We had the good fortune of connecting with Lucia Genao and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lucia, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Quite simply, my love for fashion and my family got me to start my own business.
In 2012, I married the most amazing man and shortly after we had two wonderful children. Having a family of my own is by far one of my greatest achievements.
Afforded the opportunity to spend more time at home, I felt a huge desire to create; I decided to open up my own business featuring my art. I also discovered that being creative didn’t just include art. To name a few: it was DIY projects, interior designing, building, and even exploring a new canvas – my ears!
Some of the lessons I’ve learned during this process is to stay true to who I am. In today’s environment it’s easy to compare, lose focus, stir doubt, and divert from the original vision. We all have unique paths of growth; and some may be uncomfortable. At the end of the day creativity takes courage and vulnerability.
I’m a huge foody! We would eat Indian, Thai, ramen, sushi and brick-oven pizza (yes, possibly in one night). I also enjoy live music; anything from classical jazz to latin beats. If there’s an opportunity to dance – I’m there.
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?
Linkedin: Lucia Genao
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