Episode 53 - Changing Your Trajectory and Taking Control of Your DestinyJul 12, 2022
IN THIS EPISODE:
[00:03:07]: Jessica Huie believes that you do not have to fit into one label at a time and answers Tracy’s question on if she would consider herself an entrepreneur or an author.
[00:04:22]: What was Jessica like as a child and what was her perspective like on her future career possibilities?
[00:08:19]: Jessica tells the story about getting expelled at 15 years old.
[00:14:43]: How did Jessica deal with growing up mixed race in London?
[00:16:31]: Jessica became a single mother at 17 years old and had a rocky beginning to her career that was made even harder by the shame her father felt for a daughter that did not reach what he believed was her true potential.
[00:23:23]: Jessica’s post-grad experience after deciding to go back to school with her abundance of determination and breaking into the field of PR and journalism
[00:28:13]: Tracy and Jessica conversate about how they believe having a degree affected their path to success.
[00:30:18]: Jessica tells the story behind Color Blind Cards, a greeting card company she founded after a pivotal experience she had with her young daughter.
[00:35:30]: After Jessica’s success with Color Blind Cards, she decided to start her own PR agency, bringing her back to her career roots.
[00:38:12]: In 2016, Buckingham Palace presented an award to Jessica Huie, given to her by the Queen.
[00:39:42]: How Jessica’s father’s journey with terminal cancer led her to write her book, Purpose, and what the writing experience was like in such a challenging time for her and her family
Jessica Huie MBE is an entrepreneur and the author of the bestseller PURPOSE: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling published by Hay House. Jessica enjoyed a glittering career as a journalist and publicist and has worked with some of the world’s biggest stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland, and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. In 2006 Jessica launched Color Blind Cards, a multi-award winning multicultural greeting card company that drove an early conversation around the importance of ethnic representation in retail and became the first independent brand to secure a high-street presence for black cards in the UK. Her first book, Purpose, as well as her transformation evolved from the profound space between life and death in which she found herself as a caretaker for her beloved father.
“I always had the strong ability to dream… I kind of found safety in my imagination.”
“I have this gift of being able to see people in ways that they cannot yet see themselves, and then supporting them and bringing that out.”
“I was driven by this desire to have my daughter see herself and know that she is enough; she doesn’t need to aspire to be anyone other than who she is.”
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