We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Sasha (“Rayne”) Krause | (they/them/theirs) – Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Student & Creative

I would say the most important factor behind my success has been comitting to creativity. Just like anyone commits to a career, a relationship, a responsibility; I commit to creativity. Read more>>

Cristina Amigoni | Human Experience Leader & Coach

The most important factor behind the success of our brand is the humans-first focus. We provide solutions that are often “templatized” or provided similarly regardless of the client and situation. Read more>>

Victoria Donovan | CEO, Clinically Media

Without a doubt, I owe the success of Clinically Media to the phenomenal team we’ve built. When you’re working to improve diversity in clinical research, as we are, a team that’s aligned on vision, values, and mission is non-negotiable. Read more>>

AOTH | Artist | Abstract Romanticism

A strong mindset and a strong support system. Read more>>

Adam Stark | Music Producer / DJ

The most important thing behind my success has been the community behind me. Early on I recognized the value in building a community around myself and my brand to not only help market myself but to make sure that people had a place to come and see their friends and enjoy good music. Read more>>

Jamie Chihuan | Artist & storyteller

The one thing I would recommend all artist or creatives do is to stay consistent and creative. Take a photo everyday or sketch something. Practicing always makes perfect and that is one major factor in my success. Read more>>

Kirsti Logan | WINE Wednesday Chief Marketing Officer

WINE Wednesday is a bi-monthly networking event formed by a group of eight strong entrepreneurs who create an atmosphere of celebration and inclusion to all wedding industry professionals in the Colorado Springs region. Read more>>

Elizabeth Wolf-Dixon | Wedding Planner

There are obviously many factors that play into the success of Dream Weddings. The first thing that comes to my mind is support. When I say support I am talking about friends, family, vendors and couples! Without a support system my business is nonexistent but each type of support is different. Read more>>

Morgan Alexander | Dog Trainer & Owner at Pawestruck! Dogs

Pawestruck! Dogs is a training program I started in 2018 in order to serve my community while scratching my itch for dogs when working on film sets in Los Angeles. Read more>>

Maribelia Avalos Shisslak | FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CASA FC & OWNER/FITNESS PROFESSIONAL, MASFIT

Discipline with the virtues I hold dear to my heart: QUALITY OVER QUANTITY; Good ethics, honesty, courage, hard work, and community! Read more>>

Leah Griggs | Realtor

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand has been honesty. My clients look to me for information, and guidance through one of the largest purchases or sales they will make in their lives. Read more>>

Katie Carbiener | Doctor of Physical Therapy and Run Coach

Passion is the most important factor behind my success. I get excited and feel invigorated as I educate my patients and athletes to help them achieve their full potential. Read more>>

Patrick “pH” Hampton | Artist & Producer

What is Authenticity? My companies mottos is, “Truth Conquers”. This comes from the Moore family motto. Which is part of the name of the company and my grandmother’s maiden name. Read more>>

Michelle Badger | Portrait, Event, & Landscape Photographer

My favorite compliment can happen halfway through a portrait session. It is from the person who least wanted to have their photo taken, “This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be! I’m even having fun!”. The most important factor behind my success is validated, client experience. Read more>>

David Morris | CEO and Entrepreneur

The most important factor, would be simply never giving up. I’ve always felt if we were not growing and significantly progressing every year, it would feel like we were failing. Another attribute would be our ability to fill voids in our industry. Read more>>