Wadi Rum Desert 2018 - “A truly unique place. You can see
why they lm movies that are set on Mars here,” Reema
had crazy ideas when it came to traditional marketing and
we fully endorsed those crazy ideas and Vectra grew very,
very fast. It’s only in its third year now, but it’s really, really
trusted in the marketing world.”
Many of us are struggling to juggle one job and a personal
life, let alone travel. I was anxious to learn how someone
could manage so much professionally and still have a personal
life that included family and travel. Reema attributes her
ability to tackle so much to surrounding herself with good
people and assembling a good team. Reema hasn’t only built
one team, but one per business. She feels that building teams
is what she does best. Her goal with all of her businesses is to
be innovative in technology and to build good solid teams. So
basically, what she does best, in her words, is “to empower
I wanted to know, as a business woman myself, how she
overcomes fear in relation to making those big moves to grow
tor. She said, “You need to have someone to push you. Because...
you know, I don’t want to say to
“Especially as the business grows
more and more. The impact of the decisions
that you take does not just affect
you, it affects everyone around you. So,
have similar values as you do. At the end
of the day, trust your instinct. Fear is not
bad. I think fear is good because it stops us
from mistakes. Learning to listen to your
instincts and then ignoring irrational fear.
Everybody feels fear. Sometimes it’s rational
and sometimes it’s irrational. Learning
to get counsel, evaluate all the options, and
then to make decisions according to your
instinct. Then, whatever irrational fear remains,
practicing to ignore it and just take
the plunge regardless. I think that comes
with practice. That comes with being, seriously,
just being very, very goal oriented.
Listen, if you have a mission that you have
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Philippines 2017 - “Sometimes you have to unplug and relax
to go harder when you return.”
same tattoo, so I thought, ‘you know, I am just going to call it
Stickboy.’ That exact logo of the company - he’s got it on his
arm. I decided to dedicate it to him because he was the one
that was encouraging me. A year later, it was too much for me
to handle, so he joined me and ended up working at the same
company that was named after him!”
It was then that I realized connecting with Reema would
be easy. She operates with compassion, from the heart, and in
addition to all that she has accomplished, she is also relatable.
Reema is so upbeat that her energy is contagious. She went
on to share that Stickboy Creative’s goal is to help businesses
reach their next level by leveraging technology to ultimate-
applications serves 12 million consumers across the country.
Reema and husband, Matt Bernhardt have since opened
Vectra Digital and The Ignite Partners, all of which have been
very successful. She says, “Vectra was meant to be. It was actually
started by people that were in the company Stickboy
Creative. It was kind of like intrapreneurship almost. They
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