Meet January’s Member Spotlight – Justin Schenck

As a podcast host (The Growth Now Movement) ranked in the top 15% in the world, longtime GRYP member Justin Schenck is no stranger to perseverance and hard work. And his desire to motivate and help others does not just extend to people around the world – it’s hyper focused here in Berks County.

Justin joined GRYP in 2010 as a way to network and connect with like-minded professionals in the Greater Reading area. His involvement quickly grew from attending events to taking on a leadership role as a board member and Membership Chair. Looking for a way to give back outside of GRYP, Justin joined the Board of Directors for the Big Vision Foundation and the Board of Advisors for the Small Business Resource Association.

As a young professional in the Greater Reading area, Justin wants Reading to be a go-to town for young professionals. Justin enjoys the social scene of West Reading and the up-and-coming art scene that is happening around the city. As a big fan of Berks Jazz Fest, he’s excited to see what other music festivals will be held in the area. “As an entrepreneur, Reading provides an exciting, affordable place to live, work and play.”

Proudest achievements:

  • Podcast host ranked in the top 15% in the world
  • Chosen by Inc. Magazine as a Top 8 Podcaster to follow
  • Named an Icon of Influence in the new media space

Tips to other young professionals:

Find strong mentorships and surround yourself with like-minded people who can help you “level up.” Attend events where you can learn from people who have mastered the game and connect with people who are playing at a higher level.

Did you know?

Justin is hosting an entrepreneurial event in Reading called Growth Now Movement LIVE! which will feature a variety of well-known motivational speakers. The event will not only help businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals looking to get ahead in life and their careers, but it will also spotlight Reading as a place for business and events.

Interested in attending Growth Now Movement LIVE!? Visit and use code “GRYP” for a discount at checkout.