Jen Hope: What to do when you don’t feel like a leader

Jen Hope is back for round two today, and I can’t WAIT for you to hear this one. We’re digging into that nebulous idea of “leadership” and why it’s not a dealbreaker if you don’t feel like a leader most days.

Can’t-Miss Moments:

  • Have you ever realized you were really good at something, but only because someone else had to point it out to you? Jen and I rap on the “unconscious competence” conundrum, and how to see yourself more objectively (and AWESOMELY)
  • Bold claim: resistance is a GOOD thing, and something to lean into instead of avoid. Jen and I have some ideas on how you can use those hard lessons as leverage to get where you want to go…
  • Car singing? Dance parties? We’re getting good and ranty on what I do to get myself out of an anxiety spiral and get the energy back up…
  • Among the things we made up as a society: money, rules, deadlines, the way things supposedly work. So why not let Jen and I help you make up a few things that work for YOU?
  • Why Jen and I agree that a top priority of being in business is JOY.

Jen’s bio:

Jen Hope is an executive and leadership coach for startup leaders. With a background as the Vice President of Marketing for multiple high-growth startup companies, Jen understands the complexity of startup leadership. She leverages data and evidence-based tools that accelerate growth and scale individual and collective leadership.

A self-kindness and mental health advocate, Jen is passionate about creating safe spaces for women and non-neurotypical leaders in startup and corporate leadership. Clients will tell you that Jen provides systems and habits that improve life and leadership. They love the sharp insights, structure, compassion, and accountability that come from Jen’s coaching process. Jen’s client list includes Tenable, Oracle,, TOMBOYX, DocuSign, Relayr, BlueJacketeer, and Uplevel.

When Jen’s not working, you can find her cooing over dogs, running the hills of the PNW, and singing all of the songs that play in her local grocery store and CVS.

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