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How Eda Lourdes Started Her Fashion Bran

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Before Eda Lourdes became a fashion designer with her brand, she was working in the business and finance world.  Eda has a Bachelorʼs Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico (2000) and a Masterʼs Degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (2007).

She worked for 15 years in banking in the area of investments and treasury. But despite that, she never stopped practicing her true passion: dancing and design. 

But what she wanted the most was to design accessories, particularly handbags. She chose fashion accessories because since she was little, she loved to create and wear chokers, headbands, gloves, hats. 

She made that dream come true when in May 2019, she was nominated for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards competition in New York City, which led her to dream of launching her brand EDALOU PARIS. In April 2021 she got an award for La Coucou bag at the prestigious design competition, A design Award in Italy. 

How She Developed Her Brand 

Eda started this journey without fashion studies, then moved to a country that speaks another language and conducts business in a different way. She had to start from the bottom especially after she left her career in finance. 

But she pushed through and kept learning both on the job and self-taught via masterclasses, books, and people in the industry that she respects. 

“I have worked five years with the fashion houses of KENZO, IRO, APPARIS, Miriam Budet, Lemloren, and Koshka Paris, and other digital marketing clients,” she said. 

In 2019, Eda decided to continue the journey that she started in 2014. She submitted her third application to the NYC design competition: Independent Handbag Designer Awards. She was chosen as a finalist out of 2,000 designers that applied. In April 2021 she got an award for La Coucou bag at the prestigious design competition, A design Award in Italy. 

As a result, her design, La Coucou, became the faithful companion of every woman who seeks to live her life to the fullest capacity.  But Eda had bigger things in mind for her brand. 

“I want to keep growing EDALOU PARIS, its products, projects, and collaborations. Place our products in stores that share our values and inspire our customers to follow our message and Rock, Dance & Love” she said. 

She added that she wanted to start giving back to programs that help women looking for a transformation. 

“Just like our bags transform from one style to the other, we want to help women evolve and reach their highest potential,” Eda said. 

Three Things That Inspired Her 

Aside from having a dream to design accessories there are three other things  that inspired Eda to start Edalou Paris. 

The first is her love for design and the “beaux arts” which she has been cultivating over the years and especially when she moved to Paris from New York City. 

Second, is her quest to reinvent herself and regain financial freedom after leaving her finance career by doing something she loves. 

Lastly, she has a desire to give back and make a difference. Eda’s goal is to design for visionary women who are professional, driven, active, and stylish. 

Learn more about Eda Aguilar through her Instagram page

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Two Tips From Credit Repair Nation Founder And CEO Glen Arisukwu On How To Be Successful In The Credit Repair Industry

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Originally from Nigeria, Glen Arisukwu came to the United States in 2014 to find his fortune. Since then, he has been working his way up until he started his career in the credit repair industry. 

“My career started when I couldn’t get approved for an apartment a few years back because of my credit. I didn’t realize how big of an impact credit made in different life milestones such as buying your first apartment or car,” Glen said. 

As a result, he started his credit repair journey. During that time, he said to himself that he didn’t want anyone else to go through the pressure he went through and being unable to achieve his goals. 

He then founded his company, Credit Repair Nation, which focuses on helping clients repair their credit reports by removing any derogatory items through legal methods that Glen himself used and learned when he fixed his credit report.  

Glen’s company isn’t the first and only credit repair company in the industry. There have been numerous ones before him and there will be more after him. 

To those who aspire to start their career in the credit repair industry, Glen offers two tips: 

Build A Good Team

A successful company that takes on numerous clients at a time needs to have an efficient team composed of people who share the same mindset and goals. 

That’s why Glen encourages those who want to start their brand in the credit repair industry to invest in the right people who can help propel their company to high levels of success. 

Having the right people in a team can get the work done faster and increase productivity because they can use their different strengths and talents for the benefit of the company. 

Become A Good Leader

According to Glen, before anyone in the credit repair industry can build a good team that could bring their company to success, they need to start with themselves and learn how to be a good leader. 

“One of the strong values that I learned along the way is leadership and having a great mentor who can show and guide you to be successful in the business you’re trying to get into,” he said. 

Since he’s keen on helping others fix their credit reports, Glen invested in himself and with his employees so that he can become a strong leader to a good team that’s working towards the same goals as him. 

Learn more about Glen Arisukwu through his Instagram account

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How Being Different Is The Secret Behind Magician And Motivational Speaker John Kippen’s Success

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“Being different is your superpower.” That’s the motto that fuels magician and motivational speaker John Kippen. 

He knows what it is like to come from a place that is different from the rest of the world. But this didn’t stop him from achieving success and helping others do the same. 

“My story comes from my experiences and my heart. Overcoming the adversity of brain tumor removal and subsequent facial paralysis gives me a unique perspective on how to turn a difference into a superpower,” he said. 

Accepting His Difference 

How did performing magic become John’s superpower? When he was going through the trauma of a brain tumor removal which left his face partially paralyzed, he had to find something that would keep him going. That’s where magic came in. 

Through performing magic, John was able to build up his self-confidence. He said that the more he performed, the more he was able to stop hiding from the world and accept his facial difference.

Eventually, he came to terms that his difference didn’t define who he was and what he’s capable of achieving. 

John didn’t want to keep this revelation to himself. He knew that if it could help him get back out in the world, then maybe it can help others as well. And sometimes before walking down a better path, people just need the right push from another person who knows how it feels to be in their situation. 

So to make sure that he had the audience’s attention, John added magic to his repertoire, making the experience more fulfilling to those who have seen his shows. 

His Magic Touch 

Presently, John hopes to get his message of motivation across to adults from the age of 16 to 90, anyone who has dealt with adversity in their lives and finds themselves hiding from life. 

During the past six years, John has performed over 6,000 shows for anywhere from three to 700 people. In each performance, audiences leave not only entertained but inspired to change or except what they donʼt like about themselves.

“I find that my actions speak as loudly as I do which immediately gives me authenticity. I take interest in my audience and make the magic about them and I am just the conduit,” John said. 

John also spends a few hours managing his bi-coastal service company. But most of the time, he’s dedicated to developing new magic tricks to help him get his message across better. 

His current goal is to get on as many stages as possible and publish his book which will allow him to reach more people and relay his message of inspiration. 

To see his recent critically acclaimed short  film about his journey visit www.ifjohncan.com/documentary

For more information on how to book John to speak and inspire  your group, visit www.johnkippen.com.

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How Language Coach Mikel Telleria Helps Entrepreneurs And Professionals Learn A New Language Efficiently

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Learning a new language isn’t always as easy as it seems. Although there are dozens of apps available to make the process easier, some people find it difficult to progress and adapt to a new system of speaking a different language. 

Mikel Telleria, a language coach from Basque Country, Spain, recognizes the problem behind the existing system which is why he offers his services for a more efficient approach to learning new languages. 

“With my language learning system, you can become fluent in a foreign language in three months,” he said. 

Teaching Entrepreneurs And Professionals 

Presently, Mikel helps busy entrepreneurs and professionals learn foreign languages quickly and efficiently. He has been teaching and coaching business professionals, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes since 2016.

He is fluent in  Basque, Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Russian.

When teaching his clients a new language, Mikel uses a personalized plan based on input, habit building, and a focus on developing practical skills. He does this by determining his clients’ schedules and goals so he can prepare a personalized learning plan as well as guiding them in implementing these lessons step-by-step. 

“For me, language learning is enjoyable and relatively easy, because I do it the right way. I see so many people getting frustrated and not getting the results they want because they do it the wrong way. It’s not their fault, that’s what the school system taught them to do. But I want to change that,” he said. 

Over the years, he has helped dozens of clients learn new languages that provide them a benefit in their respective careers. 

Encouraged To Make It His Career 

“I had many friends who were struggling with their English and asking me what my secret was, especially after I learned Romanian in a few months, so I started helping them prepare learning plans that made sense for them. At some point, someone told me I should start charging people for it, and I realized it made sense,” Mikel shared. 

So after getting his MA in Professional Translation, he began his career by translating content for tech giants such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and working in embassies and chambers of commerce in various European countries.

Later on, he decided to become a full-time language coach so he can have more control of his time, effort, and profits. 

“I have been learning languages and experimenting with different methods for years, always looking to become more efficient at it. This is what I’m best at,” he said. 

Learn more about Mikel Telleria through his Instagram account (@mikeltelleria89). 

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