I can’t imagine a more perfect way to kick off our second season (huzzah!) than to chat with the intrepid and generous Jess Connolly. Jess is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, church leader, podcaster, team builder, and here’s the thing: She is as real a deal as they come. I’m talking unicorn. I loved hearing about her steadfast work, even when her own emotions run wild, her newest book Breaking Free From Body Shame, and her personal battle with anxiety. Have a pen and paper ready—this episode is chock full of good things to take with you on your stretch of road. As Jess tells it, when she was 15, you would have voted her least likely to succeed and definitely least likely to grow up and talk about the Bible. These days she’s just obsessed with leaving her generation more in awe of God than she found them. Jesus grabbed her heart, gripped it with grace, and she finds deep purpose + passion in His presence. She spends her days writing books, coaching women, leading their church, and trying to make her kids laugh. Go + Tell Gals is where she coaches + leads women and she and her husband, Nick, have the honor of leading Bright City Church. Find her online at jessconnolly.com and on socials @JessaConnolly. Visit KimberlyStuart.com/podcast for more from this episode.
74. Jess Connolly - Staying Focused as a Mission-Driven Entrepreneur
How That Happened
Jess Connolly is a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, blogger, coach, and church leader. Not to mention, Jess is a wife and mother who’s passionate about empowering women to discover their place in the world and overcome the fear of pursuing their dreams. In this episode, Jess sheds light on her struggle in high school and the dramatic shift that enabled her to blossom into a confident, driven entrepreneur. She also speaks on her journey on becoming an entrepreneur and sought-after public speaker. Connolly also gives insight into the power of being vulnerable and sharing your goals/wins online, why leaders and entrepreneurs need to prioritize self-care, and her advice to leaders on staying focused as a mission-driven business in a world full of distraction. Connect with Jess: Visit her website Follow her on Instagram Follow her on Twitter Connect with her on Facebook Check out her best-selling books Listen to The Go + Tell Gals Podcast Resources Mentioned: You Are The Girl For The Job by Jess Connolly Breaking Free From Body Shame by Jess Connolly GoodNotes app This episode is now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen via the podcast player embedded above. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to “How That Happened” to receive our latest episodes, learn more about our guests, and collect resources on how to better run your business.
48: Loving Your Body, Just as She Is (with Jess Connolly)
The Simplified Podcast with Emily Ley
Here’s something that’s hard to admit for so many of us: it can feel like a struggle to care for our bodies in a compassionate way, to listen to what our bodies need and want. So many of us feel ashamed that our bodies don’t look a certain way, or we’re not able to do things that others can. It’s a message that’s been fed to us over and over since we were little girls. But what would our mental space look like if we could break free from those messages and begin to heal? What would it look like to love our body, just as she is right now? Today, Emily’s talking to Jess Connolly, a guide who’s spent some intentional time around breaking free from body shame. They talk about how to pass healthy, validating messages to our daughters, even as we struggle ourselves, and tangible things we can do to begin loving our body just as she is. Because sister, every single part of you is *good.* Thanks to our episode sponsors! KIWICO | Get 50% off your first month, plus free shipping on any crate line with code SIMPLIFIED at kiwico.com. TRUEBILL | Don’t pay for what you don’t need. Start cancelling subscriptions now at truebill.com/simplified FIRSTLEAF WINE CLUB | Join today at tryfirstleaf.com/simplified, and get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 — with free shipping! * * * PRE-ORDER EMILY’S KIDS BOOK! You’re Always Enough: And More Than I Hoped For * * * SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeartRadio | YouTube * * * LET’S BE FRIENDS! Simplified: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Emily Ley: Instagram | Facebook
Jess Connolly is a woman who wants to leave her generation more in awe of God than she found it. She is passionate about family, God's Word, and seeing women take their place in the kingdom. She's an author, a church leader, and a coach. She's written nine books - including Wild and Free with Hayley Morgan, You Are The Girl For The Job, and Breaking Free from Body Shame. Jess and her husband Nick live in Charleston, SC where they've planted Bright City Church. They have four wild and hilarious kids: Elias, Gloriana, Benjamin, and Cannon. They also have an unruly dog named Deacon. Website: jessconnolly.com and instagram @jessaconnolly / @breakingfreefrombodyshame / @goandtellgals
Lisa welcomes speaker, coach, and author of her new book Breaking Free From Body Shame, Jess Connolly to the show today. Lisa and Jess go there today. This all-important but too uncomfortable convo about our bodies. What role does shame play? Where do we go from here when it comes to accepting our bodies? If you have never felt safe having this conversation before, this show is for you. Links: Dwell Bible App Breaking Free From Body Shame Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Go + Tell Gals Learn more about Lisa at LisaWhittle.com Produced by Unmutable™
Our dear friend Jess Connolly joins us today to have one of the most profound and beautiful conversations about the body shame we all experience. With an approach that treats self-image as a far from superficial issue, Jess shares her own journey and invites us all into the practical steps of reclaiming what God has already named good. This is a conversation filled with truth spoken in thoughtfulness and grace, we are deeply thankful and you will be too. Purchase Jess Connolly's new book Breaking Free From Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good.Rebekah's new devotional A Surrendered Yes is available for Pre-Order! Join us for the Emotional Health Retreat in Franklin, TN, November 18-19, 2021. Learn more at rebekahlyons.com/ehretreatReady to begin living in rhythm? Grab bestseller, Rhythms of Renewal, today!Thank you to this week's sponsor! Many parents in Rwanda don’t know how they’ll feed their children from day to day. The recent resurgence of COVID-19 has caused jobs to disappear meaning parents lose their only source of income. However, you can be a part of providing relief and bringing consistent meals to the students and families who need them most. Visit Africa New Life and see how you can give nutrition, stability, and hope to those in need.