We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Julie Goldstein | Artist + Educator

This is such a challenging question because I feel that I am constantly evolving and to think that there might be an end seems so abstract. However, I do feel one thing very strongly when it comes to my work as an artist and as an educator and that is to instill and empower my viewers to also feel creative and to want to fulfill goals, dreams and to document their stories and lives. My work has always been about women, their bodies and ability to find strength in all areas of life, especially that revolves around motherhood, the sea and a physical connection to their true self. I do hope that my work continues to evoke this message and to reach a much broader audience as I continue to grow as an artist. My goal is to inspire through the work that I create the the content that I teach. Creativity is contagious and now more than ever is the time to find inner inspiration and document your life. Read more>>

Theresa Vandenberg Donche | Abstract Painter and Instructor

I really never see my career as an artist to end if I don’t have to. The beauty of painting and being creative is its ageless. Having said that goals I would like to achieve center around pesonal challenges as an artist. Taking my art beyond what I am doing today. Painting and sculpting pure honest expression, something that is quite frankly very hard to do. As far as my teaching I am working on doing destination workshops in other countries as well as the USA. Read more>>

Jacquelyn Phillips | Curly Haired Cat lover With A Wild Imagination

For me, the end goal is to inspire and help other women. Within my writing, I talk about subjects that are tough for people to reflect on because oftentimes, they’ve gone through those situations themselves and they want to forget about them. I like to talk about the hard topics and bring them to the forefront because in order for people to grow, they need to face their demons head on. It’s never easy. Oftentimes, when writing, I find myself struggling to get through the topics myself, but I so badly want other women to know they aren’t alone. They never have to feel alone. By the end of my carer, I’d like to walk through Barnes and Noble and find my books strewn across the best selling section. It’s always been a dream of mine. I don’t want it to stop there, though. Eventually, I would love if my books became a movie or a TV show because I know not everybody reads, and I want my work to be approachable to everyone in anyway possible. Read more>>

Sébastien Tardif | Veil Cosmetics Creator & Celebrity Makeup Artis

My end goal was always to start my own business, make it flourish and prosper on my own terms. That is exactly what I have been able to accomplish with Veil Cosmetics. That does not mean that my career is over yet as I find the challenge and stimulation necessary to thrive to keep me going and to feel a certain degree of satisfaction and happiness through it all. For as long as I will be able to expand and grow my company I’ll be a happy camper. Read more>>

Rene’ MacVay | Yoga Instructor, Fitness Professional, Group Fitness Instructor & Educator

My end goal is to educate and motivate others. I hope to make a difference in people’s lives and help them maximize their potential and be the best version of themselves. As an educator and fitness professional I have the opportunity to change people’s lives. I take that responsibility seriously and continue to learn so that I can give the best of myself to those with whom I work. Read more>>