Finding Your Purpose and Persevering
Home renovation expert and viral content creator Galey Alix has no formal background in design, but when videos of her home makeover went viral, she seized the opportunity to embrace her passion and became the Founder and CEO of Galey Alix Designs. While balancing her weekday job as a finance executive Galey has built an empire of her own – she shares her insights about persevering through obstacles to live a purpose-driven life.
Mental Health Resilience: Keep Asking for Help
Goldman Sachs finance executive and home renovation expert Galey Alix is also a vocal advocate for mental health. While experiencing hardship, she found she needed to be courageous and ask for help until she received the support she needed to prioritize her mental wellness. Galey shares her journey of overcoming an eating disorder and facing cyberbullying, and how she learned to decrease her stress, develop resilience, and focus on kindness when dealing with others.
Galey Alix is an executive at Goldman Sachs based out of Florida. After a tough life experience, she quit social media for several months. When she felt mentally strong enough to log back in, she discovered old videos she had posted of her redoing her home had gone viral. Hundreds of strangers were privately messaging her asking for her to come fix their homes too. She seized the opportunity and began renovating. However, because of her day job, she has to fit all of her home renovations into a 72-hour-turnaround each weekend. She started documenting her projects on social media and now has 4.5 million collective followers.