Connect with Waylon Lewis, elephantjournal on LinkedIn.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 23, 2010
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Connect with Waylon Lewis and elephantjournal on linkedin here.

I rarely use my LinkedIn profile; it’s one social site I still don’t get. Business-focused? Cool. Without all the bells and whistles? Fine. But tons of obstacles built-in to connecting with people? Linkedin can be discouraging.

In any case, I’m updating my profile (a long-ignored profile, it’s three years out of date). Figured I’d preserve this antiquated representation of ele and myself and our rocky road to Shangri-la:

linkedin waylon lewis

  • Founder, Editor-in-Chief at elephant journal,, ‘elevision’ talk show
  • PR, Marketing & Program Development at Shambhala Mountain Center
  • Rights & Permissions; Assistant to the Publisher at Shambhala Publications
  • Naropa University
  • Boston University
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Waylon Lewis’s Summary

My grandpa worked for Esquire in its heyday. My grand uncle was Lerner, of Lerner & Loewe. My other grandma was personal secretary to Ginger Rogers, raising my mom in strict Christian Science Musical fashion in City of Angels. My father, an editor and journalist and Republican and Buddhist. My mother, a founder of two schools and Shakespeare play director.

Myself, a Buddhist/eco/writer, founder of elephant journal, a little un-funded grassroots magazine dedicated to ‘the mindful life’–living a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our world. As a college kid I worked for Shambhala Int’l, and Shambhala Publications, in Boston. Later, I fundraised and PR’d for Shambhala Mountain. Then, a bit of grad school, then I got hooked into publishing–the family karma whirlpooling me (happily) down the writerly drain. In the next few years I hope to take elephant national, increase our circ to 300K, start a talk show and serve as the Jon Stewart of the Whole Foods demographic–folks who want to live a good life that also happens to be good for others, and our world.

Waylon Lewis’s Specialties:

talk show
ad sales
coffee delivery


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Connect with Waylon Lewis, elephantjournal on LinkedIn.”

  1. it's incredibily useful ……

  2. Teach us, Sensei…sounds like a good subject for an article!

  3. In my ongoing search for the perfect job it can be very helpful. Especially the recommendations part *hint,hint*. Personally I like the site since if I were to need to connect with someone professionally, I can through someone I already know rather than being another face in the crowb clamoring to be a "friend"

    While other networking sites are for self-promotion, Linkin is actually all about branding and *gasp* networking.

  4. I've ignored Linked-in because I'm simply not in business anymore. I have the same impression you do of it, but would probably feel like Cameron if I was still in business.

    Liked reading your profile though.

    Bob Weisenberg

  5. I agree that Linked-In hasn't been particularly useful (or accessible, which is why I haven't used it often). I really think it depends what field you are in. The fact that there isn't a place to upload or showcase photos makes it less than desirable for promoting my art career, but I do think it has great potential as a networking too. I would LOVE some helpful tips on how to begin. I've definitely heard some great success stories.

    Rachel Znerold

  6. Farnoosh says:

    LinkedIn has its place. I know friends who use it to advertise events such as a workshop and people notice and sign up, and that (LinkedIn) is their only channel of communication – so it's another avenue of building a professional presence online and promote your brand.

  7. Go to college at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and graduate to great jobs in fashion, design & creative business.