Being you. Nobody can do it better.
Oh sure, you might think you’d be better in business if you were someone else. With someone else’s education, someone else’s money, or someone else’s connections. But that is not necessarily true. You are right where you are today because you are …you.
Learning to embrace our best attributes (and forgiving some of our worst) allows us to be fully present in our business experiences, offers us more authentic relationships and stops the dreaded “If I was someone else…” head trip that can sabotage our success.
There is no one better to help us with this lesson than the amazing Jess Weiner. A friend and colleague, Jess is dynamic at giving us the gift of loving ourselves.
Jess Weiner is this generation’s “Go-to Girl” for self-esteem! Whether she is hosting a seminar for mothers and daughters on today’s pressure to be beautiful, writing her monthly columns for Seventeen Magazine and MSN.com, or speaking out on programs like Oprah, CNN, or The Today Show, Jess motivates women and girls around the globe to develop the tools for living a more confident life!
She is currently The Chief Creative Officer for Talk to Jess, LLC (TTJ), and Founder of the Actionist® Network. TTJ is a multi-platform company creating media programs that focus on storytelling for social change. TTJ also offers consulting services for brands, individuals and companies who desire to reach a female demographic with an authentic and energetic message of empowerment.
The Actionist® Network is a global online community that recognizes and connects individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of others. To honor those people who choose to make a difference, Jess has coined the term Actionist® and created the monthly Actionist® Newsletter.
Jess also serves as Dove’s Global Ambassador for Self-Esteem, and plays a vital role in Dove’s global campaigns throughout North America and Canada. She travels the world speaking and hosting workshops on self-confidence for a multitude of corporate and educational audiences on topics such as Corporate/Workplace Dynamics, Leadership and Life Skills, Self-Esteem, Media and Body Image, Exploring Personal Relationships, and Understanding Girl Culture, Communication and Relationships. Having spent over 15 years on the road listening to the real life issues of women and girls, Jess is a trusted advisor, mentor, and role model for mothers and daughters.
Jess intrinsically understands the core issues impacting women and girls today and comes to her wisdom organically through her own experiences. She offers raw disclosure of those experiences in her first book, “A Very Hungry Girl”, which chronicle the struggle in her teen years with body image, eating disorders and depression.
Jess was inspired to write her second book, “Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now”, to further explore how low self- image controls the way women think about their health, wealth, family, career, and relationships. She is currently working on her third book aimed at helping mothers raise truly confident girls.
For over 15 years, Jess has been a leader and pioneer within the confidence community. Her unique story and prestigious career have been featured by hundreds of international media outlets and she was recently named by Forbes.com as one of the 14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter!
But out of all the accomplishments listed, Jess will tell you that she is most proud of her role as a loving daughter, over-protective big sister, loyal best friend, and authentic role model.