Jennifer is a hydrogen bomb! The biggest obstacle to success is always ourselves, and she has a demonstrated ability to cut through your noise and get directly to the heart of the obstacle, revealing areas of ineffectiveness that you never imagined were there.
Jennifer is a catalyst of change for the greater good. Our USNC-UN Women's Young Professionals Committee has her wisdom and guidance to thank for evolving us from a group of 3 to a committed and active group of 30+ young professionals. As the Young Professionals Co-Chair, I cannot thank Jennifer enough for the impact she has made on our team!
Jennifer stepped in to help our company define KPIs, streamline our organizational and reporting structures, and offer some executive coaching at a critical point in our growth. She possesses an amazing ability to see behind the obvious and uncover the key drivers of issues both within a corporate culture, and inside an individual executive. I would absolutely recommend her any time!
And it’s fascinating how these “scripts” seem to take hold no matter what our culture, socioeconomic status or education level. Perhaps they are part biology, part culture. No matter what the source, they ultimately chip away at our power, and stand in the way of us really owning who we are. They diminish our resilience. And they are the reason I created a program focused on coaching for female founders and executives.
Most of the women I’ve worked with share a familiar story with my own: We are relentlessly hard on ourselves, often trying to get it “right,” or “perfect.” We feel an overwhelming need to deliver, and want that gold star for a job well done. Or some variation of the theme that we must prove ourselves just as worthy, that we can compete, we can do our jobs well, and create companies that thrive. And we torture ourselves in the process.
I find these scripts so powerful and compelling that I’ve devoted my life’s work to transforming them. I’m creating a different level of empowerment for women — that is self-generated, self-sustaining, and infinitely renewable. I call it Self-Directed Empowerment™. It is the key to becoming so resilient, you can stand strong in the face of anything that crosses your path. Anything.
As it’s my mission to have as many humans on Planet Earth understand this methodology, my work takes me around the world speaking to groups of women and the men who support them, including the exciting projects below.
I come with good news! While much of the time our responses and behaviors are due to the cues around us, no matter what our culture, education level or economic upbringing, we are our own biggest obstacle. That means we can do something about it.
My private, one-on-one coaching is focused on your performance and growth, building your resilience and acumen in addressing everything from infrastructure development to performance training and the art of delegation. Also, you remember that thing called life? We make sure you carve out room for that as well. As someone who experienced complete entrepreneurial burnout in my mid-30s, I want to prevent that for as many women as possible.
After 20 years (and then a little more) in the world of startups, new and growing ventures, I have first-hand expertise in what is required for an entrepreneur to go from a great concept to actually opening the doors to the new enterprise – and then having the company grow up to sustain that vision.
As a leader, I’ve built successful teams for my own companies and others, with results that are groundbreaking both personally for the team members and for the companies as a whole. Most importantly, I understand how different the road is for women in this sphere of business, and it’s my goal to have you be a resilient, unshakeable leader. A true badass.
My coaching for female founders and executives is an intensive process that examines the scripts running in your every day existence so we can dismantle them. We set stretch goals for your business and leadership development, and through the execution of those plans, we create new dynamics that develop you as your own source of empowerment, every single day. We build your muscles of confidence, resilience and problem-solving. Of communication. Of advocating for yourself. Over the course of 3-6 months together, we will transform your relationship to yourself, and where your power comes from.
My clients have included:
Here’s how it works:
My first venture-backed startup failed when I was in my early twenties, and I was at what is most likely the lowest point in my life. It was during that time that one of my mentors referred me to Jennifer who helped me work through everything that went wrong, and provide support and guidance as I've gone on to build two profitable companies, and co-found a third startup that won the $500K Forbes 30 Under 30 Change the World Competition, and the $1M WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals. When I look to strong women who can help guide me as I grow in my career, Jennifer is at the top of the list.
- Chloé Alpert, CEO, Medinas