We had the good fortune of connecting with Leslie Sinclair and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Leslie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family I was taught at a young age to follow my dreams. Being able to help support my family, of course, was important but having meaningful, inspiring work which motivated me to learn and grow was what I wanted to pursue best in my life. Although I loved business, marketing and people, my passions and hobby’s leaned towards interior design, architecture, art and color. I knew firsthand the challenges of having your own business so I wanted to ensure it was an adventure I would enjoy! I sat down and made a list of what inspired me and from this culmination of thoughts Segreto was born. A decorative arts company committed to creating beauty in people’s lives and committed to allowing its team to have input, artistically challenge themselves, and provide quality products and the ultimate in customer service to its clients.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have to give my amazingly talented staff the credit of developing Segreto’s art to what it is today. Creative and inventive, they have been able to take all of my difficult art creations and make them come alive. I believe in serving others and working hard to exceed their expectations. Staying true to our mission statement- bringing beauty and creativity to our clients with unmatched customer service, integrity, accountability and always a grateful heart has been key to building our brand and overcoming the many challenges that have come our way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There is so much to do here starting with food. So many restaurants from hole in the walls to 5 star dining. Antiquing and home décor shopping at favorites such as Joyce Horn Antiques, Back Row Home, Lam Bespoke, Area, Mecox, Found, MAI and so many more! We are pretty causal people so hanging out at our home and serving dinner and even craft nights for couples is always fun for us.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have gotten my inspiration and support from so many and to this day this inspiration keeps me going. I feel that my clients encourage me every day. Their faith in my company and staff inspires me to do even better, to become more creative, give them the best and work harder. Marion Saylors, an old school plasterer, who I call my guardian angel, shared his craft with me giving me the knowledge to put a new twist on historical plaster methods. This was a pivotal point in Segreto’s direction. Robert Westheimer, a retired Author Anderson consultant, started a nonprofit to encourage our youth through art helped me with business strategy and the art of delegation. These two along with many more have shared their stories and helped me to develop mine!