Founder of JLP
Meet Jenn Lederer
Meet Jenn Lederer
Jenn Lederer is a Motivational Comedian, Producer and Founder of Jenn Lederer Productions (JLP). Jenn’s signature brand of motivational comedy harnesses the power of laughter to help her audience laugh their way to a breakthrough.
JLP produces visually dynamic and engaging digital content designed to capture the truth in every story, mission and brand message. Jenn is passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs cultivate their own unique power, perspective and impact on the world in whatever way they’re meant to be it and do it.
JLP’s membership program, The Mogul Membership, is a 12-month online membership, creative incubator and community offering online trainings, LIVE Monthly Masterclasses, tutorials and workshops that teach creative entrepreneurs how to create from a place of true power and alignment.
Jenn’s work has been featured by FORBES, Huffington Post, YALE, Google Headquarters, Inspiring Lives Magazine and comedy clubs around NYC and the North East.
Now we’re gettin’ to the good stuff…
In April 2015 I was invited to give a keynote presentation at Google Headquarters in NYC. I had no idea what I wanted to say when this opportunity presented itself, but I did know I wanted to help thought leaders and creative thinkers remember that at the end of the day, we are far more powerful than we realize.
We learn to curve our edges to make others more comfortable. We play small because playing big can lead to judgment, pain and isolation.
We are running around like beautiful, elegant, strong, capable horses who can do GREAT things…but even when we’re “winning all the races” there is this nagging feeling that something is missing.
THAT is because we aren’t horses.
We’re magical, majestic Unicorns who learned to hide our horn in order to survive up to this point.
I believe it’s ALL of our jobs to BE the Unicorn we wish to see in the world. When WE embody who we truly are (a unicorn) we invite those (horses) around us to REMEMBER that they are, too. And once you remember that you ARE a powerful being capable of creating magical sh*t in this world…there’s no going back to horse-land.
I’ve been drawn to comedy for as long as I can remember but ALWAYS told myself the one art-form I’d never do was stand-up comedy. [proof that the Universe/God/Source is the original comedian]
Liar Liar and The Mask are 2 of my all-time favorite movies that can always turn my frown upside down. (Jim Carrey was my #1 growing up). But the moment I decided to intentionally integrate comedy into my career wasn’t until I attended an “intuitive painting class” in February 2018. (Yes, this is a true story) We were given “curiosity” as our prompt to paint. That was it as far as directions. I started painting and the next thing I know I’m finishing a painting of what I saw as a wise Owl wearing John Lennon style glasses who looked like he just returned from some sort of psychedelic trip. When I felt the Owl was complete, I signed the bottom corner of the painting and immediately heard a voice say “You must start doing stand-up comedy, NOW. Just DO it.” (Again. This is a true story.) I turned around to see a “fake” brick wall behind me. I happened to know the woman who managed the space and committed to reaching out the next day to explore the possibility of producing a comedy show in the space. I did follow-up and she said YES. I went on to produce a 3-month residency at said space from March - May 2018 and I haven’t been able to kick the comedy bug since.
So, yea. I really encourage artists and creatives and all humans to trust their intuition…which sometimes shows up in the form of a painted Owl in John Lennon glasses. Just go with it. I’m grateful every day that I was brave enough to trust that message.
The Owl painting (shown here) hangs in my office, watching over my creations on the daily & offering ideas and inspirations when necessary.
A Mogul appears to be in constant evolution and motion. A Mogul is most satisfied focusing on 15 different projects at any given time (with a journal full of even more ideas that might be even better, if given a chance to blossom). A Mogul knows when it’s time to make a move and has learned that hesitation is the kryptonite to success. A Mogul trusts her intuition above all else and gently reminds herself to turn inward whenever the draw of external validation becomes too great.
Being a Mogul isn’t about being different things for different people in different places. It’s about being YOU, everywhere.
A Mogul knows the most valuable thing you offer is YOU. (Think JLo, Beyonce, Oprah or anyone else with an everything-they-touch-turns-to-Gold M.O.)
It's not magic, it's a Mogul.
Pittsburgh, PA. Home of the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. (While I am aware these teams exist, that is the extent of said awareness.) It’s also the place where I spent nearly 20 years in a dance studio eventually earning my BA in Jazz Dance at Point Park University. As the story goes, dance would become the bridge that brought me to the big bad City of New York in the summer of 2007.
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” - Martha Graham
For a while my response to this was “Nothing. Because she wouldn’t have heard me anyway. She was too stubborn and was gonna do it her way no matter what.”
Now, my response is “Nothing. Because being with her would be enough to help her remember who she’s always been.”
Coincidentally, that same belief is how I treat every client, Unicorn and Mogul who steps into the world of JLP.
You’ve got this. I’m just shining the light.