OUR FOUNDER, OUR STORY
Leslie Jacobs is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and founder of The Jacobs Agency, which specializes in the branding, marketing, and promotion of small to mid-size businesses.
Leslie began her professional career at one of the most prestigious global advertising agencies, Young and Rubicam (Y&R), where she helped coordinate the creative flow of major ad campaigns for top corporate clients including AT&T, Accenture, Dannon, Jell-O, and Johnson & Johnson. During her tenure at Y&R, Leslie developed a broad set of skills including the ability to successfully manage multi-faceted and complex projects, as well as a proficiency in business development, marketing and branding.
After building a 20-year career at Y&R, Leslie joined a global executive search firm where she was a project management lead placing C-Suite officers in Fortune 500 companies which further solidified her reputation for excellence and delivering results. She identified a need to provide consulting and brand marketing services to clients with high-net-worth potential who valued her professionalism and the personal touch she became known for. Leslie pursued her passion and ultimately ventured out on her own and launched The Jacobs Agency.
The Jacobs Agency has since expanded to include divisions for international travel, the sale of high-end luxury goods, and premiere events.
Leslie proudly serves on the Board of Directors for 1WorldFest Global, a non-profit organization. Leslie is an active member of community and has volunteered with many non-profit organizations that help families of children with disabilities, led peer support workshops, and organized fundraiser walks, toy drives and other events. She contributed to the fundraising for elected official, Alicia Hyndman, and was asked to be a speaker for her empowerment panel for women in business, earning her an award and recognition. Leslie has been influential and instrumental in promoting women in business and seeks to empower women and promote youth in her community.
Leslie is the devoted mother of two children and two granddaughters and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
THE JACOBS AGENCY & LADY DIAMONDS
Authentic, Dedicated, Insightful
Shareem “S. Braxton” brings a strong multi-media and broadcasting background to The Lady Diamonds team. As the Director of Communications, she is responsible for developing a comprehensive social media strategy that builds brand recognition and engagement across various digital platforms. Her ability to multi-task and wear many hats is invaluable to the team.
Shareem is also a host and emcee, who adds a dose of personality and professionalism to every event.
Enthusiasm, Inspirational, Synergetic
As Assistant Director of Planning and Promotion, Disa is a chief contributor of the Lady Diamonds planning and promotion team as well as the key executive support role to the President. From planning, promotion, and organizational support, her extraordinary networking skills and calm professional demeanor make her the perfect person to engage guests, promote events, build new client relationships and excels at managing event sales.
Disa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Trustworthy, Collaborative, Innovative
Sonya is a key aspect that rounds out the Lady Diamonds promotion and design team, and also provides a range of services to the team. As Manager of Promotion and Design, her eye for detail, class and artistic flair allows her to contribute significantly to event concept and design. This natural quality derives from her talent of photography. Her company Ty’Da offers great services to assist parents that want their children in commercials, print or the entertainment arena. Sonya’s jovial spirit is a breath of fresh air to the team as she continues to contribute, evolve, and excel in her abilities, especially her networking skills, promotion and management of event tickets.
Resourceful, Zealous, Diligent
ULTIMATE SOUL ESCAPE
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The Ultimate Soul Escape is a travel association that unites professionals, event planners, promoters, entrepreneurs, and friends. Groups of up to 300 from around the country, travel to exquisite exotic destinations such as St. Lucia, Costa Rica, Aruba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, and St. Maarten, to expand their networks, socialize, and have fun.
If you’re interested in traveling with Ultimate Soul Escape or have any questions, please reach out to our Travel Leadership Team.