People are often afraid to make mistakes or fail. But no failure means never learning and growing as a person or a professional. In this interview, I talked with Ashley Zagst who is a professional dancer/choreographer turned digital marketer.
Our conversation focused on how Ashley made the career transition from dancer to marketer and what she’s learned along the way about learning from mistakes. She is the former Head of Marketing at Bravado.co, the first digital community exclusively for sales professionals committed to elevating the profession by changing the stigmatized perception.
Key takeaways from the interview:
Everyone has transferable skills! No matter who you are or what you have done in your life, the skills you’ve developed along the way are NOT lost as you move to new phases in your life and career.
Why Ashley decided to transition from a professional career as a dancer and business owner to a digital marketing career in Corporate America. Find out what that transition was like for Ashley and how she achieved her goals.
How Ashley knew she could make the leap from performing arts to working for a tech start-up even though at first glance it might seem an unusual career choice.
When making a career transition, steps you can take to get to the root of your strengths and skill sets.
Why following this “discovery” process can be even more important for women looking to transition in their careers?
Why becoming comfortable with making mistakes and failing big is actually a benefit to our careers.
How feedback delivered in the right way leads to cultivating creativity, not stifling it.
Finally, learn about the connection between creating art(movement) → creating content → serving customers/members → building/being a part of a community → changing an entire profession!
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Ashley Zagst is a professional dancer/choreographer turned digital marketer. She is currently the Founder of Zagst Consutling and the former Head of Marketing at Bravado.co, the first digital community exclusively for sales professionals committed to elevating the profession by changing the stigmatized perception. Prior to working at Bravado, Ashley helped build the brand marketing team at Digital Trends. In between working, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her pup, she also finds time to crush the occasional triathlon.