We asked some of the city’s rising stars to reflect on what made a difference in their journey. We asked them to tell us about what they think the most important factor has been behind their success.

Jess Vosseteig | Illustrator

Honestly, I would say consistency. Everyone has heard “consistency is key” but I really found that to be true when building my business and my brand. As an online artist who shares her work over Instagram, consistency becomes priority number one. Read more>>

Olga Mikhnyuk, she/her Sarah Malone, she/her | Therapists/Owners, SideDoor Counseling LLC.

Re-defining the relationship with change. Naturally change is anxiety provoking for many, thus we meet it with caution and sometimes rejection, often focusing on what will go wrong and how it will not work. Read more>>

Chris Felton | Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur

I believe Intentional Growth, Personal Development and Mindset. In the US, 90% of people retire broke. We live in the richest country in the world and most people never understand how money works or the mindset around it. The 90% are addicted to being comfortable. Read more>>

Lorne Noble | Founder of Simple Startup

Everyone at Simple Startup has a genuine interest in their clients and is genuinely happy at their position. Every year we measure our net promote score (NPS), which measures our employees’ experience. The score goes from -100 to +100, and ours is “world-class territory”, which is in excess of 70. Read more>>

peggy Markel | Director, Designer and Founder of Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures

Never giving up. I have made it though thick and thin. it’s not that my business is measured so much in financial success, it’s that I feel driven from inside as if I was on a mission. My work is about connection and immersing oneself into a culture through the food. Read more>>