YOUR FIRST BUSINESS IS YOU.
Gabriela Dragomir is the founder and CEO of Brainstorm Strategy. Her company helps Entrepreneurs and corporate business leaders to improve their performance by developing themselves.
In her own words: "entrepreneurs have understood that the value of a company, her development and success will never exceed the owner's level."
We talk about her work, her entrepreneurial journey both in Romania and the United Kingdom, and overcoming obstacles.
Tell us about your work at Brainstorm Strategy?
From the power and energy of moving things and generating solutions to the group, was born the story of BRAINSTORM STRATEGY in the UK.
BRAINSTORM STRATEGY is about: Entrepreneurship Education, Brand Strategy, Business Development and Networking.
In a world of strategies and success formulas dedicated to business, we forget that our first business is us, and that ''Winning'' is recommended to come after '’Learning'’.
Over time, I have taught my clients to look for SOLUTIONS not EXCUSES, showing them that investing in themselves more than in their business as entrepreneurs, they managed to build dream teams around them.
I am always curious and interested to invest in relationships and to help entrepreneurs to create a fantastic team with a strong vision!
Brainstorm Strategy assists entrepreneurs to end the game of blaming others for their own mistakes, guiding them in the process of total accountability and to clarify their responsibilities as an image of the steps towards success.
In my point of view when people believe in something bigger than themselves, they are able to pass from ‘’to do well’’ at ‘’to do excellent’’ things.
What makes your approach unique?
Constantly being obsessed with infusing our values of integrity, service, collaboration, and leadership, into everything we do. I have as a purpose, to educate my clients to think differently if they want their results to be different.
I like to believe that through our services we highlight this; bringing to life any idea of a typical business by encouraging unique ways of promoting the business that makes the difference between YOU and the REST.
With Brainstorm Strategy, entrepreneurs have understood that the value of a company, her development and success will never exceed the owner's level.
You are involved with Elite Business Club and Elite Business Women, tell us about them?
Elite Business Club is an event that addresses both female and male entrepreneurs.
Our mission is to develop together our businesses and to share know-how and business experience!
We bring together business women, men and business mentors as guest speakers with budding entrepreneurs so that we create an effective know-how transfer between speakers and participants.
Those entrepreneurs who are at the start of their journeys network with those with a strong entrepreneurial voice. I expect them to participate in our networking editions to learn how to grow together and change their mindsets.
Women are still under-represented in senior business leadership; what needs to be done?
Women are more independent than ever, and many of them have the courage to break into the business environments which were until recently, dominated by men. Increasingly, women's entrepreneurial outcomes are presented annually as successful models at international conferences. The professional career of many extraordinary women with fascinating stories and strong opinions are encouraged by all types of corporations.
But, more than that, business women are being helped to discover new perspectives and understand how entrepreneurial spirit and femininity can come together in perfect synergy.
Women are increasingly more important in the global market, not only as employees but also as entrepreneurs, managers and investors.
Tell us about challenges you have faced in your business and some innovative approaches you have taken to overcome them?
I built businesses from scratch in both countries: Romania and the UK.
As an entrepreneur in the start-up area, meeting the inevitable challenges and barriers of all shades and at every step, these at one time may be an option for failure, but not for me!
My attitude in approaching my business, but also my way of doing business: I send it as a GIFT in the presence of the other entrepreneur!!!
I give them resources to work just as well by themselves, and this ensures sustainability.
Since people need a constant result, they can feel the effect of my interventions on their actions.
Sustainability is the most precious component in my approach to the clients in building new patterns, roles, positions and personal branding. It is the DNA of my business.
Sustainability is my primary objective and the only thing I want.
Success for me is when a client goes on confidently for the long-term, on the journey we started together!
Find out more about how Brainstorm Strategy can help you by visiting: brainstorm-strategy.co.uk
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