At the core, I’m a goofball with a big heart.
When I was a little girl, my playful side was ALWAYS out and about…and I’m happy to say that my playful side is alive & well today.
These days, my number one goal is to have FUN. Always.
I don’t care if I’m at an Amusement Park with my man or exploring a new networking group…I’m bringing the FUN.
In fact, we could have fun right NOW! If ya wanna have lots-o-laughs + dive into some spiritual/motivational talk, be sure to check out my webseries WEEKLY ALIGNMENT over here.
Laughter, fun and JOY are recurring characters in both my life & career.
But, it wasn’t always this way.
For many years I was deathly afraid of my soft, vulnerable, playful side. The majority of my teens, college years and most of my 20’s were controlled by an inner monologue that went something like this:
“What if people find out I’m not just a bad ass chic w/ one-liners that kill?!”
“What if someone sees my soft side?”
“What if they learn how to hurt me? I hate getting hurt. I’ve been hurt before, and I don’t want to feel that way any more. So, I’m just gonna put up some seriously thick walls and be super sarcastic, closed off and intimidating. Yea. That’ll work.”
It’s like I was a prisoner in my own body.
My SOUL was screaming to come out and PLAY…but I was far too scared to let that happen. No no, can’t have that, I’ll play it safe.
And play it safe I did, for nearly 17 years.
I say “played it safe“…but I do want to give myself credit for how many times I have managed to reinvent myself in such a short time.
The gift of REINVENTING myself comes from having a creative & entrepreneurial spirit.A gift that, I quickly learned, is NOT usually seen as a “gift” in the eyes of most employers.
I ended up getting fired or quitting (in an overly dramatic way) every job I’ve ever had. I would either get bored, or decide I knew a “better way” to get a task done, or just blatantly stop giving a shit.
Either way, life after college quickly taught me that my position as employee wasn’t helping ANYONE. I was an entrepreneur and artist at heart. A deadly combination to any employer.
I KNEW I should play BIGGER. I KNEW I had so much to offer…and I was going to keep going until I found MY dream, NOT the one I’d been given from anyone else.
I’ve learned that dreams reveal themselves slowly, one step at a time.
The dream I have today is certainly NOT the dream I had when moving to NYC at the age of 23 years old with dreams of becoming a dancer. To be honest, if my 23 year old self knew half the shit I would experience in the next 8 years of my NYC life…I’d probably still be in Pittsburgh.
My dreams continue to shape (and re-shape) with every next step, new connection and opportunity.
My Reinvention Map:
a.k.a. here’s a snapshot of every job I’ve had in the past decade-ish
Singing Waitress (poodle skirt & all)
Sales associate at upscale spa
“Dance” teacher to 18mo – 3yrs old rich kids in NYC
Weekend nanny to a VERY well known NYC family
Selling comedy tickets on the streets on NYC
Talent Manager (representing actors for Film, TV & Theater)
Owner AND Talent Manager (my inner bossy pants LOVED this first big shift!!)
Career Coach to actors
Life + Career Coach for Creative Entrepreneurs
Writer + Host
Every job taught me something. Some more than others. Selling Comedy tickets on the streets of NYC was one hell of a way to sharpen my sales skills.
When I did finally start being my OWN boss, I spent my fair share of time “shoulding” my way through my business.
I should do this because I owe it to them (parents, spouse, biz partner, etc.)
I should do this because it’s easier on everyone else.
I should do this because it’s all the rage.
I should do this because it worked for her.
I should do this…because I don’t know what the fuck else to do.
When I learned to listen & TRUST my intuition, my business began to fall into place.
* I LOVE 1:1 connection.
* I LOVE knowing the names of the people who learn from me.
* I LOVE group events.
* I LIVE for public speaking and motivations talks.
* I LOVE to laugh…No…I NEED to laugh. It’s my medium. It’s how I began to explore the Spiritual world without worrying about “who I might turn into”.
I am a Leadership and Impact Coach and Motivational Speaker who works with Creative Entrepreneurs to illuminate their path to greatness. I work 1:1 with some of the most incredibly creative & talented clients in the world and I get to introduce the world of Spirituality through humor & FUN to people all over the world.
I am blessed to live a life that springs from my SOUL, each and every day.
I’m not sure what will come next…but I know this much for sure: it will be connected to my SOUL.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of working with Jenn, click here for a full list of services.
Remember, if you’re looking for lots-o-laughs + wanna dive into some spiritual/motivational talk, be sure to check out my webseries WEEKLY ALIGNMENT over here.
There is SO much more I could tell you about myself and my journey…but this feels complete for now. I hope you stick around & choose to get to know me a bit more over time. I look forward to getting to know you as well.