Creating (And Cultivating) With Jaclyn Johnson
Meet Jaclyn Johnson
CEO of Create + Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson, is a digital marketing extraordinaire. She was named Forbes 30 under 30, A Woman of Note by The Wall Street Journal and has interviewed and hosted guests such as Kim Kardashian, Issa Rae and Chrissy Teigen at her must-attend C+C events. Learn why she says, "start by starting."
Occupations, affiliations, and projects.
Both People Who Do and Create + Cultivate focus on those who excel at moving forward throughout their passions in life, why is it important to you to “do”?
I am big fan of starting by starting. I think way too many people get hung up on the details and psych themselves out of whatever it is they are looking to pursue. I say go, and do.
To date, what accomplishments (of any kind) are you most proud of?
Definitely being part of Forbes 30 under 30 2015 class has been amazing.
#1 motivating mantra to get through tough moments.
It’s all temporary. I can get really stressed over client work or a fire we need to put out but the reality is it’s all temporary things that aren’t nearly as important as health, family and friends.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve learned so far this year?
Hard work pays off.
What’s your favorite lesson you’ve ever learned, ever?
Definitely the hard way but “get it in writing”.
What's your go to song to put you in a better mood?
My music tastes are always changing but right now I have the new Jamie XX on repeat.
Favorite method for logging any kind of inspiration.
I absolutely love Pinterest! It’s a vault of visual inspiration.
You lead such amazingly creative and forward thinking projects that focuses on the digital space. What’s the biggest thrill that you get from them?
Definitely seeing our client’s succeed. We really put our heart and soul into campaigns so when they are successful it’s truly a thrill.
Top 5 people you would invite to a dinner party.
Joan Rivers, Hillary Clinton, Nicole Richie, Oprah, and Ryan Gosling because, why not?
3 words that you want to be remembered by
Successful. Humble. Loved.
What are some of the ways that you relieve stress?
Exercise— it’s truly my therapy! I always try to make room for a hike or a spin class.
What is one thing that is so satisfying in your career that you wouldn't be able to do if you had chosen another career path?
I get to make my vision come to life— it’s so satisfying to dream something up and then actually see it come to life!
What advice would you give to someone who's trying to follow in your career path?
Ah! I would say foster your relationships. No one really teaches that to you in college, but your relationships are truly the key to success.
What’s the next goal?
We are really growing the Create & Cultivate brand this year so that is our focus and so far it’s been a real blast!
By " do-ing",you create your own unique legacy. How do you want your legacy to be remembered?
Of course with style and grace but I hope people remember me as a connector, someone who brought people together whether over a cool project or a beautiful dinner. I really enjoy bridging the gaps and bringing people closer.
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