The Rose Grows is a podcast hosted by Rayna Rose Exelbierd, CEO, Chief Empowerment Officer of The Rose Grows. Rayna Rose is a Speaker, Mentor, Author, and Podcaster. Rayna Rose has been speaking since she was a teen. She uses her voice to inspire others to turn their challenges into their greatest victories. Rayna has spoken to over 100,000 people in various demographics. She helps ignite other's passions by sharing her own story, empowering others to enrich their communities through organizing and storytelling.
Continuum: A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Julius Eisenstein
We recorded this interview in 2018. Julius sadly passed away, February 8th, 2022. He was 102 years old. “Meet Julius a Holocaust survivor who later lived and passed away in Miami Beach. We met when I was blessed to chauffeur him to an event my former intern, Danielle Yablonka organized.
Julius was imprisoned at a few different camps, including Auschwitz, where his name became the number tattooed on his arm. Julius saw his wife in a concentration camp. He coincidentally met her later on after the war at a friend's house. They were shortly married after that. His love, at first sight, lasted until she passed away a few years ago.
After he received a few pay raises, he realized if he was worth so much to his employer, he should start his own business. Through the course of his life, Julius opened many bakeries and sold them. He fully retired to his Florida home, and his advice to everyone is to be kind. "You don't have to like me, but you shouldn't hate me. Hate should not exist in the English language. " In this episode, you will hear us talk about dating, business, family and so much more.
I hope this episode not only teaches you something, but I hope it inspires you to film an interview with someone you care about. They won’t always be here to tell their story. One year ago today, I was working a catering job and Zoomed into Julius’s funeral. I share this episode in his memory today. It can be hard to conceptualize how 6 million Jews, mostly with stories we'll never know passed. In his honor, I challenge you instead to think of Julius and his story 6 million times throughout your life, on the good and bad days. When One Grows, We All Grow.
Palm Beach County Perspective Features The Rose Grows
This interview was originally featured on the Palm Beach County Perspective podcast on December 5th, 2022. Rayna Rose discusses her two books The Girl Who Said Hello to Everyone and The Girl Who Wore Two Different Shoes. Additionally she talks about her Shine a Light speaking tour where Rayna Rose spent two weeks addressing audiences from Kindergarten - college about antisemitism, leadership, and the importance of being kind.
"Palm Beach County Has Multi Talented Residents: Episode 55 offers a glimpse at one of our residents, Rayna Rose Exelbierd, an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Youth Mentor, and Children's Author. Rayna dedicates her efforts to empowering youth. She has personally mentored thousands of students from around the world including India, Romania, Israel, Poland, Austria, Cuba, Latvia, Germany, Canada, and the United States. As she explains, Rayna’s primary focus is mentoring teens to build self confidence, networking skills, setting personal goals and learning how to respect others and their cultures. This results in highly developed social and listening skills and courage to be proud of their own individuality. Inspired by the loss of her father Rayna authored The Girl Who Said Hello to Everyone. She uses real people, places, and animals from her life to reinforce themes of kindness, conversation, and resilience. As the grandaughter of Holocaust Survivors Rayna has always been proud to volunteer her time with Survivors and other philanthropic causes. Her movement The Rose Grows is training more young leaders how to reach their goals and be kind. I hope you enjoy listening to this high energy guest."
"You Never Know Who You're Speaking To" with @beautifulsoulsinnyc Luc Menard
You're just one hello away from new friends and adventures! Hear how a New York minute translated into a new friendship between the creative and kind genius Lucas Menard and Rayna Rose Exelbierd. Whether you know Luc from his viral videos @beautifulsoulsinnyc posting trick shots with water bottles or street photography with strangers, this episode is packed with lessons to reinforce that everyone not only has a story, but multiple chapters. Engaging others to learn their story and be heard yourself is exemplified in this interview. Kindness and Confidence are FREE things that can make you rich. Gain practical tips for building your brand and vision for the world. Engaging those around you in a confident and kind way is guaranteed to create magic and new possibilities. Go be the first to say hello! "You Never Know Who You're Speaking To" with @beautifulsoulsinnyc Luc Menard
Lead by Listening
Listening is FREE and the best gift you can give another human. Through active listening, The Queen of Connection breaks down how even with a complete stranger, we can transform a situation. When one grows, we all grow.
Sh*T I Wish Knew
Sh*t I Wish I Knew. Starting a business is hard, keeping it running for 3 years is even harder! Hear first hand lessons from Rayna Rose with complete transparency and humor. Walk away with tangible tools and mantras when embarking on the entrepreneurial journey. This college talk was exclusively for the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi at The University of Florida. Bring Rayna Rose to your school by reaching out to Rayna@therosegrows.com
Kindness is King. Rejection is Redirection.
Who knew holding the door for a stranger would lead to a free haircut? This episode is all about the power of human connection. Kindness is king. Don't underestimate how much your presence makes the world a better place. Learn about overcoming rejection and how to not take it personally. When one grows, we all grow.