Selling in a Skirt with Judy Hoberman with her guest Jennifer Martin & Janelle Alex
Jennifer Martin’s work as a Zest Business Consultant, an EMyth Certified Business Coach, and Professional Speaker draws on her 25+ years of business experience helping organizations large and small make millions of dollars. She’s had solid history of success working with large companies in many different industries (Clear Channel Communications, Union Pacific Railroad, 7-Eleven Stores, CompUSA, etc.) as well as solopreneurs and small to medium sized businesses. She has owned and operated several businesses including a retail store, a restaurant and catering business, a publishing company, and a real estate investment and property management firm. So in addition to her big business experience, she knows first hand the joys, challenges, and stresses of operating a small business.
Janelle has had a deep devotion to empower women most of her life. In her early entrepreneurial years, she supported, taught and guided young women/girls toward becoming strong, powerful, compassionate, playful and confident women through dance. She also inspired the handful of young men that she taught too. In fact, in the mid-1990s Janelle was listed in the Who's Who of Women's Small Business Owners. She is adamant that both our women and men need to be empowered and educated to support one another, their global brothers and sisters, animals, nature and the planet.
Yet, believe it or not she was terribly shy as a child. She first began taking dance lessons at just 3-years-old and that certainly helped increase her confidence. But, it wasn't until the year that she became an assistant dance/tumbling teacher and earned a spot on the cheerleading squad in school that she began to come out of her fear of public speaking. She was just 13-years-old.