Celebrating the Woman Next Door: Simona Lazinsk

This month, in partnership with AdventHealth for Women, we’re recognizing some of the women in our community who are selflessly giving to others while raising families, supporting their loved ones and/or building their careers. Whether they know it or not, their stories inspire other women near and far.


Meet Simona Lazinsk

Simona Lazinsk is an esteemed author, philanthropist, and resilient breast cancer survivor committed to empowering individuals through her life’s work. Enduring significant adversities ever since she was a child, at age 13, she and her family left British Guyana and moved to the
United States seeking a better life. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, Simona underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs with Dr. Devina McCray. Since her surgery and chemotherapy, Simona remains cancer free. Her unwavering determination and optimism propelled her towards personal growth and a profound desire to foster kindness around the world. Her renowned publication, “The Bridge Method,” serves as a comprehensive guide to navigating life’s challenges, offering practical tools and strategies for overcoming obstacles. Through her compelling narrative, Simona endeavors to inspire healing, happiness, and self-discovery in others. As a dedicated wife, stepmother, and business owner alongside her husband Jack, Simona spearheads the world’s largest Chevelle dealership, Past and Present Motor Cars, and manages Economical Quality Products, a leading promotional marketing company. Her philanthropic endeavors as Mrs. Florida International and advocacy for female entrepreneurs as Ms. Woman Entrepreneur International reflect her unwavering commitment to uplifting others. Simona’s profound belief in the transformative power of dedication underscores her enduring message of empowerment, resilience and to never give up.

What is your WHY?

Empowering and motivating others, particularly those facing challenges such as poverty and low self-esteem, is my “why.” I am driven by the desire to inspire individuals to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams despite their circumstances. Through my work and actions, I seek to uplift others, instilling in them the belief that their past does not determine their future. My purpose lies in being a beacon of hope and encouragement, guiding others towards a path of self-discovery, growth, and fulfillment.

Have you drawn inspiration from other women? Tell us about someone who has inspired you?

I draw profound inspiration from my mother, who embodied kindness, support, and resilience in the face of adversity. Despite facing many challenges and hardships, she never gave up. Her unwavering determination and positive attitude taught me the importance of perseverance and compassion. She was a constant source of encouragement, always believing in my potential and pushing me to strive for greatness. Her example serves as a guiding light, reminding me to approach life’s obstacles with grace and fortitude, and to never lose sight of my dreams, no matter how tough things may seem.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my ability to continuously strive for improvement and create a positive impact, however small, in people’s lives.


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