Embracing an Untraditional Career Path With Allison Trembell

Embracing an Untraditional Career Path With Allison Trimbell

Embracing an Untraditional Career Path With Allison Trimbell


Today I have such an amazing guest with me. Her name is Allison Trimbell. Allison and I go “back” to when we had a really interesting experience at work and we just became kind of BFFs through this crazy, traumatic experience. Allison Trimble has 13 plus years of diverse experience in the media industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in television production from Savannah College of Art and Design. Starting her career in docu-reality television. She has worked with over 150 episodes of Network Television. Allison then made the switch to a digital content overseeing Yahoo lifestyle video department. She has also freelanced in a wide range of projects from corporate clients to red carpet. So if you want to know anything about the red carpet, Allison is going to be your gal. Allison now has started Consume, which is the name of her new brand to health and the stigma around cannabis. She found the best way to do this was through content creation and execution. She has developed a strategic media plan for the cannabis industry looking to target a new type of customer. Since she understands the full scope of companies, she is able to deliver specific content to her clients and beyond. I mean, if that doesn’t sound amazing I don’t know what would!


  • Allison had to do 4 internships to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree. 
    • She worked as an intern on Undercover Boss, CNN in Atlanta, and a production company in New York
  • She moved to New York after college & has spent the past 10 years there. She moved there without a plan. 
  • Allison saw a job for an Executive Assistant position, flew in Saturday, had the interview on Monday & got the job! She didn’t have any connections in the industry, but her experience as an intern helped her get her EA job. 
  • You don’t have to feel discouraged if you don’t land a job or your dream job right out of college. It is your first step in your career, so use it to get to where you want to go!
  • Allison’s company, Consume, helps cannabis companies with media, production, etc. But she hopes to evolve the company.
    • Businesses can always evolve. It is important to learn to be adaptable & learn from your mistakes, likes & dislikes.
  • Storytelling involves things that evoke powerful emotions and insights. It is a way to connect with other people.
  • Tips for those that want to launch their own business:
    • Figure out where you can find money to bootstrap if you can
    • Your Network is your biggest friend. The people who you want to be like are the people you need to be around
  • Valuable lessons of Entrepreneurship
    • Do not compare yourself to anyone else. You don’t know what resources they may have that you didn’t.
    • There is always room for you, even if someone else has already done what you want to do. 
  • Resources for those that want to leave a 9-5 to go into Entrepreneurship
    • Networking will be super valuable 
      • Conventions, seminars, networking events
    • Give yourself space to test things out, fail, learn and grow
    • Side Hustles can give you an idea of if you want to do it & to see if it is profitable
  • Trust your instincts, don’t doubt yourself

Learn more about the tips above by listening to this episode of Side Hustle Experience!

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Connect with Allison:

Website: https://consumecompany.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/consume_co/

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