• Name: Raimonda Jankunaite (Raimonda Jan)
  • Age: 30
  • Family: Fiance, no kids, 1 niece, 1 sister, 1 half sister, 1 half brother.
  • Pets: 2 Family dogs, Roko (Chow Chow) & Mimi (French bulldog)
  • Me in my own words: ambitious, entrepreneurial, confident, caring, empathetic, outgoing, patient, calm natured.
  • Best job I’ve had: Working for myself, mentoring others and lecturing entrepreneurship at University
  • Worst job I’ve had:  working in Pizza Hut, taking orders via the phone with little English and being cursed for not understanding.
  • Favourite film/play: Pretty Woman, Mamma Mia / Chicago
  • Favourite holiday destination:  Anywhere with sunshine and the beach – most loved Mexico, Thailand and Florida
  • Favourite sport, team and player:  Basketball, Winter Sports, Dancing on Ice.
  • Things that interest me: Entrepreneurship, self development, new ideas, innovation, tech tools, travel.
  • Best advice I’ve been given: Never be afraid to ask, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Do what you love, and you will be successful.
  • My motto would be: Don’t be afraid to fail, only failure will teach you the most valuable lessons.
  • The leadership qualities I most admire: Humility, honesty and leading by example.
  • People I admire and why: Richard Brandson, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah, Jessica Alba
  • The mark of a good leader: The tribe of leader he or she has created and legacy left behind
  • My tips for business start-ups: Commit to your vision, put in all the effort and launch. Never let out or fear hold you back.
  • My biggest challenge so far and how I overcame it: Failing my first business and realising that failure isn’t fatal. Learning how to get back up and keep going. Learning that you are not a pillar, and support and systems around you is important part of your success.
  • Are people born entrepreneurs or are they made? Entrepreneurial traits can develop at an early age, especially those who are problem solvers and those who can see opportunities in things that others most often miss. Entrepreneurs can also be made, through experience, perseverance and sheer grit.
  • Is it tough staying ahead of the competition? What advice do you have for others? Incredibly tough, but also wholly energising and interesting and something we should all dedicate process, systems and time to ensure we always stay ahead in the race for successful growth. Study your market, be the expert and never be complacent.