I truly believe you can have it all.
After spending over 8 years in the industry and working for different ad and marketing agencies, I found myself laid off during my maternity leave.
This left my family and my career heartbroken and discouraged. BUT it also woke up something inside me. I was faced with the hard decision, do I stay home to be with my newborn baby girl and toddler son or do I let someone else watch them and see all my daughter’s firsts and go back to work for someone else.
And I did NOT accept that those were my ONLY options!
I didn’t want to pick between being a mom and having a career. I wanted both!
I loved doing what I was doing. Marketing speaks to me and excites me. I love data as well as art. Plus, I love working 1-on-1 with clients. But I also didn’t want to miss out on all the wonderful and important moments in my kids’ lives. So, I had to think of another way…
Developing relationships was one of my favorite things about working for these other companies.
The problem with going back and working for another company is that (a) I would be away from my baby, (b) I would be stuck in the same situation – relying on someone else’s business to succeed, and (c) I couldn’t build these relationships I absolutely enjoyed building with my clients.
Working in big agencies meant I had to treat clients like they were on a conveyor belt. There was no talking and getting to know them. It was “here’s this order form, here are your results, have a nice day, bye”. And I just didn’t believe business should be run that way.
I moved on and started my own agency, Splash Owl Media! I love colors that reflect my pops of personality and I love owls!
Of course, entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. You truly have to love what you do and be willing to push yourself to new limits and experiment outside your comfort zone!
My first year in business made me do a lot of inner reflections and second-guessing. There were a lot of ups and downs. But I never regretted my decision or stopped. Thankfully I have an amazing husband that would NEVER let me give up on myself.
Revamping and redirecting my focus meant I had to think outside the box, do things other Facebook Strategists weren’t doing or even thinking of doing.
As I’m sure you can see, there’s a lot of competition in this niche and it’s very saturated.
But I didn’t want that to hold me back. I know I have the skills, the experience, the degree, and the drive to be better and to do more for the women in this niche.
So…I focused on my clients.
My clients have always been my priority and their results matter to me as well as their investment…not only their investment in Facebook Ads by their investment in me as well.
This is the main reason I started offering a guarantee in my packages.
But I believe my clients deserve to know they’re in good hands and that I’m that confident in my skills to not let them down.
My mission is simple…HELP WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS SUCCEED ONLINE!
I am a…
Wife to my college sweetheart
Mother to two beautiful children who are energetic and Star Wars fans (because we brain washed them)
Lover of 80’s music, fantasy/sci-fi books, and dancing in the living room like no ones watching
One of nine kids with six brothers and two sisters
Die-hard Steelers fan (I have to wear my Bettis jersey every game)
Lived in Orlando for most of my childhood so I am a massive Disney fan!