If you put in the time and effort, you can do anything. Through high school and college, this conviction has served as a compass, and it continues to shape who I am now. It’s been really fruitful, and I expect it to continue being so for the rest of my life.
Motivated, congenial, and hard-working. Christal Jeanne is best described by these attributes. Christal is a presenter on e.tv Ghana’s ebusiness journal and an Events Management Executive at Global Media Alliance. Christal attended Lincoln Community School for her elementary schooling before continuing on to earn a Bachelor of Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Christal is a jack-of-all-trades with an eye for excellence. Christal is a newsreader and events executive by day, and she also runs her own website (www.inencareers.com) and helps run the family business.
Continuing my schooling in Canada was essential in shaping who I am today. Due to my outgoing personality, I thought moving abroad for college would be a breeze. However, the abrupt change in culture I encountered when moving to Canada was disorienting. The homesickness I experienced was intense. Having spent my entire childhood in Ghana, moving to a new nation and settling in for five years was a very different experience than travelling to other countries on vacation.
Defeats are merely stepping stones to victory. The decision to return to Ghana so soon after finishing college was a significant obstacle. It was nerve-wracking, like so many other life decisions, to wonder if going home so soon was the best option. This was, however, among the smartest choices I could have made.
Christal’s interest in event planning dates back to her early childhood. The folks I’ve met have come from all walks of life, and that’s something I really value about my job. The more people you get to know, the more your worldview will expand.
To be honest, I stumbled into my role as the main reporter for eBusiness Journal. At first, it gave me the willies. It’s a lot more challenging than it looks to tune out the camera and concentrate on the job at hand. But experience has made me more at ease in front of the camera, so now I can do a good job.
A million years ago, I never in a million years thought I’d be a TV host. I’ve been told I have a natural flair for presenting, but I never imagined I’d actually be doing it on television. Presenting on live TV can be terrifying at first, but after a while, you’ll come to enjoy the freedom to be yourself that comes with it. Being a tele presenter is a job that basically landed in my lap. I’ve jumped on it because I really enjoy being on camera and because I want to launch other TV projects in the coming few years,” Christal explains.
When everything goes smoothly on air, it’s the best feeling in the world. My narratives are always exciting and well executed by myself and my crew. The day I couldn’t control my laughter was the most humiliating. I really about died with laughter when my cameraman bent down to pick up an item from the floor and accidentally knocked his head against the camera that was pointed at me. I certainly pray that nothing like that ever happens again while I’m broadcasting. Obviously, I find humour in such inadvertent gaffes.
Christal sees a larger, more vibrant media environment in Ghana, and as a result, higher standards are being placed on journalists there. She argues that “a lot more is needed from practitioners” to achieve “world standards” in professionalism and service excellence.
Christal’s life was profoundly altered by her participation at the World Economic Forum in Tanzania. She was able to meet and network with countless influential people from all across Africa and the rest of the world.
The majority of individuals will always find a way to explain away whatever problem they’re having. But I’ve always thought that whether or not you achieve your goals depends entirely on how hard you worked for them.
When they see me for the first time, many people in Ghana assume I’m from South Africa. As far as I can remember, my entire family has been in Ghana my whole life. Although my mother is Swiss and my father is French, I have spent my whole life in Ghana and feel a deep connection to my Ghanaian heritage. I am completely at home in Ghana, where I am proficient in both the Twi and Larteh languages.
No, I’m single. However, he must be a willing Ghanaian to take me as his queen.