We had the good fortune of connecting with Cecilia Berkley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cecilia, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
As a young child growing up in Mexico the odds were against me. I grew up in poverty, I was abandoned by my father and I as a child I was even abused. Growing up, I saw and went through things that no child should ever have to go through. Despite this, I dreamed and persevered. Because I did not have the opportunities others may have had growing up, I constantly struggled to get beyond my past. This was a giant hurdle for me when I first started my businesses. As much as I did not want to look back, those things from my past seemed to get in the way. I overcame language barriers, I had to overcome emotional pain and really embraced self reflection while never ever losing my passion for my dreams. Looking back, those life experiences made me stronger. I have learned not to let fear paralyze me. There will be obstacles and fears along the way, but what I learned growing up is that you have to make your dreams bigger than your fears. This is what helps me move forward today, always looking for the brightness in things, there is always something good in every situation. I turned the pain of my childhood into the love, passion and dreams I have for my businesses I have today . I have learned to live life by doing everything I do with love because love never fails.
What should our readers know about your business?
Cecilia has been preparing for her career in natural beauty since the time she was a young girl. As a little girl in Mexico, she picked rose petals and put them in a bottle with alcohol and tried to make perfume, starting a lifetime love and passion for beauty. Additionally, Cecilia had a dream of being on television and was very fortunate to have lived her dreams, she had a TV show in Spanish in Phoenix for several years; many of the segments were based around health and beauty. Coming full circle, Cecilia realized her life purpose, “I want to do more to help women with their health and beauty. I have started a company that produces pure organic nourishing skincare products. Everything I try to do comes from a place of love and if you look at the ingredients of my products, that is the first ingredient! My company name is has a special meaning to me. Corazón is a Latin word meaning heart!” That truly is where my products are derived from. Cecilia Berkley is a Licensed Aesthetician, a Facialist, Certified Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Herbalist who loves to inspire and serve women. She is Founder & CEO of Corazon Organic Beauty, with a global reach including customers in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Her list of prestigious clients includes members of a royal family from the Middle East. Cecilia also owns Cecilia Holistic Spa in Chandler, Arizona. She is a specialist in Gua She Facial Massage techniques and utilizes non-invasive treatments such as Red Light LED therapy and is excited to say she is one of the only spas in Arizona to have an OXYLIGHT machine which she can provide “Celebrity Red Carpet Facials” with. One of her clients glowed when she shared, “I walked in and saw Cecilia’s beautiful face and was warmly welcomed into her luxurious spa. The ambiance of her spa and her energy are radiant. Long story short, I’ve never felt more pampered in my life!”
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would make sure we eat at Ocean 44 and Toca Madera. We would be sure to visit Sedona and Flagstaff which are areas of Arizona that I really love.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My faith in God has gotten me to the place I am today. Without Him I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.
Photo Credits: @sobe_stanford www.sobestanford.com