Tell us your bold boss story!:
I am a military marketing and social media consultant. I teach military spouse and veteran business owners, usually with military-focused businesses, how to use social media, marketing, PR, and networking to reach their business goals.
I grew up near a military community and most of my friends were either in the military or military girlfriends. I fell in love with the passion, support, and closeness of this community in college, as I lived on a dorm floor with a lot of ROTC students and then in one of the ROTC houses. I was unable to enlist for medical reasons, so I dedicated my career to helping the community I love. I soon got a job as an Army photojournalist and, as a civilian, lived in the barracks on an installation and participated in some of their training activities. I got an inside peek at the life and have used my career in military marketing and civilian entrepreneurship experience to support others looking to follow their business passions.
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
I started my first venture at 19-years old. I began as a photographer and thanks to entrepreneurship, it was able to help fund my college education. My success as a photographer eventually led to me consulting for other business owners to help grow their businesses. After I graduated college, I took a job as a photojournalist for the military as an intern. My experience specializing in the military sector as a civilian, combined with consulting and entrepreneurship as my background, helped skyrocket my passion to both a full-time career and a side hustle. I am now living the dream!
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?:
Never give up. Life will throw you 1000 obstacles. Some obstacles will tell you that you can't do it. Don't listen. You can succeed at anything you put your mind to - even with the odds against you.
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