Hi! I’m Jen!
An executive life coach, trainer, speaker, writer, wife, mother – & about a thousand other things. I know you can relate. We can’t boil down our entire life experience into a simple degree, award, title, or accolade.
My clients often call me the “real deal” & their “1-stop, go-to whole life transformation coach for kind & powerful leaders.” They regularly invite me to their weddings, baby showers, anniversary parties & other happy milestones – & I’m incredibly grateful to be considered part of their family.
Before I dive into my saga, it’s important to know that I march to the beat of my own drum - & that drum has more of a soft, loving vibe than a loud, eardrum-bursting frequency.
I do things a bit differently in this world & my journey to balance & wholeness certainly wasn’t linear.
I believe - more than any diploma hanging on the wall - that there’s wisdom in our wounds…& that wisdom must be earned, not hacked, fast-tracked or bought.
A continuing education in the “school of life” is what will make you a powerful person & leader; one who operates across the board with kindness & an open heart.
Despite a stellar education within the “mainstream” – attending excellent public & private schools & receiving a degree from NYU, I wasn’t taught how to cultivate the necessary life skills to live a truly fulfilling & balanced life. Who gets taught these skills? No one! Therefore, I’ve dedicated the last 30+ years to healing & growing myself in ALL areas of my personal & professional life, clocking 14,000+ hours of self-study & so much more.
I’m always open & honest about my journey & when people began to witness my transformation, they realized I was truly living in harmony, balance, abundance & joy – & began to ask for my help. Friends & strangers continually turned to me for insight, resources & guidance. I heard over & over “You should teach a course! You should be a motivational speaker!” After hearing this for the umpteenth time, I took it as a sign & finally took the leap, heeding the call in January of 2003 when I officially began teaching & coaching.
Since then, I’m honored to have served over 1300 women! As opposed to having a great volume of clients, I’ve always focused on working deeply, helping each client genuinely transform their work &/or lives thereby making our world a better place too.
Below you’ll find a highlight reel of my journey. My entire story would likely be a 10 season TV series, still I know as an incredibly busy leader, you don’t have time for that.
Yes, we are throwing it way back, but it’s a pivotal part of my journey. I refer to these as the “NYU professional party years.” Thankfully, my curiosity brought me to therapy & my credit card got a workout snapping up all the self-help books I could find. I wasn’t quite sure what I needed to heal, but Louise Hay, Dr. Deepak Chopra & Marianne Williamson were all like balm for my anxious & depressed soul. It wasn’t until I was unceremoniously dumped by another guy (around the 7th time) that I took my studies seriously – devouring A Course in Miracles & other rich texts too.
Like most college grads, I was completely unprepared for the real world. I doubled up on therapy sessions & deepened my own studies, adding healing modalities like Reiki to the mix. But the partying & drinking continued – until I finally joined AA & got sober… & the true healing began. I next consumed women’s studies – learning about our history, the divine feminine & our power as women. The end of this decade was capped with my father being diagnosed with prostate cancer & going into remission, only to next experience the incredible loss of my mother to breast cancer. This loss was both crushing & freeing – helping me realize the finite time we each have on this planet. I knew right then that I wanted to make a real difference in my own lifetime.
This decade was filled with something completely unexpected. Friends, neighbors, coworkers & even strangers began asking me for life advice. This was before life coaching was even in the collective consciousness. Beginning in 2003, I slowly & steadily built a vibrant community of women around the globe who wanted to make positive life changes. Through trainings, classes & 1-on-1 work that all came through referrals, my salary doubled… then tripled…& I had a constant sold-out waitlist for my courses & 1 on 1 work. Due to passionate clients who kept telling others about my work, I was also featured in high-profile media like the New York Times & offered book deal opportunities & a TV show.
Business was booming, yet the rest of my life was bursting at the seams. I got married, had two children & eventually couldn’t manage my work’s growth & keep my family, health, career & life all in balance. I realized that to continue to stay true to who I am, practice what I preach & follow my own genuine path, I had to step away from work at this time.
To my surprise, this led to a 2nd journey of even deeper healing & transformation for me both personally & professionally. My clients & I were equally sad & my colleagues in disbelief that I walked away from so many opportunities including book deal meetings, a TV show & additional press. Still, I knew in my heart that the next right thing for my journey was to focus on enjoying the amazing family I created, knowing that when the time was right, I’d come back to make an even greater impact for women & our world.
2010 - 2020
I call this decade my 2nd round of “Life School” – & as a graduate of a prestigious university in my earlier years, I can say with certainty that the greatest & most impactful lessons don’t come from a textbook.
Over this decade, I studied with more incredible teachers, discovered & used additional healing modalities for myself like EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR, shamanic healing & worked with an internal medicine doctor & botanist to learn about evidence based nutrition. This was another life changing & elevating decade for myself that’s allowed me to take my work to an even higher level for my clients!
I continue to live a balanced & fulfilled life on all fronts that very few can claim…& I feel super proud of this. As a result, I’m able to lead others continually by example. This is my vision for our broken world, as I know deep down we are all so much better than what our world presently reflects back to us! Therefore, I call you to join me as a fellow leader in transforming your own work &/or life, so that together, we can ALL lead by example to create the world I know is possible!
Will you join me, along with other kind & powerful leaders, to help create the world we all want to live in?
One that’s filled with peace, kindness, joy & well-being? If so, you need to know that it starts with YOU! If you’re ready to do your own deep transformational work, I’m ready to support you!
The plain fact is that the planet does not need more ‘successful’ people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.
― David W. Orr
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