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Jill O’Boyle is the owner and founder of Jill O’Boyle Communications and the host of the “Your Life Your Story – Rise Up Podcast.” Jill believes that when you do meaningful work, you live a meaningful life, and as a purpose coach, she uses her skills of communication, connection, and faith to bring a community of women together to “RISE UP” and discover their purpose. Take it away, Jill!
My Maven Superpower is … I’ve been told that I have a contagious smile! I have a way of making people feel welcome in my presence.
A fun fact about me is … I married a guy named Jack. We are Jack and Jill.
The best book I’ve read lately is … “Called Out” by Paula Faris.
The skill I most want to learn is … Golf. I love the sport and have always wanted to take lessons but haven’t made it a priority yet.
My first job was … As a sales associate at a local sporting goods store. I loved this job as I was able to help people find the perfect team apparel or fit them into their first pair of football cleats or soccer shoes. I loved helping the children who were so excited to start their first sport.
Self-care habit I swear by is … Be Still. I can’t stress this one enough. I believe there is so much power in filling your cup up first thing in the morning, before the chaos of the day begins. I’m a boy mom to two young children so my house can be a little crazy and extra loud on most days. I’ve found that I need 30 minutes of “me” time and a strong cup of coffee before my household awakes. This time is usually spent either reading scripture, journaling, or reading a good book. There has been so much healing in my life by starting my mornings with this routine.
My life motto is … “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways.” I have this as my screensaver and a Post-it Note on my wall to remind me of this daily! So many of us pass up opportunities because of fear. I’m learning that if you just trust and believe and let fear go, life becomes so much more rewarding and joyful!
My favorite non-profit to support is … Purposeful Living — helping to meet women right where they are, offering healing, growth, and connection.
The best career advice I can offer is … Make sure you’re staying true to your gifts, talents, and strengths. Find a career that lights you up, where you feel like you’re making a difference, that‘s also aligned with your core values and where you’re constantly growing and evolving. Too many of us stunt our own growth because we are uncomfortable with change, so we stay stuck in a career that isn’t serving us or allowing us to grow. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable; that’s when growth happens.
A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … New eyebrows! I had very thin and almost zero eyebrows for so long and decided to finally go for it. What a difference to my self-image, and to wake up and just run out the door without having to draw them on daily! I highly recommend Brows by Megan & Co.
I feel most confident when … I start my morning in scripture and exercise. It gets my soul and body fueled up to tackle the day.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Agave Quesadilla at Los Agaves.
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … “Ozark.”
A Maven you should know is … Marti Justice — a kind spirit with a love for style. She helps you transform your closet and your confidence!
The thing I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I will be an author at the beginning of next year! The book will be released on Jan. 11, 2023. It’s always been a dream of mine to write my own book. This opportunity is a co-authored book, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with the world and the Indy Maven community when it’s released.
What’s next for me is … I see a bright future ahead! I’m turning 40 in January, and I truly believe that my forties are going to be my best years yet. I’ll be real, my thirties were a struggle, but I can appreciate the hard times because it’s leading me to my best days! I’m looking forward to traveling and being on stages across the world, creating a space for stories to be shared and lives to be changed. I have a heart to lead, motivate, and inspire people to live a life true to themselves and not the life others expect of them. I have a goal to write a second book and be a best-selling author.
Lastly, I have a vision to create a ministry with my husband! With a name like “Jack and Jill,” and with what we have been through, I believe God is calling the two of us to create something magical. I see a vision that will bring inspiration and hope to families and marriages. I’m not quite sure what that will entail, but it will be centered around faith, family, and FUN!
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