Name: Sydney Gilbert
Company: Beyond Yoga / Brand Consultant
Title: Director of Global Brand Marketing
Lives In: Venice, CA
Instagram accounts: https://www.instagram.com/sydgilbitz/
About Me : People lover, Visual obsessor, Joke maker, & Namaste-er... A god awful speller.
My roots: Born and raised in New Jersey. Went to school in Rhode Island and truly feel that summer camp defined me. I went for 12 years ( a little too long) and was told by my college friends, it was time to walk away.
Craziest LA moment: My husband and I auditioned for “Couples” wipeout when we moved to LA. We both got to the final rounds of auditions.
3 biggest insecurities: How I look when I sleep, cooking & politics
Obsessed with: Halloween, Flower market, Yoga, Nail polish and Peanut Butter
Personal Adult life: Married in 2013... at a summer camp and have a dog named Taxi, my son Linus and my husband which (begrudgingly) I will (eventually) change my last name to Itzkowitz
Professional aspirational Adult life with #2 on its way: Continue and grow a brand consulting biz
Professional realistic Adult life: Window designer and stylist at Anthropologie/Free People for southern CA, Global Branding for TOMS, currently Director of Global Brand Marketing Beyond Yoga
What are your skills?: Marketing, PR, Influencer, Events, Other: please describe
What is your education?: My hunger to create stemmed from crafting my own major, at Roger Williams University which enabled me to sustain my degree in Visual Communications & Spanish Cultural studies. After obtaining her bachelors I continued my education in Spain and Morocco.
Interested in: Business, Collaboration, Mentorship, Mentoring, Friendship, Starting a new company
Why do you want to be a part of heymama?: Although we have east coast roots, we reside in Venice Beach. As an LA transplant, it has become our home. Family is everything to us so we are continuing to create our network both personally and professionally to be what we desire. Surrounding ourselves by unique individuals who can grow and inspire one another.. and of course have a really good cry without judging. Taking a leap or even working in tandem with a corporate job for over 10+ years is both terrifying and exhilarating. With number 2 on the way and my network built after 10 years here in LA , I want to find that balance of being a working mom. No better place then to surround yourself by those who do it best as HeyMama members.
What are your brand goals for this year?: Survive as a working mom with 2 (eep!). Build my clientele to have a stable understanding of what it looks like to go on my own when I return from Maternity leave. Continue my relationship with my current employer as an employee and eventually their consultant. Buy new bras. It will really help my personal perception
Words you live by/quotes you love: “If you don’t like where you are, change it. You are not a tree.”- Jim Rohn
Best advice you’ve ever been given?: What you think is what you become. The mind is powerful- It can save you or hurt you.