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Meet Trailblazer Jaz Daigle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaz Daigle.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jaz. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As my dad would say, I’m a “little girl making my way through the big city”. He just always fails to mention that this is the same “big city” I was born and raised in! I spent two years in East Texas during my undergrad career before moving back to Houston my junior year.

I studied Criminal Justice and music, and while they both hold special places in my heart my passion in life is now commercial real estate. I’ve been in the industry eight years next month, and I love my day job and that it gives me the freedom to also express myself through my blog and podcast.

‘Le Haute Jaz’ started off as an online diary of sorts but has grown throughout the years and changed with me. It’s always been a lifestyle blog, but I have repeating series like dating as a millennial, traveling, music, social justice and women’s rights. So yeah, it’s just as eclectic as I am.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My life (professionally and creatively) hasn’t always had the smoothest roads. Between having to learn a completely new industry and then balancing a full-time career with my blog, podcast and non-profit work is a constant challenge. I’m continuously striving to give 151% to everything I touch, and sometimes that means late nights and working weekends. It’s been worth it though because I’ve gotten to do some pretty awesome things in my career and with my blog!

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I started off just blogging, well journaling online, and it’s grown into so much more. I’ve been able to cover some pretty dope events locally, interview some really awesome people and shed light on topics that have traditionally be shied away from by bloggers.

Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
I wouldn’t say that I had to grow up fast because I had a great childhood, but I definitely think that losing my mom as an early teen and being raised by an amazing step-mom during my formative years helped me develop my “voice”. I come from a long line of strong women in general, but the extra confidence and pride my step-mom instilled in me and my siblings have helped me tremendously in my career and creative life. I’m not afraid to speak up and ask for what I deserve and for what’s right.

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