By Makula Dunbar
Jack of all trades in the arena of marketing and branding, entertainment lawyer Marshawn Evans is dedicated to encouraging a less traveled avenue in marketing; empowerment. As Miss District of Columbia 2001 and founder of life-enrichment consulting firm ME Unlimited — Evans has combined her public speaking, brand reinvention, legal and consulting background creating a powerhouse company that aids large corporations and individuals in employee, brand and lifestyle development.
Log-on to Marshawnevans.com and you’ll find a tightly branded and information packed website inviting dreamers and business pursuers to live up to their full potential. Evans’ most visible venture — ME University — serves as a platform for teaching individuals the basics of branding, ultimately preparing them to kick a business movement into high gear.
What motivated you to start ME Unlimited?
I started the company because I loved the study of how people maximize their abilities in life and I like being able to help people with that. I started doing a lot of corporate leadership executive training and really wanted to create a platform for women to learn how to lead in the marketplace by launching and being their own brands.
What was it that made you want to base your company on helping others?
There are a lot of people who have dreams and they don’t know how to get them going. A dream should be lived and not just longed for. I just really felt like that I had a unique gift and ability to help people. Before ME Unlimited I had a consulting firm called Communication Counts where I worked with Miss America and Miss USA contestants on their platforms. I also ran a sports agency where I managed and developed brands for professional athletes. It’s interesting because the things you’re most gifted at you don’t see as a business.