Wish I Knew . . .

#36 Jill Eastman - Senior Director of National Marketing / Be accountable / Handing tough conversations / 17 Day family driving trip

January 25, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 36
Wish I Knew . . .
#36 Jill Eastman - Senior Director of National Marketing / Be accountable / Handing tough conversations / 17 Day family driving trip
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of "Wish I Knew . . . " 

A podcast where I speak with people about their careers focusing on their success, advice, mentoring and listening to interesting stories.

I'm your host Gary Nowak and today I have an incredible conversation Jill Eastman.  I discovered Jill to be a person with and incredible amount of 

  • Honesty
  • integrity 
  • A grounded perspective on life. 

Career Background:

  • Senior Director of national marketing strategy and integreated planning and advisory at BDO (Over 7 years)
  • Prior to her current role:
     
    • Director of market at Harman Leito & Bolt and Hahnfeld hoffer standford 
    • Marketing positions at Weaver / Jacobs / Principal financial group
  • Wartburg College
     
    • BA in communications Arts
  • Grew up in Iowa and now resides in the Dallas Fort Worth area

 

Highlights

  • Great visual for her very first job
  • Being accountable
  • Learning time management early
  • Being in marketing and working in the accounting world
  • Understanding business from the marketing side
  • You can't market what you don't understand
  • Being very "hands on" and working in a smaller firm
  • Sitting through audits by choice, ugh

 

Mentoring

  • How she prides herself of mentoring
  • Jill's personal board of directors
  • How mentorship might fail
  • Mind the gap in mentoring

 

  • Lesson learned 10 years ago
  • Being Self aware and a great story about this
  • Give yourself room to be wrong

 

Handing Confrontational conversations roadmap

  • Take emotion out of it
  • 3 simple bullets


  • Give and share joy with others
  • We don't work in Silo's, so build relationships
  • Reaping the rewards of relationships later in your career
  • How Jill finds Success from a marketing executive
  • Jill's leadership style, you will want to work for her
  • When is it time to move on?
  • Being proud of the journey
  • 17 day family driving trip