Naomi Traimer: Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur

Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur is Naomi Traimer, who created the highly popular jewelry brand MeditationRings to capture the most wholesome aspects of the human spirit. We caught up with her to find out what inspired her career and where she sees herself in five years…

WORK

1. Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.
Creator of the brand MeditationRings. Our designer sterling silver and gold spiritual rings have spinning bands that help increase serenity and peace in the wearer.

2. What was the inspiration for your career route?
After obtaining a university and college degrees, I travelled extensively to many different parts of the world, spending several years living and experiencing different ways of life, cultures, customs and religions.  These experiences helped inspire and shape me as a person, and I knew that I wanted my career to help inspire others.

When I returned from my travels I decided to work with my mother to grow our wholesale jewelry business. While on a business trip to Israel, I immediately fell in love with spinning rings and their spiritual properties; they were so unique and beautifully handcrafted.  I applied my love for yoga, meditation and spirituality and started to create the brand. With support and help from my husband and my mother, we dedicated the next few years to creating a brand that was unique, spiritual and beautiful to wear.  Every waking moment goes into fostering and nurturing the brand. I wanted a career that captures the human spirit: love, confidence, purity, serenity and, most of all, peace. I feel so lucky to have found that.

3. What is the most memorable milestone in your career so far?
Our successful expansion into the U.S. market, which is almost like starting fresh all over again. Unlike in Canada, where we have become a household name in the fashion and jewelry industries, we have pretty much had to lay down the same foundation and business model in the United States that we used here in Canada to bring the success we have garnered.

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?
I would like to continue our expansion in the U.S. and global market while solidifying relationships with department and chain stores.

Our vision is that our brand will help people remember to slow down and take time to reflect  and appreciate themselves, and to remember to live in the moment. I think that meaningful jewelry is the way of the future; we want to feel connected to ourselves, our universe, and each other.

5. Do you have any advise for other young professionals?
I would say to focus on your goals and not to get sidetracked or discouraged; anything worth having is not going  to be easy to obtain. Also, follow a path that is true to yourself. After all, it will determine much of your happiness.

6. Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is it (or they) important to you?
For over eight years my husband and I have supported World Vision. We know the importance of helping those that truly don’t have the opportunities that we have here in North America. Having kids around that time also stimulated us to contribute to the children of the world who are less fortunate.

Our company also contributes to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada by donating partial proceeds from our “Hope” MeditationRing.

7. What does the word notable mean to you?
Something worth making important.

LIFE

1.Where is your favourite place to wine / dine in your city and why?
La Vecchia (Yonge and Eglinton). The atmosphere is cozy and the food is delicious.

2.What’s the most visited website on your internet browser?
Lonely planet. I love sharing travel stories and learning the inside scoop on travel tips.

3. Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?
Sheryl Sandberg. She is an advocate for helping women strive in the workplace and helping increase job equality. She is very inspirational and a positive influence for both men and women.

4. What’s your favourite cocktail?
Mojitos.

5. What gives you the greatest FOMO?
When I haven’t travelled in a while I feel like I am missing something.

6. What would be your last meal? And don’t hold back…
Pizza!

7. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Wine and chocolate.