Heather Ballentine is a beautiful southern belle with a keen ear for quality music and a keen eye for exotic luxury cars. And that’s exactly how she lives her life: selling Lamborghinis, writing music, singing songs, building media brand, and modeling pin-up. Entrepreneur by day, artist by night.
Her pursuit of excitement, education, and entertainment all began in Arkansas. There, she was born to Marilyn Monroe (not to the Marilyn Monroe: but to a wonderful woman named after the star). This early exposure is what gave Heather the insatiable hunger for a taste of the world of pin-up fashion. Together, they lived with her entrepreneurial father, a man with a deep passion for music and an even deeper love for cars. Heather’s home was an environment that both embraced and encouraged her drive for success.
Following her mother’s influence, Heather began commercial and runway modeling throughout her University experience. This is a time when she truly got to know herself, when she truly found herself, and when she truly embraced herself. Heather shifted to pin-up modeling to show off her curves and to step out against societal pressures. This gumption placed her in the top-ten of the Miss Arkansas Pageant and as the number one swimsuit queen. She used the rewards to help pay for her education, and she used the experience to make a difference.
Following her father’s passion, Heather went on to pursue a career in music entertainment in LA. She collaborated with musicians and artists and eventually worked her way up to being part of a band that opened many major acts in 10 different countries around the world. Together with her co-writer Lary Bartley and Grammy Winning Producer, Pete Anderson, she eventually created an album, “The Cat’s Meow”.
Throughout this time in LA, she juggled several online businesses to support herself. This is the exact experience, inspiration, and time management that has allowed her to cultivate the space needed to become a spokesperson, an entertainment media mogul, and later, a successful Lamborghini saleswoman. She has filled this space with her journey to building entertainment businesses and brands through both new and traditional media. Currently, Heather is the president of Cool Cat Records Inc. and Ballentine Entertainment.
Following her father’s love, Heather bought herself her first car: a teal green Chevrolet Camaro. Over the years, she afforded herself an even higher performance car: a Porsche 928. At the time, she was only 19, yet she was more in tune with her need for speed – and luxury – when it came to getting behind the wheel. Her cars haven’t lasted forever, but her passion has. Today, Heather is in the top percentage of super luxe car salespeople in North America.
Her unique curvacious pin-up style has encouraged her to be an actor of social change. Her innate tendency towards music has led her to making media history. Her love for cars has influenced her success in luxury automobile sales. And now, her booming success and contagious personality has drawn her motivational speaking and inspirational content.
This success is the result of an inherently determined mind and a growing entrepreneurial spirit. Whatever comes her way, Heather Ballentine is driven to succeed.
Today I’m letting you in on a secret. I’ve had a breakthrough, and I’ve decided to merge several aspects of my life. That probably makes no sense to you, but it’s major for me! A lot of you reading this blog know who I am, but many of you only know a small part of what I do. Maybe you’ve seen my music videos or pinup photos, maybe you’ve purchased an exotic car from me, or maybe you know me as an entrepreneur with Cool Cat Records, but most of you don’t know that for years. Read more click here.16th May
Sometimes the only thing you need to succeed is to be the last man standing. What I mean by that is, you have to be willing to persevere even when the conditions are tough because something better is just over the horizon. If you don't believe in yourself enough to sustain all the ups and downs, you might give up too soon and miss great opportunity. Remember, nothing worth obtaining is ever easy, sometimes you just have to hang in there a little longer and be the last man standing. Read more click here.1st June
Today, I want to share some of my insight into branding and just how important it is. The first thing you have to realize is that YOU ARE A BRAND! In fact anyone and everyone is a brand. Many times I’ve seen aspiring artist show up to an event looking like they just rolled out of bed. They had no personal style or identifiable branding, yet they are trying to “make it”. If you think about successful bands and artist over the years, you’ll realize that branding is so important. Read more click here.14th June
Addiction is something that I thought would never touch me. It’s something that people in movies deal with, or alcoholics, or people who are part of the town gossip because of their crazy behavior…but not me. I lived in Los Angeles the majority of my twenties and I was surrounded by people in the entertainment business, so there was an ample amount of drugs, sex, and rock n’ roll everywhere you turned. Read more click here.23rd June
Since when do women feel that they can no longer be feminine if they want to be taken seriously in the workplace? I of all people can understand why other women might think that way, but I’m here to say that being sexy and feminine is A okay, especially in the work place! Read more click here.29th June
Okay so this blog is not what you’re thinking it’s about….so get your mind out of the gutter and hear me out. No seriously…toys come in all shapes and sizes and you never see a toddler refrain from opening one and playing with it. They literally can’t wait to rip them open and start having fun. So why are adults so hesitant? Isn’t it time we had fun too? Read more click here.5th July
Today my blog is about a personal story that ended up changing my life and the life of my co-worker and dear friend Joey Zhou. I want to share this with you because It’s rare for kindness to be the choice tactic when working with a potential competitor. However, by choosing kindness… In this case, It encouraged a friendship that may never have happened otherwise, and in the end, karma came back around to reward the act. Here’s what happened… Read more click here.13th July
Splitting a Deal is something that most people in the car business wouldn’t dream of. It would only happen on a rare occasion when someone was sick or something terrible happened that prevented them from delivering the car or finalizing the deal. It certainly wouldn’t be a choice. However, in my world this is a common occurrence and can be a wise decision for anyone in sales, if it’s done properly. Let me explain... Read more click here.21st July
Tiago Teixeira is the owner and CEO of Sekanskin. Sekanskin is known for creating car skins and their meticulous vinyl artistry of super luxe vehicles. They are second to none when it comes to this field. But to me, Tiago’s my dear friend, and he’s as down to earth as any entrepreneur you’ll ever meet. I was honoured to sit down and chat with him about his business, his humble beginnings, and what he plans to accomplish in the future. I can’t wait to share his story with you... Read more click here.26th July
One of the things that makes my career so unique is the eccentric clientele I work with. Many of them are among the top 1%. They're rock stars, CEOs, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, but most importantly they come from all walks of life. Here are some sales tips that I've learned from my experiences working with these wonderful people….. Read more click here.3rd August
We’ve all heard the saying a million times, but more than ever, I’ve realized that in business this cliche’ is so important. You never know what someone’s worth could be, and you certainly can’t assume you know by their age, sex, or how they dress. I’ve seen and experienced this first hand time and time again. Read more click here.18th September
It’s funny how you become synonymous with a brand. You work so hard to have brand association and it eventually becomes part of your identity. That is how I feel about Lamborghini. Then when you stray from it, you almost feel a sense of guilt. But it’s human nature to grow and explore other options. This week I took a chance to explore the amazing Rolls Royce Dawn and I’m so glad I did! Read more click here.25th September
As a woman in business there are many challenges. You often have to deal with an entirely different set of obstacles than your male counterpart. Of course you have the usual job stress, but you’ll also have to be prepared to deal with a fair share of sexism, intimidation tactics, and jealousy, at least until you prove yourself. Read more click here.3rd October
This past summer I was seeking a super luxe car for the season and I only wanted to spend around $1500 bucks a month. I had purchased a house around the same time, and I wanted something inexpensive and fun to drive for the season. I narrowed my options down to two luxury vehicles, a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe and a 2016 Jaguar F-type convertible. Read more click here.8th October
This week I had the pleasure of experiencing “Art on Wheels”. I was lucky enough to have a walk through and sit in what is currently the world’s most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car: the Bugatti Chiron. Read more click here.17th October
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