Zahn Brazil | #FridayProfile

Marketing expert, Zahn Brazil is passionate about people and loves bringing like-minded humans together to build communities and collective thinking.

In her day job, Zahn is the Marketing Executive at EMA, New Zealand's largest business association – bringing members free legal advice, quarterly market briefings, national wage and salary information, employment law guides, export opportunities, targeted business training and more.

Outside of her day job, Zahn is a co-founder of Seed and Soul Skincare, producing and marketing locally sourced, organic skin care products. On top of all of this, Zahn also leads the Marketing and Social Media team here at Carbolic Productions.

For this week’s #FridayProfile, we’re asking the real questions on what makes Zahn tick

You have $50 in your pocket on a Friday night out – where would you go?

I can’t go past a good BYO with a group of friends so I’d have to go to Canton Café in Kingsland with a bottle of Pinot Gris for sure.

Favourite piece of art/object/rock?

Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona or any of the red rocks in Sedona really, it is breathtaking, do it, go!

Biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally and how you overcame it?

Launching my own business, Seed and Soul. I was (and still am) so out of my depth, I knew it was going to be hard work but it is harder than I ever could of imagined but such a thrill and I don’t regret it at all!

I am very much a perfectionist, especially with my business and I had to learn to let go very early on, you can’t be finicky you’ve just got to keep rolling and get things out the door, as the saying goes -  "If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late".

If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?

A pineapple, duh. I feel like a pineapple gets the job done - prickly and sweet all at the same time.