E078: Find Purpose and Diversity in Publishing with Jenn Grace

In this episode, you’ll hear a lot about purpose from a fresh, positive voice.  Our guest is Jenn T. Grace, business strategist, speaker, and author.

You’ll also get to know Jenn as strategist, therapist, and cheerleader.  You’ll understand what this eclectic list is all about when you listen to the interview. 🙂

Like me, Jenn is a “recovering management consultant”, has published six books, and has been known to create extraordinary professional “deliverables” in the middle of the night.

You’re gonna love the part about Jenn being the “Dark Lord”.

We have 9 “fun nuggets” from the interview:

#1:  Publishing is a journey with many milestones (e.g. baby is born, baby develops, baby creates a legacy, etc.)

#2:   Discrimination is equivalent to “lack of safety” (learn more about the fundamental importance of safety in this interview about Brainspotting with Deb Antinori: https://makeeverythingfun.com/radio/e080-deb-antinori/) 

#3:  It’s not what you say: it’s how you make people feel

#4:  Raw and real is good for the bottom line (how? recruitment, retention, engagement)

#5:  “Change happens in business” (Jenn’s mantra)

#6: Adversity creates opportunity

#7: Hybrid publishing comes in all shapes and sizes (it is diverse, to match a theme of the show)

#8: Publishing is about creating change

#9: Purpose is to Jenn what Fun is to Kathryn: the fuel that gets you through the challenges and adversity in life

I mentioned in the interview that I would endeavor to share the Author Surveys that we discussed briefly during the interviews.  I’ve just added to this resource page for authors (you’ll find links to the surveys under the section Author Compass Resources). Enjoy  

Two fun video snippets from the interview (one video is about 2 minutes, the other is 5). 

About Jenn Grace

Jenn T. Grace is a nationally recognized business strategist, speaker, and author. Guided by the mantra, “Change happens in business,” Jenn believes social change happens first in the workplace before spilling over into mainstream society. She has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC.

Jenn passionately believes the more raw and real we can be—the deeper the connections we can experience. This drives her fierce commitment to bring a voice to the invisible stories that free people from their isolation. 

She is committed to giving underrepresented voices power and a stage to share their stories, speak their truth, and impact their communities. She is the Founder of Publish Your Purpose Press, a publishing company that includes the PYP Academy, with programs that teach aspiring authors how to publish their books. In addition to publishing 60+ books that share the stories of others, Jenn has written six.

Links

https://www.publishyourpurposepress.com  

Jenn’s book, House on Fire: Finding Resilience, Hope, and Purpose in the Ashes

Pick Your Publisher Guide

See also:

Author Survey (scroll down to Author Compass Resources on the page)

Interview with Laura Putnam (Workplace Wellness that Works)

Thrive by Design

 

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