Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Empowering Hearts and Stories: Insights from Altimese Nichole, CEO of The Ezer Agency

Leaders Perception Magazine is currently running an interview series called – Building a Successful Remote Work Culture: Discussing strategies and best practices for fostering a productive and engaged remote workforce, addressing topics like communication, collaboration tools, work-life balance, and employee well-being

Interviewee Name: Altimese Nichole

Company: The Ezer Agency (Pronounced Aye-ZAR)

Position: CEO & Founder

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/altimesecurry/

Altimese Nichole ‘s favorite quote: “ There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.- Maya Angelou

In the realm of Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations, Altimese Nichole has carved her path as a seasoned professional with a passion for building relationships. As the CEO and Founder of The Ezer Agency, she leads a global team of marketing and PR experts, dedicated to helping businesses and empowering women and young girls to share their stories fearlessly. In this enlightening interview article, we delve into Altimese’s remarkable journey from corporate climbing to full-time entrepreneurship, fueled by a pivotal moment of transition. We explore her strategies for effective communication within a global organization, utilizing tools like WhatsApp and Asana for seamless collaboration. Moreover, Altimese sheds light on her agency’s unique approach to work-life harmony, fostering a supportive environment where team members are encouraged to prioritize their personal lives. As we uncover the wisdom and insights shared by Altimese Nichole, we also discover a profound quote from Maya Angelou that encapsulates the essence of untold stories and the power they hold. Join us as we embark on a captivating conversation with Altimese Nichole, where hearts are empowered, and stories are set free at The Ezer Agency.

The Interview

Thank you so much for joining us today! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your backstory?

Altimese Nichole : I have worked in the fields of Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations since 2008 and now lead an agency of marketing and PR professionals from all over the world. My heart connects to relationships, and it’s deeply rooted in my company values and business practices. I didn’t plan to be a full-time entrepreneur. As I climbed the corporate ladder, I planned for this to be an additional income stream. That was until I was laid off in 2019 with a daughter under the age of one. I was utterly terrified at the time, not realizing it was the pivot I needed to align with my assignment of helping businesses, women, and young girls lead their journeys with heart and an unapologetic approach to sharing their stories boldly.

How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration among remote team members? Can you share any specific tools or practices that have been particularly effective for your organization?

Altimese Nichole : Communication is vital for a global organization. We use WhatsApp as our primary source of ongoing communication with the internal team. There are different group chats based on topics, teams, and client assignments. For project management, we use Asana to keep everyone connected to client deliverables and deadlines. For those repetitive projects, we created templates that auto-populate upon completion so the team will always be in-the-know of expectations.

Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging in a remote work environment. What strategies do you recommend for remote employees to create boundaries between work and personal life? How can organizations support their employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance?

Altimese Nichole : Within my agency, we strive for work-life harmony and encourage our team members to let us know when they’re available throughout the week and are set availability. We foster the team’s understanding of features that help them to structure and help cultivate balance- like the “off hours” feature in WhatsApp for Business or setting away messages in Asana. As long as they communicate, we honor the reality that life happens and we’re humans first and foremost.

Leaders Perception Magazine would like to thank Altimese Nichole and The Ezer Agency (Pronounced Aye-ZAR) for the time dedicated to completing this interview and sharing their valuable insights with our readers!

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