Mendy Hoffman is the owner/manager of Arcadia’s Velocity stylebar, where locals are invited to “relax, be spoiled and let your hair down.” Learn about Mendy Hoffman…
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
First job: Wendy’s
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Networking, hiking, spending time with family, camping.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Raising my boys. I was a very young mom. They lost their dad to suicide. I feel very proud of who they are today.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Getting out of my own way so I could learn who I am and change to better my life and make a positive impact in those around me.
Someone who inspires you and why: Nick Vujicic. No arms, no legs and he has no excuses. He struggled with depression and being bullied. He didn’t and doesn’t let it define who he is, and he is out there motivating people with his life.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Being a business owner. Be prepared for self-growth and challenges, empower those around you, take care yourself (sleep, me-time….you will need this to stay focused and prepared). Don’t give up!
Favorite quote: “Lean into the uncomfortable.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I was a correctional officer in a men’s prison and Muay Thai kickboxing.
What makes someone fabulous: Choosing personal growth and awareness. Being genuine.