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Liftoff Journeys Podcast Episode 11: Amya Zhanelle on Starting Her Gen Z Business – AZ is Media

Today’s guest is Amya Zhanelle, a social media strategist and Gen Z entrepreneur, who is President/CEO of her own business – AZ is Media. AZ Is Media (as-is-media) consults with businesses to increase their brand recognition through social media marketing.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Amya struck out on her own when an internship with a large corporation was not offering her enough satisfaction, her ability to help businesses connect with the highly desirable younger generations, and some tips and suggestions on starting your own entrepreneurial journey.

Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show “LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden.” Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to “LiftOff.”

Discussion points in this podcast:

  • Finding the path to entrepreneurship
  • Turning down a position in a large corp to go out on her own
  • Learning to ask for help
  • Planning space for the business
  • Funding – did not require a big financial investment
  • Finding clients through networking and word of mouth
  • Luck vs. hard work
  • Hiring a team and using freelancers
  • One thing businesses can change right now
  • Influencers and brands
  • Advice from mentors – balancing growth with self care
  • Advice to someone who wants to follow their dreams
  • Research your finances, resources, network, set goals, then DO IT.


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Jeanniey Walden is a business expert, author, keynote speaker, award-winning marketing leader, and the host of the nationally broadcasted TV show and podcast LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden. Jeanniey was recently chosen to receive the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2023, given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female professional and inclusive leader displays her influence, capability, and proficiency.

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