Jennifer Connelly, CEO of JConnelly, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Jenn is a leading communications strategist who has served as a trusted consultant to C-suite executives, helping them launch their businesses in new markets, broaden awareness of their brands and navigate potential crisis situations. Under Jenn’s leadership, JConnelly has earned dozens of awards, including Bulldog Media Relations, American Business, Hermes Creative, MarCom, and Telly Awards, among others.
On the show, Jenn discusses what it takes to build a relationship with CEOs and high-performance executives. Not everyone gets to work with the C-suite. Executives are often put on a pedestal, and many colleagues around them are only willing to share the information that they want to hear. However, building a good relationship means building trust and telling executives the “hard” things that they need to hear. Jenn’s approach to relationships includes being proactive, steadfast, and creating mutual respect. She also shares how listening, creating opportunities for face-time and being a giver are key characteristics that will take your relationships to the next level.
Jenn frequently speaks to businesses executives on topics such as PR best practices, sustainable brand building, reputation management and crisis management. She is also a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of Easter Seals in New York City.