ARE YOU ACHING TO BUILD AN IMPACTFUL, FULFILLING, & SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE LIFE & BUSINESS?
Are you ready to make space for more?
I'm Jen Carrington, a creative coach, and I help big-hearted creatives make things happen in their creative work and life on their own terms, in their own way, and by their own rules.
I’m currently based in Manchester, UK where I live with my better half Alex and our two pesky cats, Marcy and Lila, and our puppy George. I have a degree in social work but after graduating I discovered my heart belonged in the online world of creative coaching. When I’m not working with my game changing clients or behind the scenes on my business you’ll either find me lost in a good book, spending time with the people I love, or planning our next adventure and travels to come.
HERE IS WHAT I VALUE
1. MAKING SPACE
Space for our best ideas, our creativity, and our own growth. Space for impact and reach with our work, and space for intention and purpose in our journey. Space to become who we're meant to be.
2. INTENTIONAL SEASONS
Seasons of intentional hustle when we're aching and ready to move forward and make things happen, and seasons of rest when it's time to look inwards and slow down.
3. PURPOSEFUL STRATEGY
Strategy that is rooted in our values, our goals, and our vision for our brand. Strategy that is built with intuition and intention so it can move our work forward with purpose and direction.
4. DEFINING SUCCESS ON OUR OWN TERMS
Because it's ours, and ours alone, to define. Fulfilment comes from truly knowing what it is we want and need from our creativity, our life, and our work.
5. CONTENT THAT CONNECTS
Sharing ideas, stories, insights, and conversations that resonate and connect with the right people for us. Creating content that helps us feel connected to our ideas, our message, and our work along the way.
6. PERSONAL GROWTH AND DISCOVERY
Uncovering and identifying our strengths, our values, our ideas, and our gifts. Giving ourselves permission to grow, change, and evolve every step of the way.
HERE IS WHAT I DO
I help creatives move forward and make things happen
Without having to compromise or stifle your vision, your values, and your creativity along the way.
I help creatives make space for more
More joy, more fulfilment, more sustainability, and more dream clients and customers along the way.
I help creatives find clarity, focus, and direction
By helping you to listen to yourself and hone in on what really matters most.
I help creatives tap into their best ideas so they can create content that resonates and connects
By developing the confidence and tools you need to move forward and share meaningful and impactful ideas, stories, and conversations.
I help creatives move past fear and the mindsets that have been holding them back so far
So you can get out of your own way and really start to make things happen in your journey.
MY JOURNEY TO CHOOSING MORE
There have been two big choose more moments in my creative journey so far.
The first was choosing to start my own creative business.
The second was asking for more from my creative life than burn out, exhaustion, and overwhelm.
When I was 19 I had a mental health breakdown. When I was 21 I had another. Back then I believed that I wasn’t worthy of anything more than the cards life had handed me so far.
After hitting rock bottom, I realised I could either fight for the life I wanted or I could allow myself to continue to be made smaller by circumstances outside of my control. I decided to fight.
I gave myself permission to dream big. I gave myself permission to acknowledge and develop my strengths, my ideas, and the vision that I had inside of me that I was aching to bring to life.
Even back then, in my darkest of places, I knew one simple thing: my purpose is to help people get to where they want to be. And that’s what I’ve been doing ever since.
I've built a business that allows me to work with game changing and inspiring creatives every single day as their coach, mentor, and partner in crime while they make brave and bold things happen with their work and their life. I’ve built a business that enables me to live a life of creative and financial freedom; a life where I can live fully alongside an illness that no longer controls or dictates my entire life. I've built a business that's allowed me to get out of debt, provide for myself and the people I love, and, more than anything, find purpose and fulfilment with the work that I do.
I know first hand how building a profitable and purposeful creative business is way more than just about the money we make. It's about the life our hard work will enable us to live. It's about the freedom and fulfilment we can find by choosing the road less travelled and by carving out our own creative careers doing the work that we feel inspired to do.
I CHANGED MY OWN LIFE BY SHOWING UP, DREAMING BIG, AND GETTING THE WORK DONE.
That's why I'm right here with you, rooting for you every single step of the way.
ARE YOU READY TO CHOOSE MORE?
Here's how I help creatives move forward and make things happen in their creative work and life...
I share articles each week about the creative life, running a purpose-driven business, and creating content that resonates, connects, and stands out online.
Every Sunday I send Weekly Letters to my community via email where I share personal insights, words of motivation, and lessons I'm learning along the way in my creative journey so far.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
I host Make It Happen, a podcast for sharing stories, insights, and conversations to encourage and empower you to make things happen in your creative life and business.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
I work one-on-one with purpose-driven creatives through content coaching & creative mentoring services to help them move forward, find focus, clarity, and direction, and choose more in their creative work and life.