We had the good fortune of connecting with Sima Cohen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sima, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I feel like ever since I was a little girl growing up in a place with no resources, no money, and no positive role models I had a burning desire to break the cycle. I wanted to dream big and accomplish the unimaginable. Some people call it risk; I call it following your intuition. I’ve always loved being a business owner and getting the opportunity to create jobs for others. Risk taking is a vital part of building your own company and being an entrepreneur. The rewards are immense. With every risk you take you learn you, you grow, and you evolve. It’s not just about making money. The risks I’ve taken have allowed me to learn some of the most important business lessons in my career and I am grateful for each and every one of them. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I took a risk and I failed. But those in which I succeeded helped me take giant steps forward in making a difference and shifting humanity which is what I am all about.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am the founder and CEO of SKYLLD International Media, a multi media company that produces original content through various platforms such as online and network television. Through my time on t.v., I have produced hundreds of highly sought-after “Sima’s Living” segments with major TV networks across the US, bringing top lifestyle picks to California, Nevada, Utah, and Florida. Much of my productions concentrate on my coaching and transforming the lives of prisoners, ex cons and ex gang members. I am also currently in the process of developing my own TV show, Second Chances, a heartfelt docuseries in which I reconstruct the lives of deserving individuals that have been cast out by society. I feel strongly that my life’s purpose is to change humanity and shift consciousness in order to better humankind.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to Santa Monica and we would take a long walk on the beach. All the way from Ocean down to the pier. We would meditate on the sand. Then go have lunch at Elefante or R+D Kitchen. Indulge in some American cuisine with a mediterranean flair. Pair it with some Mojitos and their signature dessert the flowerless chocolate cake. Sinful, but delicious.

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?
The one and only Marianne Williamson. My spiritual mentor, my teacher and someone I call a friend. She has been there for me from the very beginning and she did it with love and kindness. She always told me what I needed, not what I wanted to hear. I am always grateful for her. She is the one that helped me to become the woman and spiritual coach that I am today.

Website: http://simacohen.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simacohenofficial/

Image Credits
Guy Viau

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