Friday, November 7, 2014

OVERCOMER: Jacqueline Wolven

I don't even know where to begin with this woman.  The fact that I've been privileged to spend 2 evenings in the last 5 days with her has my heart leaping with glee.  She is genius.  She has life experience.  She is bold.  She is vocal.  She knows who she is, is confident in who she is and is cool with it.  But, she is so open to who you are, what you stand for and what you are about.  Her knowledge is vast, but her ability to push you and make you better is even greater.  I've so loved this friendship that has come into my life in the last year.  I look forward to the moments we spend together (on and offline).  She used to work as a ninja turtle designer (I know she thinks its weird that I think its so cool, but it is).  She has been on national talk shows from her studio office in Downtown Eureka Springs.  She desires to live life as it unfolds.  She is a dreamer of dreams.  She sees the good in you, the possibilities to behold and she is not afraid to make you grasp your potential. 

Seriously, I could go on, but I'll leave it with this - if you can only observe, then observe.  If you can only glean, then glean.  If you can partake, gorge.  If you can participate, be present!

My gal, The Jacqueline Wolven...

  • What have you OVERCOME?    Feeling like what I bring to the party has already been done.
  • What was your turning point?    I realized last year (I know, late bloomer) that although what I offer may be said or provided by many people (this could be the work I do with brand development, goal setting, or talking about taking risks) no one has my exact take on it because they have not walked my path. Owning up to my own experiences and valuing them has been instrumental to feeling confident in my work and life. It has made me know 100% that what I offer is needed and it will reach the right people - people who need to experience change through my vision. It’s been a wonderful transformation from the place I was - scared and dejected that everyone seemed to be doing what I was doing and I wasn’t really needed anymore. Own it and be amazing at what you bring to the party and everything sparkles just a little brighter.
  • 5 word life mantra - Live Simply and Work Smarter
  • Quote you live by - “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Steve Martin

Connect with Jacqueline (I dare you!):
Blog/website: Jacquelinewolven.com
Twitter- @
jackiewolven
Instagram- @
JackieWolven
Pinterest- /
JackieWolven

1 comment:

Talya Tate Boerner said...

Love this. Love Jackie Wolven!