In this episode, the guest is Irina Kharina, a certified gemologist, luxury jewelry concierge, and the founder of Tsarina Gems.
Background: Irina Kharina has over a decade of experience in the gemstone and jewelry industry. She started Tsarina Gems during the pandemic while living in Toronto, Canada.
Business Services: Tsarina Gems offers custom jewelry, semi-custom jewelry (where clients can choose an existing design and customize the gemstone), and ready-to-wear jewelry sets.
Empowering Women: Irina encourages women to invest in their own jewelry as a celebration of their wins and significant milestones, rather than waiting to receive such items as gifts.
Secret Sauce: Irina's success in her business is credited to her personalized approach. She seeks to understand what her clients really want and strives to make them comfortable throughout the entire experience.
CEO Hack: Irina emphasizes the importance of getting enough sleep, attributing a good night's rest to improved performance the next day.
CEO Nugget: She advocates for setting boundaries, like not working on weekends.
CEO Defined: For Irina, being a CEO means conveying a meaningful message through your products and services.
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Irina Kharina Teaser 00:00
So when I work with clients, I really try to focus on what it is that they're looking for, what they're looking to achieve throughout this experience and also to make them comfortable throughout the whole experience.
I think we've all had this experience where we've gone out shopping, whether it's for jewelry or not, and we get this pushy salesperson, and it makes us really uncomfortable and it just ruins the whole experience.
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Gresham Harkless 00:50
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast, and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners or what I like to call CB Nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month, we are focused on innovation, disruption, women entrepreneurship, DEI, gig economy, remote economy, even the cannabis industry. Think about these industries and these disruptive technologies that really sometimes aren't as disruptive, but there are people that are just paying attention to what the market needs and they're providing that. So really think about the things that are quote and quote outside of the norm, but really Help entrepreneurship to grow and fully develop.
I think it's an extremely exciting time when you're talking about any type of innovation or disruption, because I think that there's so many opportunities and needs that aren't felt that are starting to be filled by different groups, different organizations, or even different industries. So what I want you to do is sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.
Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Irina Karina of Tsarina Gems. Irina, it's great to have you on the show.
Irina Kharina 02:14
Thanks for having me, Gresham.
Gresham Harkless 02:16
Yes, super excited to have you on. Before we jump into the interview, I want to read a little bit more about Irina so you can hear about some of those awesome things that she's working on.
Irina is a certified gemologist and a luxury jewelry concierge. As the founder of Tsarina Gems, she is a millennial female entrepreneur who started her business during the pandemic after spending 12 years in the gemstone and jewelry industries.
Irina provides one-to-one private consultations on luxury custom jewelry to clients all over the world. Irina is passionate about empowering women to invest in their own jewelry to celebrate themselves and their wins without waiting to receive jewelry as a gift. She has lived in five different countries and is currently based in Toronto.
Irina, I appreciate you for all the awesome things that you're doing. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Irina Kharina 03:01
Yes. Thank you so much for that amazing introduction. It was great.