Salesforce MVP 2020 Success Journey about Zuzanna Jarczynska
Zuzanna Jarczynska, has been awarded as Salesforce MVP Title in March 2020 for her exceptional contribution to Trailblazer Community. Her leadership skills, ability to share marketing cloud knowledge using her own popular blog and answering in the Marketing Cloud related questions on Salesforce Stack Exchange.
Here is Zuzanna Jarczynska Salesforce MVP success journey in her own words about self – motivation, future goals, insights and advice for future Salesforce MVP aspirants and trailblazers.
Brief Introduction about yourself and your journey with Salesforce?
I am a 4x Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Expert, a blogger and a Trailblazer Community Group Leader. I live and work in Poland and I have the privilege of becoming the first-ever Polish Salesforce MVP in history – this is a really big deal for me!
My journey with Salesforce began in 2014 when the team that I was working on decided to switch from an outdated CRM system to Salesforce.com. As an end-user and a member of the internal implementation team, I was fascinated by how easy Salesforce was to both use and configure. It almost felt like building from LEGO blocks, which by the way, was my favourite thing to do when I was a kid. During that implementation, I also found a new passion: working with project teams and solving people’s problems through technology. It feels really great to be able to build something that will make someone else’s work much easier!
When I later started working in IT consulting and focused on implementing Salesforce Marketing Cloud, I noticed the shortcomings in the available documentation, especially when it came to the more technical aspects of working with the platform. The official documentation was often incomplete and sometimes very outdated – that’s why I’ve decided to start a blog, with step-by-step tutorials for anyone who wants to start learning Salesforce Marketing Cloud development. The blog became popular instantly and there’s a lot of people reaching out and thanking me for creating this resource. This proves that even now when there’s more and more Salesforce Marketing Cloud technical content available on Trailhead, there’s still a gap which needs to be filled.
Aside from writing the blog, one of the other ways that allow me to give back to the community, is answering Marketing Cloud related questions on Salesforce Stack Exchange. Answering other user’s questions has many great aspects: not only you’re helping them out, but you also find yourself learning new things while trying to figure out some of the technical issues others are facing. And through engaging with the Stack Exchange community you get a chance to meet some of the world’s leading Marketing Cloud experts.
I really admire everything about Salesforce – from the platform to the community, Ohana culture and values. Everyone in the Salesforce ecosystem I have met so far seems to share those values and this is what makes this worldwide community of users and professionals so special and worth engaging with.
When did you first hear about Salesforce?
In 2014, when the company I was working for at that time decided to get Salesforce CRM.
What Motivated you to become an Salesforce MVP?
It was never about becoming a Salesforce MVP for me. I’ve been writing the blog, organizing Trailblazer Community Group meetings and answering questions on Salesforce Stack Exchange long before I even heard about the MVP program.
It is indeed a true honour to be recognized by Salesforce, but for me, with or without the MVP reward, it was and always will be about giving back to the community and helping others succeed.
Did you have any Mentors if so what was their role during your journey towards MVP?
I had a few different mentors during my whole Salesforce journey and I will be forever grateful to them for letting me experiment and learn new things my way, for constantly challenging me and for pushing me into the right direction when I was feeling lost.
What would be your best definition of Salesforce MVP?
An MVP is someone who is always ready to learn and to share their knowledge with others. Someone who is a leader, a community enabler and a people-connector. Someone who is selfless and their goal is to help others succeed. Someone who is passionate about technology, an expert in their own field, and willing to help others get there as well.
How does it feel being an MVP compared to a Trailblazer?
For me, they’re very similar: in both cases, it’s a matter of a growth mindset and channelling your energy into action.
What are your future goals and how have you planned to accomplish it?
Women, in general, are underrepresented in technology industries. While Salesforce is already doing a lot towards gender equality, I still feel that the area of Salesforce Marketing Cloud development and technical consulting is male-dominated.
That’s why I created an informal group for all female Marketing Cloud developers and technical consultants, where we can get and give each other support, mentorship and opportunities to network, collaborate and learn together.
We are currently working together with other women in this network on creating an official channel where we could organize more meetings and different sessions, such as Ask-me-anything about Marketing Cloud, etc.
If you’re interested in joining our group, search for “Women In Technology – SFMC Developers and Technical Marketers” on LinkedIn.
Your Insights and advice for future MVP aspirants and beginners apart from Trailhead and Salesforce certifications
Being an MVP is about giving back, so focus on engaging with others building communities around you. You also need to be an expert in your field, so keep learning and challenging yourself – and than share that knowledge with others!
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Blog URL: https://sfmarketing.cloud/
Thank you Zuzanna Jarczynska for sharing your Salesforce MVP Success Journey. You are truly a great inspiration to many of us and women all over the world.