86 - Ziad Ahmed, JUV Consulting
In Ep. 86 of Earned, Conor sits down with 24 year-old wunderkind, public speaker, and entrepreneur Ziad Ahmed, the founder and CEO of Gen Z agency JUV Consulting. We start the episode by learning how Ziad, who was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 at just 19 years old, unintentionally became an entrepreneur while launching JUV Consulting seven years ago, before hearing his aspirations for the next decade. We dive into the story behind JUV, and Ziad explains that he started the company because he was tired of people talking about Gen Z but not to Gen Z, and how JUV’s mission is to give diverse young people a seat at the table. We then hear the challenges of being taken seriously as a young entrepreneur, and how the company has more than proved itself through its impressive campaign results and word-of-mouth praise. Next, we get Ziad’s thoughts on Gen Alpha, and why he’s sensitive to not speak for them, but is looking forward to welcoming members of the younger generation to his team in order to serve that demographic. Conor and Ziad share their experiences scaling up younger companies, and Ziad emphasizes the importance of “emotional labor.” To close the show, we explore the pandemic’s impact on different generations, particularly Gen Z, and Ziad shares his best advice for effective public speaking.
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