036: Advertising and Advocating For Others with Jean Freeman

Jean Freeman, CEO of Zambezi, uses her own knowledge and experience to teach women how to thrive in their own leadership positions, and how to jump from corporate life to start up their own business. Zambezi is one of the largest female-owned businesses in the advertising industry and Jean uses her power to advocate for others while also working with some of the most notable and influential brands in the market today. She shares her own unique story and background as a multitalented badass, why she is so inspired to lead on female-focused initiatives, and why adapting and staying nimble in business is more important than ever.   What You Will Hear in This Episode: ● Jean moved around in her youth, but her love of sports and education kept her grounded and shaped her today. She was encouraged to be ambitious, and use her natural talents out in the world. ● Jean found a love for advertising and marketing and saw the importance of the relationship between the brand and the consumer. ● Zambezi has 65 full-time employees and is the largest female-owned full-service agency in Ameria. ● One thing that remains constant is change, and it’s up to the badasses of the world to move quickly and adapt. ● Your dreams don’t have to look the same as the dreams of others around you, and it’s also okay to shift and change up your path if it no longer aligns with your higher calling. ● Jean focuses on having her Zambezi employees protected, respected, and connected. She also works with women when they are starting a business, and helps them use their inner power and creativity to solve large business problems.   Quotes: ● “It was a journey and a windy road, it wasn’t just a rocketship to the top.” ● “I have a duty to be an advocate.” ● “While you might not have all the answers, what people are looking for is that you are aware of what is happening and making a plan for the benefit of everyone.”   Mentioned: How to Raise Independent and Professionally Successful Daughters Zambezi

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