161 | Creating Genuine Connections in Business Communities with Haley Westfall

Dec 15, 2023

In this episode of the Digital Business Evolution Podcast, Jess is joined by Haley Westfall to delve into the world of community and leadership. Haley shares her insights on dispelling misconceptions and avoiding common mistakes in community building. From the power of genuine connections and relationships within a community to the value of servant leadership, Haley's approach is both practical and empathetic. 

Join us as we explore the keys to sustainable business growth, the art of intentional networking, and the importance of deep, meaningful connections in the digital business landscape. This episode is packed with valuable takeaways, so get ready to evolve your understanding of community and leadership with Haley Westfall.

As always, cheers to your evolution!


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn about the misconceptions and mistakes in community and leadership

  • Learn the importance of intentional networking and providing value

  • Learn about honoring commitments and servant leadership


Key Timestamps

  • [5:54] – Focused growth through connections
  • [16:44] – Taking initiative in creating connections yourself
  • [29:46] – Sharing real struggles and being open and honest. 
  • [34:31] – Being seen and welcomed in new communities 
  • [42:20] – Embracing a higher calling


Episode Quotes

  • “No one is responsible for creating connections for yourself other than you.” - Haley Westfall

  • “We are one connection away from the absolute catalyst that will transform the future of your business, you just have to be willing to put yourself in that room.” - Haley Westfall 


Episode Resources


Connect with Haley Westfall

Instagram: @Thehaleywestfall


Connect with Jess

Instagram: @iamjessicaderos

TikTok: @iamjessicaderose

YouTube: Jessica DeRose