“Jen’s coaching methods paused my entrenched thinking and helped me re-route new positive pathways.”
~ Amy R. Jonker, JD
(1) Pre-coaching worksheet
Clarify your coaching needs with a snapshot of your life – and your brain – through a short self-assessment worksheet
(2) Brain-based coaching
Get six 1-hr. brain-based coaching sessions (via phone or Skype) to understand your brain and address your individual needs via the framework
Take action steps following each session to support your brain and strengthen neural pathways for changes
When we find ourselves feeling dissatisfied or nearing burnout, we want change – but what? and how?
Sometimes, in our desire to help others, we forget to put the oxygen mask on ourselves. And then we’re not very helpful to anyone.
We can spend years reacting to life in instinctive and habitual ways, repeating patterns linked to old narratives and to a survival-mode brain. We can feel stuck, tired or overwhelmed.
And if we blame ourselves, we only deepen the problem.
When you develop a deeper understanding of your brain – how old patterns, stress, overwhelm, and the state of your body and mind affect your brain – you begin to understand why you are where you are.
From there, you can begin to take steps that support your brain’s ability to change.
You take steps to rewire your brain in ways that support greater self-awareness, flexibility, self-control and executive functioning.
You take back control of your life, directing it with greater clarity, energy and purpose.
You get out of status quo, replace the broken record in your mind, and create new thoughts and actions – and ultimately, a new reality.
When your brain thrives, so do you.
You improve your well-being, your potential and your impact. You become free to make the difference in the world you long to make.
My survival brain took over 20 years ago when I was a stressed-out public interest lawyer. Though my heart was in the work, the stress affected both my thinking, and my health.
One day driving home past a Burger King, I wondered if I could work there and still pay my law school loans. With my survival brain in charge, I left the practice without a plan.
The road to change, and a thriving brain, was not a straight line. It was full of setbacks and failure, but along the way I grew resilient, and gathered wisdom and tools. Through research, training and experience, I developed a 5-part framework that integrates coaching, neuroscience, mindfulness and mind-body principles.
As a neuroscience coach, I am: a professional-level certified coach (PCC) with the International Coaches Federation; a certified neuro-transformational coach (CNTC) with BeAbove Leadership; and a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) with the Coaches Training Institute. I have done deep work with Internal Family Systems (IFS), and am studying Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with Dan Siegel. I continue to research neuroscience for my organizational program, coaching and blog.
As a mind-body expert, I have over 700 hours of yoga teacher training, over 20 years of yoga practice, and over 7 years of regular mindfulness practice.
Random facts: bungee jumped from the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe; voted “most intelligent” and “most respected” in high school, but lacked confidence; played women’s rugby at University College London; lost a father to Alzheimer’s; mom to 2 girls and 3 rescue animals (1 dog, 2 cats); descendant of William Bradford (Mayflower passenger and governor of New World settlement).
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