A big part of making decisions is determining what our actions and choices have been inspired by. So we asked decision makers from the community to tell us about what they are inspired by.

Kaylee Leets | Cycology Studio Co-Owner & Manager

Others. My peers within the Cycology Studio community and Colorado Springs in general. When I stand behind the front desk and check people into class, we’re conversing about their new promotion and their family trips, their lives. Learning about others and what they’re accomplishing in their everyday lives then drives me. What keeps the studio more than just a spin studio is the community- we’re always inspiring each other to do better. To keep going. Read more>>

Shelby Hoving | Photographer

I find inspiration in all of the little moments in life and in the people I meet. I love photographing landscapes and flowers, but my passion for photography is in photographing people. There’s something so beautiful about photographing the uniqueness of every individual and turning them into art. I want to help people — especially women, as that’s my primary demographic — to feel empowered in their bodies. Read more>>

Tatiana Silberberg | Wedding & Elopement Photographer

I am inspired by love! The reason I do what I do as a wedding photographer is entirely because of love, and its breathtaking ability to inspire me not only creatively, but also personally. Every love story is completely unique, and that is something we really tend to overlook in day-to-day life. But if you really slow down and take the time to notice and think about all the little, intimate quirks of relationships, you’ll see how different they are and how grand they really are in the small details. Read more>>

Leah Llanes | Professional Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician

I am inspired by people. This is complex for me because of how many different ways this can transpire. I think the biggest of this is being able to empower someone with confidence through self care & beauty. I feel like there is this stigma behind makeup & selfcare sometimes, where people want to label or judge someone for being extra or confident, so a lot of times people tend to shy away from that due to those labels or judgment in fear of what other will think, but I just don’t see anything wrong with it. Read more>>