Author Dr. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler: How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself

Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine
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10 min readAug 28, 2020

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Be Tenacious — I am proud of my creative side and my tenacity. When I began the latest phase of my career as an author, I wouldn’t even call myself a writer. I didn’t think I deserved the title. But that slowly changed, and I slowly appreciated my unique voice as a writer.

As a part of my series about “How To Learn To Finally Love Yourself” I had the pleasure to interview Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D. She is an author and one of the top global leadership speakers on introverts. Her latest book is, Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces: How to Unleash Everyone’s Talent and Performance (BK Publishers, June 16, 2020). Her bestselling previous books include The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, and The Genius of Opposites. Her books have been translated into 18 languages.

Thank you so much for joining us! I’d love to begin by asking you to give us the backstory as to what brought you to this specific career path.

Sure. I have always been a helper and knew I would move into some sort of counseling career from an early age. My parents were all about making a difference. My dad, Alvin Boretz, was a writer for tv and film and addressed many social justice issues. I watched him delve into his projects with passion. My mom, Lucille (who just turned 100!) was a homemaker, volunteer, and had a rare books business. She was very proud of my venturing out into a full-fledged career because the options weren’t as available to women of her generation. I started out as a counselor in the schools and higher ed and moved on to career counseling and coaching. That led me to work in leadership development in organizations and then into writing books and keynote speaking. Now I run virtual programs on how organizations and leaders can harness the untapped power of introverts in their organizations.

I discovered my niche of introverted leadership when working in many companies where introverts were ignored, overlooked, and misunderstood. I met my future husband Bill in my late teens and was perplexed as to why he shut down after being with people. After many attempts…

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Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.