Jennifer is a global Executive Leadership Coach whose coaching, speaking and programs create an environment of curiosity which enables improved performance through changes in awareness, perspective, beliefs, actions, and emotions. She has helped many high-performing individuals, teams, and groups–from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 executives to Executive Directors–find the inspiration and clarity needed to achieve meaningful personal growth. Her areas of specialty include maximizing leadership, team, and personal effectiveness, leveraging strengths, increasing confidence and resilience, becoming comfortable with conflict, and decreasing stress through mindfulness and emotional processing.
Jennifer received an MBA from Stanford, a BA from Tufts, and trained at the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through CTI. She is also certified in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching and has completed CTI’s Co-Active Leadership program as well as coursework in the neuroscience of coaching and the emotional brain. Additionally, she has held numerous corporate, coaching, consulting, and volunteer positions over the past 25 years, including those in brand management, sales and marketing, and investment banking, at General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and Kidder, Peabody.
Ideal clients are high-achieving individuals, groups or teams who want to step into bigger and bolder versions of themselves to maximize their impact. Through creating a safe space to normalize whatever clients are facing, Jennifer champions individuals to connect with their most fabulous, authentic selves so they may increase confidence and march forward with zest in whichever direction resonates for them. Getting beneath the surface issues to help clients uncover their true barriers, she uses improvisation, play and fun in addition to more traditional coaching techniques to challenge people to step outside their normal way of thinking into a dynamic space that encourages intuition and creativity.
How it started: Jennifer began her own intense inner work with a therapist and coach when faced with several incredibly challenging situations in her personal life that forced her to examine how to deal with a problem with no straightforward solution. At this same time, a close friend had received their coaching certification, which was intriguing and resonated with Jennifer as a fulfilling career path. As they say, the rest is history! Looking back, Jennifer realizes that she’s been a coach her whole life, always wanting to champion others to see their own greatness and own it.
Superpowers: An infectious energy and sense of fun. Jennifer loves to embrace obstacles and find creative and enjoyable ways to change mindsets and behavior, through role-play and other tools that are easy to remember and bring a lightness to otherwise stressful challenges.
Most inspiring leader: Raina DeLear, as she is Jennifer’s own Energy Healer and Coach. Raina has helped Jennifer explore and deepen connection with her physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self, and her wisdom has proven inspirational and transformative. In their time together, Jennifer has learned to accept all parts of herself and detach from long-held patterns of reactivity so she can step more fully into open-heartedness, connection, and love. Jennifer is then able to bring these learnings and methodologies to her own clients.
Enjoys: Spending time with her 3 kids, grandson, large extended family (they go every year to a family camp in the Poconos with a crew of 35-40), and her Portuguese Water Dog pup. Jennifer also loves time with friends, being in nature, traveling, painting, creating mixed media artwork (mostly as gifts), having dance parties, and being ridiculously silly.
Let us in on a secret: Jennifer used to work as a Musical Artist delivering singing telegrams and providing entertainment at children’s parties, dressing up as characters such as Bat Girl, clowns, and Raggedy Ann. Jennifer recalls once where a birthday boy became angry because she refused to show him the Bat Mobile she claimed to have driven to the party; otherwise, Jennifer considered herself quite the success. She now enjoys making up songs, such as the “Good Morning to the World” one she sings as she opens window shades throughout her house, each day a slightly different version. Her sister says Jennifer thinks she’s in a Disney movie.