[On the way to The Oscars adventure. Photo: Devin G., LA.]
Thank you for 2 years of great growth, engagement and inspiration for entrepreneurs and brands!
Here's a #TBT toast to our photo shoot at Cerise, the Virgin Hotels Chicago Rooftop.
There are people who are made to make a difference: women who stick together in “girl power”, and professionals who are dedicated to providing innovation and inspiration. I become empowered by those individuals, they motivate me to better myself. Their style is contagious, with their words, way of being, and fashion statements. One of these people is Akasha Garnier, and I am honored to have her on Empowering Style, a woman dedicated to inspiring and mentoring future entrepreneurs around the world.
Who are you and what is the name of your business?
I am Akasha Garnier, an author, producer and activist who has just released my first book; I have aligned with community partners and am building on my dreams from there.
My business is Shine Through the Noise branding and VIP events; I have worked in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Cannes, Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island. My first book Secrets to Shine Through the Noise is a journey story from starving artist to mentorship.
Throughout my writing career I have been inspired by a boatload of interesting characters and A-list clients. I now blend my event background and bon voyages to create an amalgam of characters that will come to life in a travel thriller series (2.5 books written; many more stories to tell).
I work with several community partners including Teen Cancer America in LA and Chicago (The Who and Eddie Vedder’s charity; we are helping to build teen cancer units in 50 states); I also do PR support for Nando Milano Trattoria, my Italian family in Chicago and RED, Bono’s charity.
What is your brand about?
My brand is about self-worth and educating artists and entrepreneurs, so they have the ability to balance business, style and creative skills; with these in place we have healthy options to reach our goals.
“Wherever you are on your journey…believe it’s worth the trip!” This was my motivation when I was I was living in a at Castle in Hawaii, writing my first two books.
#ShineThroughtheNoise began as a collection of travel blogs and ends with inspiring business wisdom.
Read more about empowering your style and upcoming features with The Wishmaker.
Akasha with at her Columbia yacht club book launch with Dario Vullo, Chef Alessio Vullo (her Italian family and owners of Nando Milano Trattoria), and Michaele, a friend who flew in for the event from Minneapolis.
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