My business and life are pretty, pretty cool. But only a few short years ago, I was dazed and confused. Yes, I was lost.
Although I had broken the magical 6-figure ceiling in my corporate job as a conference producer and was living it up in my kick-ass high-rise apartment overlooking the Hudson River in New York City with my husband, I was restless. Antsy. Unhappy. Stuck. Bored.
All the Coach bags in the world (I seriously had a fetish) and Happy Hours (I thought alcohol would make everything better) didn’t scratch the itch I felt for something MORE.
What that MORE was, I couldn’t quite put my finger on. So I kept doing what I had always done: worked harder and harder and harder until one day I felt like I couldn’t breathe anymore.
It was awful.
The moment it all came crashing down on me was my 30th birthday, when I was in Las Vegas on a business trip. There, as I was walking alone amongst the crowds and the lights on The Strip, a message hit me loud and clear: “What are you doing? Where are you going?”
I knew I wasn’t living the life I was supposed to be living and I couldn’t deny it any longer. I made a pact with myself to make a major career shift by the end of that year…
What did I do next? Decide to change it all by taking off on a month-long adventure through Asia with my hubby … and then undergo an intensive training to become a yoga teacher … all while continuing to hold down my full-time, all-consuming job and try to figure out what my true calling was.
Those experiences shook me to my core, changed me, spoke to me. I couldn’t go back to “old Jenny.”
I knew there was more to life than the way I was living. I wanted more freedom, more flexibility, more fun, more fabulousness. I wanted more space. I wanted to spread my wings.
So one cold November day back in 2007, I walked away from my old, comfortable, lucrative job … and set out on a path into the unknown. It was one of the scariest – yet liberating – days of my life.
I literally felt like I was weaning myself off of a drug. The drug of the conventional path, the drug of certainty, the drug of “this is how everyone else does it.”
It was this clear-cut DECISION that changed the course of my life forever. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I essentially gave myself permission to be ME and to share my message and my gift with the world in the most powerful, meaningful way possible.
In the time since my giant leap, my life has transformed in ways that sometimes even I can’t believe.
I’ve built a sustainable, thriving, online business with multiple streams of income serving and coaching amazing women from all over the world.
I wrote and published a bestselling book called Get Gutsy: A Sacred, Fearless Guide for Finding Your Soul’s Calling and Living Your Dream. That was the longest, hardest, most fulfilling and liberating project of my entire career.
I’ve mentored with top coaches and guides in the fields of coaching, female entrepreneurship and online marketing who have taught me the secrets of their success and growth.
I’ve birthed three beautiful babies. Being a mother is humbling and hilarious.
My family relocated from the bright lights of New York City to our dream community in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
I’ve traveled the world.
I’ve created a schedule that allows me the flexibility to do amazing work AND be there for my husband and kids so we can spend quality time together doing things we love.
But, it didn’t look like this when I was getting started. It was dark, lonely, scary, confusing! My head would be spinning most days. I took a lot of wrong turns. I admit: I’d often quench my fears by reading job postings … thinking that maybe someone could just start telling me what to do again if I went back to working for someone else. But deep down, I knew that wasn’t my path …
And it’s likely not yours either if you have a message YOU want to share with the world. If you are a woman on a mission …
And if that’s you, I don’t want you to have to go through that MUCK I went through. It’s downright sucky and unnecessary. It’s a waste of your time, money and brilliance.
There’s no use in reinventing the wheel on your soulful business journey. I’ve done the heavy lifting for you. I’m here to lighten your load, take away the fear, and help you find and walk your true path in life (and have A LOT OF FUN doing it).
Ready? Take a look at these Frequently Asked Questions so you can get a feel for how we might be able to work together. My gift and privilege is serving super-cool gals like you to uncover, own and profit from your big gift in the world.
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a coach and teacher to gutsy women-on-a-mission?
Well, I’ve been working in marketing and branding since I started my career in 1999. My first job out of the University of Florida was for top public relations agency Porter Novelli in New York City, developing global, strategic brand-building programs for blue-chip clients like Kellogg, M&Ms, Hershey, Polaroid and Pfizer.
I then changed careers to become a producer for the Institute for International Research (IIR), an elite, global conference organization, creating must-attend events for marketing, design and customer management executives. I was known for my ability to create profitable, branded events that generated $500,000 – $1 million+ in revenues and huge industry buzz.
I left Corporate America in late 2007 while completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training course and set out on my own to launch a coaching and consulting business that would wake women up to the power, purpose and profits that are waiting for them to be harnessed. I haven’t looked back.
I received my coaching certification from the esteemed Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2008. Since then, I’ve coached hundreds of gutsy women to move to the next level in their business and life.
I’ve trained with the top female entrepreneur coaches and marketing mentors around like Ali Brown, Fabienne Fredrickson and Angelique Rewers.
Who are your clients and students exactly?
Oh, all types! Coaches, consultants, parenting experts, event planners, graphic designers, web developers, spirit artists, intuitive guides, therapists, accountants, teachers, software developers, network marketers, sales experts, you name it. Many are already business owners. Others are women in transition (typically, still in corporate) who want to start a business online.
Essentially, these are people just like you who are really good at what they do, but need help getting out there in a bigger way as an entrepreneur.
How are you different from other coaches?
Well, I only work with two types of women:
- Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want more leverage and scale in their business.
- Businesswomen who are in transition in their current jobs (typically, still in corporate) and want to become spirit-driven entrepreneurs.
Because my focus is very narrow, what you get with me is a step-by-step process for uncovering, owning and profiting from your gift.
Plus, I’m actually a certified coach (many coaches are not). And I have a decade’s worth of corporate experience servicing and representing Fortune 500 brands like M+Ms, Hershey, Kellogg, Red Lobster, Polaroid and Pfizer. To top it all off, I’m a certified yoga teacher who brings a calm, yet Warrior-like, energy to my work with clients. And I’m a mom to 3 young children. So, being really efficient with my time is key. I’ll teach you my tricks.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
High-energy, anything-is-possible women who DO the work I suggest. You will see results if you do the work. Period.
I expect my clients to be committed and courageous.
What type of person are your programs NOT for?
Please know I’m very selective in who I work with, choosing to only work with people where there is an energetic match. I’ve learned the hard way on this, and now know that this is the best route to take.
I’ll be straight with you: I choose not to work with whiners, chronic skeptics, flakes (gals who never do their assignments and miss their coaching sessions) or quitters. If you fall into one of these categories, I lovingly and respectfully ask that you refrain from signing up for my programs, and I hope you understand why. We most likely would not be a good match and I’d hate for you to waste your time or money. Cool?
Also, my programs are NOT for those women who have no money coming in and are totally worried about how they will pay their bills every month. If you fall within this category, it’s alright. Many women have experienced financial crisis in their lives. You’re not alone. Here are my suggestions for you:
- Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least, and then contact me. There’s no shame in going this route. Bring some stability into your financial life, then we can look at building your own business on the side once you have this peace of mind.
- Read my bestselling book Get Gutsy: A Sacred, Fearless Guide for Finding Your Soul’s Calling and Living Your Dream. It will get you moving in the right direction. You can get your copy from our good friends at AMAZON. You can also get a free chapter of the book and a copy of the Get Gutsy Manifesto here.
- Make a point to consume the free offerings I mention in my weekly ezine. I give away as much free stuff as I can. And it’s GOOD and valuable. Do the work and you’ll start shifting fast.
Can I see what some of your clients and students say it’s like to work with you?
Of course! Please go to the Success Stories page and read all of them. They are juicy!
Will I get a return on the investment I put into this course?
As long as you are willing to do the work, then … YES, YES, YES. Know that this path takes time, commitment and courage. It’s not a “quick fix.” There will be ups and downs, and I will guide you through the journey.
Most likely, you will make 10 times what you invested in this program in the next 3 years (usually less). Most importantly, you’ll experience a deep transformation on a soul level. Your confidence will soar. You’ll peel away layers that you’ve outgrown. You’ll be more of who you are in all areas of your life.
Jenny, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?
Congratulations! I’m really proud of you for making a decision.
My landmark program is the Live Your Dream Challenge. It has changed countless women’s lives and can do the same for you. You can get started in this course right now and go through it on your own time while being supported by our amazing community of awesome chicks who are big dreaming action-takers just like you.
This course sets the foundation for your massive growth and paves the way for your participation in our more advanced programs.
If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work to see if it’s right for me?
Sure thing. Read my bestselling book Get Gutsy: A Sacred, Fearless Guide for Finding Your Soul’s Calling and Living Your Dream. It will get you moving in the right direction. You can get your copy from our good friends at AMAZON.
You can also get a free chapter of the book and a copy of the Get Gutsy Manifesto here.
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Thank you to the many teachers, family, friends, clients and students who have supported me on my journey. To have such amazing people in my life is a priceless gift.