Hi, I’m Jareesa! Let me tell you a little bit about myself…


I never know how to start off my bio, so let’s start with the truth about me – I am a nerd who is motivated to learn as much as she can, and master as many things as possible. If you know that about me, then you’ll understand the rest of my story.

I began my career as a laboratory chemist – I worked on missiles, and in water technology. While I loved chemistry, I was ready for a new challenge, so I set out to transition to something else. “Something else” turned out to be a successful career as a data analyst for a major retailer and a freelance writing career.

I learned a ton through all those experiences – about myself, about career progression/transition, and about telling a compelling story. And now, as a consultant and speaker, I use all the things I’ve learned to help others, through coaching and sharing a really engaging story.

Other random things to know about me:

(I love lists, so let’s do this in list form!)

  • I’m an avid knitter and I also own a handmade knitwear shop, JTM Knits. Find me on Ravelry!

  • I’m a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

  • I’m a wife and mom, and I live with my family in the Twin Cities.

  • I met my husband on Twitter, and our wedding anniversary is Pi Day (3/14)

  • I love to travel - my current passport has stamps from Italy, Greece, Mexico, and the UAE.