Meet Wendy. She’s the founder and digital marketing coach behind Power Joy Marketing. Wendy’s passion is empowering entrepreneurs with in-person workshops and strategy sessions. We sat down with Wendy to talk about launching a business, joining the ELEVATE team as our Community Cultivator and Manager, and advice for entrepreneurs trying to get their marketing message to connect with customers.
What do you do for work, life and play?
Wendy Nakajima is a digital marketing and business coach for entrepreneurs.
As a digital marketing coach, I get to live my love everyday. Most of all, I use my 10+ years of experience in advertising, eCommerce and journalism to help businesses articulate their story into powerful marketing. You can also find me in the kitchen, writing about new restaurants, or planning my next adventure.
What’s your vision or goal for the next year?
I want my Power Joy marketing workshops and 1×1 strategy sessions to empower each entrepreneur and small business. Together, we will create strong brands, impactful marketing and joyful results.
Why did you move to Summit? How long have you been here?
I am lucky to call both Summit and Denver my home. In 2017, new business opportunities and love beckoned me to the mountains. My beautiful mountain commute is perfect for catching-up on podcasts.
What motivates you?
Sparking creativity. Helping others. High-fives. Productive days. Traveling.
Wendy and her dog Lilly explore Colorado.
What’s your biggest challenge?
Lengthy “To-do” lists. Therefore, I try to strategically re-evaluate and prioritize multiple times a day.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Literally, my dog Lilly. With a paw and a whine, she wants to get the day started NOW. I try to match her morning enthusiasm.
What’s your “WHY” in life or for work?
Creating a balanced, joyful life for myself and everyone I work with. Sharing entrepreneurs’ business stories through powerful marketing that attracts customers, closes sales and breaks thru the media clutter.
How do you manage setbacks or obstacles?
Deep breaths. An adaptable and strategic plan.
Remembering, the power within me is greater than any obstacle before me.
Why work at a coworking space?
Swap ideas with co-workers who “get it.” You are on the same life page.
What’s your secret sauce or superhero power or secret weapon?
Black sand beach yoga in Hawaii.
Avocados on everything, yoga, lots of water and BEING BOSS podcasts.
What’s your advice to other entrepreneurs or remote workers or innovators?
Do what you love and outsource what drains you. Most importantly, partner with people who share your vision but have different strengths.
Name your fears. Write them down. Create a plan. Make your plan routine everyday. Be flexible when others are freaking out.
Favorite trail or outdoor/indoor spot to be?
Seeing the mountains reflect in the lake at the Dillon Marina.