Blog Stories Joypunk Podcast #4 - Lindsey Murphy: Be Good Bacteria

Joypunk Podcast #4 – Lindsey Murphy: Be Good Bacteria

By Jenelle Etzel, June 1, 2023

Show creator, host and business developer Lindsey Murphy joins Jenelle where they chat about Lindsey’s journey to Portland, the “Fred Rogers Ministry” and how it led to her creating her show, the Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey.

They also dive into topics such as…

-What Prayer is and different expressions of prayer & faith

-Lindsey’s fascinations with religion and Philosophy

-People losing faith in Portland & whether she’s still called to be here

-How being a high-class babysitter helped set her up for success in her show

-Hanging onto your innocence & protecting your inner child

-The 3 accidental rules of Charlie Murphy’s Feminism

-Maidenhood / the Triple Goddess

-Working with Omsi (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) as a presenting partner for the Fab Lab this season

Books mentioned in this chat…

Robin Wall Kimmerer  – Braiding Sweetgrass

Find Lindsey here

Reach out to Jenelle here 

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Jenelle Etzel

President & Owner, Licensed Broker OR

She/Her

What does being lead singer and guitar player in a female punk band have in common with starting a real estate company in the middle of a recession? Not many people can answer that question. But when you ask Jenelle Isaacson Etzel founder and CEO of Living Room Realty, there’s no hesitation; where most would see a chasm, she sees a bridge. For Jenelle, it’s all been about finding a voice—the singular and irrepressible expression of self. Once a quiet, studious, high-school girl growing up in Portland, Jenelle started a punk band after college. She played guitar, wrote cathartic songs, performed, and traveled across country while living out of a van. All that seems light years from the present moment--owning a successful, growing company; serving on boards of civic and philanthropic organizations; enjoying family life with her two young daughters and long-time partner. Still, she uses the same voice now that began to emerge on stage years ago. Whether it’s business or music, “It’s important to know what your voice is. If it’s true, it will resonate.” Jenelle’s voice, her truth, is about being brave enough to take action without apology, being heard without being exploited, to be energized, constantly problem-solving and refining her skills in the pursuit of building a purpose-driven company. All this requires risk-taking. She’s learned the hard way that she can’t fix everything and that not everyone will share her vision. But even as she explains the difficult choices she’s faced, Jenelle radiates joy. “It’s never okay to play small,” she says with conviction. And this, more than anything, is what she strives to impart to other women, empowering them to pursue their passion whole-heartedly and to be leaders who speak with their own unique, unapologetic voice. Living Room Realty, founded in 2009, offers residential, commercial, and property management services. Living Room ranks in the top 15 real estate companies in Oregon, with more than 110 affiliated broker-agents. For more information, visit www.livingroomre.com. Noted Achievements: First west coast real estate office to receive B Corp status • Top Workplaces, 2014-2016 • 100 Best Workplaces in Oregon 2017 • 100 Best Green Companies 2017 • Oregon Business in Ethics Awards in 2014 • Jenelle has been featured in The Portland Monthly, Oregon Business, and REALTOR® Magazine • Portland Business Journal 40 under 40 Business Leaders • Board of Directors, Rock n Roll Camp for Girls, receiving 2015 award for creative philanthropy • Board Member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Network, Portland chapter • Orchid Award recipient for Business and Civic Contributions • Guest speaker: OPB’s Think Out Loud, Investor Beat, Cascadia Green Building Council • Advocate speaking on behalf of Benefit Corporation legislation with Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown
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