Fabulous People: Mandy Holmes

Mandy Holmes is a Lifestyle Blogger of the The Real Housewife of Scottsdale and the Co-Owner of The Inspire Society, a community that encourages collaboration and engagement between brands and bloggers. Learn more about this boss babe housewife…

Hometown: Scottsdale

First job: Throughout high school I used to dance at weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and corporate events with a DJ and live band every weekend. It was a great way to meet local people, businesses, and get people excited to be at there. I think this is where my love for local business, events and bringing people together stemmed from.

Favorite AZ restaurant: For a special occasion: Cafe Monarch for their simple but perfectly prepared food, amazing team style service, and intimate garden atmosphere. For casual dining: I love Ajo Als for classic Mexican food or The Henry for the best BLT in town!

Person who has impacted your life the most: My husband. He teaches me on a daily basis what it means to be compassionate and approach every situation with a positive attitude, even when I’m resistant.

Your biggest accomplishment in your eyes: Working for myself and launching my own brands has been both liberating and scary. Between keeping the blog local and traveling around the country to launch The Inspire Society this year- it’s been a whirlwind in the best way! It’s amazing to see the response from people that want to work with you when they believe in what you’re creating.

The biggest obstacle you have overcome: I got laid off from my corporate job which forced me to turn my side hustle into my career. It was scary yet the best thing that ever happened. By the way, my boss that laid me off is now my business partner! Funny how things work out.

Someone who inspires you: Ann Siner and Tess Loo, the owners of My Sisters Closet. Not only are they savvy business women, they are beyond generous to the community and have a special place in their hearts for supporting local animal rescue. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with them on numerous blog and AZ Humane Society campaigns and have learned many valuable business and life lessons from each of them!

Favorite quote: “When you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too”

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: On the days you feel like quitting, don’t. There are going to be hard days and those are the most important days to learn from.

What you think makes someone fabulous: Someone who genuinely supports what others are doing with ambition, grace, and style!

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