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Conversations with Iryna Shulzhenko

Today we’d like to introduce you to Iryna Shulzhenko.

Iryna, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started my business back in Ukraine. There I was a successful and sought-after florist decorator. But two years ago, I moved from Ukraine first to Chicago and then to Orlando. I’m learning new things here) It was very difficult to start, but these difficulties developed me. I have never studied English, and now I am learning to speak and doing business in the USA! I am writing a book. I am recording a master’s course. I want to become a famous florist all over the world! Many plans for the future.!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I moved to another country with a new language and new rules. When you couldn’t even speak easily). I still have difficulties. But the beginning of the journey was very difficult! I was looking for how to open a company, how to order Flowers, how to explain what is needed)))). Of course, it was very difficult financially as well. I arrived and nobody knows me, I have no clients.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
My works are not just bouquets, my works are the world of art and creativity. I am amazed at this and always go forward, despite the difficulties. I have my own style of work! It comes from the heart. I always study a lot. I believe that you need to invest in training and development! I occupy a unique niche of wearable flowers, doing a project that is a one of a kind Botanical Beauty. I also teach floristry.

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Never give up!!! Learns a lot! And believe in yourself!!!

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Photographer: Yuliya Panchenko

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