Alexandra Arrivillaga is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is no stranger to hard work having created a number of companies, including Owl Management Consulting and Lock It Up, LLC. Business ownership was all around Alexandra during her childhood, so it was no surprise that she followed in her family’s entrepreneurial footsteps. Alexandra’s family also stressed the importance of getting an education. The desire to learn led Alexandra to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from Lesley College, a Master’s in Management from Cambridge University and a PhD in Business in Organizational Behavior at North Central University. Alexandra’s pursuit of higher education and sharp business acumen has helped her to build successful companies. Ms. Arrivillaga’s newest endeavor is LatinTouch Agency, which focuses on strategy and diversity consulting to ensure Latinos are positively represented in all businesses.
Here, Alexandra answers several questions pertaining to her business career and her personal interests.
What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Success means making meaningful work that promotes inclusivity and community.
Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
To keep pushing forward.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The integrity and passion I have for volunteering to help people in my community.
What did you waste the most time on when you were first starting your career?
Trying to fit the status quo when I am an innovative person.
Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
What is your favorite hobby and why?
Salsa dancing because I love rhythm and self expression.
What excites you the most about your industry right now?
The progressive and innovative changes in it.
What concerns you most about your industry right now?
Latinos need to catch up with the latest technologies.
What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
I am an entrepreneur, so everything I do is risky.
Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
I look for change and I embrace it.
What tip(s) do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Walk and talk like you deserve to be at the table — because you do.
What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Proverbs in the Bible
Do you value intelligence or common sense more? Why?
A balance of both is needed because everything in life needs balance.
What would you consider to be the perfect day?
Coffee, positive vibes, meditation, a morning workout and an innovative, progressive day!