Today I have the great pleasure of speaking with Stephanie Mitelman, creator of Senseez Pillows.
Stephanie and I met via social media and I wanted to learn more about what she does and how her work is helping the autism community.
Linda: Hello Stephanie and thank you so much for doing this interview with me. As I mentioned in my introduction, we met via social media and it’s only recently that I found out you and I live in the same city! So tell us a little bit about yourself and how Senseez Pillows was created.
I am a Professor of Education, and a Mom!
All kids have trouble sitting sometimes in one place for very long, and my son was no different!
Senseez means to ease the senses and was originally created to help him sit longer at the table!
Then I saw how it helped him in many different situations and started making vibrating pillows for others too!
Linda: How does Senseez Pillows work and what benefits does it provide?
Senseez pillows vibrate when they are squeezed or sat on. The vibrations help soothe and calm the body, so a child is better able to focus or complete a task. Vibrations have been used for hundreds of years to calm the body, and we wanted something that was portable and good looking and fun to use! Senseez was born!
Linda: What has been your biggest challenge while working on Senseez Pillows?
The biggest challenge I believe for any start up business is always finding the seed money to create, produce, and get the word out! Senseez is now helping thousands of kids!
I have had many! Seeing Senseez in over 150 stores, in catalogues, on the web, across the world. That has been amazing. Senseez has also won 10 children’s awards and product of the year! I was also recently awarded Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Stevie Awards.
Linda: Where can we purchase Senseez Pillows?
Stephanie: You can purchase Senseez Pillows at: www.senseez.com
Linda: Are you currently working on any new projects?
Stephanie: Yes! Senseez has some amazing new styles in the works! Last week we just launched Senseez for Teens!! Check them out at www.senseez.com
Linda: Please finish this sentence “Stephanie Mitelman is….”
Stephanie: A Mom. That is my biggest qualification!
Thank you so much for your time Stephanie It has been such a pleasure getting to know you. We wish you continued success and thank you for all that you do for the autism community.
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