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About the Episode

The what's what...

In this episode of The Enrollify Podcast, Zach sits down with  Shamell Forbes, Campus Partner Associate at Campus Sonar, whose unconventional journey into higher education sales is as inspiring as it is insightful. Shamell candidly shares his transition from social services to higher ed, driven by a combination of necessity and a passion for change. His story is a vivid illustration of adaptability and the pursuit of new opportunities, resonating deeply with themes of innovation and personal growth.

As we delve deeper, Shamell opens up about his initial encounters with the complex world of higher education, shedding light on the nuanced dynamics of sales in this unique sector. His approach blends humor and authenticity, revealing how genuine connections and social media savvy can transform professional relationships and drive success.

Listeners will be particularly intrigued by Shamell's experiences with Unibuddy, a UK-based company venturing into the US market. His perspectives offer a rare glimpse into the contrasts and challenges of navigating different educational landscapes, highlighting the importance of flexibility and strategic thinking.

Throughout the episode, Shamell's enthusiasm for higher education shines through. He passionately discusses the potential for innovation within the sector, advocating for a more entrepreneurial mindset among professionals. His journey is not just a story of career transition but a testament to the transformative power of embracing new challenges and redefining success in the evolving landscape of higher education.

About the Enrollify Podcast Network 

The Enrollify Podcast is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

Our podcast network is growing by the month and we’ve got a plethora of marketing, admissions, and higher ed technology shows that are jam-packed with stories, ideas, and frameworks all designed to empower you to be a better higher ed professional. 

Our shows feature a selection of the industry’s best as your hosts. Learn from Jaime Hunt, Allison Turcio, Dayana Kibilds, Dustin Ramsdell, Terry Flannery, Mallory Willsea, and many more. 

Learn more about The Enrollify Podcast Network at podcasts.enrollify.org. Our shows help higher ed marketers and admissions professionals find their next big idea — come and find yours! 

About the Podcast

Zach Busekrus

Host

Zach Busekrus

Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and hosting podcasts. When he's not working on Enrollify, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, building Sponstayneous (his travel brand side hustle), trying out new HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!

Shammell Forbes

Interviewee

Shammell Forbes

Shamell broke into higher ed after a seven-year career in social services managing the developmentally disabled and learning the value of empathy and communication. With the transition, Shamell built strong connections with leaders and developed a passion for college access and student success. He’s excited to join Campus Sonar’s mission of restoring trust in higher ed and partner with campuses willing to do the work. As an immigrant and first-gen college student, Shamell knows there’s work to do, and as a former NCAA Division I athlete and campus leader he knows what higher education can do for a student. As a wine sipper and single father of one cool cat, he’s having a good time and ready to listen!

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