Marieta, you are a successful entrepreneur in the United States, but you were born and raised in Slovakia. Can you tell us a little bit about your story? How did you end up in the US and how long have you lived there?
I was born and raised in a small town in central Slovakia. After the fall of communism my father started a business that later collapsed due to corruption in the legal system. That was the main motivation for me to become an attorney and later leave the country, emigrating to the US. It’s been 13 years now since I left Slovakia.
I read in one of your interviews that you studied law at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. What lead you there?
When I arrived in the US, I already had a law degree, but I quickly realized that I need to go back to school if I wanted to practice here. Once I graduated from NU Law and became a licensed attorney, I started my business because nobody would hire me: I hired myself.
Did you always know you want to be an attorney?
Yes. The injustice used to constantly upset me. I decided to become a lawyer when I was 17 years old.
To get your career off the ground in the US, you were had to start your own practice in order to apply for a working visa. Is that correct? Was it a challenging process?
Yes. It was very challenging. I had to leave the US as I had no visa, no sponsor and no idea how to run a business. I was forced to learn: How to start a business, get clients, manage a team, and offer legal services. At the same time, I was broke and had no idea how I could return to the US. Later, I invested into my company and was able to get a visa as an investor. This is same path I started to recommend for my clients.
What did you learn from this whole experience of setting up company in a foreign country? On scale 1-10 how complicated and challenging was the whole process?
I have learned that 99% of success is down to your mindset. I had to work on mine daily and later wrote a book based on my experiences: “Love is the Law: 21 Universal Laws to Activate Your Genius” to try to inspire others on how to follow their dreams and turn them into reality.
You are running your own company, coaching and helping entrepreneurs; you have written a book and are active on Social Media. How do you manage to keep up with it all?
I choose to work with people who are on the same page and I am very selective when it comes to my clients. I only do things that resonate with my heart, so all “this work” doesn’t really feel like work: It’s a lifestyle!
Your book is being published in Slovakia. Can you tell us a little bit about it?
Yes! It’s a blueprint for a New Earth. We are entering a new age of consciousness. I believe that everyone must adjust to this change that we are already seeing on a global scale. The book is going to help you activate your genius (your potential) and align yourself with your true heart’s desire to create the business and life you love. It’s a roadmap to uplift yourself and humanity at the same time.
You are the founder of ImmigrationBiz. Can you tell us little bit about your company?
I help foreign entrepreneurs move to the US and start successful purpose-driven companies. It’s combination of legal service (such as applying for an E2 investor visa), incorporation and business coaching.
Who is your biggest supporter in your ventures?
What are your professional goals for the future?
Right now, I am launching my book in Slovakia and Czech, so hopefully it goes great! I want to expand my coaching business to Europe and empower female entrepreneurs seeking to start spiritual lifestyle businesses.
Do you feel like there is enough career support for young girls and women in general in Slovakia?
I don’t think there is enough support to empower young Slovakian girls when it comes to entrepreneurship and spirituality. I definitely aim to empower Slovakian women starting with my book.
If you could inspire and motivate just one girl what would be your message to her?
Love yourself and believe in your dreams even if nobody else does.