Interview with DanielleRachel Koebel-Rumsey (@daniellerachelrumsey)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was 15, I started hosting events and granting wishes for children with cancer. When I was 20 I landed my dream job at Radio Disney. I am currently the director for Little Miss Florida. I have a ability to coordinate events, vacations and day trips to bring out their full potential. I feel like if you are going to do something, you need to do it right the first time.
Can you share the most interest in what exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
I was recently recognized by a few people on a cruise ship! My favorite thing though is a video of my daughter and her Avatar doll at Animal Kingdom that went viral!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
With coordinating anything, it is important to do less at a bigger level then do more and a lower one.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
When I was 14, I met a little girl on her Make a Wish trip. We happened to be on a cruise with the Olsen Twins. We connected right away and her mother became another mother figure in my life when my father passed away a few years later. That little girl changed my life.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes, I have had 3 nonprofit organizations and currently am running Little Miss Florida Inc.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping” is a quote by Jordan Peterson that resonates with me. It took me a while to recognize that I shouldn’t put so much effort and energy outwards into what other people think and instead redirect that energy and love into myself. Growing up, I wasn’t the smartest person, and I was an average student. My family grew up religious, so secular pursuits and lofty worldly goals were discouraged. It was only until I graduated high school that I realized I admired the kids who got into Harvard. I even applied to Brown and Cornell but didn’t get in, which upset me. I decided to try and educate and better myself in college so that maybe I could get into an ivy league for grad school. Although that didn’t happen, I’m still satisfied with the company I founded and feel like I have helped myself through the commitment to trying to better myself.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Yes, I am on Instagram and Facebook.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Our blogs official site will be launching soon. I am excited to proceed with this new journey!