Meet Donna Wojcik, Artist, CEO and Entrepreneur
What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
I don’t know about awesome - some awe maybe. We all have a unique, long story - especially if we have been working for years and years. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity throughout the years to be creative in every aspect of my life. I have a very positive spirit and believe that it is important to share this spirit as often as possible, with everyone I have the honor of meeting.
My story is your story, and every woman's story. We learn the hard way, we fight for what we need to, we love and show and share this as much as can. We succeed and we fail. We are real and significant. I don’t know that we ever give ourselves as much credit as we should, that is why we need each other. What is really awesome is that we are all in it together - and this understanding helps us muster the strength and fortitude that we all possess in order to accomplish our personal and professional goals.
I would like to convey as well, that our experience equates to knowledge - in all aspects, such as problem solving and communication. This knowledge compounds throughout the years. Our experiences provide us with the tools we need to “cut to the chase” and enhance productivity. This is important and helpful to understand while we are faced with the many struggles and successes throughout our professional life.
What message does Arts & Soul like to promote?
You are intrinsically beautiful - it is important that you understand and accept this fact. You are capable of utilizing the amazing traits, talents and skills that are You.
Arts & Soul allows you to connect to your soul through art and self-love. I hope to encourage women to treat themselves and others to a piece of art, a fashion product, and a Soul Boost created with “Beautiful Intentions”.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
My history includes various leadership capacities including, CEO and entrepreneur. Throughout the years I have engaged in philanthropic activities and motivational programs. I have seen the results of my efforts reflected in a myriad of ways. I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to teach and share the values that I hold close to my heart. I believe that our positive intentions echo in ways that we may not realize. When these positive intentions are inherent in what we offer, we are teaching others to teach and to share the same. Our Lead Up efforts, whether large or small, resonate and impact. I feel privileged to have the ability to put forth a continuous effort in this regard.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to?
It takes time and experience to learn that you can fully trust in yourself. This presents as a struggle in many forms in our professional and personal lives. I overcame these struggles by teaching myself - no one else can teach us this lesson. To move forward, take a step toward the goal. Just get started, and the rest will happen because of you. I have employed this rule time and time again. I have learned that it takes practice, which then enables us to understand and accept that we are capable. Trust in ourselves emerges from our willingness and ability to move through obstacles with purpose. Our successes and failures do not diminish our tenacity, instead they fuel our desire to keep moving forward. The existence of self-trust and respect cannot and will not work if we question our abilities or allow negative thoughts to enter our realm.
Did you have a Mentor, Coach or Sponsor along the way that was essential to your growth and success? If so, who was it and why?
My mentor’s have been my employee’s - they have taught me so much. I have learned how to motivate, teach and communicate all to the best of my abilities via those whom I have mentored. They have contributed greatly to my growth and success over the years. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be surrounded by so many amazing and dedicated people. Their successes are mine as well.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do at Arts & Soul?
The ability to create my various forms of artwork, programs, and processes along with the privilege of instilling the positive spirit of creativity in others. I feel blessed and grateful that my inspiration to create is always present.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
It’s more of a mantra than a piece of advice. My experience in the business world has brought about the simple yet very pertinent realization that, input = output. I like to look at it as “The energy that you exude in relation to all aspects of your project, is the energy that ultimately exists in the program, product or service that you have created.”
I am driven by the concept that our willingness to share our strength, gratitude and gifts with others allows us to create and establish our dynamic imprint that reflects our amazing spirit and intrinsic beauty.
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Donna’s artwork has been shown at galleries, restaurants, hotels, corporate displays and private residences. With over 30 years experience as a business executive, Donna has made it a priority to be active in the art of creation: programs, processes and fresh views always with the intent to make a significant and positive impact on others.
As owner/operator of various financial based businesses she has enjoyed the creative opportunities in the marketing & advertising arena's, along with the design and execution of professional presentations and promotional pieces. This experience has enabled her to engage in website development, video production, interior design, mural design, along with a myriad of other creative endeavors.
A Message from Donna
I believe that that each & every soul holds intrinsic beauty, and that it is essential that we understand and accept this fact. Everything I create reflects my Beautiful Intentions & I wish to share these intentions with you. My desire is to boost the spirit & soul of whomever my art touches.
I have always loved to express myself creatively. My artistic fervor is driven by intuitive decisions. I am an abstract, expressionistic, some figurative, semi-disciplined and most times frantic painter.
It is this inspiration that launched Arts & Soul. I wanted to create something that brings positivity, self love and reflection into people’s lives - and inspire them to share this positive spirit with others. Each Arts & Soul box includes a limited edition print of one of my paintings, a wearable piece with a print of one of my paintings, a Soul Boost card with a unique message to lift your spirit and a surprise gift from yours truly.
That's right! This gratitude journal is created for you to spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day on YOU! I call it “me time”! YOU are the most important person in your life. YOU need to be the strongest and best YOU so that you can serve others and live in your purpose the way YOU choose.