Ms. Susanne Puerschel is the owner and CEO of R.I.S.E Media. Ms. Puerschel, the founder of Pointe To Rise, an Empowerment society for dancers and other artists, wellness entrepreneurs, podcast hosts, former international ballerina and experienced principal Chief Executive Officer, had the privilege of growing up behind the iron curtain in Berlin, Germany. After working in corporate America and running her own businesses, she dedicates her time to building community among dancers and artists, providing mindset and high performance coaching, and building a media company that will be the springboard to revitalizing the Arts. Ms. Puerschel has experience-based knowledge; she has always been a self-motivator and accomplished every goal she set out to pursue throughout her career. Her professional interests focus on building a successful business through launching a performing and learning platform for artists. In addition, she has excellent communication skills, time-management skills, and overall organizational skills. She is a highly motivated individual who excels at whatever she does. She has been preparing and researching for this venture for several years. Her strategic planning and execution make her well suited to lead the Company.
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If you are an entrepreneur, what motivated you to start your own business?
I want to change the way performing arts are being pursued, supported and seen in the world. Arts should not equal struggle and “no money”. Besides that… I never really “fit into the boxes” of society. I’d rather build my own.
What does success mean to you?
Short term success equals reaching goals. Long term success is enjoying freedom and finding the inner peace and calm to take time away from whatever I may be building. I do love finding success in accomplishments and I am learning how short lived that success actually is.
What is your mantra or favorite saying? (If it's a known quote, please let us know who said it first!)
Everything is always working out for me. ( Abraham Hicks) Nothing is impossible.
What failure taught you the most about life or business? What was the lesson?
Loosing funding for the ballet company I co-founded. That was a very hard lesson for me. I lost everything material and I lost part of my dignity as well. And after many years I have learned that failure is only a re-direction. It is teaching us to pivot faster, to remember who we are and to develop grit, despite your current situation.
What's your favorite book - fiction or non-fiction! - in the past year?
The Big Leap- Gay Hendricks
If you could teach the world one five-minute lesson, what would it be?
You are your biggest obstacle!
Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently when you were first starting out?
Ask for help fiercely and often.
What does women's empowerment look like to you in action?
Allowing each other to shine bright. Support each other , no matter what.
What would you tell 19-year-old YOU?
Believe in yourself. You are ENOUGH. You deserve to be loved!
What will 86-year-old you want you to know TODAY?
Go for it, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Does anyone call you by a nickname? What is it?
What is your favorite quote? (It can be yours or from someone that you look up to.)
Use your smile to change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. Unknown