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Conversations with the Inspiring Ambar Januel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ambar Januel.

Ambar, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a creative strategist and community development consultant that started my career in Boston. I currently am traveling the world as a full-time digital nomad – with clients that I work with remotely.

In addition to my professional work, I share my travels, am a vocal advocate for STEM diversity and body positivity.

While I attended MassArt in Boston, I left after two years to pursue a separate career path. Now, I couldn’t be happier, more excited, or more motivated to continue pushing for unique experiences, and to help incredible organizations and creatives.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As women, we’re taught that we need to work harder, prove the time we’ve spent, and exemplify perfection. Have you ever seen men act like they need to prove the work they’ve done? Not often.

We need to step up and stand behind our work. We need to believe that we ARE good enough. Don’t ever put yourself into a box of what you already know, instead, stand behind what you know you are capable of.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into your business story. Tell us more about the business.
My work with organizations, creatives, and companies is based on communities. I work on creating strategies that allow them to grow, engage, and foster new opportunities. I spend a good amount of my time working with non-profits and organizations for racial justice and women’s rights, often even pro-bono. Currently, I’m working on sifting through artist representation into my work.

Looking back on your childhood, what experiences do you feel played an important role in shaping the person you grew up to be?
Absolutely! As a child that moved around constantly, it took me a while to accept that I have a unique work structure and that instead of fighting it, I need to acknowledge it and own it. I don’t work well with a consistent schedule or routine. While I spend about 70 hours a week working. I need to be able to manage it into my own schedule while remaining consistent with activities that keep me feeling alive and happy.

Understanding that the work I do is more productive and powerful when I truly am passionate about what I’m doing changed everything. Your work will never be exemplary if you’re not excited by it.

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