About Me

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When I was about 10 years old, I had a moment that I will never forget.

 
 

I was performing on stage singing "Tomorrow" from Annie (being Annie was my ultimate dream in life OBVS).

When I stopped singing and the audience applauded I remember saying to myself (at 10 years old):

"THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE."

So I did just that.

I moved to NYC to pursue that dream...

I studied musical theater...

I did a Broadway National Tour and a few other professional shows...

I hosted 14 seasons of a TV show...

And then somewhere along the line I FORGOT.

 
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I started to get stuck in the world of “practicality.”

 

Bizarrely, “being practical” came in the form of big hair, a studded leather belt, and ripped rocker shirts -- that I sold, after I wore and sweat in them, to fans on ebay. (I also sold my dirty socks for $400. A sweet payday.)

OK, background: I’d been cast in VH1’s That Metal Show as the hot sidekick chick who didn’t say anything. I kid you not, my name on the show was Miss Box of Junk. IMDB bills me, ironically, as Miss Box of Junk -- Herself.

I hated metal music. None of it was me. So as you might imagine, that Jen was far from “herself.” And I soon got stuck that way. Miss Box of Stuck.

I was more popular than the producers had counted on, and so my role expanded. I became, well, Metal Famous.

I hosted an interview show. Metal heads asked for my autograph. And, as we’ve established, my dirty socks.

None of this was me. But, I thought, it’s what people want. Even after the show ended, I held on to that big hair and the biker gloves to keep the love going.

Can you relate? Ever forgotten who you were and become what you thought everyone else wanted you to be?

Most of us do. Especially those of us who feel born to connect in a big way.

We conform to what we think other people connect with in us...instead of connecting with ourselves.

I’m here to tell you you can have both.
 

 
 
 

You can be true to yourself, to what you love, believe, value, and want to say…

And you can find the audience who wants exactly that. A big one.

 
 
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I help you sew it all together.

Ultimately, what I do is PR: helping you get in Money Magazine, Oprah.com, on the stage of that major event -- wherever you need to be seen to bring in the boatload of high-ticket leads and the street cred that makes you #1 in your industry.

But along the way, I help you do that by sharpening your true Unfair Advantage: Connection.

Connecting you with the industry people you need; with the audience you crave; with the community who’ll lift you up (and, no small thing, like and share all your stuff).

Most of all, I help you connect the dots of your story -- even the weird, messy parts that are like, “Who was that person selling her dirty socks to metal heads?”

 

In all this talk about big hair, I haven’t mentioned: I also have a big gift for helping you leverage your own strengths and transform into the best “you.”

 

In fact, before I joined UA, I created and ran a fitness training and high-performance mindset coaching brand. I helped celebrities, CEOs and entrepreneurs transform their bodies and, frankly, their lives. No biggie. {brushes shoulders.}

Helping clients shed up to 70 pounds was incredible, but my favorite part was seeing them shine. Beyond stepping into a smaller suit or dress, they were now stepping onto the stage, stepping in front of the camera, stepping into their full potential. And I wanted more of that.

In 2018, I joined forces (and body parts) with Chris Winfield. Yes, in one year, I found my love...and my life’s work:

Helping entrepreneurs like you go from FOMO to famous, -- so you can:

Connect to the media,
Connect to your tribe, and...
Connect to your ultimate potential.

And the kicker? I get to be on stage. Not as Annie, not as a metal chick, but as me...helping you be you. And oh yeah, you’re coming up on stage, too.

It’s funny. In January 2018, before any of this happened, my word for the year was “Connection.”

 

And here we are. So let’s connect.

 

 

Professional Bio

 

Between her 14-season run as a co-host on VH1 and her acclaimed starring role in a Broadway national tour, Jen Gottlieb is no stranger to the stage. Now, she’s teaching others how to become the star of their own show.

Jen collaborates with life and business partner Chris Winfield to deliver Unfair Advantage Live, an event that gives ambitious entrepreneurs an all-access pass to the couple’s extensive circle of media contacts.

Jen herself regularly appears on the likes of CBS News, PBS’s Life and Living with Joanna Gagis, and Good Morning Washington, and she’s frequently featured in publications like Shape, Self, Women's Health, and Thrillist.

Drawing on her vast media network and her background in television, Jen helps her aspiring business leader clients make the connections they need to go from FOMO to famous — fast and landing them spots on Entrepreneur, ABC, Inc Magazine, US News & World Report,  Forbes, Fortune and hundreds of other media outlets.

When she’s not making media magic at Unfair Advantage Live, Jen runs a successful editorial photography company called JLG Productions. Thanks to her lifelong passion for health and wellbeing, she’s also enjoyed a career as a fitness and nutrition coach to Manhattan’s celebrity and business elite.