Jadah Sellner on Building an Empire with Intention [NE 006]

Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the creator of the Mentorship Lab™ & Build Your Challenge course. Since 2009, Jadah has started three businesses and now helps creative CEOs, visionary entrepreneurs and social change companies build communities with love, impact & world-changing ideas at jadahsellner.com.

(You may also know her from her work as co-founder and co-author of Simple Green Smoothies, which has been featured on The Doctors TV show, Oprah’s O Magazine, Target and The Wall Street Journal.)

When Jadah’s not helping world changers build their tribes, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, daughter, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.


Jadah and I have biz buddies for years now – sharing ups, downs, ideas and dreams, but one of my fave memories — because it makes us sounds SERIOUSLY COOL — is dancing on a table top at TAO in Vegas in 2016.

(Told you. Makes us sound REALLY COOL, right??)

I have so much love for her mind, her heart, and her gift of creating intimacy (as our mutual friend Jen Kem calls it) in communities BIG and small.

So many ahas in this conversation.


  • How her daughter Zoe was the muse for her first (brick + mortar) biz in Hawaii
  • The power of the PIVOT – a tale of burnout / fighting / compromised health led her to her next business
  • “Any business that compromises your health or your relationships is not sustainable.”
  • The truth about running a biz with a (mobile) child by your side
  • How to enroll your fam into your vision
  • Key ingredients to confidence – How to cultivate belief in yourself
  • Developing resilience / bounce back (seeing FAILURE as FEEDBACK)
  • The power of intention in building her speaking career
  • What work / life integration looks for her


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