#4: Lisa Cohen, Founder of Galerie Magazine

Lisa founded the publication Galerie Magazine, merging the worlds of art and travel. Discover how she built her business and learned from the hurdles along the way.

What do you consider your top 3 core values and how do they affect how you lead your business?

Communication. It's important for me to speak to everyone involved on the team and give everyone the opportunity to be heard. This keeps the creativity high and ideas flowing.
Think big and take calculated risks.
Be passionate and entrepreneurial.

Can you share a time you either thought you failed, or actually did fail? How did you react and move past it, and what impact did it have on business decisions?

Looking back I can honestly say that I have failed many times, but having the resiliency to get back up again is the key to success. For example, when we first started Galerie I partnered with a book publisher that did not understand what I was trying to accomplish as the company's vision was narrowly focused. After I realized I made a mistake I went out to build my own team. I learned the key elements it takes to create a publication that melds together the worlds of art and design and established a new niche in the art and design publication world.

What types of projects do you have coming up that we can look forward to seeing in the future?

I'm excited for our upcoming Creative Minds issue launching this spring and our Emerging Artist issue coming out Winter 2019. Also, our art world Agenda for jet-setting art enthusiasts will open the doors for new travel experiences revolving around the art world.

Photo credit: Lucille Khornak, Galerie Magazine.