“Building Deeper Friendships” with Jadah Sellner

How do you cultivate deeper, stronger, more meaningful relationships in your life? I get asked this question a lot, especially when people choose the unconventional path of being a business owner.

As founders, we can feel very isolated and lonely at times. And as humans, we have a deep desire to build a supportive community of like-minded people.

In this solo episode, I’ll share how I personally build deeper friendships and why they matter so much. I believe our lives are impacted by who we choose to surround ourselves with, so we have to be intentional and find people who will support, encourage, and uplift us on this wild journey called life. From moving from childhood homes, illness, death, pregnancy, miscarriage, betrayal, heartbreak, legal stuff –– life can be intense.

I’m so thankful for the depth in friendships I’ve cultivated intentionally over the past several years. I graduated high school a year early, and did not have an on campus college experience (I have 60+ college units, but no degree). It wasn’t until my early 30’s when I became an entrepreneur that I dove deep into female friendships.

I’ll talk about…
1) Where you start to find friends you can go deep with
2) How do you make sure you stay connected with your friends when life gets so busy?
3) How to be a good friend that someone wants to spend time with

Tune in and listen below:

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

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Resources + links mentioned:

Connect with Jadah on Instagram and Facebook!

WDS Keynote – 5 Simple Ways to Build Community with Heart

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Dear Sugar column



Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi


Key Quotes:

“As founders we can feel very isolated and lonely at times, and as humans we have a deep desire to build a supportive community of like-minded people.” [0:25]

“I know that I crave connection, and so I create opportunities instead of complaining.” [11:25]

“Connection is a high value of mine, and collaboration is another high value of mine. I just love playing with people.” [26:52]

“There’s something really powerful in being able to share your vulnerability behind the scenes, and having that close inner circle of people to lean on.” [27:36]

“Prioritize connection in your life, and make space for friends.” [38:49]


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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove

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