Jackie Zimmerman is the Queen of Getting Shit Done.
On an average day, you can find her designing and launching digital content for entrepreneurs, advocating for women-owned businesses, and generally helping everyone around her increase their productivity by about five hundred percent. She specializes in creating captivating web design, guiding online course creation, and implementing time-saving productivity systems.
As an expert in turning lemons into lemonade, Jackie has channeled two chronic illness diagnoses into a side career in patient advocacy. She founded a nonprofit community for women with IBD and/or ostomies called Girls with Guts, and her patient advocacy game is so strong she’s written eBooks, advocated in Washington, given keynote speeches and launched various platforms to support patient care.
Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, Jackie knows how to convert creative energy into successful ventures, and she is passionate about inspiring small business owners to dream big. She is especially invested in helping women demand their worth and dominate their field; as such, she created The GSD Collective, a virtual rolodex of powerful women and women-run organizations which she can personally recommend.
Jackie is also a Jottful Community member.
If you know me or have been following these episodes, you’ll know that tech is… not my favorite thing, shall we say. But if you’re embarking on a chronicpreneur journey, especially one that includes working remotely, you will need to grapple with tech at some point. And believe me, if I can do it, so can you!
I could not be more thrilled that Jackie Zimmerman, Queen of Getting Shit Done and previous podcast guest, is going to be working alongside me on Patients Getting Paid! And in these special Tech Talk episodes, we’re going to be taking a deep dive into all the different technological bits and pieces that you’re going to want to think about as you begin your life as a chronicpreneur.
Jackie received not one but two chronic illness diagnoses in her 20s (Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and turned to the internet as a way to cope and build a support system. Through the process of blogging and developing communities, Jackie honed her skills in digital communications by learning to design websites, create brand recognition and build online courses. She has now turned those into a full-time career in her digital marketing company Queen of GSD.
In this first Tech Talk episode, we’re covering different pieces of software that can manage your schedule. You might say that you already have a calendar, but programs like the two we focus on here – Calendly and Acuity – can do so much more, including taking payments!
Don’t forget, Jackie is now working alongside me on the Patients Getting Paid Community. So if you join up you’ll be able to get her input on schedulers or any of the things we’re going to be covering in the Tech Talk podcasts. Visit PatientsGettingPaid.com for more information, but don’t forget that there’s a price increase right around the corner!
In this episode:
- Why Jackie believes that scheduling software is a key thing to get organized right from the start of your chronicpreneur journey
- My own experiences of using Calendly to organize my two podcasts, my advocacy work, and the PGP community
- An overview of the various things that these programs can do for you, aside from managing your calendar
- A comparison of Calendly and Acuity, two of the major players in this game