Jennifer Goodman was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with her.
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How do you introduce yourself?
Childhood to Adulthood – How was your transition from childhood to adulthood and what are the bad and good things you remember?
Jennifer: I was diagnosed by doctors at a very young age as autistic and as such I struggled with interpersonal dynamics and had to grow and learn as I got older through trial and error. Another focus was mimicking and following what my peers did in effort to learn skills I didn’t acquire. As soon as I graduated college, I was really encouraged and pushed to get a full-time sales job and that’s what help me grow some of my skills that I have today. I learned relationship management and networking and how to navigate the sales and very black and white sales relationships, and learning office skills!
Struggle – What hardships have you gone through in life?
Jennifer: Oh gosh, the list is endless! I endured some physical and mental abuse growing up by a kindergarten teacher which messed with me emotionally and it effected my psyche during my developing years. I was very quiet about it, but I’ve learned to speak up. Navigating relationships has always been a struggle for me and I’ve always had to learn how to build relationships through trial and error. I’ve dealt with a lot of rejection and people not understanding the differences and why I do certain things. Sometimes people say I should communicate more effectively, and sometimes people think it’s a little blunt or wonder why I’m not utilizing a filter. But I do see what I mean and see how I feel!
What do people usually not know about you?
Jennifer: I used to get on stage and sing blue suede shoes at speed ski in Snowmass when it was 7-10 years old.
What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry and in life?
Jennifer: I have a unique understanding to people with mental and developmental disabilities being that I am someone with one myself. A lot of people are quick to say that’s not with someone with autism does her that’s not how Saman behaves, but I can authentically, share my experience and know that it has helped me grow, and she myself for the better, as well as understanding other people that many people may not understand.
What are your upcoming major events?
Jennifer: Funny, you ask! We have a premiere of our movie, The Unseen, the first feature I ever wrote, I star in with RJ Mitte from breaking bad, and I produced it. It premieres at the Dances With Films, Festival and we have a premier In Chicago through our Us distributor.
What are your food preferences and physical attributes?
Jennifer: I am super picky, which is bad hahaha but I love a good plain grilled chicken breast and sweets! Lots of sweets!
Your love life, relationships and family?
Jennifer: Married to a wonderful husband, with my sweet golden doodle, Banks, named after Ernie Banks!
What expert advice would you like to give?
Jennifer: My advice would be not to assume that something or someone is a certain way without getting to know them. We all come from our own walks in life and you never know who you’re going to work with, or work for! My grandfather always encouraged me to never burn a bridge in life. I find that to be invaluable.
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