fbpx
Connect with us

Executive Voice

Corporate Attorney to Plant Guru: The Inspiring Journey of Lida Mankovskaya

Lida Mankovskaya’s story is an unexpected one. It’s full of change and transition, reinvention of the self, and relentless growth. It begins in Chisinau, Moldova where Lida lived with her family as the country underwent a significant transition of its own – the collapse of the Soviet Union and Moldova’s separation from the USSR. Moldova’s eventual independence created opportunities for emigration, which prompted Lida’s family to move to Ontario, Canada when she was twelve. This event marked the first major transition in Lida’s life. Having spoken zero English, the experience of leaving everything behind and immigrating to Canada was scary and challenging but she wholeheartedly embraced the change. 

Lida paid her way through undergrad at the Trinity College of the University of Toronto by working as an actress in the ACTRA Union in Canada. After graduating with honors from UofT, she moved to Northern California to attend law school at Santa Clara University. She graduated, was admitted to the California bar, and practiced Corporate Law for almost seven years. She worked at some of the most prestigious firms and companies, including Kim & Chang in Seoul, South Korea and Softbank. She even served on the Board of Directors for various international entities. The intensity of serving on multiple Boards and being deeply entrenched in the corporate world led Lida to pause and regroup. She found herself wanting to be surrounded by nature and that’s where Spirit Plants was born. Lida was now undergoing another pivotal transition but this time it was in search of balance and, as she puts it, “plants helped her find it.”

Today Lida lives in an eclectically decorated pink loft in San Francisco filled with  lush greenery and art, dubbed the “Plant Palace.” She lives there with her adorable newborn son, Leo, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Pushkin (named after the Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin) and her husband, Clemente. Lida (now also known as the Repotting Ninja) shares her passion for plants through her amazing accounts on Instagram and TikTok, @SpiritPlants. In her work as an influencer and blogger, Lida guides the plant loving community on how to take care of their plants and transform their homes with green life. Her goal is to inspire others to embrace the lifestyle of caring for houseplants and to improve the vibe in their spaces with plants. She says, “plants truly enriched my life and with Spirit Plants I hope to highlight and celebrate their transformative power.” 

Spirit Plants grew to nearly 140,000 followers across platforms in less than 2 years. With Spirit Plants, Lida has partnered with such giants as Miracle-Gro and Salesforce and has even appeared on Martha Stewart’s show, Martha Knows Best. Lida’s bright, dynamic content is full of soul and her creativity shines through in everything she touches. 

In reflecting on her journey from the corporate world to plants, Lida attributes her current success to having found balance and a creative outlet. Now that she’s able to find peace and tranquility at times of chaos, she is better equipped to reenter the corporate world. She puts it beautifully in saying, “Plants are always growing and undergoing change but they do so on their own time and at their own pace. Learning to nurture plants requires you to accept and embrace their pace. It requires you to slow down and be present. To learn to be present is to bring your whole self to everything you do, including your hobbies, your work, and your family. It’s how you create magic.” 

And with this magic, Spirit Plants has us mesmerized and inspired. Keep going Repotting Ninja! 

Nabeel Ahmad is the founder of Mogul Press, a public relations and communications agency that specializes in media placements, personal branding, and marketing strategy. Apart from that, Nabeel Ahmad is the founder of Insurance Noon, the world's leading source of insurance related content on the web, focusing on industry news, buying guides, reviews, and much more. A marketing expert, Nabeel has a deep understanding of what it takes for a business to completely crush it on the social media landscape. His expertise in marketing has allowed him to help a number of businesses increase their revenue by tremendous amounts.

Advertisement Become A Crypto Expert

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Entrepreneurship9 months ago

Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm

In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...

Entrepreneurship10 months ago

5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021

Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...

Politics1 year ago

Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President

We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...

Business1 year ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance2 years ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Marketing2 years ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship3 years ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...

Trending

Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.