I’m Amy Jo Szymanski, your gypsy at heart who loves to think, talk, and explore possibilities through conversations and daydreaming. As a kid, I moved a lot until my family landed in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where I graduated high school. In need of warmer weather, I left Ohio for 13 years. During this time, I earned a Bachelor of Science from Kennesaw State University in Georgia while working in F&B.
My passion for meeting new people and traveling led me to live in four different states. This, coupled with my event management roles, allowed me to explore tons of our country and even Central America until moving back to the Akron area.
For 10+ years, I passionately created B2B events and conferences. However, due to the recent pandemic, I was permanently laid off. Timing is everything, and I decided it was the perfect opportunity to diversify my personal and professional skillsets. Couple this with my personal development journey and passion for a growth mindset led me to earn a Social + Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach® certificate from the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)®.
I started my own growth mindset brand based on social and emotional intelligence skills development through intention setting. I'm a true crime junkie, human behavior enthusiast, and story-teller. So, creating a mission around helping others realize their true passions, purpose, and potential felt natural.
I came up with the name Intelligent Intentions because if we live focused on improving and expanding our growth mindset, we can increase the chances of success, improve overall happiness in life, develop self-confidence, and supercharge our well-being.
Unexpected and uncomfortable events happen, but how we respond is the game-changer. I am grateful I decided to invest in my self-awareness and growth mindset years ago; I would not have managed my resilience and optimism during these challenging times. All your support and love is so appreciated as I navigate this exciting chapter as a female entrepreneur!
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