Name: Ronit Wertheim
Company: Other Beginnings End
Title: Founder & CEO
Lives In: Beverly Hills, CA
About Me: Two years ago, I faced the most difficult decision of my life. I had not been intimately acquainted with anyone who was divorced or had managed the arduous process of untangling a marriage. Sadly, I regularly heard horror stories of those that had. Early in the process, I made the conscious choice that I would harness my energy toward the positive.
As my divorce proceeded, there was an onslaught of legal, financial, operational, social and emotional issues to address. Management of my divorce became a full-time job. In hindsight, I realized it would have been incredibly useful to have had a quarterback--someone who had been there before, could provide support, insight, and operational resources along the way to help me navigate the path as skillfully as possible.
I am passionate about helping those in need find their new beginning.
What are your skills?: Operations
What is your education?: I have a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology from Cal State Northridge as well as a Merchandise Marketing degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentorship, Friendship, Other: please describe
Other interests: Divorce coaching, management, and concierge services.
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: I would like to become a member of the heymama community so that I may surround myself with like-minded, entrepreneurial women. As a mother of two girls I feel a responsibility to model independence and self reliance for my girls. I believe in women helping women in all parts of life. It really takes a village and we can all learn something form each other. I would like to be able to share what I have learned, as well as learn from others.
What are your brand goals for this year? My brand goals for this year and beyond are to demystify and modernize the idea and process of divorce. Being single mother is hard; being a mother in a traditional marital construct is hard. I have had the experience of both.
My goal for Other Beginnings End is to provide a holistic approach to the divorce process. I provide specialized advice and curated resources to help my clients skillfully navigate each phase of their unique process.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman. The most important relationship you have in life is the one you have with yourself.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: Whenever you say yes to one thing, you say no to something else.
Showing love means when something is important to you, it's important to the one you love and vice versa.
Are you a part of any charities or have any specific ones you support? I am in the processes off vetting and identifying a charity that resonates with me and my personal mission.
I have supported the Union Rescue Mission as well as the Sephardic Education Center and Children's Hospital.
What part of your business do you feel needs the most focus // support // love right now?: My business could use name recognition, social media contribution, and networking.