Jamie Munro

Whisper Media

Episode #7: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Entrepreneurs think of their businesses as their babies. So what happens when you’re having an actual baby on top of that? This episode features my first conversation with a working mom to be, my friend Jamie Munro, a talented filmmaker and the owner of Whisper Media. After building up a successful video production company and accomplishing significant career milestones with international brands, Jamie is getting ready to start a family AND maintain her business. This episode covers the full gamut of emotions for female entrepreneurs becoming moms: from pregnancy being the elephant in the room, to managing client expectations, to navigating the physical challenges that come with delivery and recovery, and why paternity leave should become more normalized. At the close of the episode, we talk about Jamie’s upcoming passion project, a documentary on an intimate look at motherhood.

Episode highlights:

  • Planning for a baby
  • Pregnancy and identity
  • Managing perceptions and fear of judgment
  • Transparency with clients and preparing for the unknown
  • Normalizing paternity leave
  • Physical recovery
  • Breastfeeding and pumping challenges
  • The concept of “out of office”
  • Expanding beyond the business baby
  • Being discerning with work commitments
  • Upcoming projects

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