From Stripper to Keynote Speaker & Author with Jaime Konzelman EP: 178

podcast Jan 31, 2024

Life is complex. It’s a series of transitions and transformations, often leading us down paths we least expect. Sometimes, we go through unconventional and challenging phases that ultimately reshape our identities. But regardless of what we go through, we all know we need courage to come out on the other side.

In today’s episode, we are getting to know Jaime Konzelman, a woman whose life story embodies resilience and metamorphosis. Jaime's journey is a testament to the unexpected routes life can take us on, and the extraordinary outcomes that can emerge from embracing these changes. Her story is a powerful reminder of the strength that lies in vulnerability and the profound impact of sharing our truth with the world.

Listen in on our conversation, as Jaime shares with us:

  • Her backstory working in strip clubs, and how this played a significant role in her personal and professional development
  • How she transitioned from working in strip clubs to pursuing a career in corporate America
  • Her successful roles in sales and business development and how she overcame challenges, leveraging opportunities from setbacks
  • Her journey of self-discovery regarding her sexual identity and how her experiences helped her explore and understand her identity
  • Her initial hesitation to write and publish "Dealmaker," which chronicles her life story, and the eventual empowerment and positive reception she experienced after publishing the book
  • The importance of authenticity and owning one's story, and how embracing and sharing her full story led to personal fulfillment, professional advancement, and the ability to inspire and mentor others
  • Her future plans that are focused on service and giving back

Jaime's journey, marked by courage and transformation, highlights the undeniable strength that comes from facing our pasts and using our experiences to fuel our growth. Her story is a vivid picture of how our unique paths, no matter how unconventional, can lead to remarkable self-discovery and success. Moreover, Jamie's story is a compelling testament to the idea that our stories, when shared, can become powerful tools for change, understanding, and empowerment, both for ourselves and for those around us.


Interview links
Grab a copy of Jaime’s book, Dealmaker
Jaime on LinkedIn


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