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. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
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 pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Substance Abuse Management.
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. Sonya holds a Bachelor’s degree.
Resourceful, Zealous, Diligent
Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree.
A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE
The Travel Ambassadors that encompass the Ultimate Soul Escape consists of a dynamic alliance of small business owners, top NYC promoters, colleagues, peers, lifelong friends and family. Collaboratively, the Ambassadors weigh-in heavily on many decisions including the direction of the weekend, as their insight and professional expertise is invaluable to the continued growth of this winning organization. Within their independent brands, the Ambassadors have retained and worked with celebrities, television personalities, artists, top DJs and fellow promoters, creating a synergistic mixture of pure genius!
A team of truly empowered women proudly serve as the lead hosts. Leslie, with the support and counsel of her zestful committee, “Team Lady Diamonds” Shareem, Disa, Karen and Sonya, remain steadfast, united and ready to jump in and conquer intricate tasks as needed.
As the founder, visionary and driving force behind the Ultimate Soul Escape, Leslie Jacobs, “Lady Diamonds”, has earned a solid reputation for excellence and leadership. She spearheads the logistics, internationally and domestically, execution of weekend itinerary, team and entertainment management, for the international project.
ULTIMATE SOUL ESCAPE TRAVEL AMBASSADORS
“THE DREAM TEAM”
- Lady Diamonds Leslie
- Lady Diamonds Team: Shareem, Disa, Sonya, Karen
- August Martin Alumni
- Best Show In Brooklyn
- Big Herk
- Big Vince
- Bishop Loughlin Alumni
- Blacker USA
- Comedian Ray DeJon
- Comedian Shawn Harvey
- DJ Big Lou
- DJ Mister Cee
- DJ Jelly
- Femme Fittness
- Forever Entertainment
- Gem drops Gemz
- Kyra Simply Skinn
- Lady Ann
- Lady Reign
- Lil Mama
- Lisa Green Eyes
- New Movement
- NYC PlayGround
- Robin’s Nest Catering
- Shantae – Heart to heart
- The Jacobs Agency
- Tracey Recession Proof
- Val – Straight Out the Box
- W.Nelson Productions