Welcome to
ELISASCHMITZ.COM

Entrepreneur & Author
inspiring women to achieve career & life success

Welcome to
ELISASCHMITZ.COM

Entrepreneur & Author
inspiring women to achieve career & life success

Are you a woman who's looking to succeed in your career, entrepreneurship, life? Join my community and let me inspire you.

This site is for anyone who wants to start something, grow something, build something or become something they have always dreamed of being – but who fear that their chaotic life might hold them back. It is for the dreamers who would like to be doers, and for the doers who want to do more.

If you're like me, you may have had to overcome years of chaos to manifest the life you want. In fact, you still may be trying to get where you want to be. Instead of this being a weakness, I think it’s a massive strength. I should know. I grew up a Spanish-speaking child of a woman from Puerto Rico and a man from the former Yugoslavia, in an immigrant family that was loving but unpredictable. I became a single mom trying to raise three children while launching a startup.

I have always been an outsider, a long shot, someone you might not place a bet on to win. Yet in 2007, I sold my first business, iParenting.com, to Disney and became Director and Executive Editor for the Disney Interactive Media Group, charged with helping to shape one of the biggest brands in the world. In 2011, I launched a mobile-based venture, 30Seconds.com, and am enjoying every minute of building that business.

My journey hasn’t been easy; obstacles and mistakes have riddled the path. But because of that, I am filled with actionable insights and inspiration. That's why I encourage you to take what I've learned and make it work for you.

Elisa Full Black Photo 3-27-20
Elisa Schmitz delivers a pitch at the WiSTEM Showcase at 1871 Chicago.

"How did you do it?"

The number one question I’m asked is, “How did you do it?” Rather than allowing the chaos and flames in my life to engulf me, I channeled that energy and used it as fuel for my passion and purpose. Rather than focusing on the roadblocks and injustices in front of me, I focused on what I did have and what I could do. Instead of being burned by the fire, I became the fire.

Whether you are brown or black, whether you are Muslim or Jewish, gay or straight, you can become the fire, too. I'll show you why success in career and life is not dependent on your school GPA, who you know, or how smooth a path you have. It’s not about simple tips and tricks or hacks and it’s not about the injustices that you will inevitably face. It’s all about mastering your own transformation.

By joining my community, you will get not only my insights, but also the collective insights from a bold group of diverse women who created extraordinary success. By sharing the lessons they learned along their paths, I’m putting the most inspiring mentors in your back pocket, enabling you to walk the trails blazed by those who have succeeded before you. Sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss a thing!

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