Dilara Esengil is an attorney from California who works as a private consultant to high level executives across a broad spectrum of industries, including but not limited to technology, food and beverage, raw materials, logistics, distribution, entertainment and various international private and governmental agencies.
Connecting people and ideas, marketing and communication have always been second nature for Ms. Esengil. As she reads us an excerpt from her book, soon to be published, “Love Goat”, she states “I was collecting signatures from not only my classroom but from all of the elementary school classes at the age of five to save the Harp Seals.”
Organizing people, thoughts and creating harmony and success in every project she undertakes, Dilara has taken a unique approach to marketing. Growing up in the Bay Area where she attended UC Berkeley, Dilara’s studies in Philosophy, physics and mathematics, in part under the direction of one of the greatest Philosophers of our time, Prof. John Searle, has had a profound influence on her life. Although her early legal career began in criminal law, Ms. Esengil broadened her decade-long experience in SVU into a solo practice in the Bay Area. She later started X Marketing, Inc.: a nationwide branding and marketing agency. During her years as CEO and Founder, Dilara maintained a small law practice on the side. Her company celebrated fifteen years of marketing major, worldwide brands.
Currently, Ms Esengil resides in Southern California. A good distance from her Santa Cruz skateboarder-beach-girl roots, Ms. Esengil laughs as she recounts the places she has lived. A Santa Cruz native, her choice to attend UC Berkeley was a sort of homage to her small, liberal hometown. She then went on to live in the lower Haight in San Francisco, where she attended USF law school, but got her degree from New College of the Law. She smiles as she tells us that story, yet keeps the juicy parts to be published in her book. “The next logical move was to Los Angeles.”
Personally, Ms. Esengil values her private time as her career is spent profitably connecting people wherever she goes. Her passion, however, lies in the arts. She is set on doing big things for humanity and animals; not a far path travelled from her Harp seal efforts. Her true gift (although I think she has many), she claims, is in the form of ink and paper. “I’m a writer,” she says. “I wrote my first book at the age of five. By thirteen, I had written my second one.” Although it has been a roundabout journey in getting her first novel published, she looks at all the different things she has done, and states, “Well, that’s just life. You get to where you are going by keeping your goals in sight.”
And just what is Dilara’s goal and passion?
“To change the world and make it a better place than when I first arrived here some years ago.”
“Like Joan of Arc said,” she pauses as I wonder where she gets her strength, energy and enthusiasm for life, Dilara smiles as if she is about to reveal some juicy secret and says “ I was born to do this.”
*** Biography written by Irony James ****