In this week’s episode, we’re sitting down with the incredible Jennifer Phillips, a seasoned coach and organizational consultant with over 15 years of experience in marketing, operations, and leadership.

Jennifer shares her inspiring journey of taking a much-needed sabbatical, where she paused to reflect on her path and discover her true passions. She emphasizes the importance of giving oneself the space to explore and redefine what you truly want. Reflecting on her earlier years, Jennifer candidly discusses how her identity became deeply intertwined with her career, prompting her to reassess her priorities and aspirations. She highlights the value of introspection and self-discovery in finding true professional and personal fulfillment.

Jennifer also shares the significance of nurturing friendships as adults, something that she prides herself greatly on. She delves into the nuances of managing expectations within friendships and navigating the various levels of connection. Her motto, “just let be and let go,” encapsulates her philosophy of accepting things for what they are and letting go.

Join us as we delve into Jennifer’s journey of self-discovery, resilience, and empowerment. Tune in for valuable insights on embracing rest, redefining success, and cultivating authentic connections.


The DesignDash Podcast is sponsored by Monogram Luxury Appliances.

Monogram is a long time partner and go to for us at DesignDash, as well as our design firm, Laura U Design Collective. We love them because they believe in three main pillars that we, as creatives, can easily get behind: sourcing superior Materials, offering high-quality Performance, and taking Ownership. Each of these upholds their commitment to high quality, innovation, and their ongoing relationships with designers and homeowners.

Key Takeaways

  1. Rest can be one of the most productive things you can do, especially if you are experiencing life burn out.
  2. It is extremely important to give yourself a chance to figure out what you actually want rather than doing what you think you should.
  3. Just let be and let go.


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