We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Denise Benz a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Denise, we’re thrilled to have you sharing your thoughts and lessons with our community. So, for folks who are at a stage in their life or career where they are trying to be more resilient, can you share where you get your resilience from?
I believe that my resiliency comes from knowing that I’m not walking this journey alone. Even though there have been times that my creative and entrepreneur journey has felt hard, I know that God is with me every step of the way. No matter how many times I may stumble, God won’t let me fall. I have so many amazing examples of how time after time I held on to my faith and despite the optics things worked out in my favor. I believe that Faith is the muscle that forms resiliency. A lot of people lack resiliency because the foundation of their
faith is built on sand. (ie Faith in other people)
Great, so let’s take a few minutes and cover your story. What should folks know about you and what you do?
“I like to think that in the world of Denise Benz, philanthropy meets entrepreneurship in a seamless dance of purpose and passion. We don’t have to pick one lane; we can Do Good, Make Money, and impact others!
Elevation is more than a company – it’s a vehicle for uplifting lives. My journey as an entrepreneur is intertwined with a deep sense of responsibility to contribute positively to the world. The beautiful gift boxes that bear the Elevation brand are more than just products; they are tokens of love and connection.
In crafting each meticulously curated gift box, I pour not only my business acumen but also my genuine commitment to making a positive difference. To me, these aren’t just packages; they’re expressions of care and thoughtfulness, designed to elevate the spirits of those who receive them. From the selection of exquisite items to the careful attention to detail, every element is a reflection of the belief that generosity and quality can go hand in hand.
I’m very excited that, in addition to spreading and promoting kindness through our website, www.elevationthebrand.com we have also partnered with various nonprofits for the new year. For every box that’s ordered, we will send a box to a young person in an underserved community (foster homes, young educators, group homes, Domestic Violence Centers).”
Looking back, what do you think were the three qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were most impactful in your journey? What advice do you have for folks who are early in their journey in terms of how they can best develop or improve on these?
Reflecting on my journey, three crucial qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were particularly impactful include:
Dual Expertise in Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship:
My Advice: Embrace a multifaceted approach to your journey. Don’t limit yourself to just one domain; instead, seek opportunities to integrate different skill sets. Cultivate a deep understanding of both philanthropy and entrepreneurship, recognizing that their intersection can create a powerful synergy.
2. Commitment to Positive Impact:
Advice: Stay true to a sense of purpose and responsibility for making a positive difference. Let this commitment guide your decisions and actions. Understand that success is not solely measured in financial gains but also in the impact your endeavors have on the lives of others.
3. Attention to Detail and Quality:
Advice: The devil is in the details. Paying meticulous attention to the quality of your products or services is essential. Strive for excellence in every aspect of your work. This dedication not only sets you apart but also ensures that your offerings truly reflect your commitment to making a positive impact.
For those early in their journey, my advice is to:
Cultivate Diverse Skills: Develop a range of skills that span both your industry and related fields. This versatility will enhance your ability to navigate challenges and create unique solutions.
Define Your Mission: Clearly articulate your mission and values. This clarity will guide your decision-making and help you stay focused on your larger purpose, especially during challenging times.
Embrace Collaboration: Seek partnerships and collaborations with like-minded individuals and organizations. The collective impact often surpasses individual efforts, and collaboration can open new avenues for positive change.
Remember, your journey is a continuous evolution. Stay adaptable, be open to learning, and let your passion for positive impact be the driving force behind your endeavors.
Okay, so before we go we always love to ask if you are looking for folks to partner or collaborate with?
Absolutely! We are always open to meaningful partnerships and collaborations that align with our mission of spreading joy, wellness, and positive impact.
We are particularly interested in collaborating with:
Corporate Clients with a Focus on Employee Well-being:Companies committed to fostering a positive work environment and prioritizing employee well-being are ideal collaborators. We can tailor wellness programs and gifting initiatives to complement your company culture.
As part of our commitment to social impact, we actively seek partnerships with nonprofits focused on empowering underserved communities. If your organization shares our values, let’s explore how we can collaborate to make a difference.
Event Planners and Conference Organizers:
Are you planning an event or conference and looking to enhance the attendee experience? Let’s collaborate to incorporate our wellness programs or gifting initiatives, creating memorable moments for participants.
Wellness Experts and Coaches:
If you specialize in mindfulness, fitness, mental health, or any aspect of well-being, we’d love to explore collaborative programs and events that can enhance the holistic experience for our clients and their teams.
Artisans and Quality Product Providers:
We are constantly on the lookout for unique, high-quality products to include in our curated gift boxes. If you are a creator or supplier of premium items that align with our values, let’s discuss how we can feature your products in our offerings.
How to Connect:
If you’re interested in exploring collaboration opportunities, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us at or visit our website www.elevationthbrand.com to learn more about our values and offerings. Let’s join forces to create meaningful experiences and make a positive impact together!