Name: Venessa Kaufman
Title: Social Influencer/Consultant
City you live in: Phoenix
A typical day in my life includes… every day is completely different, I alternate days in a corporate office, to days at home with my family, to days out shooting for the blog.
I was born… in Chicago IL
My favorite thing about Arizona… sunshine. On those super hot days I try to remind myself how cloudy weather really impacted my attitude in the Midwest.
I’m listening to… The Broods
My family… is always #1, they are my everything.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my husband, we finish sentences rarely in our home these days with a 2.5 and 4 year old.
One thing I cannot live without… optimism
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a fashion designer
I’m inspired by… small victories and acts of kindness
The one person who motivates me is… my daughter, I want to show her how to make her dreams come true by example.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… that’s a loaded question. There is so much suffering in this world caused by politics and war, and I wish, especially for children, the suffering be lessened.
The perfect day would be… completed knowing I made a difference in at least one person’s life doing what I love to do.
My first job was… babysitting and working in a cell phone store when I was 15 years old.
My favorite escape… my backyard with a glass of wine.
My life… is not at all how I pictured it, it’s much better.
I’m currently working on… the social media consulting side of We The Classy.
Always… be thoughtful in your approach to other humans
Never… stay down too long.
Favorite Quote… “Money is a good servant, but a bad master.” – French Proverb.
“Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.” – Asher Roth
Biggest Dream… making We The Classy a community, a fashion label, and a brand that embodies interesting and kind people cross culturally.
My Pet Peeve(s)… lack of empathy.