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Meet Anita Rosenberg

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anita Rosenberg.

Anita, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
In the late 1980s, I was one of the few female directors in Hollywood with cult classic chick flicks “Assault of the Killer Bimbos” and “Modern Girls.” After receiving a Masters Degree from NYU Graduate Film School with fellow classmate Spike Lee, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my directing dreams. My goal was to direct a Hollywood film by the age of thirty, and I did just that at twenty-nine with “Assault of the Killer Bimbos.”

After fourteen years in the movie business I grew disillusioned waiting for my next film, and when that didn’t happen, I went back to my art school roots (my BFA was from the San Francisco Art Institute) and started my own home decor business out of my garage in the Hollywood Hills. Selling to my celebrity friends, helped launch a global collection that I eventually manufactured and imported from China to keep up with the demand. Fred Segal and Nordstrom were two of my important retail clients.

It was during a tour of the famous Peak in Hong Kong where I learned about Feng Shui this, and yin/yang that and wanted to know more. Returning to the states, I started studying with renowned Master Joey Yap who just happened to be visiting from Malaysia. It was then, and there I realized that if I can help other people improve their lives and be happier, healthy and more fulfilled – I can also apply this to my own life. My new career invention was born.

For the last eighteen years, I have built a meaningful life in Chinese Metaphysics that includes Feng Shui, BaZi Chinese Astrology, Date Selection, and Qi Men Dun Jia. As the go-to expert in Hollywood, my high-profile clients include supermodel & entrepreneur Miranda Kerr, actor and singer Ashley Tisdale, and artist Shepard Fairey among others.

As an International speaker on the topic, I have traveled throughout India and Vietnam to work with the CEOs of those countries. I am also a frequent guest expert on TV shows like “Adam Carolla and Friends Make Stuff” for Spike TV.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Growing up, I always knew I would be an artist. A decade before Jennifer Beales made welding cool starring in the movie “Flashdance,” I welded metal sculpture out of rusted farm machinery found at our family farm in Ohio. Before art school in San Francisco, I attended Colorado State to make art.

I was the only girl in a one-hundred all male welding class. The farm boys made fun of me and one day when my sleeve caught fire while arc welding, they laughed instead of helping me because in their eyes – welding was not for girls. I proved them wrong as I stayed determined and went on to major in welding metal sculpture at SFAI following in the footsteps of sculptors David Smith and John Chamberlain with their massive found-object pieces.

As I look back at my journey, I suppose I always took on jobs/careers meant for men. Like directing films in Hollywood. What I discovered through my various reinventions from artist to filmmaker and now metaphysical practitioner is always to be true to myself. Listen to my intuition and follow my passion. I learned there will always be those around who will knock you down and make you doubt yourself.

Best advice is to find a good team to surround yourself with to help. It might be a spiritual teacher, therapist, or even supportive family and friends. No one does it alone, and we all need the help of other people.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
I am the only expert in Chinese Metaphysics who was also in the movie business, so my approach to spirituality and fulfillment takes on a unique Hollywood twist. I believe that life is a movie and you are the star, so in my practice, I aspire to “direct” people to be their best selves and shine in the spotlight of their lives.

If you do not like your current story, rewrite the script. If you are unhappy with your co-stars, it’s time to re-cast. If you dislike where you live, change the set. I use my eighteen years of experience and knowledge in Classical Chinese Feng Shui, BaZi Chinese Astrology and other metaphysical techniques to transform and inspire others.

My specialty is working with creative people. Since I am an artist, photographer, author, and speaker myself, I understand the frustrations and goals of the sensitive soul. A lot of my friends and associates are in the movie and television business, and I am most proud of being able to help already successful people expand and grow. I get to open the door to new ways of thinking for those who have already found their passion and have achieved a certain amount of personal fulfillment and success.

So, when I get to help a client launch a new album or passion project, it makes me proud to know that they trust me to have their back. I have found deep satisfaction in my many years of intense study and dedication to ancient wisdom rarely studied outside of Asia. Being able to translate and share it with the modern world is my mission.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
From my many years as a movie director, I learned how to direct others to be their best selves. Having that director instinct is what I feel has been most important to my success working with clients as a practitioner. Successful people have coaches.

Spiritual people have “cosmic coaches.” So for me to be able to hone in on a person’s essence and inspire them to be more confident, make smarter choices, and take action is what’s important to me. Their success is my success.

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