Power Women Speak – Jackie Campbell

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A real power woman in our community.

This show falls under power women speak and I am speaking with Jackie Campbell of Campbell and Co CPA and Financial Advisors.  Get ready!  Get set! Listen!

  • I interviewed Jackie once before but we went down the rabbit hole too many times and then she had a chance to interview Martina McBride so I had to bring this show back to starting over.
  • Out of high school Jackie got a job at a CPA firm
  • Jackie has an alphabet soup of letters behind her names
  • She is from DeFuniak Springs and the town is filled with Victorian homes
  • We head down the rabbit hole about pretty towns in the Fl Panhandle of Florida
  • Apalachicola has a traffic light (finally)
  • Beautiful beaches then there is Dog Island
  • Back to the story
  • Degrees, marriage, children, worked for accounting firms
  • Then she opened her own business
  • We talk about the importance of shopping at small businesses
  • go to SBA.org
  • We talk about Jackie’s non-profit My Career Closet that helps dress women going back to work, when they get a job they get 5 days of mix and match outfits
  • They have helped about 350 women
  • They also re-donate clothes to abuse shelters, schools etc.
  • This shop gives women confidence
  • Down the rabbit hole again
  • Jackie’s husband just retired from being a Florida State trooper
  • Both of them had busy stressful jobs and Scott would get called out in the middle of the night at times
  • Tax season takes a toll
  • The kids are off the payroll
  • Do you know what the sandwich generation is?
  • CPA industry was male dominated is Jackie’s answer to the difficulty in being a female in a male dominated business
  • It was tough to go “empty nest”
  • They bought a historic home (I have been in it and it is lovely)
  • We discuss the fact that Jackie Campbell is a financial coach and therapist
  • Prior planning pays is Jackie’s mantra as we touch on taxes
  • We discuss the award Jackie was nominated for from AICPA Women to Watch
  • (We had to hold this show for compliance approval as we mention the month of June)
  • Jackie Campbell has a book coming out
  • “Being Prepared: Creating Peace of Mind for You and Your Loved Ones”
  • Her motivation was the realization when her dad got sick and ultimately passed away that things were not in order.
  • I have heard Jackie speak in public about this topic and her book will guide you through doing everything you need to do for the when, not the if.
  • I opened my FB one day and there was a picture of Jackie, her partner and Martina McBride
  • She was at a fundraiser for the Country Hall of Fame
  • This happened because of her radio show on WXJB 99.9 FM
  • She was thrilled that she was chosen to interview Martina because of the types of songs Martina writes and sings
  • Her new song is Reckless
  • Jackie’s favorite song is Blessed.
  • Jackie is hoping Martina will write a song for law enforcement
  • The “rules” of the interview were explained – 2 questions and 5 minutes
  • I had just seen Martina at The Strawberry Festival
  • The interview is going to be available on their website
  • www.mycpagroup.com
  • 352 683-7365 is how you reach Campbell and Company for financial advice.
  • I interviewed Jackie on my iPhone and a shotgun small mic
  • My advice carry a microphone
  • You need a recording app on your phone I use Awesome Voice Recorder
  • In the airport Jackie saw an American Idol winner and they talked and took photos
  • I want to have a hook up for a show with Jimmy Fallon
  • The guitar
  • They received a guitar autographed by Martina McBride
  • Jackie thanks her staff and I agree they are great

    I want one too.

    I want one too.



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