Live big! That’s my motto, and I’m here to help you do the same.
Are you tiptoeing around a big life or career transition? Do you have big goals that you keep to yourself because you don’t know how to get from where you are to where you want to be…and even if you did, you wonder if you’ve got what it takes to make it happen?
I know how you feel.
Three years ago I had big dreams of my own. And like you, I felt simultaneously exhilarated and terrified. Buoyed by possibility, anchored by fear. I was caught between the safety I had created in my corporate job and the big dreams I had for striking out on my own. People told me those dreams were crazy, but I knew in my gut that they were calling for me. And that call only got louder (and the anxiety with it) . . . until I was willing to take my own big leap.
I know what it’s like to wrestle with inner critics and struggle with the anxiety of wanting to make a change but not knowing where to start.
I also know what it’s like to get the support I needed to help me move forward through the fog, through the thickness of my anxiety, and toward the big, full life and career that was waiting for me.
I believe that coaching is one of the most powerful ways to accelerate your progress in any area.
I know because almost every transformative experience I have ever had – starting Life After College, running a marathon, buying a house, moving across the country, quitting Google, writing my book and getting it published, speaking on stage to over 500 people – happened after 1:1 coaching sessions I received while feeling scared or stuck.
I want to help you do the same.
I am here to help you see an even bigger, bolder reality than you could imagine for yourself. I am here give you courage and encouragement, to be by your side as you walk through the fire of your tough decisions toward your biggest goals. I am here to help you get clarity on what they are, to identify your top talents, skills and abilities and then give you the structure, encouragement and support you need to take ACTION.
Coaching is not about analyzing your past (that’s therapy) or telling you what to do (that’s consulting); coaching is about looking forward and finding the answers from within. You are the expert on your life. I will be the champion who will help you become more conscious about what you want, create a clear plan for getting there, then provide support, resources, and accountability along the way.
“Jenny is off the charts good. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches but ours was like no coaching relationship I’ve ever had. She truly became my partner and whether it was introducing me to key people in her network, helping me hatch a plan for marketing my book or giving me the kind of homework that created profound shifts in my thinking, I knew she had my back. I could not have asked for more and I know that I’ll continue to seek her support for a long time to come.”
—Melani Ward, CareerSwitch.org & HotButtonCopy.com
How I Work with Clients
I’ve been a trainer and a coach for nearly a decade and in that time I’ve learned two very important lessons:
1) There’s a sweet spot for change and the greatest results happen when you commit to something for a minimum of 90 days.
Whether you are looking to start a business, quit your job, write and promote a book, change careers or (insert your big dream), it takes time for your habits and behaviors to catch up to your ideas. In many ways navigating a big change requires you to be a newer version of yourself, and that doesn’t happen overnight.
But you know that already. If big changes like that could happen with the flip of a switch, you would have already done it, right?
2) The strength of our relationship will play a key role in your progress.
It’s been proven in study after study that the relationships between mentor and mentee, counselor and client, doctor and patient, teacher and student and coach and client have a significant impact on results.
When we work together we’ll get thick as thieves and I’ll do everything I can to support you by getting to the heart of what you want, challenging you to go further than you think you can, providing tools and resources to make it easier, and putting you in touch with people who can help you. I’ll be an open book and you can ask me anything, whenever the need arises.
I’ll provide encouragement and ideas around your next steps, and I’ll be there to dish out a healthy dose of tough-love if I think you’re holding yourself back. Just knowing that you’re not alone plays a big role in how far you’ll go.
Jenny is a power tool for good. Because of working with her, I felt confident and grounded when negotiating a promotion and raise for the first time. I’m also well on my way to building a side-hustle that I’ve had a hard time getting started because of fears and lack of a plan that is realistic and I can commit to. Jenny helped me bust through my fears, broke down the steps, and recommended great books, websites, templates, and other resources to make me successful and get un-stuckified. I haven’t felt so creative and in control of my future in years.”
With coaching, 1+1=100. In other words, You + Me = Greatness.
As a coach, I work with two main types of clients:
- those who are either confused about their career path or are trying to navigate a career transition and
- those who are interested in working on their blog, book or business
Confused about your career path, unsure of your next steps, itching to quit your job, curious about designing a side hustle or just want to figure out how to love the job you already have? Look no further!
As a former Career Development Program Manager at Google, I know my way around career transitions. I got into that job because I was passionate about helping people find their right work.
Right out of college, I worked at a start-up as their first employee, then two years later I made the tough decision to resign after making it through Google’s notorious hiring gauntlet to land a gig on the training and development team. Over the next five years, I transferred internally to a new team, started a side hustle, and eventually quit to strike out on my own.
No matter where you are in your career path, I can help you get clear on your dream job, plan your exit strategy, design a job search, tackle networking and outreach, and prepare for interviews. Our work together will allow you to drop in to the kind of work that will provide you more joy and fulfillment than you’ve ever imagined.
Your Blog, Book or Business
If you’re interested in starting a blog, writing a book or building a business, I’m your girl.
I’ve had my website for over seven years and in that time, I’ve been covered by major media outlets, keynoted conferences, and was listed as ProBlogger’s 20 Blogs to Watch in 2012.
I’ve gone from seedling of an idea to published book, and have helped many authors do the same. I can help you get clear on a book idea, map out the content, share the proposal-writing process, query agents and identify all of the steps you need to take to get from idea to having your manuscript land on a publisher’s desk (or make a plan for self-publishing).
I’ve also helped many people build their businesses with greater ease. I can help you clarify your high-level business goals, articulate your promise, identify your ideal clients, develop your brand, fine tune your message and help you get in front of more people.
Whether you’re working on a blog, book or business I can help you find your voice, grow your audience, communicate authentically and do the kind of networking and outreach you need to achieve the kind of success you’ve been dreaming about.
“In the brief six months I worked with Jenny my life changed dramatically. I went from someone stuck in an unfulfilling job not sure what I wanted to do with my life to someone who is doing exactly what makes me happy. I’ve quit my job, moved closer to family, and most importantly was able to build a side-business making money on my passion. I couldn’t have done it without Jenny’s support.
She has an amazing ability to ask questions and get you to formulate your own thought process. She holds you accountable and makes sure you are thinking outside of the box. She has a fresh perspective, contagious positive outlook, and most importantly, a massive passion for helping others live big. But beware: if you say it out loud in front of Jenny, she will make sure you achieve it!”
—Eric Lunsford, Coffee & Warm Showers
Here’s How it Works . . .
When you sign-up for coaching, you’re signing up for me — I’ll become your number one supporter and I’ll go to the mat for you to ensure that you’re moving in exactly the direction you want. In return you’ll commit to doing the work, even when it gets hard (especially when it gets hard), and to making the changes you need to make so that you can achieve your biggest goals.
We’ll schedule a few sessions per month (depending on what is best for you) with email access in-between, meaningful assignments and access to my network when it makes sense.
We’ll work through the following three phases:
During this phase we’ll define what success looks like to you, we’ll dig deep into your values and we’ll make sure that your goals are big and juicy and maybe even a bit scary. We’ll also set clear deliverables for our time together, so that we both know what we’re working toward, and so that you get your money’s worth — and then some! Most of my clients walk away feeling like the changes they made were priceless — and I want the same for you.
2) Action Planning
During this phase you’ll get access to my template-prone brain as I help you see the big picture, organize your goals and create a process that will allow you to achieve them. I’ll work with you to create an action plan and a structure for following it that meets your needs. And if I’ve done the work already for my own projects? You get full access to my template emails and tracking spreadsheets.
This phase is about geting sh*t done. You’ll be trying things out, testing ideas and making things happen. Oftentimes I find that clients see progress much sooner than they expected, but only AFTER spending some time on the big picture vision.
When challenges arise we’ll make a plan on how to deal with them, and you’ll continue to move through the obstacles that may have stopped you in the past. We’ll determine when it makes sense to pivot, course correct or keep charging ahead.
At the end of the third phase, I promise I won’t leave you hanging. I’ll make sure you have whatever support you need to keep your momentum and end our engagement feeling over-the-moon proud of everything you’ve accomplished.
“Coaching with Jenny was literally the best investment I have ever made in myself. She helped me move forward toward flourishing after being in a place of stuck for so long. Through her powerful questions, personal experience and her ability to know exactly what type of guidance I needed, I was able to clear all of the clutter and get out of my own way for the first time in my life.
When I found Jenny I literally had no idea what direction my career was going to go in – I had a list of things I didn’t want to do, but wasn’t able to figure out how to capture all of the things that I did want to do. A few coaching sessions in and not only did I know what I wanted to do, but I successfully launched a new career and was able to be more fully who I am.
Jenny’s coaching style is more than you can hope for – it felt as though I was talking to a good friend who provided solid, honest, guidance and held me accountable throughout my journey. As a certified coach myself, I was a bit weary that I’d be able to learn throughout this process; not only did I learn, but I left each session with new nuggets of information and energized for the week. She helped me through a huge turning point in my life and am grateful and lucky to have had her as my coach along the way.”
Is coaching with me right for you?
My coaching clients and I form a partnership that goes beyond just our time on the phone. Your success is my success, and I will be doggedly committed to helping you outline clear goals in line with your vision and values, then seeing them through — as long as you meet me halfway. Given this level of commitment, I am selective about who I work with.
Because I want to make sure we’re a great fit for each other, this program is application only. I only work with a few clients at a time to ensure you are getting my full, undivided attention. I’m looking for people who are motivated, proactive, action-oriented, authentic, positive and optimistic, and who are committed to making major progress — while having fun!
If I just described you and you’re ready to kick it into high gear, then you can apply for the program by clicking the link below. I look forward to learning more about you!
“Working with Jenny has been nothing short of revolutionary and brought me tremendous growth personally and professionally. I called her in January in a slump and looking for direction – by the end of our sessions together I was equipped with a business plan and she even helped me grow my network to attract clients. Oh and I finished grad school, started training for a half marathon, found love, moved across country and doubled my blog’s traffic and income too…uh, talk about all I wanted and MORE…HOLY CRAP. Truly, coaching with Jenny pays for itself and is worth the investment- she will go the extra mile and beyond for her clients.
Jenny’s coaching style is adaptive to your needs as you develop and evolve and she never wastes your time with useless fluff- she is attentive to your needs without your average “woo woo” life coach mumbo jumbo. Jenny’s coaching calls will make you feel like you can kick butt and take names — but what’s so awesome is that you actually DO kick butt, she’s not selling you a feeling but is highly effective in producing collaborative results. Working with Jenny got me results that I couldn’t have imagined on that first coaching call, truly her influence has changed my life. Working with Jenny was worth the investment and I’d hire her again in a heartbeat!”