#wcw Check out Chelsea Turner

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It’s funny how this week’s #wcw, Chelsea Turner, our winner of last week’s social media marketing class from Open Campus at the New School last week (catch the recording if you missed it), found Women Catalysts on LinkedIn!

Chelsea lives in the Los Angeles area and is new to Women Catalysts. She just started freelancing in content, social media and marketing - and is looking for full time opportunities in non-profit or higher ed communications. Hit her up on LinkedIn if you or anyone is looking!

Meet Chelsea

What I'm working on... Currently, I am freelancing as a writer to develop my skills across multiple settings. Having a background in higher education marketing and teaching in a classroom, I recently decided I want to pursue my passion of consultation and decided that starting as a freelancer is a good step in the right direction. Most of my work has been in organizational press releases, blog posts, news articles, and magazines. In the last two years, I have branched out into social media branding and marketing and am a part-time consultant with a fabulous local support group called Comfort Zone, facilitated by Dr. Carolyn Monroe (a close family friend).

With a varied background including administration management, classroom teaching, marketing and publishing, and other side hustles, my steady work has been as a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Being an alum of GSGLA and a Lifetime Member with the organization, it is important to me to give back to the community that helped shape me. For the last eight years, I have worked with a close friend to lead our alma mater troop, meaning that I mentor girls to be their own leaders and catalysts for change. We collaborate with the girls to guide them on paths that meet their goals, whether it's in cookie sale achievements or earning the prestigious Gold Award. In addition to working with a troop, I am an advisor for two annual competitive events. In the last four years, I've worked to build committees of Girl Scouts that leave having achieved success at a large-scale event and developed a sense of personal leadership style that they can take back to their troops, schools, and other endeavors.

My greatest passion in the world is to help others. In every aspect of my life, I work to make the world a better place.

My goals for this year are... to find a rewarding position in either non-profit or higher education communication (e.g., writing, marketing, community outreach, relationship development and maintenance) while building my freelance and consultant brand. 2018 was a year of change -- some changes were great (like marrying the love of my life), and some changes were hard (like leaving a well-paying job to escape a negative work culture). For 2019, I'm aiming to find my professional niche while I continue developing my brand.

My other big goal is to obtain two or three certifications toward project management. I was lucky enough to find Women Catalysts through LinkedIn and take an amazing webinar through Open Campus that landed me a free course, and it has inspired me to pursue certification programs that will leverage my portfolio while advancing my current skill set.

Here's how you can help me... If your organization has a job opening that fits my talents, please contact me! I appreciate any opportunity to chat with professionals. Plus, if you're looking for a freelancer in the world of content development, I'm your gal! You can check out my LinkedIn profile to see my strengths and let me know what projects you have available. I'm happy to help wherever possible!

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