We had the good fortune of connecting with Tanya Newbould-Del Pozzo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tanya, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When Covid-19 hit back in March, the entire world shut down. Fear, anxiety, all of these feelings affected me as well as most of the world. What do I do??? I’ve been a jewelry designer “Del Pozzo Jewelry” since 2002, a Public Speaker and my business was thriving. Now, all of my shows were cancelled, my stores closed, I sat…waiting. As I sat in stillness, I realized the amount of my life wasted by unnecessary tasks, phone calls and running around. I began to pivot (which is my favorite word of 2020). I’ve been a Public Speaker of Postpartum Depression as a follow up to the documentary I co-created and produced “When The Bough Breaks-a documentary about Postpartum Depression”. My phone stopped ringing to book engagements, but my commitment to make a difference grew. I’ve always wanted to write a book about my PPD experience that fueled the thought process for a documentary as well as help others through intuition, spirituality and helping others break their past story and learn what the don’t know, the don’t know. I’m 2/3 the way through writing my book as well as I launched “Spiritually Inspired Coaching” and began working with clients. The future will be different, it is time to pivot, time to create a life you love and working for myself ensures that I will be able to express my creativity in many fashions and help others to do the same.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When I began designing jewelry, I had no money, which is actually why I started designing. I couldn’t afford beautiful jewelry so I would be glass beads and inexpensive strands and create pieces. Over the years, “Del Pozzo Jewelry” has morphed into unique, one of a kind pieces worn by celebrities and featured in high end publications such as Vogue, Tatler, Glamour U.K., Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveller and Gladys magazine. DPJ has also been featured on “The Price is Right” twice and continues to gain momentum. For Public Speaking, my background was acting/modeling for many years and I studied “Speech Communications” at CSULB. Give me a microphone and I’m a happy girl, but the real reason for that isn’t “look at me”. The real reason is connecting with others and making a difference that helps. We are all spiritual beings and we came here to learn and grow. Sometimes the lessons are painful, like PPD, abandonment, illness, but the blessings of the growth we receive will either fuel us to live a powerful life or be a victim and that is truly a choice. Three years ago, I got fired from my corporate sales job of 10 1/2 years for financial reasons, then 2 1/2 months later my mom died. Six months later my young pomeranian died, then my 12 year old pomeranian died. It was so much loss, so close together that I had no choice but top grow and find gratitiude and blessings in every day. I began to realize my intuition was very strong and I receive many signs for myself and others. What I want the world to know is that each of us holds gifts that make us uniques, trials and tribulations can be triumphs and the more we let our guard down and are real with ourselves, we will connect with others and create tribe.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So I am going to answer this as if there is not a pandemic, lol. Los Angeles is a spectacular city with so many things to do. I love to do my drive up Beachwood Canyon to the Hollywood sign and I always point out Madonna’s house located below it. I then love to drive down to Santa Monica and Venice and walk along the boardwalk. Between the unique vendors and street performers, there’s nothing to compare to this. We have to go to Beverly Hills, walk along Rodeo Drive and eat at Il Pastaio, one of the best restaurants for italian food in the city. If you need a haircut, you go to Umbertos on Canon to be treated like the star that you are. You haven’t seen LA if you don’t walk down Holloywood Blvd. and see the stars names in the street whilst you walk by Grahman’s Chinese Theater, the Kodak Theater and El Capitan. For the pièce de résistance, off to Malibu to walk by the sea, then have dinner at Maestro’s Ocean Club. Afterwards, walk on Santa Monica pier that’s beautifully lit up as you take in the ocean air.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My daughter for giving me the gift (yes gift) of Postpartum Depression which lit a fire to co-create a documentary narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, directed and produced by Jamielyn Lippman and Executive Produced by Lindsay Gerszt. Liz Svatek founder of “The Warrior Moms” for highlighting my efforts and encouraging me to be a Public Speaker. Tiffany Smiley founder of “More Than Me” for giving me my first key-note speaking job which has led to many others. Recently, the BRA Network for aligning with powerful women and entrepreneurs. Also, my husband and girlfriends for always being supportive and encouraging me to write my story and become a coach and my daughter and pomeranian fur balls for all of the love and kisses to keep me going!

Website: delpozzojewelry.luxury, tanyanewbould.com, spirituallyinspiredcoaching.com, whentheboughbreaksfilm.com
Instagram: @delpozzojewelry, @spirituallyinspiredcoaching, @whentheboughbreaksdoc
Linkedin: Tanya (Newbould) Del Pozzo
Twitter: @Tanyanewbould
Facebook: Del Pozzo Jewelry, Spiritually Inspired Coaching, Tanya Newbould
Yelp: Del Pozzo Jewelry
Youtube: Tanya Newbould

Image Credits
Lisa Boyle-photographer Todd Bruggerman-photographer Chelsea Gilligan-actress/model Brianne Davis-actress/model Rachel Mumalo-hair Anton Khachaturian James DiPietro-photographer Ashanta Morris-makeup

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