After 6 years as a singer and songwriter, Jen Jeavons was forced to reinvent herself. She studied web development and refocused her creativity to launch digital & marketing agency Pixel Palace in 2009. Pixel Palace evolved to become a growth agency, developing marketing strategies for businesses. Jen was a finalist for the 2020 Women in Digital Awards for Digital Experience Leader of the Year and has presented at creative and design events.
In this episode, Jen shared her journey of reinvention and finding her passion after her career as an artiste. She gave us a look into her experience of overworking herself at the start of her business and dealing with anxiety. We also discussed the necessity of knowing when to seek help and needing an integrator to balance the visionary in a business.
As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Jen has found that being empathetic, intuitive, and emotionally intelligent has in fact become her ‘superpower.’ with both her team and their clients. Jen and her heavily female team are on a mission to make Pixel Palace Australia’s most human-focused agency, known equally for our award-winning work and the positive impact they create for their people, clients and communities.
In this episode we cover:
Power of networking
Figuring out what to do
Must-read: Rocket Fuel by Wickman & Winters
A business needs both a visionary and an integrator
Outsourcing what you aren’t good at
Knowing when you need help
Getting overwhelmed with anxiety
Children understand entrepreneurship differently
Meeting your goals may not necessarily make you feel satisfied
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Sweden / Italy.
Where would you like to go to the most but haven’t visited yet?
“Being a technician in something is great, you need some base skills; but more important is people skills, and network, and the ability to listen and connect with empathy.” Jen Jeavons, Founder of Pixel Palace
“If you sit quietly with yourself, a lot of the time, you will know what to do.” Jen Jeavons, Founder of Pixel Palace
“Pay someone else to do the things, even if you think you can’t afford it, and work out the bits that really pull you down because there’s an invisible cost to staying in a lane where you’re not quite on the track and you’re pushing.” Jen Jeavons, Founder of Pixel Palace
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