Jen Oleniczak Brown

Writer

Jen Oleniczak Brown is the Founder of The Engaging Educator (EE), a women-owned and operated company dedicated to helping people find their unapologetic, authentic and best voice, communication style, and self through improv-based education and Fearless Winston Salem, a collaborative collective for and by women. Jen’s work can be found in publications like Bustle, Fast Company, Forbes and Moneyish, as well as her first self-published book Improv(e): Using Improv to Find Your Voice, Style and Self (Balboa Press, 2018) and the upcoming Think on Your Feet: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communication Skills on the Job (McGraw Hill Education, November 2019) and Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals (May, 2019). A firm believer in the idea that Yes, And can change the world – so firm it’s tattooed on her arm, Jen’s personal mission is to empower as many women as possible to stop playing small and know their incredible supernova powers. She currently lives in Winston Salem, NC with her husband Alex, dog Drumstick, and about two-dozen houseplants.

In The Spotlight

Asia Pepper What makes you YOU? Since I was young, my parents always said I had a heart for people. I was born premature, so

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Zoom Dysmorphia

At the beginning of the pandemic, I knew we would have a lot of trauma from staring at ourselves. And now, nearly two years later,

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Nicole Zelniker What makes you YOU? My community contributes a lot to who I am. I’m determined, I’m driven, and I’m compassionate, but I wouldn’t

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Being Authentic At Work

We’ve been hit by messaging for the past few years to BE OURSELVES. At this point, I think some folks got this down pat –

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Kellie P. Easton What makes you YOU? My drive to bring my tangible self into the fullness of my conscious self makes me, me. I

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The Plague of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is truly the root of so many awful things. Think about where it comes from: studies show the root cause is basing your self-worth

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Being Angry is OK

  Forgive and forget.  Move along.  Don’t be mad.  Is anger helping anyone? How often are you told to get rid of anger? Growing up,

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And…My Friend is Toxic

And…my friend is toxic We talk a lot about toxic romantic relationships – looking for red flags, warning signs and the like are pretty common

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Articles By Jen Oleniczak Brown