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Badass Women at Any Age

Jan 11, 2022

As a curious teenager, having the opportunity to travel outside of her small, one horse town, instilled a sense of adventure and exploration early in Jeannie Edmund’s life.  Impassioned by a wandering road lifestyle and unafraid of the unknown, Jeannie took every opportunity that came her way resulting in a non-linear, adventurous and wildly successful career.  Jeannie has made her mark in politics, journalism, documentaries, publishing, infomercials and startup companies.  She is an advisor and mentor to founders and investors in tech, CPG, travel, cannabis, and other industries, advising them in business development, branding/marketing, and preparations for investment.   She was the first producer of Larry King’s National Radio Show, a CNN reporter, Executive editor of Healthy Living Magazine, producer at CBS Morning News, Night Watch and Face The Nation.  Jeannie co-wrote, directed, and produced the PBS TV documentary, “From Apollo to the Stars”, with Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. She is the author of the book “Start Me Up”.

What You Will Hear in This Episode: 

Jeannie’s personal journey

How Jeannie got the job for producing Larry King Show

The origin of Jeannie’s positive and optimistic attitude

What fueled the move to Korea

How Jeannie featured in a Korean Soap Opera

The theme in Jeannie’s life

Why re-inventing yourself at any age is very important

Advice to people taking a big leap in life and career

The entrepreneurial mindset


“A lot of it has to do with saying yes to opportunities that you may feel are beneath you, but then you grow and learn and push and if it doesn’t work out you move on.”

“It is not an enviable life, being a celebrity.”

“You have to create your own luck in a lot of ways.”

“Every new project is a chance to reinvent yourself.”

“It takes a big leap of faith to start a business.”

“We all channel what we do on earth. You have to get out of your own way.”


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Forbes article

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