“the trajectory of my life has fueled my passion”
Statistically, I should not be where I am today.
I am an American Indian and the first generation of my family to not be born and raised on a reservation. Mine was the only American Indian family in the small, rural, midwestern town that I grew up in. I learned early in life that the color of your skin can impact the way you are viewed and treated.
I am a college dropout. I was faced with the gut-wrenching decision – twice – to either follow my dream of graduating from college or drop out to work full time in order to help put food on the table.
I am an outsider. I know first-hand how difficult it is to be noticed and invited into social circles, discussions, and opportunities based on who you are and where you come from.
Yet I am not a statistic. I should not be where I am today, and I often ask myself, “Why and how did I get so lucky?” My “luck” came in the form of a mentor who took an interest in me, opened doors, and provided me with an opportunity based on my skillsets, hard work, and a nod to what I could become instead of all that I was not.
I learned what leaders need. Through my mentor, I learned the fundamental principles of building and scaling the very companies that I was later put in charge to lead. I learned that the information and opportunity a community of peers can provide is vital. I learned the importance of having access to social capital, the doors that open because of it, and how lives are changed through it. And I learned that nonprofit leaders and their organizations face many of the same challenges I did.
And RevJen was born. Ultimately, I believe it was through my own journey that I became passionate about providing intentional access to leadership development in the nonprofit sector – for all leaders.
The trajectory of my life has fueled my passion for revenue training, developing leaders, and finding replicable ways to connect them with others that can be a part of their success stories. Please join me.