Questions you might be asking yourself…
I know. I totally read your mind right there.
So, who is Jenny Weigle?
I’m a native Floridian and die-hard Florida Gators fan. From 2009-2013, I lived in the glorious city of Chicago, where my career in social media marketing took off with companies like CareerBuilder and Salesforce. During this time, I went back to school and got my MBA from Loyola University Chicago. Even though I worked for some of the best companies in the world, a certain “feeling” kept nagging at me. For years, I felt a calling to start my own business, but I had no idea what that business would look like.
When I moved to Santa Monica in 2014, I was inspired by the people I met out here who were living their dreams. Some of them were working on breaking out in Hollywood. Some of them had startups in Silicon Beach. That’s when I resolved to take action. I saved up my money, left my job in November 2014 and gave myself the gift of a sabbatical.The goal of the sabbatical was to rediscover my creative gift and turn it into a business. During this time, I went to Bali for three weeks, attended a personal growth retreat, took time to better connect with myself, allowed myself to feel like a kid again, crossed off bucket list items, and so much more.
The sabbatical helped me realize many things. First, I know that I have a gift around connection and fostering community. I’ve known this my entire life. I never dreamed that it was possible to make a living around connection. Now, I see that I was wrong. My purpose IS centered around connection, community and joy, and that’s what I aim to bring to the world.
Today, I have a dream job of working for Lithium Technologies as a community consultant. How awesome is it that I get to teach brands how to build digital communities?! (Ladies and gentleman, it IS possible to build a career out of the art of connection.) And that business I wanted to start, it’s still a dream of mine, but for right now, I’m having the time of life and just going with the flow!
In case you’d like to see details about my prior work experience, I invite you to check out my LinkedIn page, which has my accomplishments in my corporate roles, as well as examples of my work.
A few fun details to leave you with:
- Favorite color: Blue
- Favorite song: “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey
- Favorite food: It’s a tie between bacon and cupcakes.
- Favorite place: Bali, Indonesia (specifically Virgin Beach)
- Favorite thing to do in my free time: DANCE