Guisela and I go way back, all the way back to Classical High School in Providence, RI in fact. True story, I was so happy to reconnect with her this year (Thank you Facebook!) and see the exciting - and inspiring - new business she's started. Read on to find out more about her 'fabulous RI life' and get a behind the scenes look at how she's working to empower women entrepreneurs in the Ocean State (and beyond) to reach their professional and personal goals.
Food & Restaurants
Favorite casual dining/take out restaurant: Julianna's is family owned Bolivian restaurant on Hartford Ave in Providence. The food is very authentic, so when I am craving Bolivian food it is the go to place! They have great meals as well assorted Bolivian pastries.
Favorite date night restaurant also happens to be family owned restaurant, El Rancho Grande. I love their Sangria!
Favorite healthy stop is Wildflour Vegan Bakery in Pawtucket, RI. My favorite treat is fresh carrot juice. And more recently, I have enjoyed cortado (similar to cappuccino).
Favorite coffee/dessert place: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE Pastiche in Providence. My standard order is the Mochachino and fruit tart.
Local scenic spot: Agave Restaurant and Lounge in Bristol during the summer. I love having my coffee/breakfast overlooking the water. Gorgeous view!
How Guisela Coaches
I coach women entrepreneurs using latin dance. On of my goals in using dance is to help women be comfortable in their bodies as well as free them of their self-judgments and inhibitions. Dance is presented as movement vs a dance form they have to learn. Women are able to move to their own rhythm which is essential in discovering what's inside, what makes them tick. And because Dancing IS SO MUCH FUN, there is a lot of joy all around. It is so much easier to move towards your dreams when you are in that energy state!
Her Advice for Happy And Healthy
Take risks and be open hearted! It took a lot of courage and an open heart and mind to start this new business. But if I didn't, I'd be in the same place, feeling stuck. I really believe with all my heart that as women, who have a lot to offer the world, we need to KEEP MOVING (growing if you will) in the direction of our dreams and desires and NOT just physically but in every way, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and even financially.
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Photos Credits: All photos courtesy of Guisela Pinto Caballero, except for Wildflower, Pastiche, El Rancho Grande (food) and Agave (water view) which are courtesy of their sites or social media accounts.