"My life seriously needed upgrading. On every possible level. From my work to my parenting, to my relationships - most importantly, the one with myself. Before working with Jen my life was filled with contradictions and too many conflicts internally - always worrying if I'd done the wrong thing or how others saw me (without really realising it). Feeling disconnected from who I truly was, living life more often for others than myself, and not in a good way.
Working with Jen is like having a wise playmate, in all the best ways - coaching doesn't feel intense and deep, unless that's where it's meant to go... And then it can be deeper than deep! Jen gives care, respect, love and humour. And the way she challenges you is always unexpected and transformative. I found myself so vulnerable, because Jen is vulnerable. I found myself so in touch with my emotions, because Jen holds you to be authentic to who you are on the deepest level.
What’s life like now? Bloody great! I feel like who I was born to be, I feel whole. I feel like I know what I want, and who I am becoming. It's a gift that's beyond anything I could have ever imagined."
Director & Psychology/ Mindfulness Teacher at Jananightingale.com
"Jen has been a life changer! I have noticed a real difference in how I think and approach situations, not only at work but in my social life too. The sessions are structured in such a way that you notice the progression but also feel that you can discuss anything you want or need to. I feel more confident in my decisions and the way I convey them, and feel she has helped me transform from a follower to more of a leader - without being too assertive or having to change my personality (which was a concern at the beginning). I would recommend Jen without hesitation. She's patient, caring, and listens without judgement, but also gives advice when needed and gently ensures you continue to grow and progress."
Osteopath and Business Owner
“It was time to take control, to stop existing and learn to start living. [The IGNITE! workshop] reminded me of my internal fire and working with Jen has got it burning again.
I can already see how far I've come just in these few weeks, which is amazing. I'm really excited to see what we do next!!”
Roz Dixon-Burnett, Head of Compliance.
"I approached Jen as I was keen to find new perspectives on the challenges and potential of being a successful woman in work and at home. The rigour of weekly sessions and the principles Jen gently introduced have led to increased balance and perspective. I've managed to elevate family time and presence at home with no detriment at work, in fact positive overall. I am more patient with my kids and I feel that my relationship with them has opened up, and at the same time I've become more confident in my abilities at work. Life is much happier now!"
"I Queen-ed up! And I didn't stress at all, not one bit 🙂 Was nervous but excited, rather than nervous terrified. You helped me enormously, thank you so much!"
"I was SO desperate for something like this to come along. [The coaching programme] helps you see things in a different way and gives you great, practical ideas of how to better understand yourself, and how to move forward, and to find yourself closer to where you'd like to be. Jen was amazing. So helpful, positive, reassuring and encouraging. I consider myself very fortunate."
“I decided to work with Jen because I knew I had stuff to look at. Life was ok, but not brilliant. I was feeling unfulfilled and thinking there must be more to life than this. I was living the life other people wanted for me, not the life I wanted for myself.
Working with Jen gave me a sounding board. Feeling safe, with space, nurturing support and the occasional nudge, helped me realise I was wrapped up in feelings, fear and emotion, rather than focusing on what I wanted. Jen’s reflections and encouragement gave me the momentum I needed to make important decisions. I wouldn’t have got to where I am now (reducing my hours at work and starting my own business) without it - I wouldn’t have had the courage.
I enjoyed how Jen made our sessions fun and we had some laughs - it wasn’t too serious! Jen has a relaxed, open and encouraging style, non-invasive but “pokey” where necessary, and she created space to let me draw my own threads. Life now is still scary sometimes but more exciting! Things have moved on a lot for me since working with Jen - there are lots of opportunities and more hope, and life is more interesting. I’m listening to my inner voice, I have more confidence to do things in spite of what other people think, and challenge isn’t so scary.”
Founder, Karen Briggs Colour Coaching
Feedback for events/retreats
"What a fabulous day. I feel I have had a chance to really listen to myself and will go away with a deeper understanding of what makes me happy." - Antonia Stokes
"I loved it. Just loved it. It was a challenge for me just getting through the door but I felt so supported. I believe I am finally on a path that will let me live my authentic self, to love myself and be the person I've always dreamed of being. Thank you.".- Roz Dixon-Burnett
"This type of event is so needed by males and females of all ages!" - Helen Akiyama
"I really enjoyed the whole day but I most liked lighting the campfire! I didn't really go out for walks in the woods before but I really liked it and I will do more walking in the future." - Baiba Volksone
"I loved the sense of being out in the unknown, and sitting around the fire with the others, sharing our challenges and successes." - Amparo Torregrosa
"I loved the mixture of being outdoors but then coming in to warm up by the fire. [The venue] was a lovely space and the food was fab!" - Antonia Stokes
"I didn't think I was ready or needed bereavement counselling however during the day I realised I need to talk through my feelings so I am going to start the process and find someone to talk to." - Paul Bassett
"Thank you Jen - you're amazing!" - Helen Akiyama
"I find it difficult to switch off but during the day I learned to let go and going forwards I intend to treat myself to some more liberating and joyful "me" time!" - Amparo Torregrosa
"Thank you for a magical day. I connected with some wonderful people and learnt a bit more about where I, personally, find joy. A wonderful, life-affirming day. Thank you Jen." - Fiona Galbraith
"I was feeling exhausted and like I had lost some connection with myself and others, however during the day I felt calmer, more grounded and like I had given myself permission to slow down and think and reconnect. [The event] was exactly what I needed! Time to slow down, reflect and think. I felt much more chilled out afterwards!" - Claire Payne
*some names changed for privacy of my clients