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May 17, 2019
Islanders: Chelse L Hensley
One of the greatest things about Restation is the great people it brings to our lives.
Chelse, Social media advertising specialist and the founder of Recharge Social Media, is a regular resident at Restation and it's always great to have her back in the community.
She is also a member of Digital Nomad Girls and has taken part in a couple of their retreats.
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I've been to Las Palmas several times - I joke that it's my "home away from home".
Chelse L Hensley
Recharge Social Media Founder
What do you do and how you do it?

Hi! I'm Chelse Hensley and I am a Social Media Advertising Specialist. What does this mean? Well, I get the amazing opportunity to work with brands and businesses to create comprehensive marketing campaigns on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, and Spotify.

How did you meet Digital Nomad Girls?

I found DNG when I was in Southeast Asia. There was a lunch meetup in Chiang Mai, Thailand and several of the girls were in the online group. This was in 2016, so DNG was still pretty new but it was amazing that we all shared this connection together.

Why did you choose to go to a DNG retreat?

I notoriously have zero impulse control so when I saw a post in the group about hanging out with 10 other women for a week of career and personal exploration - I was so intrigued. I think I had a SangSom at dinner with friends and applied as soon as I got home (ha!). After the interview with Jenny, I was hooked and couldn't wait!
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Can you share with us one of your best memories during the retreat?

Oh man, how could I choose?! Two memories stand out for me from both DNG retreats I attended. The first was in Las Palmas during my mastermind session. The group was so supportive and encouraged me to leave the agency I was working with and start my own business. They helped me design a roadmap to success, and here I am 3 years later running RechargeSocialMedia.com. How's THAT for manifestation goals, eh?

The second best memory was in Javea, Spain, just relaxing with the girls by the Mediterranean after having spent the day coasting on a private boat and going snorkeling. Even though I had gotten bit by a jellyfish that day, I just remember being so aware of that moment and how surreal it felt. It was total happiness.

What's your take on Las Palmas? What do you like about it?

I've been to Las Palmas several times - I joke that it's my "home away from home." The island, and Las Palmas itself, is so comfortable and inviting. It's a city, yet small enough to walk around and meet friends for dinner or stroll along the beach to soak up the sun or grab a cappuccino at Las Canteras. It's one of the only places I've been where I felt I could stay there long term.

And of course, the community at Restation is unparalleled. When I get back, I'm looking forward to another rooftop movie and game night!

What do you value more while attending a retreat?

I most value the overall experience. Meaning, I love blending the career-driven, personal growth, and entertainment aspects all together so that it makes learning a blast and soaking up all that I can from the retreat! Plus, networking doesn't even feel like "networking" in the sense of forced small talk. I've made so many friendships and connections from the DNG retreats - including my business partner Bettina Wittman, Founder of weBOUND marketing.

What are the three items you always bring with you when you go on a retreat? And why?

I'll usually create a special spotify playlist that gets me motivated and in the zone to implement all of the new creative ideas I've gathered while on the retreat. Other than that, I don't need much of what isn't already provided - like the super helpful DNG workbooks for notes and ideas.

Oh, but I'll always travel along with a reusable water bottle to keep hydrated and not consume too much plastic wherever possible. Unfortunately though, sometimes the city you're in doesn't have the best drinking water and it's safer to drink from store-bought =/
What's your inspiration when you don't feel motivated to work?

When I don't feel motivated, I don't force myself unless I'm on a deadline. You'll have those days where your head's not in the game and that's OK. Just lean into it - run errands or accomplish anything else you can, take the day off and recharge, then come back later at full speed when you're ready to tackle that to-do list.


How can we find out more about you?

You can follow my business on Instagram at @RechargeSocialMedia or RechargeSocialMedia.com to learn about our services and specialties for online marketing. You can also follow me personally at @ChelseHensley or shoot me an email at [email protected] if you want to chat or have any questions about social media marketing!


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