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Blood-diamond war survivor turned entrepreneur and life design partner breaks down getting unstuck, aligning actions with values, and designing meaningful lives. In bite-sized Jenn's Gems episodes, Jenn tackles a specific challenge leaders face and shares proven and actionable life design tools with examples on how to execute. Guest episodes are chalk full of inspiration and examples of lives well-designed - Jenn talks with CEOs, athletes, writers, artists, and investors on living lives on their own terms.

Jennifer Kamara is a life design partner to CEOs, founders, and artists. She trains great leaders and empowers them and their teams to drive game-changing results and have more fun while they're at it. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MPA from Harvard University, and is a Co-Active Certified Coach.

The Jennifer Kamara Podcast Jennifer Kamara

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Blood-diamond war survivor turned entrepreneur and life design partner breaks down getting unstuck, aligning actions with values, and designing meaningful lives. In bite-sized Jenn's Gems episodes, Jenn tackles a specific challenge leaders face and shares proven and actionable life design tools with examples on how to execute. Guest episodes are chalk full of inspiration and examples of lives well-designed - Jenn talks with CEOs, athletes, writers, artists, and investors on living lives on their own terms.

Jennifer Kamara is a life design partner to CEOs, founders, and artists. She trains great leaders and empowers them and their teams to drive game-changing results and have more fun while they're at it. She holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MPA from Harvard University, and is a Co-Active Certified Coach.

    How to become the world's #1 LSAT tutor - Ellen Cassidy, Founder & CEO at Elemental Prep

    How to become the world's #1 LSAT tutor - Ellen Cassidy, Founder & CEO at Elemental Prep

    Ellen Cassidy is a joy to be around and once you know her story you'll have even more respect for that. From humble beginnings to say the least, she is the product of a drug dealer and their customer and was raised in a single parent household. She learned to find agency through her academics earning her way into Stanford undergrad, which seemed worlds away from her upbringing in Philly. Ellen shares how instances of feeling other, misses, and failures led her down the right path for her - toward becoming the world's top LSAT tutor and founder of the online Hogwarts for LSAT prep. She's forthcoming about her entrepreneurial journey as not having been linear - how she deferred Harvard law three times before capturing her LSAT teachings into what became the #1 LSAT prep book The Loophole and subsequently growing Elemental Prep to a 100K MRR business. We end with Ellen's tips on how to become a top 1% reader, as well as how to prep youngsters in our lives for better reading comprehension. Your brain will tickle with engagement at this one, enjoy Ellen!
    Connect with Ellen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecassidy/Check out Elemental Prep: https://elementalprep.com/
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    00:00 Hook00:41 Intro to Ellen02:41 Ellen's humble beginnings04:22 Learning to have agency for herself16:17 How failures led Ellen down the right path24:14 Launching what would become the #1 LSAT prep book27:51 Scaling the Loophole to the online Hogwarts for LSAT38:10 Scaling Elemental Prep to 100K MRR as a solopreneur43:49 How to become a top 1% reader

    • 48 min
    How to Bootstrap a Marketing Studio - Arica Rosenthal & Kristen Schellenberg, Hart & Highland

    How to Bootstrap a Marketing Studio - Arica Rosenthal & Kristen Schellenberg, Hart & Highland

    Arica and Kristen are the power cofounder duo behind Hart & Highland, an LA based creative and marketing studio that helps CPG food/ bev /wellness brands be heard, seen and understood by their target customer. They bootstrapped the business to $1M in revenue and are just getting started. They tell me about their journey to becoming founders of Hart & Highland - getting off of the corporate path and starting their own businesses before meeting through the beautiful rom com sequel story of how they eventually partnered up to build their agency together. They dive into details of what makes their cofounder relationship not just work, but flourish, why they wouldn’t build without one another, and how the business evolved to be a successful bootstrapped agency. Pure fun and inspiration, enjoy Arica and Kristen!
    Connect with Arica:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/aricarosenthal/
    Connect with Kristen:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-schellenberg/
    Check out Heart and Highland: https://www.hartandhighland.com/
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    0:00 Hook00:34 Introducing Arica & Kristen02:21 Kristen's background in influencer marketing11:10 Arica's background in fashion and CPG marketing strategy18:23 Going from being closed to the idea of a cofounder to dating each other as cofounders!28:07 Cofounder agreements that powered their relationship & business to flourish40:50 Bootstrapping an agency - riding the the ups and downs of the rollercoaster  49:45 How Arica & Kristen design their lives

    • 56 min
    Optimizing for Impact at Scale - Kevin Lee, Co-Founder at Immi

    Optimizing for Impact at Scale - Kevin Lee, Co-Founder at Immi

    Kevin Lee is the Cofounder of Immi, a DTC company that invented the world’s first low carb high protein instant ramen. Kevin tells me about how growing up in Silicon Valley, the son of Taiwanese immigrants from a produce background resulted in him revolutionizing the ramen industry - one of those you can only connect the dots looking backward stories. Kevin shares how he and his cofounder’s playful curiosity and lack of experience in the traditional food manufacturing industry gave them the advantage necessary to execute on Immi. We talk about how he and his cofounder get to high operating leverage at Immi whose lean team of ~15 full time employees operates at about 4x the output of their team’s size. Finally our entire conversation is anchored in the thread of Kevin’s optimization for impact at scale - how he found that in building Immi and how empowering his team is his most important work in delivering impact at scale. This was a gem packed episode for any leader interested in the food space, operations optimizations, community building, or a good story. Enjoy Kevin!
    Connect with Kevin:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinleeme/- https://twitter.com/kevinleeme
    Check out Immi: https://immieats.com/
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    More about Jennifer:Life Design for CEOs and Leaders
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    • 54 min
    Building the Internet for Kids - David Vinca, Co-Founder at The Explanation Company

    Building the Internet for Kids - David Vinca, Co-Founder at The Explanation Company

    David is the co-founder of The Explanation Company, which is on a mission to support kids’ play, grow, and autonomy. David tells me about his journey from falling in love with entrepreneurship during the 90s snowboarding boom, to why he believes kids should start 10 businesses before they graduate high school, to then building his first company, eSpark Learning, which is used in a quarter of elementary schools to support individualized learning for kids in reading and math. David shares his lessons in entrepreneurship including a hard earned one that may have cost him $10M in overcoming creator confirmation bias. He shares with me on building the internet for kids in order to nurture kids’ curiosity, friendships, and autonomy. And I really enjoy our conversation unpacking the impact of suburbia and safeteyism over the past decades on kids learning and development. This was a gem packed episode for anyone founder or person interested in kids development. Enjoy David!
    Connect with David and The Explanation Company:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvinca/- https://www.explanation.com/
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    • 51 min
    Creativity is not born from fear - Sam Garst, Founder and CEO at NOOD.COM

    Creativity is not born from fear - Sam Garst, Founder and CEO at NOOD.COM

    Sam is the founder of Nood.com and is on a mission to help people feel more comfortable in their skin by creating better hair removal experience with the power of light. Within 2 years of founding Nood, Sam led the team to earning $60M TTM in revenue! Sam tells me about his journey as an entrepreneur from spending several years barely earning a living but instead earning a fortune of experience, to launching Nood.com. Sam is generous with his experience share from how he got the idea, to product development and marketing. Such an inspirational and real story of the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and sticking to creativity and adventure - some of the basic attributes of being human. Enjoy Sam!
    Connect with Sam and Nood:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuelgarst/- https://trynood.com/
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    • 45 min
    $5M from selling electronics kits at 25 y/o - Austin Eckman, Founder at inventr.io

    $5M from selling electronics kits at 25 y/o - Austin Eckman, Founder at inventr.io

    Austin tells me about growing up in a small farm town, Pickney MI, learning to code at 12yo, dropping out of college at 19, getting kicked out by his parents, and staying on a friends’ couch and founding Inventr.io which now 4.5yrs later makes 5M+ in annual recurring revenues. Austin describes what he loves about “making” things, how he’s teaching kids and adults to code and build with his company’s products, and how as a young founder of 25 yo he thinks about success and designing his life.
    Connect with Austin and inventr.io:- https://www.linkedin.com/in/austin-eckman-5b4829bb- https://inventr.io/
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    00:00 Hook00:38 Intro to Austin01:49 Austin's identity as a maker and going from maker to entrepreneur07:07 Getting on his feet after dropping out of college and starting Inventor.io09:29 Finding product-market fit12:36 Current state of the business17:20 What's stretched Austin the most as a leader19:34 How Austin designs his life 22:29 Austin's current definition of success

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

HeathieY ,

So many gems!

Whether it’s to get inspired to unlock growth or help get myself unstuck, I know I can always turn to Jennifer’s podcast for wisdom and reflection. It’s a staple in my rotation!

Z listens ,

Incredible insight from rising stars

The JKP has already collected an impressive roster of current and rising stars in their various fields. Jennifer knows exactly when to add a comment or question to prompt further insight and put her guests at ease. Can’t wait to see who will be on next!

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Go Jennifer!

Great guests, awesome questions. Looking forward to more episodes.

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