I knew I could really flourish if I worked with Jen. I'd listened to her podcasts and consumed her content and had got a real sense of her. I knew that she had the right mindset, level of curiosity and wisdom to help me develop my business and overcome some of my own insecurities. I also knew that she'd helped many business women I admired to build really successful online communities. I needed help with that and was struggling to find meaningful advice about it.
Since working with Jen I’ve discovered that I know what I'm doing. That my instincts about my business are bang on. But Jen has given me the confidence to act on those instincts.
I've discovered that by showing up as myself in my business and being willing to experiment, I can develop a business that is unique and really meaningful that will attract the kind of clients I want to work with. I'm realising that yes, it's hard work and scary being truly authentic in your work, but the pay off is huge if you stick at it. I'm more and more convinced that being brave and trying things and being willing to fail yields incredible results. I think I'm much more confident and assured about my business since I started coaching with Jen and I've got some really brilliant successes (events, workshops, great clients, a podcast series) under my belt to be really proud of.
Jen’s coaching style is very creative and very instinctive. She absolutely supported me in building my own vision by asking the right questions. Her words of support and wisdom helped me build the confidence that I needed. She just knew how to say the right thing at the right time, without interfering. She gently guided and encouraged. It was powerful. I think this approach helped me develop a deeper confidence in my own decision making about my business which is really going to help me going forward. She's really helped me to trust my own instincts in business. Also her fantastic understanding of the online world I'm working in was absolutely invaluable.
If you want to be the most brilliant version of yourself get coaching with Jen. She'll give you the space and encouragement to work out who that is. She also has the business expertise and common sense to help you figure out how to put it into practice. It's also great to have a safe and encouraging space to admit to your greatest fears as well as your biggest dreams, because that's a powerful place to build a successful business from.
I invested in coaching with Jen because I knew I was ready to make a change in my own life. I had spent almost a decade working in the corporate world and I was starting to realise that I wasn't happy spending 60 hours a week building a business for somebody else while my own life took a backseat.
I had been blogging for a few years and had some ideas bubbling under the surface, but lacked the confidence and vision to start building a business on my own terms. I loved that Jen had a gentle but pragmatic approach, and I knew from following her online for years that she really practiced what she preached in terms of living a purposeful life while also running an impactful business.
I genuinely feel like a completely different person since Jen and I started working together 6 months ago! When I listen back to our first call together I can really see just how much my confidence and belief in myself has developed in such a short space of time. I am more comfortable claiming the space I want to take and am much more confident in my abilities and vision for my business.
Jen has helped me to cut through all the noise in my mind, set a clear vision for my business, and start taking the necessary steps to make that vision a reality. She has guided me during tricky moments, championed my success along the way, and asked the right questions to help me unlock the next steps.
Working with Jen has helped me to think bigger, question unhelpful beliefs and realise that I have something useful and meaningful to offer the world. She has also helped me to evolve my approach to business by letting go of some long held corporate ideas and adopting a more authentic, purposeful and entrepreneurial spirit.
What I have loved about working with Jen is that her style is very gentle and encouraging, while also being rooted in reality. She has a knack for asking questions that open up so many new avenues in your brain, but is also pragmatic enough to turn those big ideas into practical actions, which I really valued.
I felt instantly comfortable with Jen, and was able to be vulnerable and honest with her in a way that helped me to take some big leaps forward during our time working together.
Working with Jen has honestly been the best investment I have made not just in my business, but in myself too. If you're ready to start thinking bigger, take up the space you deserve and let go of the beliefs that are holding you back, choosing to work with Jen is a great step forwards. Jen will listen to you, champion you, and help you move forward with empathy, humour and guidance.
I heard Jen on a podcast episode and there was something in her way of speaking about her experience and her work that really resonated with me. Her voice was very personal and made me feel secure. I knew right then that she would be the perfect coach to help me make a very difficult transition - to put a past career behind me for good and to embrace a new future.
Since working with Jen I have discovered a new me. A courageous person, who is not afraid to show her point of view and her work, no matter what. I also discovered a business that is different from what I had imagined in the beginning. I learned a few welcome skills, crucial to building my new healthy eating mentoring business but first and foremost, I learned how to keep showing up for my dreams even during the "downs", not just the "ups". Oh, and, last but not the least, I learned to forgive myself for not being as organised as I wished I was!
Jen's coaching style is very engaging in a positive, always constructive, way. Thought-provoking but never aggressive. Jen made me look deep inside my mind and my emotions, and progress in the right direction but she never forced me into a place I was not ready to occupy.
Working with Jen is one of the best investments you can do in your business because you'll come out so much stronger and focused afterwards, ready for the emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a creative entrepreneur.
Sílvia Almeida of Glow Chef
Healthy Eating Mentor
I've been running my business for a long time but felt that I could really benefit from having someone like Jen in my corner. I knew after following her for years that she shares many of my values, which is really important to me after investing in coaches in the past who I didn't feel "got me".
Having Jen on my side is priceless. She cheers me on and she always brings me back to what I know and value when I find myself getting lost in the doubts and impostor syndrome. She helps me dig beneath the surface worries and get down to the heart of any issue I'm facing. Ultimately she lets me know that I'm not alone and that I can do this, and that's something I think we can all benefit from when we work for and by ourselves.
Jen is reflective, empowering, thoughtful, encouraging and always kind. If you resonate with Jen's message and philosophy, and you're willing to go deep into how you feel about your business, then you won't regret working with her.
My baby was six months old, I was deciding whether to return to my job as a science writer once my maternity leave came to an end, and I felt that there was no better time to pursue my own business ambitions. I wanted to work with Jen because whenever I listened to her podcast I found myself nodding along with whatever she had to say, and I appreciated her energy and humour.
When I started working with Jen I didn't know how I wanted to move forward really. I had a blog, I had been a journalist, I loved working online, but I didn't know what I wanted to build out of all those different pieces. I was also very sleep deprived, which doesn't lend itself well to good decision-making!
What Jen taught me, and then reminded me of every time we spoke, is that I had permission to go at my own pace. She held space for me to sandbox ideas, change my mind all the time, and ramble incoherently about how tired I was. And whenever I got frustrated by my perceived lack of progress she would gently nudge me back in the right direction again.
Jen always brought such lovely, friendly, creative energy to our calls. Even on days when I felt downbeat and uninspired, an hour talking with Jen would set my mind buzzing happily again. Her natural excitement for creative work is completely infectious!
What Jen does brilliantly is help you to figure out your own way. She has a talent for holding space for you, and asking you just the right questions so that the next step suddenly feels far easier than you expected. By the end of our time working together I had re-launched my newsletter, gained a lot more clarity and direction for my work, and even written and launched my first eBook. All things that felt enormous and impossible to begin with, but have actually happened with great ease and simplicity. Jen can hold the space for you, and give you the confidence to step into it on your own terms.
Lizzy Harley of Song Of The Stitch
I invested in working with Jen as I needed help to distill all of my jumbled thoughts and the ideas I had into a plan of action. Since working with Jen I feel so much more certain of what I want from the future. I started out with a desire to work for myself to bring about better work/life balance and I finished our work together with a real understanding of what lights my fire and the work I really want to do in the world, which is mainly to satisfy the creative side of me that seems to be screaming to be heard. Jen really helped me to see the value in being driven by my intuition and listening to that and I can’t thank her enough.
You feel like the only person in the world in your sessions with Jen, she listens so intently and plays back what she thinks is going on with such insight. And she’s so gentle, I experienced a difficult personal time during our period of working together and Jen really held me when I needed it most.
Jen will be your biggest supporter and she’ll work with you to find a way to make your dreams come true. If you're thinking about working with her, go for it - you won’t regret it!
Having followed Jen online for a while I trusted her practical expertise, but also knew from her content that she would be supportive emotionally as well. It can be very lonely working for yourself, and I wanted someone to talk things over with, and to get a second opinion from when I wasn’t feeling sure of my own. I knew she would be encouraging, and push me when necessary, but would also understand the things I struggle with and not dismiss them out-of-hand.
Over the past year working with Jen, my mindset has completely shifted. When we started working together I was a freelance copywriter, taking whatever jobs came my way and massively undercharging for them. I’ve just rebranded and relaunched as a brand storyteller for thoughtful creatives, and I couldn’t have done it without her.
I now see myself as a creative business owner, and have a real determination to make things work, and, most importantly, a belief that I can. I’ve gained so much clarity around what I offer, and feel like I have a much clearer path forward. I always leave our sessions feeling energised, and ready to crack on with whatever it is we’ve just discussed.
Jen is amazingly supportive. She’s very gentle, but also very wise. She has an amazing knack for saying exactly what it is I need to hear in that moment. She really believes in embracing the season you’re in, and not pushing for answers, but is also great at helping you work out the next steps you need to take. You gives fantastic feedback on everything I send over, and I really value her opinion and judgement.
Jen is a really great person to have in your corner. She understands the complicated, and sometimes emotionally wrought, intersection of business and creativity, and will help you to work through the stuff that is holding you back. She doesn’t tell you what to do, so much as guide you towards the answers you already have, which is so much more valuable. She is, in my opinion, the perfect creative coach!
I know that running your own business - while rewarding - can be lonely, especially in the early days. As I started to set up a new business, I wanted someone who would support me no matter what. Jen undoubtably does that. I loved (and still love!) her calm style, her thoughtful advice, and positive approach.
Jen has taught me the value of setting myself up to succeed, every single day. This has allowed me to create a business and a life that works for me, and by making space for any 'off days', I rarely lose faith in myself and my work. The shift in how much I believe in my work has been amazing; it's allowed me to move away from numbers / time-related goals, and instead I enjoy the journey.
An hour with Jen is like having a chat with the most supportive friend you can imagine. She gives you the space to get it *all* off your chest; to sense-check projects and ideas; to confide any worries... and then she gently helps you to find your way through whatever might be holding you back. She never pushes her own methods onto you, but helps you to figure out what you need for yourself.
Jen is such a huge source of encouragement, and because she understands the online/solo/creative business world, it means so much to have her there to listen, and talk through any wobbles. My past business experience meant that, technically, I probably could have managed without a coach over the last year, but I am so so glad that I invested in Jen anyway. Her support is invaluable; having a someone in your corner can make all the difference to how much you enjoy being a business owner. Jen's belief in me has given me confidence when I have needed it most and I am so grateful to her.
Joanne Becker of Be Stubborn
I invested in working with Jen because I was unsure how to make my creative business financially profitable and knew that working with a coach would help me look at my business from a different angle.
Jen is great at empowering you to trust your intuition, build on your strength and discover the answers within. She has a wealth of experience working with lots of creative entrepreneurs and hence really understands how to help you break down barriers - both external as well as internal ones.
Jen's approach is warm, kind, encouraging and empowering. If you're stuck and want a safe space to voice ideas and dreams and get the support to develop a clear road map and structure to progress, Jen is for you!
Kimberly Espinel of The Little Plantation
Food Photographer, Stylist, & Blogger
I decided to work with Jen because I'd arrived at the point where I needed to invest in myself, in my confidence and find greater clarity and direction for my business. I've changed immensely since working with Jen. In the beginning it all felt utterly impossible, I was stuck in a rut and didn't know what to focus on and what to leave behind. I've learned to stop watching what everyone else is doing and to put my energy into a business that better serves me and the way I work. I've realised that I'm persistent and not afraid to show up and do the work, even when it feels like everything is working against me.
Jen is quietly strong, if that makes sense She's very supportive but isn't afraid to ask the questions you'd rather avoid. She pushes you to evaluate yourself - how you approach your work both practically and emotionally and pick it all apart until you can start to see a clear path in all of the mess. She won't do the work for you - only you can do that, but she's very good with impartial support and guidance. Over the course of the sessions you build up a relationship of trust and that's such a valuable thing to have when you're working on something so important.
If you're looking for clarity in your business and a little extra push, whether its launching something new or changing direction, working with Jen is like having a knowledgeable friend on hand, there to steer you and cheer you on.
I have been following Jen for a long time. I was an early reader of her blog and listener to her podcast and I just knew that I'd love to work with her some day. Working with Jen has helped me identify the ridiculous expectations I put on myself, and how that actually limits me. Jen has helped me learn how to free myself of those imposed limitations that hold me back, and instead adopt mindsets and strategies that consistently allow me to show up and move forward.
Jen's coaching style is gentle and personable. Talking to Jen feels like talking to a friend who you can trust and share the honest things you're struggling with. Jen listens to everything you share, and always has something that will help guide and direct you in the right direction. I don't have many creative friends, and I didn't realize until talking with Jen how nice it is to talk to someone who understands what it's like trying to build your business. Jen understands the struggle and makes sure you see the good things that are actually happening.
Jen is the creative coach you have no idea how deeply you need until you invest in her. She gives back 110% by helping you dive deep into yourself and the heart of your business. She has transformed my mindset and how I approach my business in ways that no one else talks about.
I coached with Jen because wanted some help gaining clarity on my journey to where I see my business heading in the future. Together we uncovered some blocks I was still holding with me from working on a retainer basis around time being money, even though I now work on more project-based work. It's helped me recognise that I should be charging for value as opposed to time, and we worked together on a calendar strategy to ensure I'm never over-worked and still meet my financial goals.
Jen is suuuuper personable! It feels like you're confiding in an understanding friend. We all do it, but if your friends aren't self-employed they don't totally get it, there were a few times Jen would suggest questions and whilst answering I'd realise I'd never said these things out loud and hearing them out loud made me realise how silly these limiting beliefs actually were. She's very gentle in her approach, so much so you don't even realise what is being unearthed within you until you're saying the words yourself.
I love Jen's coaching style because it requires you to do the inner work, and it feels much more rewarding to feel like you're working together like that. Jen offers a 100% safe space, free of judgement, to explore what's going on in your head that's holding you back. Not only does she offer hands-on tactics and tasks to break down the barriers within your mind but also offers a welcoming and understanding ear to your issues.
When I very first got in touch with Jen I had a half-baked idea and a pipe dream of leaving my corporate job. It felt so big and scary and something that wasn’t even really real, but I wanted to invest in coaching as a way of getting accountability and forcing myself to actually make this thing happen. So many people I respect and have looked up to have worked with Jen, so I knew I would be in safe hands.
When I first started working with Jen I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing, or what I was going to do. And over the six months of working with her I formulated a business, launched it and became booked out. She helped me formulate my niche, to double down on what I’m good at, to work out what I could actually do. She made me believe that I had value to offer and kept me focused even in those scary first few weeks of business.
The more you get to know each other, the more Jen is able to evolve to what you need. I’ll admit that when I first started the coaching process I wasn’t really sure what to expect and kind of just wanted someone to tell me what to do! But Jen was great at helping to draw things out of me that I didn’t even know were there.
If I hadn’t worked with Jen there’d be no way that I would have had the successes I’ve had this year. She’s helped me not only with dreaming up what my business actual is, but also with practical things that have helped me to get clients. I’ll admit that there were times during the first weeks after launch that I never thought I’d be able to write that I’d be booked up by the end of the year, but Jen helped to keep me focused, and her steadfast belief in me got me through and out the other side.
When I heard Jen's podcast, every word she spoke resonated with me in a way like nobody ever had before. It was like she read my thoughts! As soon as I listened to two episodes I knew she was exactly what I needed, when I needed it.
I think Jen vocalises everything I had been thinking about my creative business and how I wanted it to serve me. But I honestly didn't realise that there was another, softer and more human way. So I felt enlightened. She's given me the courage to keep pushing on after a break away, because I respect Jen so much I want to do my best for her as well as for me. She's like the business wind beneath my wings.
Jen is supportive, focused, gentle but firmly rooted in awesomeness and with a human (but realistic) way of looking at business.
If you want to make big changes to your life then you HAVE to work with Jen, she will help you uncover your real dreams and build your confidence to make it all happen. She's the queen of coaching!
I hired Jen because I needed accountability and guidance for helping me figure out where to go next on my journey. Through working together I discovered that I'm the one that has to have the answers and Jen can't magically give me them but she is a brilliant guide through it all, asking the right questions and listening actively to know what the best way to help you is.
Jen also seemed to know before I did that I needed more time and I appreciated that it never felt like I was rushed into anything (even though I often wanted to rush and plan!)
Jen's coaching style is intuitive, soulful and laid back. She has a wealth of personal experience to draw on, and is there to be your biggest cheerleader even when you are not ready to believe in yourself. She is a wonderful helping hand for every part of your journey and I would recommend her wholeheartedly.
Giulia Mazzola of Giulia Writes
Writer & Blogger
With Jen's support and encouragement, I did the unthinkable and launched a whole new facet to my online work. She talked me through all the steps from mailing list, marketing and launch to the practicalities of scheduling and backend support. She was there for all my moments of panic, confusion and celebration.
Within two days of my launch I'd booked up for the next two months. Without Jen's insight and encouragement, I'd never have taken this leap. She's truly in the business of making dreams come true, and I don't know what I'd do without her.
Sara Tasker of Me & Orla
Writer, Photographer, & Instagram Coach
I came to Jen because I wanted to move past a plateau in my income and gain some clarity on how I could move forward within my business. I can't begin to explain how much I've learned from working with Jen. Jen's helped me see exactly what steps I need to take to move forward, and dig deep into exactly what it is that I want to spend my time on. She made me feel confident in myself, and like I had a very clear path on where I needed to go next.
Jen is kind, caring, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgable. Jen is truly one of the most inspiring women I've ever come across. She clearly loves what she does, and is a master at her craft. Before our session, I felt like I was a bit lost, unsure of what to do next, and feeling quite a lot of deep rooted fear. Thanks to our session I know exactly what my next steps should be for my business! I cannot recommend her enough, and I'll certainly be booking a session with her again soon.
Olivia Bossert of Olivia Bossert Photography
I decided to work with Jen because as a coach myself, I know how to guide and help others to feel confident in their life and business but I was stuck when it came to myself. I'd been consuming and devouring Jen's content for years until I finally hit breaking point and knew I needed to invest in working with her. We had a Laser-Focused Session and within 5 minutes of talking with her, I knew I needed to have in my life for longer so I booked into her 6 month programme there and then.
Throughout my time with Jen, I've learned and discovered far too much to put into coherent words but the biggest shifts she's helped me made has been with my mindset, without a doubt. Before, I was doubting every decision I was making; constantly thinking I was a failure because I didn't do X or Y or felt like I should just give up and get a normal 9-5. But with Jen by my side, I now know that I'm capable of being the bravest version of myself, that I'm not defined by anything other than myself and that I'm making moves far bigger than what my inner critic will have me believe. She's helped me change into a more focused, content and capable business owner (and human!).
Jen's coaching style is laidback, purposeful, personable, and gets the job done without any 'tough love'. There's no manipulation or intimidation which can be prevalent in the coaching industry which is something we both go against. Our conversations feel like two pals putting the world to rights whilst sorting out one of the pal's shit.
If you want to change your life and business in a way that you've never envisioned before yet feels so incredibly right, work with Jen.
Lola Hoad of Lola Hoad
Creative Coach, Writer, & Podcaster
When I started working with Jen, I'd struggled for months to articulate what I wanted to accomplish with both my business and creative expertise. I had followed Jen's blog and podcast for a while, and her content was the only coaching resource that really resonated with me again and again because of her integrity. I wanted to build on the momentum that her free content and exercises has already given me by working with her one-on-one to help me build a business which had integrity at its core. I was interested in transitioning from freelance design work to starting a creative business that represented not only what I was able to do, but what I believed in, too - and Jen's expertise and support was exactly what I needed.
Before I started working with Jen, I felt overwhelmed - I lacked the confidence and clarity to transform my creative work and life. In just the first 3 months of working with Jen, I launched a new brand from scratch that represents not only what I can do, but that is also deeply aligned with who I am. Without Jen's help and encouragement, I would not have taken this leap.
Throughout my time working with Jen, I've learned to trust my process of turning my ideas and aspirations into clear objectives and results. Jen has helped me map out the first 12 months of my new business in an intentional, detailed and smart way. It really helps me to have a clear strategy with set objectives and key results - but thanks to Jen's guidance, I now also have the confidence to listen to my intuition, experiment and make discoveries every step of the way moving forward.
The most incredible thing about Jen's coaching style is that she builds your confidence in your own abilities by giving you the space to come up with your own ideas. Jen also knows exactly when to step in to help you uncover what's not clear to you yet by asking you the right questions, and recommending you the right resources.
It's important to have someone to speak with honestly about your creative work and life - someone who understands and has experience of what works in the creative industry you work in, and someone who has built her own business in a way that works for her. And Jen is just that. For me, working with Jen has been a mind-blowing, life changing experience that really got to the heart of the creative work and life I want to live - and working with Jen can be that for you, too! I can't imagine working with a different creative coach after working with Jen, and I highly recommend working with her.
Lallu Nykopp of Essentially Lallu
Designer & Brand Mentor
I wanted a place where I could comfortably unpack all that was unfolding in my coaching practice, to recognize the resources I already had and to have the space and clarity to prioritize what was needed. I can wholeheartedly say I've gotten that in working with Jen. Sometimes what you need is just someone to listen and acknowledge you're in this together.
Working with Jen is like having a friend alongside you who will hold you accountable to what you're looking to build. Having her there takes some of the loneliness out of the entrepreneurial journey, and it's good to know she has your back when you're feeling out of sorts. I just wished we lived in the same place!
It's clear from everything Jen does that she's the real deal. Her message is based on integrity and staying true to exactly what you and your business needs (rather than just what you think you should need), and I've felt that message woven into all of our coaching together. She's just as calm, level-headed and warm as she seems on her podcast.
Working with Jen is an absolutely worthwhile investment. With all of the noise creatives have to face, having such a welcoming presence to hold space for you and guide you along your entrepreneurial journey is such a relief. You'll get the reassurance that you are on the right path no matter how it looks on the outside and the clarity to recognize what you and your business need next.
I know a lot of people who had gotten coaching from Jen and I love her message, so when I decided I needed someone to help me take the next step for my creative business, Jen's was the first name on my mind.
Throughout working with Jen, I have discovered that all the answers are in me, I just have to tune everything else out, and also simplify. I tend to get in my head a lot and Jen is good at reminding you of what matters, but not in an intrusive way. I love how gently she guided me out of my utter and complete mess.
Jen is really good at listening and asking the right questions, not in a sappy way but in a soulful, I really needed someone to ask me that question kind of way. She's also very supportive, which was one of the best parts for me because support makes me act. Just knowing someone believed in me was super helpful.
Jen is the kind of coach who will get to the heart of the matter and who really just wants to help you, any way she can. I received amazing support through our calls and via email, and Jen always knew the right resources to recommend or send me. Jen's the kind of coach who gives you everything - it’s an investment worth making!
I started working with Jen as I was ready to start on my creative career and I wanted to get moving with my ideas and aspirations for the future. It was hard to get going alone though with so much unknown ahead of me. A creative business felt very daunting to take on alongside my other commitments. I needed help in breaking down goals into doable steps and to process my worries and hold backs. I also realised I needed accountability and regular check in’s to keep me on track.
I actually can’t believe I’m where I am now compared to 6 months ago. I was able to make huge steps in both my life and business. I’ve worked through things that were holding me back – even things I didn’t realise. I’m starting work on projects I honestly thought I would never get to and I’m getting a glimpse at a life I never thought I would actually lead.
Jen is basically Yoda but better looking and with proper sentence structure. Jen will lead you to answers that you already knew and will support you as you dig away at all the self-doubt, fears and worries that were covering them.
I invested in working with Jen because I knew I wanted to start some sort of business, but I didn't have clarity on what that was or how to go about it. I feel like I'm a totally different person now to when I started! I've discovered what drives me as a person, and what is at the heart of my business too. I now have a clear plan for what my business is, how I want to serve people and what I want to offer them. I've also uncovered so much about myself, how I work and what I'm capable of.
Jen is gentle, supportive, and encouraging. Jen creates a very trusting relationship and an atmosphere where you feel totally comfortable to go deep into what your working on, and you feel supported the whole time. Jen isn't afraid to ask difficult questions, and has a real knack for helping you get to the heart of whatever your working on.
If you're looking for clarity and support moving forward in your creative work and life, and you want a coach who will hold gentle, supportive and nourishing space then 100% go for it! You definitely won't regret it.
Ellen Carr of Being Change
Yoga Teacher & Blogger
The reason I invested in working with Jen is because, after running my business for over 7 years, my mind was so full of ideas and issues that I needed help in sorting them all out and Jen helped me achieve this.
Since working with Jen I've discovered that some of my ideas are more important than others. I've learned to priorities the most important things and to trust the process that I've now created for myself. I've put aside other things that are less important to me and my business. Since working with Jen, I've become less rushed into making decisions and I've allocated more time for myself.
Jen coaching style is calming and relaxing. At the end of each session I felt empowered to move on with my ideas. I would recommend Jen to anyone who is looking for someone to hold space and time for you while you work through your creative ideas for your business.
Lynn Hill of Clandestine Cake Club
Founder of Clandestine Cake Club
I started working with Jen because, although I´m one of those types that utterly loves what I do, I could feel my fire gently waning after 6 years of running my business full-throttle. I was spending a lot of time juggling many all-consuming projects, and failing to account for enough white space or giving space and attention to my bigger vision. I was feeling utterly overwhelmed and painfully shy about my bigger dreams, knackered and empty like an old dog. (Although i love dogs and animals….!) I do a number of varied things in my business and as a polymath, at times I felt unsure of where to put my focus day to day. I knew in my heart that all my projects made sense together, and had a very strong connection to my core values, but I just couldn´t find a way to clarify my message and channel the delivery so I could reach and support the right people. I´ve also been in unsavoury cohorts with self sabotage and resistance which kept me hiding away, playing small, too shy and meek to step out and too afraid to take the leaps I yearned for in my guts. I knew i wanted change and to create something more sustainable. I longed to take things to the next level and to get more focused and be more effective with my energy. I wanted to feel more comfortable and organised with my projects and offerings. And to make my coaching business “official”. I needed accountability to make things happen (excuse the pun!). Strategy was a big word for a while - creating more tangible offerings that my clients could invest in.
Whilst working with Jen, I´ve got super clear on my mission and how my projects intersect so I can be of more service to the people I want to help. I´ve become more comfortable living on my own terms, grown in confidence, spend more time on the right stuff, prioritised my focus so I´m investing energy in the right places and subsequently that´s meant I´m being much more productive in relation to my bigger vision. I had started a yoga YouTube channel just before working with Jen, but didn’t take it seriously. I was coaching on the low, but was too scared to make it official or tell anyone about it. I was doing things but keeping them secret through fear of promoting anything I was doing. My old friend, self sabotage! It had been so long since I´d been plotting long term plans in my business. With Jen’s help and support, I could free up more time to really get clear on where I was going. This has kept me focused and connected to my bigger vision and influences everything I do. Jen encouraged me to create space to take a huge step back. From everything. It has been a tremendous deep dive of a journey, re-evaluating everything. And I’m excited again! Clearer, focused and productive! My website is finally alive after years of feeling stuck, and my coaching business is up and running. I´m so grateful for her support.
Jen completely got me from the first session. I felt she saw what I was trying to do, as well as the frustrations and blocks I was feeling. She took this in her stride - was unafraid of the muddle I felt, and made me feel at ease, giving me space and support that was perfectly balanced. I felt empowered to claim my space. To get out of my own way and be bold, stepping forward when I´d previously been meek. I was reassured to do it in my own way - originality and authenticity are really important to me so I really appreciated that approach. Jen is never pushy or forceful, instead, she´s encouraging of you embracing your guts and instincts which resonates deeply with everything I do too. I felt she gave me permission to continue to embrace carving my own way, and to trust in it. I also felt held and accountable as I navigated through my resistance. I could be myself, she has a great sense of humour and I really felt at ease. I felt safe talking to her about all kinds of things. For so long I've felt very lonely as a creative entrepreneur, struggling to find genuine like-minded folks with a similar approach. She´s non-cheesy and non-snooty which I very much dig! She´s real. I´d say, the real deal. Authentic. Honest. Truthful. Don´t expect a barky egomaniac that´s going to boss you around and tell you what to do. Instead a grounded, kind and very wise person rooted in integrity who holds space for transformation, asks the right questions and guides you towards helpful tools and resources in the moments you need. Golden! Jen is able to give space to burrow deep, but is also skilled at drilling down into areas of focus that caw for attention. She gets the whole picture as well as the details.
If you’re thinking about working with Jen? 100% go for it and *ahem* “make it happen”! If you´re thinking about it, it´s a sure sign! If you want big changes, either with stuff that you´re currently working on, or a real deep dive into aligning with your your core values, Jen will hold space for it all - as well as all the interesting unexpected stuff that comes up in between! I appreciate you Jen, thank you for your work!
I didn't know what direction to go with my business as I wasn't happy with my working hours, the work I was doing an my client base! I wanted to make changes but I wasn't sure how to go about it and I love that Jen offered clarity and direction.
Before I started working with Jen I was constantly unsure of my own decisions and struggled to support myself. I feel now I am a stronger businesswoman and I feel more confident making the big decisions to move forward! As well as this, the way I work now has created the perfect business for me and I am no longer working ridiculous hours to keep up with client work. I am more focused and have embraced the 'work smart not hard' mentality.
Working with Jen is like having a friend who knows her stuff when it comes to running a business. She is gentle and easy to talk to and guides me to make decisions instead of telling me what to do.
I couldn't imagine working with a different coach after working with Jen, she has all the knowledge and knows exactly how to push you to the correct choices.
Jen is a wonderful coach for creatives as she has experience building her own business in a way that suits her and that is what she can do you for you. You will come out of the coaching experience feeling fulfilled and confident in your own abilities and your work will never be the same again (in a good way!)
I hired Jen because I needed help with my money mindset and sorting through self-sabotaging behavior in my business.
Jen has helped me to connect to what is truly important to me in my business: having fun. Since I've been focused on having fun, my business has been THRIVING. I can honestly say I've never felt SO good in my business.
Jen is gentle. She helps you to understand what's going on when you can't see it. She offers new and fresh perspectives. She's incredibly insightful around communicating in effective ways to our tribes. She won't hound you, she won't make you feel guilty. She is supportive, encouraging, and is always looking to pave the way with you. Jen will help you move forward.
Hire Jen if you want help on content creation - she's a master communicator. Also, hire Jen if you want someone to talk about your business to, to help you brainstorm, and to help you set intentions and follow them to expand and grow your business and vision.
I hired Jen because despite having an extremely successful first year after going freelance full-time I was feeling frazzled, over-worked and directionless about the future. I needed someone to force me to stop and think about what I was doing and be accountable rather than hiding behind my 'too busy' head. I'd been reading Jen's weekly letters for a long time and each one spoke directly to me. There was no doubt in my mind of how invested Jen was in her work because of the authenticity she shows in her blogs, emails and podcasts so I had none of the trepidation that I'd perhaps felt with other coaches in the past.
My work with Jen has completely redefined the way I think about my business. I've made two huge pivots which six months ago would have been unimaginable and for the first time I feel confident in my plans for the future.
Jen has also helped me to remember that I am in control of my business and has helped clear some of the big blocks I had around guilt, fear and decision-making. Not all of the changes could or should have happened overnight, but I feel like I've made the first steps in redesigning my dream business and I'm now excited rather than overwhelmed about the future.
Jen is so completely authentic and honest that I trusted her and felt at ease from the moment we went on our first call. Jen's not there to tell you what to do, instead she helps you clear space and delve deep into the aspects of your business that you may never have thought of before! I remember joking that the first few calls felt like therapy but they did - I came away feeling exhilarated, exhausted and bubbling with ideas. Jen is a business owner too so she really gets the pressures and being able to draw on her experience, plus knowledge really helps you to feel less alone in the journey.
Halfway through my work with Jen I felt like I'd already achieved 100% value from my investment. I'd come further than I would have dreamed and had made business decisions that I otherwise would have put off for years. If you're out to radically pivot your business, go freelance, launch a new project or even just get the type of clarity I was looking for, I couldn't recommend working with Jen enough.
After listening to the podcast and reading Jen's blog posts I knew we'd get on and that I could work with her.
While working with Jen I discovered I don't have to have all the answers right now. I can take my time with my business and feel things out as I go. I'm putting less pressure on myself since working with Jen and asking myself better questions that are driving me forward.
Jen is informal, fun, oh so supportive and so great to work with. She can't do the work for you but she can give you the motivation you need to do it for yourself in a way that's comfortable and in line with what you really want to be doing with your business.
Jessica Rose Williams of Jessica Rose Williams
Writer & Photographer
I started working with Jen because I needed help figuring out what I wanted to do and how best to do that in a way that would make an emotional connection.
Since working with Jen I've learned that it's an on-going process and, although a lot of the time it feels like I'm not making any progress, I'm actually inching my way forward every day. Jen really helped me own my expertise and knowledge, talking things through with her really helped solidify that I know my shit.
Jen is gentle, persistent, loving, thoughtful and exactly what I needed. She's insightful and always gets me thinking in new ways.
If you're looking for someone who'll create a space for you to explore safely, freely, and with gentle encouragement then she's it. She helps guide you without making you feel derailed, she's so very supportive, and really is rooting for you.
I started working with Jen because I was feeling stuck. I knew I wanted more from my online space, I knew I had the capabilities and the passion, I just didn't know what to do, or HOW to do it! I needed the support and guidance from Jen to help me find out. I connected deeply with Jen's message of doing meaningful work and looking after yourself along the journey, so it was just the right fit!
Since working with Jen I've discovered a world of possibilities in my online business. Things I would never have thought could be possible for me to offer and sell, I am now strategising, planning and launching. I've uncovered the bigger vision I have for myself and my work, and started being unapologetically myself in my messaging; which in turn has attracted incredible people into my community.
I now make every business decision based on my intuition and core values, and it's paid off in every sense. Jen has helped me work ON my business as much as I'm working IN my business, always having the bigger picture in mind.
Jen is an incredible friend and confidante, who always offers just what you need in that moment. She asks great questions, and really encourages you to think deeper into situations and think outside the box with problem solving. Her coaching is collaborative - she doesn't preach, she doesn't tell you what to do, she doesn't give you a step by step plan. She encourages you to do the work and carve your own path, with lots of support and guidance along the way.
If you're ready to do meaningful work in your business, shut out the 'noise' of online marketing and learn so much about yourself and what you TRULY want along the way, you need Jen in your life.
I knew I have made a few mistakes in my business journey, which caused stagnation and unhappiness and I wanted to start fresh, but it felt so daunting to get myself moving ahead. I felt stuck and like I was drowning in all the (sometimes contradictory) advise that is available online. I needed help and accountability so I reached out to Jen.
With Jen’s help I have shut out most of the noise so I can concentrate better on what will help me move ahead and bring my ideas to life. I’ve stopped listening to all the “rules” and “should’s”. Each business is different and Jen taught me to do what feels right to me and what aligns with my values instead of blindly following the latest formula or blueprint.
Jen and I also talked a lot about fear, success, self-doubt, perfectionism, procrastination… I wasn’t quite prepared to discover all the blocks I had build around these topics. It might not seem important at first, but with Jen’s help I have become more conscious about how I have been holding myself back and what I can do about it. And most importantly, I feel like I have rediscovered my excitement for branding and print design. I can’t wait to launch my new business.
Jen is one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve met. She’s very patient, nurturing and genuinely cares for her clients and wants them to succeed in reaching their goals. Jen makes you feel good about yourself and your business ideas. She’s incredibly supportive and encouraging. And she dishes out amazing advise, which sounds even better with that lovely English accent!
If you’re thinking about working with Jen? Do it right now, you won’t regret it. Working with Jen has been one of the best business decisions I’ve made and I’ve just asked her to keep on working with me for another 6 months. Luckily she said yes.
I started working with Jen because I felt like I was at a place where I needed some one-on-one time to talk about my business. I was interested in growing my current physical services in addition to some form of online passive income. I've been a follower of Jen's blog for a year and a half and her blog has been one of the only coaching blogs that has truly resinated with me time and time again. Her free content, exercises, and podcasts helped me so much that I could only imagine what working with her one-on-one would do. Jen encourages you to be yourself and do what your gut is telling you. There's no sales pitches or ulterior motives with her - what you see is what you get. I can see through the marketing tactics of most other biz coaches online. Jen is the only one who ever felt truly authentic to me. Because I want to be as authentic as I can in my own work, I knew to invest in Jen.
When I look back on my notes from when I first started working with Jen, I realize how far I've really come. I was at a loss on what to post on my blog - now I've been blogging regularly for over 2 months and feel very content with everything I've posted. The biggest thing of them all was that Jen helped me discover 2 brand new passive income ideas and how to get them up and running in an authentic way. I felt so unsure and so unfocused with my business as a whole when Jen and I first started working together. Now I feel like things are worlds different - my business and goals are much clearer to myself and I feel much more confident. Before working with Jen, I felt like I had no clear message and that I wasn't doing anything game-changing to differentiate myself in a crowded industry. But working with Jen has really opened my eyes in realizing that I do actually have a message and that I am very different in this crowded industry. There are always things we have to offer, even if we don't see them initially.
The most genius thing about Jen's coaching style is that she gives you the space to think. It seems so obvious, but it's exactly what most people need - like a therapist for a creative business. Therapists allow you to talk through your struggles and view things in a different and more productive light. They give you advice without interfering with your own creative process. They know when to step back or jump in to the conversation. That's exactly how Jen is. She's your biggest cheerleader and your creative therapist all in one. She gives you the space to come up with your own ideas, but knows the right questions and comments to get you started.
I've told a few of my friends about Jen already and I explain how she gives you the space to think and be yourself. It's so important to have someone to talk freely with about your business - someone who's understanding of your industry, of the crazy internet world we live in, and someone who knows and has seen what works. And Jen is just that.
Marlena Pearl of Marlena Pearl Photography
Fashion & Travel Photographer
I started working with Jen because I recognized that there were certain things I wanted to accomplish in my business that I just wouldn't be able to accomplish or hold myself accountable to without outside help. After my first session with Jen I knew she was the right person to keep me on track towards my goals while still keeping a close eye on my quality of life, as well as personal and creative fulfillment. Jen really understands the challenges (and thrills!) that come with working for yourself, especially when you care about your business A LOT.
What have I discovered since working with Jen? So many things. 1) Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude. And ease! 2) My business truly thrives when I put my quality of life, relationship to myself, and desired lifestyle FIRST, and my muddled, noisy ideas about what I "should" do for a thriving business SECOND. 3) I have her words "You don't have to hustle for your self-worth" taped above my desk for constant everyday reminders.
Jen is hardly just a business or content coach. She's a friend, peer, mentor, mental & emotional massage therapist, and master jedi for anyone in entrepreneurship. I don't know quite how she does what she does but I know it's a mix of being truly present, holding space, always relating to and validating my experience, while also offering guidance, insight, and helping me unearth my own answers and brilliance. Also - practical tech tools and resources! The only reason my last launch went off without a hitch was because of her recommended tools and support
If you’re thinking about working with Jen? JUST DO IT ALREADY. If there is any part of you that feels creatively lacking, professionally stuck, stifled, spread-too-thin, or less than completely satisfied, she's the lady for you.
Amy Young of Amy Young Coaching
Life Coach & Video Blogger
Jen is the creative coach dreams are made of. Jen and I have had incredibly productive sessions that have directed my first e-product and a business-brand model I feel totally inspired by! The best part? She's a doer. Whatever I've felt muddled and weighed down by in my own creative process is replaced with the clarity of Jen's coaching and guidance after our time together. I loved her post-session notes and "homework" assignments. In fact, I find myself referring to them today! If you're hiring Jen, you're not only hiring a professional with the direction, skills, and intentional mindset to help guide your path, but also a friend with the kindness to encourage you to think boldly, and act with intent and fearlessness.
When I decided to invest in working with Jen, I was struggling to balance multiple businesses and facing debilitating overwhelm. Jen provided straightforward, down-to-earth advice on concrete topics like content marketing, as well as more abstract issues like being an introverted business owner in a loud world. After our sessions, I was motivated and equipped to take actionable steps to address everything I had on my plate. I gained clarity toward my current brand, my vision for where I want to take it, and ideas for how I will get it there. I highly suggest making this investment in your business and your mindset.
Theresa Delaney of Theresa Delaney
Brand Voice Strategist
I hired Jen because I was pretty new to online business and wanted to experience working with a creative coach to see what happened... Jen came across as an absolute diamond. Honest, friendly, authentic (though I hate using that word!). She was in business for the right reasons, so I felt that she was the perfect first coach for me. Working with Jen has given me clarity more than anything. She has given my mind the space to explore what online business means to me and what I want from being part of this crazy world. She's helped me figure out how to best manage my time, how to escape the overwhelming noise of the internet, and keep me focused on the reason I started my business in the first place. Which was to have lots of freedom, zero stress (ok, almost zero stress), and not to do the same things as everyone else because I'm 'supposed to' if I want to be 'successful'.
If you're confused, if you're struggling, if you're second guessing yourself, if you're chasing your tail and never catching it, if you're overwhelmed by everything, if you're not overwhelmed at all, if everything seems unclear, if you have big fears, if you have big dreams, if you know you can be better but don't know how to be, talk to this girl.
Suzanne Hoare of PepperJar
I hired Jen as I was looking for guidance and support in my creative work. Through our time working together, I’ve developed more confidence in myself and am now more clearly able to think through the direction of my creative work. Jen is great for helping you to direct your focus, giving open feedback, and helping you get to where you want to be.
Sarah-Louise Francis of LapinBlu
Photographer & Stylist
Jen. is. UH-mazing. I had never worked with a coach before and was crazy nervous about our first call, but as soon we started talking, it felt like I'd known her for ages. She's super friendly (seriously, you won't meet a sweeter person!) and just has this relaxing calmness about her that makes you feel so at ease and comfortable.
I've grown so much over these last few months thanks to Jen. I started out like this timid, little mouse with major money mindset struggles and no idea of what to do next to officially starting my design business, gaining clarity and confidence with my brand, and landing my first major project and paying client. Not only did she provide incredible insights and advice, but she straight up karate chopped the mental blocks that were preventing me from moving forward. Jen knows exactly what questions to ask to get those gears in your head turning at full steam. For the first time ever, I was actually EXCITED about getting homework. Say whaaa??
Jen goes to infinity and beyond to help you out with whatever you need, and every call or email from her totally lights you up from all the encouragement, knowledge, action steps, and resources she gives. With her help and support, I'm reaching new levels in my business that I never even could've imagined.
Before working with Jen I'd really hot rock bottom with my business, although it was going well and I was consistently booking clients, I had an overwhelming feeling of 'is this it... forever?' I'd fallen out of love with it all. I needed to get myself out of that funk, find new ways to feel motivated about my business and to be more creative again.
Jen has helped me to realise I'm capable of so much more than I thought I was. I'm a lot more positive and excited about the year ahead I have with my business now, and know there is so much I can push to achieve outside of the basic services I've always offered. It's like I just needed someone to help me open my eyes and think outside of the box. If you’re thinking about working with Jen? Do it!
At the time I booked Jen I did worry that it was a lot of money, for essentially someone to hold me accountable to do the work. But she is so much more than that and worth every penny. Yes she is there to hold me accountable and I do have to still do the work myself, but my chats with her are always fun, almost like therapy and she always helps me to see things clearly and reach my goals and targets. Without her I know I would have put off so much and never made the ideas a reality - she has become my source of affirmation. Sometimes I think I have a good idea but I'm not sure to act on it, but when Jen also agrees and is excited too I know it's the right thing to do. I think everyone needs someone like that cheering them on along the way.
Working with Jen is amazing, and our coaching sessions are so so insightful and valuable! I really look forward to our calls every week - she's so incredibly supportive, has an abundance of tools and knowledge up her sleeve for getting strategic with business and creative content, and she's so real and down to earth with it too! If you want pushing, she'll push you, but if you want to go at your own steady pace, Jen will support you on that too! She's really tuned in to what's best for me and my business, and guides me in the right direction the whole time! I wish I could carry her round in my pocket! And I'm so thrilled I've secured a slot in her booked up schedule to continue working with her!
Sophie French of Sophie French Creative
Copywriting consultant & coach
The biggest thing that I got from Jen was a huge release that I could blog about whatever I wanted. She really removed the mental obstacles that I had in place for myself, and basically performed magic like a mental chiropractor. After just a session or two, she was really able to break down the reasons I wasn't allowing myself to thing big with my blog, and completely obliterated those blocks for me. She also keeps me in check because I can kind of fly all over the place with ideas.
My experience with Jen was incredibly effective, grounding, organised, and clear. I was so confused about what to do with my blog, how to use my voice, produce content that is creative and useful and relevant, and she helped me work through things that just felt like "OH MY GOD I CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS NOW." And the best part is, it stuck! It wasn't a bandaid, she really permanently opened up my mentality about my online presence that resulted in me being able to be myself and provide for my viewers and readers what I want. I was able to start thinking bigger and really get going with what I want to do online. Our sessions were almost like therapy sessions, with actionable steps and lots of confidence building. YOU WILL TOTALLY LOVE HER
Jen is the bomb. She is an incredible resource and will tell you herself that when doing coaching services, you need to use your coach, and I recommend USING her! I email her probably once a day, and her responses are always so helpful, actionable, and practical. Practical with a "think big" approach. She is someone I HUGELY respect and I am so grateful to be able to work with her (I've signed up 3 times in a row because I just don't ever want to not have her!)
Asia of Asia Croson
Photographer, Podcaster, & Founder of Slo What? Magazine
What I enjoy the most about working with Jen is her openness and supportive demeanour. She asks the right probing questions to get my thoughts organised, and my dedicated client page with my notes and recordings each week as well as the spreadsheets outlining my tasks really help to keep me accountable along the way.
But most of all, Jen’s personal insights and expertise are what has made working with her such a worthwhile investment and an effective and productive use of my time
Naomi of Live Fab Life
Integrative Health Coach
Jen has a talent for seeing your own gifts and helping you gain clarity around them. She has acted as a close confidant and "mirror" to my thoughts to help me see who I am from the outside so I can easily translate this to into an effective message that resonates with my audience. Her guidance comes from a genuine place that you don't find often and definitely goes deeper than just checking off goals from a list. Our collaboration has given me more confidence to transform into the game changer that I truly am!
Trista Dedmon of The Creative Flow
Brand & Web Designer for Creative Entrepreneurs
I'm definitely a different person than the one who started working with Jen, and I'm truly thankful for the impact her mentoring and coaching has produced in my life and business. I'm more confident, I'm clear on what I want, and most importantly how to get it
Karen of Fashion Step By Step
Fashion Illustrator & Creative Mentor
I really enjoyed our weekly coaching calls, it felt like I was talking to a friend who ‘got’ me. Having an outsider listen to my crazy ideas and dreams was really encouraging, and being able to put my dreams and ideas into practice is one of the things I valued most about working with Jen. Working with Jen was easy going, relaxed, full of information, ‘aha’ moments, and empowerment - and Jen really pushes you to get sh*t done (in a great way!)
Rocio of Let It Be Cosy
Food & Still Life Photographer
Before I worked with Jen, I was very confused about my online content and focus. Jen showed me how to narrow my niche and serve my audience and potential clients as best I can through strategies which are very targeted and easily actionable.
The best part was digging into the strategies, bouncing off ideas and speaking to someone outside of my industry who could understand the pains I'm going through. She understood my frustrations and problems which was extremely helpful for me to move forward. Jen really showed me the right path, which I'm very grateful for
I hired Jen to help me focus on an area of my business that needed attention. Blogging. It is such an important part of my website and business but I found it difficult to find my voice with it, to direct the words I wanted to say to the audience I wanted to hear it. Each session with Jen was inspiring, uplifting and like talking to a friend I could truly trust who would give me honest professional guidance that I needed the most! I loved working with Jen and you will too.
Victoria Macken of Victoria Macken Photography
After several years of working running my own business, I felt a little lost and drained and wanted to explore other options of working as a solopreneur. Working with Jen I gathered a much clearer vision of what I want to do, how I can achieve that and what I need to focus on. I would definitely recommend working with Jen when you feel like you're stuck and need a push in the right direction
Melinda Borzsak of Melinda Borzsak
Communications & Content Strategist
I hired Jen because I needed some help with creating business guidelines for myself to help grow and stabilise my income and to have a clearer focus in my business. Since working together I've definitely learned to think about my goals and business from a more "business" sense rather than just creating and hoping for the best. I've learnt the value of creating financial targets and packaged offerings. Jen has a very gentle and encouraging coaching style. She gives you the space and time to allow the things you already know to come to the surface.
Jen is very supportive and will help you set meaningful goals and objectives for your business that feel good to you. She is big on making sure that your business or creative work moves forward in a way that feels truly authentic to who you are and what you want to produce. She definitely understands the creative business owner.
Ché Dyer of Ché Dyer
Yoga Teacher & Illustrator
I contacted Jen to guide me through the transition of leaving a full-time job at the University of Oxford to work freelance. I valued regularly checking in to discuss my ideas and concerns. With Jen's help, I was able to take a step back during a time of enormous growth and change. She helped me set some strong foundations to take my creative business forward. I look forward to working with Jen again in the future.
Natasha Denness of Candy Pop
Blogger, Writer, Stylist, & Photographer
I hired Jen because I'd got to the point where I couldn't sort stuff out on my own (and all the noise on the internet wasn't helping). I needed to speak to a supportive, knowledgeable outsider who'd be able help me see, and do, things differently. Since working with Jen, I've learnt that it's OK to be me! And that it's OK to feel, and be, vulnerable. During my time working with Jen I think I've got better at trusting my instincts. I would describe her coaching style as friendly, fun, focused and insightful.
If you’re thinking about working with Jen? Do it! She's lovely! As well as having a deep understanding of creatives and their hopes, fears and challenges, she's empathetic and manages to be super-efficient without being 'all business.'
I hired Jen because I wanted to narrow in my focus in my coaching work. I have so many interests and insights that I was being pulled in too many directions. I already knew that the key to finding the answers for me in my business was to quiet down the external noise and listen within, but I was having a hard time doing that alone. Jen helped me discover which ideas really lit a fire within me and which ideas I could give permission to release. Jen's coaching style is incredibly comforting. When you work with her you know she has your back 100% of the time. You never feel like there's a "right" or "wrong" answer to any of her questions - there's just the answer that speaks most honestly from your heart.
Hire Jen if you want to gain the confidence within yourself to create a business that you love. While she might not be the right fit for you if you're looking for outside validation and direction, she's absolutely the right fit for you if you're trying to find internal validation and direction but are having trouble doing so.
Amy Kuretsky of Amy Kuretsky
Acupuncturist & Health Coach
I started working with Jen as I was working as a Scientist but wanted so badly to become a full time musician and I was freaking out about how I was going to give up a stable income. I fluctuated between having a lot of energy, excitement and creative ideas one month to being full of self doubt and crippled by fear the next and needed someone to help me be consistent, clear, and provide some creative guidance.
What I have discovered since working with Jen is that ultimately it's all my choice. There's no right and wrong and I can't control anything externally but what I have control over is the action I take, when I take it, and holding my self accountable to meeting my goals while remaining empathetic with myself. It's up to me to decide how I deal with rejection within the music industry as well as triumphs that amount to less than expected.
Jen let's you decide what you want to work on. This initially didn't align with my learning style, but Jen was quick and gracious in taking on my feedback of letting her lead some of our sessions . She was happy to quickly adapt whenever I felt I needed more guidance because I was stuck.
If you have consumed a lot of advice online on how you should live and run your creative life and you feel like you are anxious, confused, not good enough, not seeing any results even though you are following the blue print and basically have lost your own voice or feel like your own voice is not worthy because you lack the experience, Jen is there to detangle all this and help you clarify what YOU want to do.
After listening to her podcast, Make It Happen, I felt like Jen was covering so many of the topics that I was asking myself questions about in my own work life. I felt like the podcasts were bringing up lots of key points that I wanted to delve deeper into but I didn't really feel like I could connect on those subjects with the people in my community. Working with Jen has allowed me to think a lot of those points through with regards to my personal goals and my business rather than just leaving the thoughts where I might have left them had I just listened to the podcast.
Since working with Jen, I have learnt a lot about the way I work and how I can "make things happen" within my business. Jen has helped me realise what is holding me back and come up with concrete steps to tackle fears or apprehensions that get in the way of getting something done. She has never belittled any of my thoughts, however ridiculous they may have been, and has just helped me break them down so they seem manageable. I discovered that I need a sort of rule book or set of guidelines to keep myself on track and in sync with who I am and the work I want to be doing.
Jen is flexible and adaptable. She's such a great listener and will always let you (and encourage you to) finish your thought, even if it comes as she is mid-sentence. It can seem frustrating at times but she never gives you an answer but simply opens the doors to help you get there by asking questions and leaving time to piece together your thoughts.
If you're looking to take your creative work to the next level but unsure of what the barriers are that are standing in your way, listen to a few of episodes of Make It Happen and if the subjects Jen covers are issues you're experiencing, I think you've probably found the right person to help you.
I hired Jen because I had ideas about what I wanted to do in my career, but was struggling to put together a practical plan together. I had listened to Jen's podcast for a long time and could tell she would be the right person to guide me through this.
Since working with Jen I've learnt how important it is to be specific and intentional, not only with the practical tasks I need to do but also with my goals in general. Since doing this, things have started changing around me, reflecting what I'm putting out there.
Jen is warm, friendly and encouraging as a coach and has a real way of making you think about things from a different perspective. Her outlook on work and life is very similar to my own and it's lovely to hear her beliefs come through in her coaching. Jen offers encouragement and wisdom as a coach and can help bring clarity to what you're struggling with.
I invested in working with Jen because I was feeling lost. I knew that I wanted to find a place in the 'creative world' but I was floundering around trying to figure out what and how.
Throughout my time working with Jen I have learnt soooooo much! Having been a bit of a self-development cynic in the past I have absolutely learnt to appreciate the benefits of taking care of our mind and soul with the same enthusiasm as we do our bodies. I have learnt to feel a bit more at peace with my life as it has been and is now and to feel comfortable with shaping it, in so much as I can, for the future. I have developed the confidence to really just be me.
Gentle is the word that springs to mind when I think of Jen's coaching style. It was perfect as I wasn't in a space where being made accountable for specific goals would have helped. She is a guide, supporter and encouraging resource.
I would be delighted to recommend Jen to creative friends. She herself says that she 'holds space' for her clients and although this baffled me to begin with, at the end of our time this is exactly what I felt she had done for me. She has been instrumental in helping me still my mind long enough to figure out my path and I'm hugely grateful to her.
Vanessa Dennett of The Simpson Sisters
Workshop Host & Blogger