Meet Maple Grove: Amy Jauman
Nov 26, 2017 04:25PM
By Wendy Erlien
Dr. Amy Jauman (photo provided by Remotely Smart)
An occasional Maple Grove Voice series highlighting the lives and accomplishments of Maple Grove residents.
Since she was five years old, Dr. Amy Jauman has lived in the Maple Grove community.
With family living here or close by, a “core group” of friends which stayed in the area and community relationships, “connecting with people has only grown over time,” Jauman said.
While making Maple Grove her home, education has a played a significant role in shaping Dr. Jauman’s career. Initially, she earned an Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education which she used to teach and eventually become a Director.
“I learned I liked teaching the teachers,” she said.
After she headed back to school for her Master’s Degree in Experiential Education, her journey led her to work in corporate communications. “I fell in love with it,” she said. During that time, she earned her doctorate in Organization Development and started exploring consulting work. A long-term consulting assignment convinced her to leave her full-time position. However, three days after she left her corporate job, the business cancelled their consulting contract.
“I started networking like crazy. Within a month, consulting [Remotely Smart] was up and running. That was when I met Jen [at National Institute for Social Media],” Jauman said. “I stayed on with them – realizing they were on to something by providing certification in an industry that was like the wild west.”
“I wanted to be certified and help others,” she said. Since joining the organization as their Chief Learning Officer, Jauman has been a teaching worldwide.
Many times people to seek out the National Institute for Social Media have the knowledge, but are looking for the credentials, Jauman stated.
“It’s a powerful tool for people in that place…committed to the profession and credibility,” she said.
With her education and experience to fuel her, Dr. Jauman wrote her first book titled “Comprehensive Field Guide for Social Media Strategists” earlier this year and has another one in the works scheduled for publishing in early 2018.
“I’m about as happy as I can be,” she said. “I get to do all of it – I’m appreciative every day.”