Hey, it’s Jarreau!
This month we’re shining a spotlight on REVOLUTIONS and GRIT Rockstar Jarreau. We asked Jarreau 5 questions to get to know the off-duty side of this Rockstar a little better.
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Hugs…no wait! Donuts! Ok…hugs, for sure.
What do you like most about your “day job” when you’re not at uforia?
I’m a storyteller. Since my toddler years getting lost in grocery stores only to be found in the produce section asking strangers to “tell me more” about their lives, I’ve had a passion for storytelling. I’ve sought out ways to relate to others through empathy. I believe that stories are the best vehicle for understanding. In my current work, I run production for a creative design agency. It is my job to help others give life to their stories. I also find ways to use those stories to build products that make life easier.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
“That fish cray”
I believe with every fiber of my being that when we make the right connections, we can all live the best versions of ourselves. Right now I am on a journey to connect the dots that lead to my best version of me. Externally, I’m a coach. I create and protect the space that empowers you to thrive. From as early as I can remember, I’ve taken to the support role in the lives of my friends and family. It’s no surprise that I eventually gravitated toward side jobs in motivational interviewing and literally coaching clients as a fitness instructor.
Internally, I could sometimes use someone like me to help me get out of my own way. I know that I’m great at motivating others to align their core values in order to see the results they are looking for, but I’m not always great at doing that for myself. My passions include helping others harness their greatest potential, understanding the ways that love can transform even the ugliest of days, and being a part of one of the best vehicles for creativity, art, and emotional release: music.
Tell us something that might surprise us:
Music is my air. I was literally born singing. I did not cry. I hummed. I continued to hum for years, only humming louder when I was hungry. While eating, some people talk with their mouths full. I hummed. Although I’m sure my family and friends miss hearing my tunes during meals, I left that behind and years later found my voice in collegiate a-cappella followed by musical theater. Because of this, there’s pretty much always a song in my head.