I’m a Personal Branding Consultant and founder of Brandstrom – A Personal Branding Agency. I help entrepreneurs (social media influencers, coaches, authors, speakers, network marketers, real estate agents, etc) build their personal brand through brand strategy, brand design, social media strategy, and digital marketing.
I was born and raised a small-town-California girl with nothing more than perseverance, a laptop and a DREAM.
From growing up poor, which led to feeling like an outcast, different & lonely and being bullied in school, to losing my father at 13 years of age and my then boyfriend at 19 years of age, I had nowhere to turn and no place to go but forward.
As a result of watching my family financially and emotionally struggle and not having anyone to guide me through life, I made a promise to myself at the age of 15 while lying in bed feeling broken, alone and afraid that I’d live a different life. At that moment, I was liberated as I knew I no longer had to live the life I was dealt.
I committed to living a life full of happiness and success while helping others find their “why” and significance. However, I thought education was the only path to success.
Starting in 2010, while working a 9-to-5, I began learning the elements of branding as I wanted to build my own brand.
After completing a lifelong personal goal – a Master’s Degree in Business Administration – in 2014, I STILL felt unfulfilled, bored and stuck while working in the corporate world as my potential was limited by my job description.
My 9-to-5 left me frustrated at my wasted potential of wanting to empower and help people. I was overworked, underpaid, and ultimately unsatisfied as I was building someone else’s dream rather than pursuing my own.