Renée de Waal is the Chief Visionary Officer of Xperiencemakers, a Cape Town based Interior Architecture and Design Studio. They are practioners of integrative interiors and create personalised living- and workspaces that capture the essence of the individual. The company constantly strives to find the perfect balance between quality, cost, and time.
What inspired Renée’s entrepreneurial journey is the fact that dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum has never appealed to her. She calls herself an “unexpected rebel,” pushes boundaries and fights against conformity. She is an independent, “big picture” thinker and draws oodles of inspiration from the likes of Simon Sinek and Brené Brown. Renée strongly promotes the value of having a good mentor in business and defines success as the ability to evolve, keep learning and growing, and apply the lessons learned to adapt and change; Resilience is gold! Other key tools she likes to keep in mind in her business are delegation, getting the right balance of skills together in one’s team, maintaining a positive attitude, and keeping one’s eye on the prize.
Some of the mantras that keep this dynamic, driven, and highly creative woman ticking are:
- How you do anything is how you do everything!
- What you focus on, grows…so keep an eye on what is important and discard the rest!
- I am a creator and bringing ideas to life is what drives me.
Renée hopes to use the mentorship and creative consultancy that they have developed over the past few years to train 100s of designers and teach them to recognise and know their worth to truly appreciate the value of their precious time, talent, and ability.
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