We had the good fortune of connecting with Denise Poole and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Denise, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I’ve always been one to jump without looking. In hindsight, this may not be what I recommend everyone to do, but I am where I am today because I took risks. I’m not afraid to learn the hard way if it means I can live my life the way I choose to. I carve my own path and never let anyone stop me from taking a risk. One of the biggest risks I took was immigrating to the US. I fought for years to live and work here freely. If I didn’t take that risk of failure, then I would not have this company today. Big risk = big rewards, and what is more exciting than that?!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Flaunt Entertainment is like no other entertainment company out there because of two reasons – the management’s passion and the Flaunt Gogo Academy. Some people may not know that in LA, performers are non-exclusive. You can hire the same talent through many different entertainment companies. So what can we offer that no one else does? This is where we stand out. First, my relationship with my clients and passion for performing and entertainment is apparent when you work with me. Professionalism, and attention to details (I’m a Virgo!) that others don’t even think about. I treat my talent as teammates not just people I hire. We are a team, and when you hire my company, you feel that difference in morale. What makes Flaunt Entertainment so unique, is that we professionally train our dancers at the Flaunt Gogo Academy. The program is open to everyone (not just pro dancers), but this is mainly how we recruit to the roster and find new emerging talent. It’s a 6-month program designed to teach you how to become a star performer on stage, connect with an audience, and important freestyle dance technique. No other company does that. We are the ONLY entertainment company that offers training to our talent and new recruits, and I am very proud of this.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
LA is all about the hidden gems and new hot spots. I definitely get around. I’m not one to stay in one area, not even in LA (think Joshua Tree). I’m a sucker for a good burger – The Window in Venice has my top vote right now. Hit the beach with a burger and fries – that’s a must-do for me! Brunch is an LA staple, so you know we’re hitting Melrose Ave. for some shopping and tasty food. There are honestly so many places to eat on Melrose, Beverly, and 3rd Street, you can google it easy, but a chill spot I love is Backyard Bowls. Yes they have the best Acai bowls, but I am obsessed with their avocado toast, it’s a great price and the most flavor. I would take my friends to Malibu, Catalina, and Joshua Tree. If you haven’t experienced the beauty of those places yet, what are you waiting for?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Sending a shout out to all of my amazing clients who continue to hire my company and send referrals! Michael Foroutan and Unici Casa, Adir with the Calamigos Ranch Group, Xtina Milani Events, Teresa at Unifier Entertainment, Lychee & Plum, the boyz at Underrated Presents, Michael with Pelonkey Events – these are some of the key people who have helped us build a solid reputation, doing event after event together, always supporting the vision of excellence and passion. I also want to shout out all the talented performers on the roster, who without their hard work of showing up and performing their hearts out, Flaunt Entertainment would be nothing. I love you all so much. Thank you for being a part of something truly unique and outstanding.