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The Intersection Between Personal Care and Branding: Insights from Sharrarne Morton

Ep. 83

How does personal care translate to brand success?


In today's episode, the inspiring Sharrarne Morton joins us to share her unique approach to branding and personal growth and how she mixes her vast experience in broadcast journalism and entertainment with her passion for elevating women of color to high-network and high-net-worth opportunities. Sharrarne is a seasoned CEO, Radio and TV Host, Voice Talent, and Writer. She is the CEO of Morton Media, hosts and produces shows for SiriusXM Radio, and is the Founder of Black Door Society, an organization created to help women of color get in touch with opportunities to increase their wealth and build a legacy. 


Throughout this episode, you'll hear Sharrarne's thoughts on personal growth, personal care and branding, and the importance of building boundaries, especially for caregivers. She also shares her fame story and biggest fears, and explains the difference between power and shallow networking.


Additionally, we talk about the importance of mentoring, regardless of the industry your company belongs to, Sharrarne's trajectory in broadcasting journalism, and much more. 


Tune in to episode 83 of The Brand Therapist and learn more about Sharrarne's unique approach to branding, networking, and using influence and resources to elevate others.  


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Sharrarne talks about her upbringing and how she discovered her vocation (3:10)
  • Why setting boundaries is crucial, especially for caregivers (8:00)
  • Sharrarne shares her fame story (11:30)
  • About Sharrarne's biggest fear and how she deals with it (17:20)
  • Why power networking is essential for your personal brand's growth (19:30)


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