Dr. Cerisa Moncayo
The Palisades Dentist
Dental and Oral Surgery Center
881 Alma Real Drive, T-2, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Stanford, USC Alum. Navy Veteran. Business Owner. Weightlifting Baker. Smile Specialist :) Private Practice in the Palisades.
Q & A
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
My husband. I told myself that I'd never want to own my own practice because I just wanted to focus on the dentistry/my patients :)...but my husband is my biggest supporter and sees how passionate I am about my profession that he sort of nudged me to take the leap of faith.
What does success mean to you?
Joy in what you do. It doesn't mean financial gain, although that's a nice part that hopefully comes with it as well ;)...but success to me really means finding joy in what you do.
Who inspires you?
On a personal level, my husband. Seeing his work ethic is mind boggling but also inspiring because of what he does and how much he loves it. On a professional level, I'm inspired by my staff and patients-- they make me want to be better everyday. And of course, I'm incredibly inspired by the other female entrepreneurs around-- there are SO many powerful women in our area and it's so refreshing and motivating to see them rock at life.
What is your favorite quote?
The only thing more contagious than a good attitude is a bad one. – David Goggins