HI, MY NAME IS… Kim Pravlis-Prince.
I’VE LIVED IN NORTH PHOENIX SINCE 1997 AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE… Arizona’s high Sonoran Desert is extremely beautiful. There is a lot of open space and an abundance of wildlife and nature. I like to keep on the sunny side of life, and there certainly is an abundance of sun here.
A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE INCLUDES… as a business owner, communications professional, and entrepreneur in an emerging, highly related industry, no two days are the same. My firm, Proven Media, provides smart communication tools to companies in complex compliant industries, specifically the cannabis industry. One day I might be working from our North Valley office and the next I may be heading out to speak across the country at an industry conference. My work life is fast-paced, and my home life is relaxed. It makes for a great combo.
MY FAMILY IS… I’m the daughter of a Greek immigrant and a mother who was an Iowa farm girl. It’s a great mix and I have a lot of family across the globe.
ONE THING I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IS… coffee.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I WANTED TO BE… an entrepreneur and a businesswoman. Now, I use my journalism skills daily in a business that I created. It’s been a great journey.
THE PEOPLE WHO MOTIVATE ME ARE… people who have overcome obstacles and are kind to others. My father didn’t have the luxury of getting a degree and struggled with the language when I was young. Yet, he remained positive, upbeat, and grateful for all he had. I admire those who don’t tell you how great they are but let their character and their actions speak instead. At Proven Media, we have worked with everyone from former heads of state to former NFL players. The ones that motivated me most were the ones that remained humble in their success.
THE LAST THING THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD WAS… my husband makes me laugh daily. Laughter is a great stress reliever and should be a part of everyday life.
THE PERFECT DAY IS… one that includes lots of coffee, tacos, friends, a nap, and continued good health. And, if I may say, one where we are depositing checks in the bank, of course.
MY FAVORITE LOCAL NONPROFIT IS… Career Connectors is my favorite nonprofit. They are Valley-based and help people in career transition to find new career level employment. They provide a networking community, tools, and connections for the job seeker. The founder and executive director, Jessica Pierce, is next level. I previously served on their board. I currently serve as executive co-chair of the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and that has been a lot of fun, too.
MY LIFE IS… a blessing. I am full of gratitude for my family, friends, and company.
THE BEST GIFT I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… the compassion others have shown me along my journey. I have been lucky to have been surrounded with good role models and mentors, and those who believed in me. I hope to do the same and inspire others.
MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE… Traveling to meet my family in Greece and South Africa.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED WAS… “If you really have it, you don’t have to flaunt it.” It allowed me to feel more comfortable and confident in myself.