Jenny Schoenwetter, Leadership LevelUp Podcast ep04

You Can Learn Something From Every Leader You Encounter 

“Leadership is a lot of observing, what you see around you and what you do and don’t like. I have had my own leaders in the past – some were great.. and some not so much. But you can learn something from all of them.”

Our hosts, Dr. Jeff Williamson, CEO & Founder of Converge, and Brian Prairie, the Chief Creative Officer of Pathfinder, are joined by Jenny Schoenwetter to discuss her experiences as a leader at Harbor House. Harbor House supports survivors of domestic violence through advocacy, empowerment and prevention. The organization provides a safe environment in which to educate survivors and enable them to safely break their personal cycles of violence.

Throughout our time together, Jenny talks about her background in social work and non-profit fundraising and how it has lead her to her current position at Harbor House. She speaks on how she protects her team’s time so that they can be their best selves; the importance of listening and empowering one’s team, bringing the result of growth and action; and how the more we all grow as a team the more the organization can grow. Jenny also shares on her belief that observing other leaders is a great way to learn and adapt quality and impactful traits of leadership.

Tune in to this interview as Jenny shares a wealth of knowledge with us that you may just want to adapt into your leadership.

Meet Your Guest

Jenny Schoenwetter

Jenny Schoenwetter is the Executive Director of Harbor House – Kankakee County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She graciously took the time to talk to us about her personal leadership story. Her helpful heart was nurtured at an early age because her family hosted foster kids. That showed her how we all need compassion and that still resonates throughout her life.

About the Leadership LevelUp Podcast

Being a boss and a leader are very different. A boss tells you what to do and a leader partners with you in the process. Jeff, being a leader of leaders, has a vast knowledge of best practices and exercises to discover leadership traits. Brian shares stories with Jeff about the ups and downs of his leadership quest while talking to business and community leaders to discuss their personal leadership journey. Who influenced them? What do they do when they have a bad day? What gives them inspiration? Do french fries or tacos or ice cream make them feel better after a bad day? Through laughter and casual conversation, Brian and Jeff explore all aspects of good leadership.

Meet Your Hosts

Jeff Williamson

Brian Prairie

Show Sponsor

Pathfinder: A full-service creative & marketing agency with a mission to provide strategic storytelling to our clients. There is no greater impact in this world than a story. Storytelling is how we learn, remember, and feel. The world has used storytelling since the beginning of time to entertain, teach, inspire, and innovate. Pathfinder’s mission is to provide strategic storytelling for our clients. How? Through inventive business services and pioneering campaigns that help organizations find their own path and carry out their vision.