NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Christy Bareijsza: Founder & CEO, Events By Red Carpet

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As one of the most sought after event planners nationally, Christy Bareijsza has been responsible for detailed marketing, production and venue consultation since 1999. Christy is known in the industry for her constant creativity, fresh ideas and commitment to surpass client expectations. Her reputable and distinct combination of talents have helped her create a multitude of memorable events for a long list of corporate and celebrity clients.

As a former Vice President of Corporate Events for one of North America’s top financial firms, Christy has gained vast experience in negotiations, event and sports management, hospitality, A/V and venue consultation. A graduate of Hofstra University, she has also enhanced her educational background with a Certification in Meeting Management designation (CMM), CIC Certified Meeting Professional designation (CMP) and degree in Meeting and Special Event Management from New York University. Her experience has helped mold the finest relationships with industry vendors and orchestrate a wide array of high profile events to create unforgettable memories with style.

What do I do best?

I have been told that I have a way of making people feel comfortable upon our initial meeting. I genuinely believe it is important to open the channel of communication by eliminating pre-conceived judgments and opinions in both business and personal discussions.

What makes me the best version of myself?

I think a slightly unhealthy combination of rebellion, competition, stubbornness and need for perfection has supported the drive to achieve my goals. Despite facing numerous obstacles and rejection, I view these experiences as opportunities, not as setbacks in finding a better way to uncover success.

What are my aspirations?

Personal: I aspire to take a legitimate vacation, as most travel is an extension of work, which doesn’t allow an opportunity to completely relax and escape. I strive to live an abundant life filled with memorable experiences that only new cities, cultures and cuisines can provide.

Business: I would love nothing more than to take my decades of knowledge as an expert planner and pass it on to aspiring event professionals. I am making that dream a reality, as I am currently launching an educational platform that will prepare novice planners for the reality of this industry and support the successful growth of their career.

My Biggest Success?

I strongly feel my biggest success was making the transition from an employee to entrepreneur. My corporate experience afforded amazing opportunities combined with job security, but the continual desire to take risks, test boundaries and expand my knowledge outweighed the comfort of a consistent paycheck and benefits. The transition was not smooth, nor has it softened as time has passed, but the gratification of forging your own path and building a brand, truly outweighs the potential monetary challenges and fear of failure.

My Most Challenging Moment?

The most challenging moment was accepting the transition of my career from student to teacher. For the last two decades, I have tasked myself with educational pursuits and business opportunities to gain a vast knowledge in my chosen industry. To now experience a time in both my career and personal life that inevitably forces a complete change in direction and mindset; tends to generate more fear then the anticipation and excitement of new experiences.

My Motto?

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

We are currently in a time where individuals are celebrated by portraying highly staged images of material items they deem as “successful” on social media and it’s accepted as reality. This type of false advertising sends the wrong message to younger generations about self worth, the importance of education and an honest day’s work. The most respected success stories dedicated years to their craft, made daily sacrifices and failed many times before finally accomplishing their goals. Success is a combination of joys and pitfalls, and I believe this quote by the entrepreneur Estée Lauder sums up the truth, simply.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Personal: When I was a little girl, my father would play his favorite records for me. I would stare at the Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” album cover and imagine being Stevie Nicks delicately balancing in her pointe shoes and sheer black sheath dripping with mystery. Stevie muddled pure sensuality and feminine strength, with emotional torture through her own raw lyrics. The significance of her connection became more significant for me as a girl when learning the album was released on my birthday. She taught me not to be afraid of originality.

Business: Widely known for being a supermodel and for her legendary musician ex-husband, my respect for Christie Brinkley is actually driven from her endless accomplishments behind the scenes. Christie was able to transition a career that is often considered frivolous, to a respected brand, decades before women empowerment was popular. Her persistence for new opportunities, ability to remain relevant and cultivation of strategic partnerships, landed Christie some of the longest running endorsement contracts to date. Rather then selfishly enjoying her success; Christie tirelessly uses her influence for her true passion of charity by spearheading a variety of human, environmental and animal rights. Her widely honored charitable involvement has successfully made monumental changes for those that don’t always have a voice. Sharing her love for the arts, humanity, blonde hair, blue eyes and early February birth date, I like to secretly believe my mother named me after the ethereal Christie Brinkley in hopes I see her as the role model and make the same type of positive global impact.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

My favorite locations to visit are Mallorca in the Balearic Islands just south of Spain, and the southern charm of New Orleans, Louisiana. Despite being thousands of miles apart globally, each destination has a distinct sense of elegance, detailed architecture, mystique, valued tradition and genuine excitement as the sun begins to set. In addition, each location hosts a bona fide hospitality, flavorful food, heartwarming locals and excess of libations making each destination fondly memorable and continually remaining in the forefront of my passport.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

When asked about my favorite objects, I tried hard to come up with something that wasn’t related to Apple; sadly I could not. The iPhone/MacBook syncing, applications and convenience allow me work from home or anywhere in the world seamlessly, I must give them the credit due.

A lighthearted favorite is my Extraordinaire Camelia 209 Parfum. Krigler Parfum is an iconic brand that after a century; still maintains its coveted exclusivity. When wearing the unique aroma of Extraordinaire Camelia 209, a fragrance inspired by Princess Charlene of Monaco and the declaration of perfect love, I always receive an unexpected compliment.

My Current Passions?

I graduated with a B.A. in Dance, Art History and History from Hofstra University and don’t necessarily use it in my field of event planning. I feel very fortunate that my career affords me the time to take ballet and jazz class when my schedule permits. The ability to have a creative outlet in the field of dance provides that extra boost of imagination and eliminates the stress often associated with my chosen profession.