Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Chels Holmes | Astrologer, Tarot Reader, Certified Lifestyle Coach

I love this question, it’s important to recognize that success looks different from person to person. I think of success as a qualitative measure, knowing I am providing valuable information and insight for my clients and doing it in a way that positively impacts my overall community while sustaining myself financially, to me that’s success. Read more>>

Joey Van Ryan | Fashion Designer

I feel that success ultimately is about making a difference in other people’s lives. If I know that at the end of the day my clothes has helped someone find a new style or attitude in their wardrobe, then I live more and it makes me eager to start creating more work all over again the next day. I love what I do and I love that I can share that with people, Read more>>

Charlie Cope | Singer/Songwriter

Success is obtaining your goals. My professional goals are to connect with as many people as possible. After so much time dealing with personal drug/alcohol addictions, fighting with my demons, romantic struggles, and trying to grow and become the adult I wanted to be, I realized how many people were going through similar things and felt alone. I just wanted to connect with them using my music so that they know that they are not alone. I have never cared too much for fortune and fame, and now that I am starting to get it I find myself giving more of it away or hiding more while in public spaces. I only hope that my music can reach and connect with as many people as possible. Every now and then someone tells me how my music has touched them, inspired them, or felt a little bit less like no one could ever understand them. Things like that are so amazing and they get more and more frequent everyday. Hopefully as time goes on I can reach even more people. Read more>>