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Life & Work with Crissa Jackson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Crissa Jackson.

Crissa, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
At just seven years old, I knew I wanted to become a professional basketball player and worked tirelessly towards that dream. I combined my two passions, basketball and fitness, and used my business degree to start my own personal training business before traveling all over the world inspiring thousands of young females and entertaining millions of fans as the 13th woman to play for the Harlem globetrotters. I then was able to transition my skills into becoming a prominent social media creator and influencer by truly engaging with people and showing them that you can be your authentic self and still succeed.

I recently launched a woman empowerment non-profit, I am movement inc, for girls ages 6-18 years old instilling in them a sense of worth and value that takes precedent over any peer pressure or bullying.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has been a relatively smooth road because I am simply being myself and taking each thing as it comes. Along the way, it was difficult to continue forward when it seems like no one was interested in my content or what I had to say.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I create content for my own personal social media accounts (@crissa_ace on TikTok and IG, and crissajackson on youtube) and I also create ads and promotional content for other brands such as ruffles, reebok, draftkings, amazon music, Nike, under armour, milk, mikes hard lemonade, soft guard, puma and many others. It makes me proud to see work I created living on tv and the internet.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
Network, network, network, network and then network some more, lol. My main advice is you never know the value of meeting people in person and allowing them to gauge your energy and vibe until you do it. People’s unique nuances and personalities get lost in translation in resumes and bios. Meeting someone face to face is worth a million times more than cold emails etc.

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