My Name is

Raphaella Silva

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I know what is like to have an idea/dream and not know where to begin, what to do or even if your idea is worth buying. Let me tell you sister: if it is within it is to be manifested, not in the next lifetime, but now.Transformation happens in an instant when you have the audacity to share and the courage to take it on.

I am that girl

I was born and raised in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a town called City if God (yes the place of the actual movie!).  I’ve been in the US for the past 33 years and went to school for a few years for Business Administration/Accounting.  I’ve worked for several major organizations such as Bank of America and the International Monetary Fund. I’ve also had international experience including the Pan American Health Organization (World Health Organization) and the Ministry of Health in Brazil.

I’ve been an entrepreneuer since the age of 17 when I got my first gig selling telephone lines to my mother’s friends. I would take her telephone book, add the long cord to the phone, so I could pull it all the way to the bathroom, and lock myself in there for hours enrolling them on swtiching their services (so much fun I had doing that).

Over the course of the years, I’ve had my own photography studio, a web-design and consuting firm, two dance companies and I have also created adult literacy programs, to name a few.  One day I discovered that I loved generating ideas and I considered starting a company to sell them (I even purchased the domain! LOL). However, what was really there for me was a desire for helping others.  I knew if I combined that with my experience, I could be a contributtion to the possibilities of others.

My Mission

Is to help women create the life they want.  I was raised in an environment  where you were not taught how to dream.  The future was to be a wife and a mom.  Not that there is anything wrong with being either, but what  does one do with all of the gifts and talents that are bestowed upon them?  I am an entrepreneur, I speak three languages, I am dancer, web designer, coach, budget analyst, photographer, and whatever else there is to discover…so many limitations have been posed on women, and we are told that we can’t do it all.  Well, sis, if a girl from the poorest slum in Brazil can do it, guess what?  Let’s get started!

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
― Coco Chanel