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[10KSB] Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Jaci Russo is a brand strategist, author, podcast and radio host, and the co-founder & CEO of brandRUSSO, a strategic branding agency. Jaci began her career in Hollywood as a Junior Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency working with clients such as Helen Hunt, David Letterman and Gwyneth Paltrow. After that, she worked as the Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO Barry Diller, adding strategic value to his many companies including the Home Shopping Network and Ticketmaster.

Jaci has years of experience in branding and marketing on a national level and is a sought-after speaker on the topics of branding and social media. She has four children and is married to Michael Russo, co-founder and Creative Director of the agency they launched together in 2001.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Why Jaci Russo and her husband, Michael, started brandRUSSO
  • Jaci explains what Razor BrandingTM refers to and what makes brandRUSSO different from other branding agencies?
  • Jaci shares what it’s like to work with her husband and the biggest challenges that comes with her line of work
  • Jaci talks about how she got to work in Hollywood as a Junior Talent Agent
  • Jaci talks about Barry Diller and what it was like working as his Executive Assistant 
  • Why Jaci decided to join the Goldsman Sachs program and get a PCM certification
  • The benefits of having an abundance mentality as opposed to a scarcity mentality
  • The mentors Jaci has had over the years and the best piece of advice she has received
  • Jaci’s advice to women starting out in their careers and those looking to make changes in their careers
  • Jaci explains why her superpower is enthusiasm and how it has helped in her business

In this episode…

To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be a lifelong learner and be willing to do more in order to grow. The mindset you have as your business grows is crucial because your beliefs and the way you think serves as either the nudge you need to push boundaries or the wall that limits you from moving forward. 

Jaci Russo loves change and the uncomfortability that comes with it. Her daily mantra is ‘check yourself before you wreck yourself’ and she believes that it is only through suffering and being uncomfortable that one can open up space for self-improvement. 

Join Andrea Heuston in this episode of Lead Like a Woman Show as she talks with Jaci Russo, Co-founder of brandRUSSO, about creative branding and the importance of having an abundance mentality. Jaci also shares why she and her husband, Michael Russo, started their own branding agency, what sets their agency apart from other players in the industry, what it’s like to work in Hollywood, and how your mindset can be the key that sets you up for success. Stay tuned.

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