Emily was trained in architecture but found passion in connecting people. She has worked in the cultural and creative industries for the past six years, as operator of a cultural venue and chief organizer of large-scale events to create meaningful conversations between multidisciplinary talents.
WHAT’S THE ONE MESSAGE YOU REINFORCE TO CLIENTS?
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER/BUSINESS PATH?
In my years of meeting designers, creators, and entrepreneurs, I have witnessed how the most powerful stories are communicated when the speaker understands who they are, and in turn who their audience is. When successful, these stories create a ripple effect that makes a social impact. I hope to be a part of that movement.
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST JOB YOU’VE DONE?
My freshmen year in Italy somehow led me to a random job at a food & beverage trade show in New York City, translating for Italian vendors and attendees. Sadly, I can’t speak Italian anymore, but the experience of accessing another culture and mindset through language was exhilarating.
WHAT RANDOM HOBBIES OR SKILLS DO YOU HAVE OR HAD?
I took up pottery not long ago and was immediately mesmerized! The endless possibilities created with our hands using the most elemental materials (earth, water, fire) is totally fascinating. It’s also an important practice of patience and learning to let go of results out of our control.