Chandler, AZ – In the world of business or entrepreneurship, we often think of adults being the enforcers behind the wheel of a company’s management team- but at Origami Owl, it’s a little different. When Isabella “Bella” Weems was just a pre-teen, she had an idea that would soon expand to become one of the fastest growing “Kid-to-Parent” enterprises around. Since its launch, Origami Owl has been named a leading custom jewelry company, also known for telling creative stories through their Signature Living Lockets, Personalized Charms, Bracelets and Earring selections.
What caught our attention most about Bella is that she is a philanthropist. She dedicates a large portion of her time to giving back and helping kids learn to follow their dreams and reach for the stars!
A typical workday for Bella varies daily.
“I am involved in so many aspects of the business from visiting various cities to engage with our Independent Designers, multiple PR opportunities, supporting the Owlette program, training videos, or jumping on the phone in our Designer Care Department to help with answering questions from our Independent Designers, just to name a few.” -Bella
And the inspiration doesn’t stop there!
Check out our interview with Bella and learn why she is so passionate about her journey.
What makes your company different?
I believe what sets Origami Owl apart as a company is our wonderful Independent Designers, the culture, our mission statement and our Owlette program. The Owlette Program is very near and dear to my heart. I am passionate about helping kids feel empowered and encouraging them to reach their dreams. It also encourages kids between the ages of 12-17 to work alongside their Independent Designer parent or guardian and sell product, learn business & life skills firsthand.
What’s success to you?
Success to me, is helping other people. I feel we are doing this by sharing this incredible life changing opportunity with them so they can feel empowered and own a business that can change the lives of each person and their families. I am also passionate about making a difference in the world and being a global force for good!
Would you change your journey?
I would not change anything about my journey. I have learned so much through the good and the hard times. I am grateful for every situation I have encountered and it has helped me grow as a person while learning so much along the way. I definitely could not have become successful without the help of my family and friends. I was able to collaborate with people who knew more than I did and learn the importance of work ethic and what means to sacrifice and persevere.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see the company as a global force for good we were so blessed to have expanded into Canada this past March and we hope there are more opportunities to expand in other international markets the near future.
What are your greatest strengths?
I think my greatest strengths are that I am a very optimistic person. I am also passionate about encouraging others to reach their dreams and I am not afraid to take a leap of faith. Starting Origami Owl was a huge leap of faith and I am so thankful I did!
What advice would you give to girls in your industry?
Some advice I would give is to surround yourself with people who want to lift you up and inspire you to be the best you can be. Be a great listener especially to those who can teach you things you might not know about business. Be open and flexible to receive suggestions. Keep your focus and don’t allow others to take you off course, especially when it comes to your dream.
Create a personal mission statement and know what your “why” is and what your goals are. Do your research and know the industry that you are trying to break into. The more knowledge you have the more confident you will feel.
Create a vision board with your dreams and goals on it and keep it somewhere where you will see it every day as a reminder of what you are working towards. Be sure to add inspirational words that will lift you up and empower you to succeed!
These are some of the things that have helped me along the way. I also would say believe in yourself. I think it’s important to believe and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. You never know until you try.
To stay connected with Bella and the Origami Owl Team, visit: www.OrigamiOwl.com