-Rozen Q and A Interview
Can you share your back story with us, a bit about your childhood?
Whenever someone asks me where I was born, I always say “I was made overseas and born in the USA” (New York, actually). My parents moved to America before I was born and I watched them work hard for the American dream. My father had a virtuous work ethic and the unique ability to not bring the stresses of the office home. My mother had the challenging task of raising four children and ensured we always had quality time as a family. Together, they formed a true partnership; they supported each other immeasurably. My two greatest role models. It isn’t any wonder these qualities are two core values in my life today.
AT the age of 7 my born voice has vanished and I spoke with a whisper for the next 5 years. I eventually learned I had a nodule ( growth) on one of my vocal chords) At the age of 13 through years of speech therapy we found the voice I call mine today, the one that chose me. You could say I literately had to find my voice. At the age of 16 I elected not to have surgery to remove the nodule because I had become my new voice.
Were you a determined child or has that developed?
I think I grew into a determined child. With the experience of being made fun on a daily basis for my hoarse/whisper voice and my different name, I learned with time to be determined. I would say around 15 or 16 and more so as an adult.
Can you share something about yourself that is not widely known?
I am first generation American. My mother and father came to the states when my mother was pregnant with me. English is my second language.
How and when did you know you wanted to become an entrepreneur?
In some shape or form probably from the age of 18. I worked at a clothing store at the mall and they offered me an opportunity to become an assistant manager and grow with the company and I just knew I could not work for someone but myself. I started my own business at 21 years old.
Tell us about your business…
I work with entrepreneurs to increase performance, visibility, credibility, profits, and productivity. I am a well-known speaker on the topics of leadership, real estate, business and the successful mindset. I also provide prospective speakers the guidance and mentoring to become professional speakers and utilize speaking in their businesses to increase sales by attracting their ideal client.
What did you give up to get to where you are today? What did you have to sacrifice?
It took me a while to become an overnight success! I’m not afraid of hard work and long hours, although I don’t think I had to give up anything to get here. If I had to say one thing, I had to give up my fear of worrying what might happen if I stood out and showed up!
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to do?
Honestly, leave my marriage was the hardest thing I have ever done.. I went against my religion, community, family and for the first time in my life, I put my needs and happiness first.
What are your goals for 2018 and beyond?
My number #1 goal is to inspire, impact, and share with as many people as I can my expertise in business, speaking, marketing, credibility, visibility and more. Short answer, to show you how its possible to be successful, an entrepreneur, and have everything you want in your life. My personal goal is to be one of the top female motivational speakers in the United States.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Do you have any big Goals?
I see myself impacting hundreds of thousands of people to know they can accomplish anything they put their mind too and that the #1 obstacle and limitation will always be yourself. The rest can be figured out and worked through. I see myself on stages all over the world speaking about leadership, entrepreneurship, business and more. My biggest goal is to be the most authentic, genuine, version of myself I can be to benefit as many people in this world as I can with my experience, knowledge and expertise.
Can you share 3 #BizTips for Women in Business
1) Your Business, Your Way… Always remember this statement.
2) Stop giving away your value for free. Know your worth and charge it.
3) Boundaries – Set your boundaries, make them clear to your clients and stick to them.
How can people best connect with you online?
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/galitventurarozen/
Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/galitrozen/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/galitventurarozen/
Website – www.galitventurarozen.com
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