Brittany Hennessy | ConvoRoom Podcast – Season 01, Episode 04

Meet Brittany Hennessy

Brittany Hennessy is the author of “INFLUENCER: Building Your Brand in the Age of Social Media.” She is the co-founder of CARBON AUGUST, an influencer development platform. Previously, she served as the inaugural Senior Director of Influencer Strategy & Talent Partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

Hennessey is a sought-after speaker and consultant, and her impactful work has been featured across television and the web. You can find her featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, NBC’s TODAY Show, Entrepreneur, BUILD Series, Girlboss, and Cosmopolitan.

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Takeaways and favorite moments with Brittany

The overarching theme I hope you walk away with from this conversation is one of tenacity. There’s also an undercurrent of a no-excuses brand of hustle. I’m beyond sure that this episode will encourage you to get started from where you are. One moment you have to listen out for is the worst career advice she ever received. And you’re not going to believe who it came from.

Before we jump into the conversation with Brittany

Hey everyone, Mark Patterson here, breaking the silence after a two-year hiatus filled with life’s adventures—moving, a new job, parenting, and the whole journey of building a new home. But you know what didn’t take a break? My passion for having those genuine, meaningful conversations.

Now, let’s talk about this hiatus—it wasn’t just life unfolding. I found myself wrestling with self-doubt and facing some big questions as I ventured into podcasting. That imposter syndrome snuck in, making me wonder, “Will anyone really care?” and “Can this wild vision of mine actually come to life?”

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But along the way, I picked up some wisdom from folks like Stephen Bartlett and Ed Mylett that really resonated. Bartlett’s idea that stuck with me is that both the person who thinks they can’t and the person who thinks they can are right. Mylett’s reminder about the biggest commitment being the one you make to yourself really cemented the idea that I had to pick up my commitment to not only finish out season one but also make the podcast better than ever.

Navigating the gap between effort and results, tackling the challenges of being a one-person show, and confronting the fear of not having all the answers—it’s been a journey. Balancing commitments with external demands seemed manageable, but chasing my dream—ConvoRoom, a space for conversations with mentors, moguls, and legends—demanded more focused time and energy.

Step into the ConvoRoom with Brittany Hennessy

So, I’ve been leaning into showing up consistently, even when the path ahead looks a bit unclear. And here’s the scoop: not having all the answers shouldn’t hold anyone back from showing up. As we gear up for a chat with Brittany Hennessy, my message to you is to stick to your commitment. The one you made with the best version of yourself.

Now, let’s shine the spotlight on Brittany Hennessy, the mastermind behind “Influencer.” This book is the go-to guide for turning influence into a career. If you’re ready to maximize your platform, share this with your crew. The insight Brittany shares will change the game for your personal brand.

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Finally, I hope this message finds you well. I’m sharing from my heart in hopes that you will be inspired to unearth and live out your God-given purpose. Hopefully, something I said resonated. I would love to hear from you if so.

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Mark Patterson
Mark Patterson

A creator at the intersection of faith and culture