We had the good fortune of connecting with Denise Cherrington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Denise, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I don’t believe in the word no. Being resilient and focused is the way to accomplish your goals and be successful. I always figure out a way when there seems to be no way to accomplish something. There are always other avenues. The key is not giving up.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an HR Director for a laser manufacturing company. I also work with brands and create content on Instagram. I also am new to winemaking. My wine will be bottled in the Spring. My new venture is Poise’d Wines. I’m so excited about this one. The world seems to believe that success is achieved at 25. I’m here to tell you that each story is different. You can achieve your career goals and also decide to pursue your passions at the same time. This is exactly what I am doing and enjoying every moment of it. The lessons that I have learned is that the younger me really did not know what I wanted. The experiences have helped me grow and learn from my mistakes. My mistakes have made me better. Anything can be accomplished, it starts with a thought that becomes a plan, that needs to be executed. I’m a woman living her life intentionally while accomplishing all the things that I set as goals. Mindset is everything.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Old Town Scottsdale and Central/ Downtown Phoenix. Olive and Ivy – the food is amazing (Mediterranean) Buck and Ryder – Oysters and Seafood Sophia’s Kitchen – Italian, the homemade pasta, sooo yummy These places are so good to people watch and hang out for drinks. Lets not forget Fashion Square Mall for the Shopping. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents have taught me resilience, if anyone helped mold me its them. We moved to this country from Guyana, South America when I was 12 years old. I watched my parents start their lives over with three children in tow. My mom always told me there is nothing you cannot do., we do not accept the word no. I’ve adopted that mentality. No just means I need to find another way in.