Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month leadership development program that allows local professionals opportunities to learn more about and engage with the community where they live and work. Leadership Chattanooga has been a launching pad for the careers and civic impact of some of Chattanooga’s most prominent professionals. We’re here to share their stories and catch up on what’s happened since they completed the program.
This month, Jocelyn Loza, Marketing Consultant/Owner at Hoopla Marketing Now, shares insights on the importance of how to get involved within your community and the impact it has on putting the people you serve first.
Trend: When did you graduate from Leadership Chattanooga?
Trend: Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do for fun?
Loza: I enjoy exploring Chattanooga with my family and discovering this city’s history.
Trend: Name one way you have impacted the community in your space.
Loza: I hope I have impacted my community in more than one way, but I can truly say that I won’t stop representing my community in different initiatives like Latina Professionals of Chattanooga or Get Vaccinated Chattanooga.
Trend: What drew you to the Leadership Chattanooga program when you applied?
Loza: I have heard amazing stories from friends who have completed the Leadership Chattanooga program. I wanted to see it for myself and experience it. I’m thankful to be part of the best class ever, the class with perfect vision, class of 2020.
Trend: How has your career been impacted by the program?
Loza: My career continues to be the same. I don’t see a difference in that. However, the relationships that I have developed with my class, is priceless.
Trend: You’re a highly successful contributor to the Chattanooga community. What practices do you follow that help you achieve success?
Loza: Always put the people you are serving first. Humble yourself and never forget your purpose in life. God made you for a reason.
Trend: What advice would you give someone who is looking for ways to become more connected to the community?
Loza: Get yourself out there. When I moved to Chattanooga 10 years ago, I knew no one. I got myself out there and networked. I walked to each known organization and asked to speak with the CEO or Executive Director to introduce myself. I persisted which illustrates that this can-do attitude is what our city needs and continues to foster through Leadership Chattanooga program.
Trend: Any recent award or acknowledgments?
Loza: Yes, “La Paz Latino Leader”
Trend: Is there anything you would like to add or tell about yourself?
Loza: I lead the survey and data for the Get Vaccinated Chattanooga new initiative for the Latino committee, Vaccinees Chattanooga.