The Full Story
Just a creative girl, workin' in a corporate world
I wore the suits and heels for sixteen years...
(insert guitar solo here)
Hi, I'm Janda (like panda with a J.)
A multi-passionate marketing pro, wife + mama, and podcast host.
I grew up in sunny Florida but now call Chattanooga, TN my home so don't be shocked when I throw out 'y'all' and references to grits and humidity.
Fun fact, I wake up nearly every day with a new song in my head, and even though I can carry a tune, if I do say so myself, my kids always tell me stop singing in the car.
Uh, no....this is my stage, children, and Whitney needs my help.
But back to the marketing-y things... Over those aforementioned 16 years, I've held roles in television production, insurance marketing and healthcare marketing. I learned a heckuva lot and enjoyed my work but when I became a mama, I realized that a rigid schedule and daily commute didn't leave me much time with my baby. I wanted more flexibility but was never able to get it in those corporate roles.
In 2021, I landed at a marketing agency that had me writing brand messaging guides, leading website design and copywriting projects, developing sales funnels, and more. We worked remotely (bye bye pencil skirts) and my creative, entrepreneurial brain finally had capacity to flourish with a team of super talented specialists. I still get downtown when I need to see people - Type 7 on the Enneagram, here - and enjoy virtual chats with my coworkers. I still work my tail off, but I'm a better wife, mom, and marketer because of the flexibility and support my job allows.
2022 is taking my career in an unexpected yet exciting direction as I'm set to join another company (to be named soon.) This role will allow me to use and sharpen my communication and strategy skills in an industry that I haven't worked in for a while, with the flexibility that remote work provides. More to come!
In the meantime, I want to inspire solopreneurs and side hustlers to pursue your dreams and improve your online presence and branding by sharing tips, conversations, and lessons learned in my podcast. Make sure you subscribe to This Beautiful Mess podcast so you never miss an episode. And if you want to chat all things marketing or get on the email list click this handy dandy button below!