NAME: Venda Vaníčková
COUNTRY: The Czech Republic
BACKGROUND: secondary education
ACTION/SECTOR: Culture and sport
My Background and Career
Being active as a singer, an event entertainer and cooperating with photographers gave me knowledge and experience in many ways - music and work with voice, make-up art and styling. The need to have original art accessories led me to jewelry design and production that soon became attractive to other women.
To be a professional singer in the theater (called Semafor) and cooperation with well know orchestras helped me to get noticed by TV cameras. When I saw what the make-up artists had done with me I had decided. No one will ever ruin my look so that I feel and look bad. That is why I had decided to study art, style, verbal and non-verbal communication on the professional level.
My experience as an employee in top management of program and production field has helped me, as well as my experience as personal coach for style and image.
My family gave me personal support and practical help in the field of finances.
Continuous education is like flower watering. Necessary for growth, blossoms and fruits. Without it there will be only a dry past without any blossoming.
I think it is a mixture of bravery, joy from originality, humility and honesty that got me my strong beliefs to hold on and to overcome any hurdles and to be above average.
Without the support from my close people it would be difficult to overcome all the problems that came along. And maybe without them I would have run out of courage.
My own failure turned into success. I know that everybody can do a lot for him/her self without losing authenticity.
Originality in design can be caused by an accident, by fun or sense of humor. Not to lose my own originality but still be inspired by the point of view of others.
I prefer the individual approach.
I keep absolute discretion.
I can listen.
I can improvise.
I am able to learn and put into practice new information in my work.
I know and I use the required techniques to do a good job.
I listen and I pay attention to other people’s problems.
Personal development through my job is important
The personal development of people working with me is important.
I schedule activities and organise myself easily.
I solve problems and I find solutions.
I am able to quickly make up my mind.
I don’t hesitate to ask for advice.
Hints & Tips
Make sure and think through what you really want. You will be the only one to withstand all obstacles. You will be the only person to give a sense to everything.
Entrepreneurship is a real human activity. To be a creator is a mission not a passive output. If the same attitude were in the employment environment then working make sense.
Be alone sometimes, in piece and silence. Write down everything that's on your mind or in your heart and you want to keep it as reminder. Smile at yourselves in the mirror :-)