Hey, I'm Jasmene, a retail consultant and creative entrepreneur, and I'm obsessed with helping women smash barriers in the retail industry.
So here’s the deal: I worked in CA (I mean Corporate America, not sunny California) for nearly 15 years. I did all the things “they” said we had to do in order to make it in this world. I got my MBA because “they” said it would make me more money, have more prestige. I continued climbing the corporate ladder.
Then one day, I was over it.
I was tired of being labeled. I was tired of being asked about my new hairstyle. I was tired of trying to prove why I was worthy of a 3% raise. I was tired of trying to be a part of a good ole boys’ club that would never accept me.
But I stayed around — because that was my place of comfort.
BUT I ALWAYS WONDERED, WAS THERE MORE?
More for me to experience, become, and live.
I had been working my job and business for close to 3 years and was starting to get the itch of being a full-time entrepreneur.
To see what my business would become with me going ALL IN...
But I was scared...because again...my comfort zone.
And then I got LET GO
Yep. Just five months before I planned to leave... Talk about bad timing.
Let's keep it a 100: If you've ever been let go, fired, etc from a job, you know the feeling. It sucks.
You start to think about how you're going to live and pay bills. All the things come...feelings, emotions, life.
But God sure is funny because sometimes when we don't get out of our comfort zones quickly enough, he pushes us when we least expect it.
I realized I was NOT my job.
Often we get hung up on titles and careers, but I realized I was NOT my job. It was simply a pitstop on the journey to my next destination. It was years of preparedness. It built up knowledge, expertise and skillset for what was to come.
Looking back, I realize I was blessed: blessed to finally be able to spread my wings and go after what God called me to do in that season. And what do you know, later that week, I found out supermodel Tyra Banks was going to be wearing clothing from my boutique on Bravo TV! For me, it was a sign that God had my back and wasn't going to let me fall.
Now years later I have:
Move to a wonderful city and bought my first home.
Scaled my own online brand for the last 7 years that's been in national retail.
I'm teaching retail entrepreneurs how to build a sustainable business. Speaking on national stages
I'm living my life and dreams out loud.
My story was not how I thought it would be written, but that's life. When we take the bad with the good and have faith that all things will work out as God intended, it all works out for the best.
Ya know, I’ll raise a glass to that. 🥂
can't live without
SEX & THE CITY
short emails, and
helping retail entrepreneurs scale.
lack of sleep,
I teach my clients how to THINK like the big brands. How to build their brand like a Fortune 500 company. What I teach ain't on Google.
If you want to grow your retail brand, you need to work with someone that GETS IT. A true expert with real skin in the game and a big picture view of it the industry works.
But you can’t just cold call a random buyer and ask them to tell you all their secrets. The only way to really understand retail is to do it... But trying to get that experience before you’re ready can be a costly game of trial-and-error.
Luckily for you, I’ve got that retail experience you need — 15 years of it.
I’ve worked in retail for my entire career. As a corporate buyer, I managed over $500 million in annual revenue.
I’ve worked with companies like Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Office Depot, Sears and more in various buying roles.
I’ve ran categories like women’s fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances, and safety & security for multiple Fortune 500 companies.
I help clients get major results. I help get brands in stores. Simple as that.
This isn’t stuff you can Google.
"My MISSION in life is not merely to survive, but to THRIVE; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
— maya angelou
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