Jen Gottlieb is a powerhouse entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of the award-winning Super Connector Media. She is a former VH1 host and Broadway actress who now helps business owners build profitable brands through her online education, events, and training company. Her mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the confidence and skills to stand out in their industry.
With sold-out events, online courses, and mentorship programs, Jen has assisted thousands of business owners, experts, doctors, and coaches in becoming “The Recognized Expert” in their field. She is a sought-after speaker, having shared the stage with top thought leaders and celebrities like Gary Vaynerchuk, Snoop Dogg, and Martha Stewart.
Jen’s company, Super Connector Media, focuses on helping people show up and get noticed to create a bigger impact. They provide mentorship and a community for business owners in areas such as social media marketing, media training, and personal brand development. Jen believes in the power of visibility, especially in the digital age. She teaches that it’s not just about getting your name out there, but also about sharing your unique story, connecting with your audience, and making a real difference. Her book, BE SEEN, serves as a comprehensive guide to taking center stage in life and business. In recognition of her achievements, Jen and her company made the INC 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Through her entrepreneurial journey, Jen has learned crucial business skills and shares one that has been a guiding principle for her throughout the years. She states, “In business, one key lesson I’ve learned is that clarity follows action, not the other way around. In order to succeed, you need to start before you’re ready and be courageous enough to fail. Failure is just feedback. It shows you what’s not working, so you can find a way to make it work. It’s all part of the journey.” She further emphasizes, “One of my favorite quotes is by Marianne Williamson: ‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.’ It’s a reminder that we often stand in our own way, and it’s up to us to step into our power.”
As we took a moment to chat with Jen, considering her industry experience, we pulled back the curtain to ask what advice she would have given to her younger self. She shares, ‘If I could go back in time, I would share that the road to success is paved with mistakes and failures, and that’s okay. A lot of the stuff you’re obsessing over won’t matter at all in a few years. It’s how we learn and grow. She further expresses, “I’d also tell her not to care so much about what other people think because their opinions of you are none of your business. I would encourage her to stop trying to fit in and embrace the qualities that make her different because those will be the very things that make her stand out and connect with people on a deeper level. Most importantly, I’d tell her to believe in herself, because she is capable of so much more than she thinks.”
Looking to the future, Jen has exciting plans in store. As her company consistently stays at the forefront of innovation, they continue to explore new ways to support clients, including harnessing the power of AI to create content that helps them set themselves apart from the competition. Jen Gottlieb‘s journey as an entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of Super Connector Media showcases the power of visibility and the importance of embracing failures and unique qualities. Through her work, she continues to inspire and empower others to step into their own light and set the world ablaze.
This article feature is from our annual special edition issue, the L.A. STYLE Magazine Most Influential of 2023.