Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
Hi all! I'm Gabi Garrett, I'm an award winning journalist, in fact, my piece on "Throwing Out the Old Bananas" was ranked the Top 5 articles of 2020 on entreprenuer.com. For the past four years, I have ran a Media Company, and recently sold the company and have been hired as a Creative Director for a Messaging Agency, Bright Lights. I am spending my time in-between jobs coaching women on 90-day plans, writing like crazy and getting excited about this new chapter of being supported... and of course, honoring the past four years as a CEO.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
I joined Ellevate because of the support of women in the group, the first 2 years of my business; I had no clue what an "entrepreneur" was, let alone that other women were trying to accomplish similar things! I hope to support many in contributing their writing to the world. Our voices help others more than we'll ever know.
How would you define your professional mission?
To show up and share, so other's feel the joy of showing up and sharing. To leave a legacy of the written word for many, many women for decades to come.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
To be a journalist, you cannot fear rejection but take it as a clue on what I call the "Yellow Brick Road of Success", where is this 'no' leading me? What could be the joy of this redirect?
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
I interviewed Ryan Serhant, of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York", and I was the most nervous I've ever been, but he was charming and sweet and the article turned out fabulous. I couldn't believe that made me more nervous than teaching yoga in Prison, but it did. What I learned was being nervous actually serves no-one, show up as your amazing self, everyone is here to help you.
What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
I helped a woman ran business, Peak Scents, increase their e-commerce sales by $1,000 a day; saving them from eliminating any team members during the 2020 pandemic. Through press exposure, they were actually able to hire one more person!
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
There's something about press that validates your place in the marketplace like nothing else, it helps you uncover Impostor Syndrome, but it also helps family and friend's see my clients in a brand new light. There's nothing more fun than seeing a new published piece and the effects it has on my client's, their products and their confidence.
What is it about your job that makes you feel it’s the right fit for you?
I'm relatively fearless, and I have to ask "famous" people everyday if they will work with me, and it's actually the most fun thing in the world, I think it would make other people throw up, to be honest.
Who are your role models?
Sara Blakely is a fabulous representation of balance in entrepreneurship, I'm also grateful for Marie Forleo and her program B-School which paved the path for my journey.
What is your morning ritual?
Sip coffee and start calling the entire world with our domination plans.
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