Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
Hi everyone! My name is Jaisa Minor, and I am a motivational speaker specializing in empowering young women to develop the skills they need to lead. My mission is to provide aspiring female leaders with the tools and strategies to respond to the unique challenges they face during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest?
As a student, I had the chance to be inspired by phenomenal speakers who encouraged me to become the best version of myself through their dynamic stories of perseverance and commitment. Now, there is a new generation emerging, and I want to pay it forward by using my experiences to help them fulfill their potential.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit?
Know why you want to do this. Be patient, but be persistent. Don't be afraid to follow up. Build relationships, create value for your clients, and be confident in what you have to offer.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it:
I have dealt with the difficulty of not being able to find a professional mentor with a genuine interest in my career aspirations. I would like to have a consistent relationship with an established speaker who believes in my mission and can provide insight and guidance when I am facing challenges in my journey. I am continuing to work towards overcoming this by seizing opportunities to network in the speaking industry and meet new people.
What is next for your brand/business in 2016?
I'm not sure where to begin. . .My website is launching in November, and I'll be continuing to partner with organizations that share my passion for helping girls succeed. On my site, I will be sharing insightful content on leadership development, as well as the inspiring stories of young women who are shaping the new generation of change agents. However, what I'm most excited about is the time I'll be spending making preparations for the relocation of my home and headquarters to New York City.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
You can connect with me on Instagram @jaisaminor to network and stay updated on my website launch and all upcoming speaking engagements. Starting in November, you can find me at www.jaisaminor.com.
Please feel free to reach out and connect with me. I'd be more than happy to hear from you.