Meet Jen - founder of WildFire Walks
Coach, writer, wild soul and sometime gypsy, Jen knows a thing or two about following dreams. A few years ago, she thought she had it all. She was happy, successful. She had a highly respectable, well-paid and promising career as an actuary in a prestigious FTSE100 Financial Services company, a perfect relationship and a beautiful house. Then, just as everything was going so right, a painful and scary tumble into overwhelm, burnout and depression made Jen realise that actually, she was not very happy at all.
With the help of a counsellor and coach, Jen started to take back control of her existence and began to explore what she really wanted to do with her one wild and precious life. Two things came through loud and clear: Live life. Help others. It wasn't going to be an easy or straightforward path, but it felt more right than ever. The direction was set. Leaving her job, Jen embarked on her first epic adventure - walking solo from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for children and adults facing significant life challenges - a life-changing and soul-affirming 1,400 mile journey.
Since then, Jen founded WildFire Walks, graduated from the WildWise "Call of the Wild" Foundation in Outdoor Leadership programme, certified as a One of many™ Certified Women's Coach and Trainer and is currently also training as a Voice Dialogue facilitator. Adding the transformational power of the incredible One of many™ tools - tools designed by women for women - into her work enables Jen to help her clients feel even more empowered to live a life they truly want to live. A life on their terms. Combined with a dash of playful rebel, she gently pushes back against the "should-dos" and "should-bes" so often imposed by our culture, our upbringing, our workplaces. Jen knows what it means to succeed in the corporate world...and what it's like to not want that, actually. She believes, and champions, that there is a different way.
Jen's own adventures continue, from spending a summer living off grid in a yurt in the woods and writing about her experiences, to embracing an indefinite spell of no fixed abode and seeing where the wind takes her, to spending time living with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, to continuing her own inner journey exploring truth, freedom and possibility. Her purpose; to playfully push the boundaries of what's possible in life, and to encourage and inspire other women to do the same.
WildFire was born out of a passion for helping others and a belief in the power of nature to heal and to inspire.
We all have a flame flickering inside of us, a spark that, if nurtured, can blaze brightly and powerfully. WildFire is about tapping into that inner flame and helping you see that you have everything you need to lead an exceptional life - one that is empowered, happy and fulfilled. A life full of love; love for each other, for the world you live in and, most importantly, for yourself.
I passionately believe that everybody deserves to discover that special something inside themselves and to receive the help and support to find it. I want to help people with strong drive but limited financial means access life changing tools. For this reason, for every 10 attendees of my one day workshops and participants in "Thrive!" coaching programmes, one equivalent place will be offered to someone who will benefit from these incredible programmes but might otherwise be unable to afford to participate.
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