We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabrina Serrano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabrina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I never really realized my organizing abilities until I started my first real job in my hometown of Chicago. I found myself surrounded by some pretty amazing people who took note of my skills and made sure to let me know that not everyone has the same skill sets as I do. When I utilized it in the workplace, I noticed a shift in those I worked with. There was less stress, more ease, and just a better understanding of the workflow for everyone that came in contact with my department. It was because someone decided to invest in me, by pointing out what my true strengths are, that I was able to really grow my organizing skills in the years to come. Fast forward several years later, I find myself now living in the bright, beautiful city of San Diego, and it was here in this city that I decided to take a chance and turn my skill sets into a business.
Please tell us more about your work. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am a business organizer. What exactly is that, you might ask? Well, I love to help business owners organize their space. From in-home offices, to new office buildings, I enjoy hearing about the vision owners have for their company and then creating a system that makes a pathway for them to see it through. Sometimes all it takes is a few conversations to organize their thoughts, other times it’s a complete revamp of their current space. My services are always tailored to the needs of my clients.
Starting this business was the easy part, learning and growing with my business was the most challenging for me. I’d say, you learn more about yourself in starting up a business then you do in working in one because you are the decision maker in all things. You learn really quick what you don’t know, and it takes time to really fine tune how you want to portray yourself and your business to the world. Often times services change, products change, social media layouts and websites change, but that is all a part of the growing process in creating and building a business. So if you are in the midst of this process, don’t get discouraged! Instead, enjoy the creativity that you are developing and get excited for what’s to come!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hmm…..I’ve done my fair share of being a tour guide to my friends and family when they would visit San Diego for the very first time. My first stop would have to be Coronado Island. It’s just the perfect combination of beach, shopping, and site seeing. Although it’s a bit of a drive, I always recommend the restaurant Havana kitchen in Temecula because in my opinion they make the best empanadas, and Cuban food, in Southern California.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are many people who have been a part of my life and my story (outside of my loving parents), so here are just a few. Jeanette Cruz and Dr. Yesenia Yepez. They were not only great mentors to me, but they were also prayer warriors and women with wisdom that they so graciously shared with me in my youth. Spending several years under the leadership of Craig & Karlet Muster, Brae & Jill Wyckoff and Michelle & Warren Barsana really taught me about my identity and who I am as child of God as well as sharpened my musical skills as a worship leader.