M Agency Chief Orchestrator Vanessa Jose: What is my M?

What is my M? My M is EMPOWERMENT. Throughout the four years that I’ve been at M Agency, I’ve molded my role into a project manager/administrative/billing terminator hybrid, appropriately known as the Chief Orchestrator. Like a conductor orchestrating a symphony, my role as M Agency’s Chief Orchestrator is make sure order and flow coincide with all of our projects. I love working with both the creative team and our clients to facilitate communication and build strong relationships.

M Agency's Chief Orchestrator Vanessa Jose

How did I develop my M? 

It took me a long time to unveil my M. Ever since I could remember, I was taught to work hard and always try your best. So that’s what I did—for 29 years. I just wanted to work hard and hope that someday I would see the fruits of my labor and get to share that with my family. And to be honest, it wasn’t a life that felt fulfilled, but I couldn’t figure out why and I would find myself in and out of depression.

And then one day, someone asked me what my deepest fear was. The question took me aback. After thinking long and hard, I finally answered, “My greatest fear is failure, and feeling like I’ve let others down.”

I was a leaking faucet! Tears everywhere!

The women who asked me this crumbling question, quickly swooped in and picked me back up. Many of them assured me that it was their greatest fear as well, and all too often, we self-doubt ourselves. At that moment, I realized I needed to free my mind of self-doubt, and embrace the incredible power I have within me. I want to do that for myself, and for others.

So my M is empowering others with positivity, inspiration and challenges that pushes us just enough to break through our mental boundaries.

How do I balance being a marketing professional and a mom of a one-year old? 

I believe it’s important to keep work at work as much as possible. When I’m at work, I’m fully engaged into the workflow and managing projects. And when I’m at home, I’m in complete mom-mode. M Agency has been so great with supporting my decision to keep my personal life and business life separate. Being a working mom means understanding that perfect work life balance can impossible to achieve at times. However, having the support of the M Agency team helps keep me on track.