Saphira Howell

Saphira Howell

Saphira has a combined social following of 150,000+ followers; experience in digital marketing, brand development, and business consulting. She is all about learning: reading 50 books a year, independently learning languages and computer programming. Completing her degree at Loyola Marymount University’s Hilton School of Business.

10 Things Not to Do at Networking Events

Networking is far more than just giving random people a sales pitch of your ideas. It is an art form in itself – a juggling game between being assertive and listening, between sharing without revealing, between being patient and yet accomplishing. Whatever you put into networking is what you will get out of it. So how do we know what not to do at networking events? It can be surprisingly...

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Mariel Devesa Joins Tech Startup Phyn

Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mariel Devesa, who had just joined tech startup Phyn as Global Head of Business Development. In the first half of our interview, we covered the basics: Where was she born? Argentina (she moved to the United States at age one). Where did she go to school? She has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. What positions did she hold before starting work at...

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Top 6 Best Quiet Coffee Shops For Work And Meeting in Los Angeles

These days, business men and women are utilizing coffee shops for work more and more. Whether you're working remotely or looking for a fresh place to meet a client, here are 6 coffee shops for work and meetings if you're working in the LA area. Verve Coffee Roasters - West Hollywood https://www.instagram.com/p/BkkzGAbAsrZ/ “Verve: the spirit and enthusiasm surrounding the creation of art,” goes to show their mission of not only...

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5 LinkedIn Changes You Need to Make Today

In job-searching, making connections with business acquaintances, and following the steps industry leaders take to grow their brands, I’ve found myself spending more and more time on LinkedIn. Users on the site seem to fall into one of two clear categories: professionals who have created accounts on LinkedIn and professionals who actually use the accounts they have created - and you don’t want to be the former. Here are 5...

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5 Business Memoirs to Read

From all of my reading, here are the top 5 business memoirs to read.  I agree with the saying that you are the average of your five closest friends - and if you do enough reading, the characters in the books you read begin to feel like friends.  When you’re a business geek, that means you might end up feeling like you are friends with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates. ...

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Epic Spreads: A Startup with a New Take on Healthy Nut Butters

Whether you need an energy-packed pre-workout snack, a little something to get you going after pilates, or just something fun to spice up your regular diet – Epic Spreads has revolutionized healthy nut butters for you! The company was founded by Patrick Williams, an athlete who could not find a healthy snack spread and was tired of his daily peanut butter diet.  He decided to combine his passion for fitness...

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