We had the good fortune of connecting with Jha Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jha, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
Self-discipline, consistency, intuitiveness, character, and courage. I feel that these habits have helped me grow, and certainly take time to learn.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
With an abundance of knowledge and experience in brand-building, I’ve come to understand both the technical and creative sides of the marketing industry. I specialize in building brand identities, which focuses on three main pillars: on and offline community engagement, strong brand awareness through web design, social media monitoring, and in-person and virtual events. I’ve discovered my passion to be connecting with other people and being the missing link that connects them to their next business partner, organization, or successful endeavor.
I started a social organization, Connections HTX, where we cultivate a highly energized opportunity to network with like-minded people through thoroughly planned social activities and stimulating environments. Our main objective is to evoke inspiration, creativity, and connections through those engaging activities. Our mission is to connect people to their entrepreneurial destinies through the common ground of a hustling ambition and desire to be successful.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some of the most exciting and fun things to check out in Houston would be Downtown on Main St. It has a bit of a New York vibe and energy with many people dressed and running to work. You can hop on the train, bar hop, head to a museum, and the medical center. (Houston has the largest medical center in the world) There are plenty of areas for photo opportunities. Midtown and Washington Ave are also pretty cool. There’s lots of graffiti art, tattoo shops, bars, high rise apartments, and day vibes on a sunny Houston day. If you were in town during the week (pre-covid-19), there were plenty of networking events or happy hours going on. Houston is huge, so it would also depend on your side of town or your crowd of people. Houston was voted one of the most diverse cities in the world, so you can find a variety of crowds, from business professionals to artists and creatives. Houston has a place for everyone.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout the team of people that I have been working with behind the scenes: All the photographers, videographers, video-hosts, event hosts, and other digital marketers that have helped me grow to become who I am today.
Erica Jones (@ejsolutions)