Hi, I’m Rana & I’m here to help you make waves.
I know that (like me in the past) many of you question whether their ideas are brilliant, their passions are strong, and whether their pursuit for entrepreneurship is the right thing to do.
My work and this platform is created to teach you about a healthy business mindset, embracing calculated risks, marketing and business strategies to guide you to creating a business and life you desire. I am passionate about Personal Branding and its importance as a building block in your entrepreneurial empire.
TAKING THE LEAP AND MANY MISTAKES LATER…
I didn’t have a smooth ride into entrepreneurship. My shift was everything but easy.
Throughout my career, I was very lucky to work with great people, amazing mentors and many projects that are out of this world. I started in the ranks of top advertising and PR agencies. That was an amazing rollercoaster ride!
After growing my way up the ladder, I moved to pursue a corporate career within top multinational companies, handling markets covering the Middle East and Africa.
I loved every second of it! But I was burnt out and yearning to create something of my own. I thought the best way to take that leap is to make a pivot in my career. So I chose to leap into the fashion industry, a very special passion of mine. I resigned my corporate job and went to fashion school to kick-start my journey into my new world.
The four years of creating and launching my own fashion label were one of the best experiences of my life. I created a business, learnt and experienced first-hand how to build a brand from conceptualization to creative to production to sales. My marketing and PR background was the backbone of it all, and served me well. During these four years, I was able to make my clothing line available in boutiques across 8 countries, 2 international on-line stores and managed my own online platform.
Technically, I was doing well. In reality, as much as I loved what I was doing, I hated what I was doing!
I soon realized that I was in the wrong business. I loved fashion, but not the process of making fashion. At the end of the forth year, I decided to step-back and assess my next steps.
An entrepreneur is always ready to re-invent themselves. This is what I did. I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur and now I know it!
“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong”UNKNOWN
RE-WORKING ON MY PERSONAL BRANDING AND GOING BACK TO MY MARKETING ROOTS, BUT ON MY OWN TERMS
I was always approached and contacted over and over again for consultancy jobs. I never rejected the opportunity. On the contrary, taking on marketing, communications, content and branding projects was an easy decision, and honestly, I looked forward to them… I missed working on personal branding, marketing or business projects.
Clients varied from corporate to individuals and influencers, and things in my working life simply fell into place. I had a consultancy business and built a beautiful portfolio. I worked with clients I wanted to work with. I knew I was on the right path.
I also worked closely with many start-up entrepreneurs, personal branding and content marketing projects with social influencers, and was part of building personal brands from the ground up.
I discovered that while I was building my entrepreneurial dream, I was helping others realize theirs.
If you are a small business owner, an independent consultant, a coach, a freelancer, a creative entrepreneur, or anything in between, you’ve come to the right place! Through my podcast LET’S MAKE WAVES and this platform, I am here to guide you, work with you and share with you hard earned lessons, things that are tried and tested and content that will help your business, build and strengthen your personal brand, enhance your marketing and overall help you build a life with a business that you love.
So, Welcome to my world!