We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Alyssa Tranbarger | Photographer

My end goal is to own my own studio and do freelance work full time! In addition to my freelance work right now, I’m currently working at a studio that specializes in high school senior photography, so I’ve gotten a lot of hands-on experience with studio lighting and the ins and outs of how equipment is managed. I’m looking forward to purchasing more equipment that will allow me to have a small studio setup at home until I can make the transition to full time. Read more>>

Ian Chisholm | Leadership Development Practitioner

For any of us who are practitioners in human dynamics (executive coaching, mediation, negotiation, facilitation, leadership development) this is a complicated question. We don’t know exactly how the world will call on the skills and mindsets we possess – only that it will. And that when the world needs us to be masterful at something, it will be too late to start practicing. So we practice now and focus on becoming as good at what we do as possible. Read more>>

LaShundra Smith | Registered Nurse & Body Contour Specialist

My end goal is to obtain my own building and create a full spa experience that allows women to feel safe and comfortable in their own skin. The spa would continue to offer innovative handcrafted products snd education. As well as offer a work environment that uplifts and encourages everyone – customers and my team to leave better than they came. Read more>>