Pathways to Change

For leadership development & well-being

Pathways to Change (PTC) translates timeless wisdom and scientific knowledge into a unique and integrative approach to leadership development and well-being.

PTC’s 5-part framework incorporates neuroscience, mindfulness, coaching and mind-body principles. PTC programming meets many learning styles using visuals, workbooks, guided practices and interactive exercises.

With PTC, organizations invest not only in innovation, but also in the well-being and growth of its people.

People and teams need a new way of leadership to support and sustain them through the challenges of an increasingly volatile and uncertain world.

Mindful leadership adopts an inside-out approach to development, helping leaders and staff access leadership capacities such as greater awareness, self-regulation, adaptability, authenticity, connection and purpose.

The world is calling for change. We can guide it in a more humane direction by growing mindful leadership within the organizations that are working for that change.

Pathways to Change with Jen Riggs

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

Leadership coaching for organizations and teams

Who is Pathways to Change for?

  • Organizations and teams ready to invest in growth through sustainable, mindful leadership
  • Organizations and teams working for others and for change, but fearing burnout
  • Current and emerging leaders
  • Professionals not yet acting in a leadership role or recognizing their leadership

Program Curriculum

As a holistic development program, PTC is designed to improve natural leadership capacities such as self-awareness, awareness of others, self-regulation, stress resilience, and decision-making.

In each of the 5 structured modules, PTC integrates coaching, neuroscience, mindfulness and mind-body principles for a unique and transformational approach to development.

Virtual Meeting
Module 1


  • the brain and nervous system
  • how we change the brain
  • what awareness is and how it helps the brain
  • tools for greater awareness & working with emotions
Module 2


  • why self-care is critical for change, and how to improve it
  • the basics of sleep, diet and exercise for brain support
  • how stress affects the brain, and how to work with it
  • the importance of support, compassion and self-compassion for the brain
Module 3


  • tapping into strengths, values and purpose
  • why authenticity matters
  • tools for building confidence
Module 4


  • the power of agency
  • what affects decisions, including emotions
  • how to improve decisions
Module 5


  • how to support action and self-control
  • how prior modules relate to mindful action

Kind Words from PTC Participants

“I feel reinvented and empowered to make the changes needed so I can be more effective as a leader at work, home, and with everyone I encounter daily!”

Angela Medina

“Everything we did made sense and helped me to truly relax and learn… Jen is one of the best presenters. She is calm and sweet and has a good pace… The time flew by.”

Tammy Davis

“Thank you to all that made this possible! I came with great stress and I can honestly say that I truly feel at peace and relaxed. I feel strong again.”

Maria Guzman

“Such clarity and wisdom and understanding of all of our differences.”

Linda Draper

“I learned that I have positive choices that I can make to overpower the negative ones. I am really looking forward to another [Pathways to Change retreat] with Jennifer Riggs. It was very relaxing and made me take a deeper look into my self-worth and my strengths.”

Joi Pendelton

“I enjoyed the pace of the instruction and the content was clear and to the point. It was an excellent virtual learning opportunity.”

Gabriela Kocian

“This experience helped me to pay attention to my internal awareness and to gain the ability to connect with others. Everything in this course was helpful. I just experienced a challenge and was able to practice one of the tools which helped me and guided my decision on how to handle the situation.”

Shannon McClellan

“I definitely use Pathways to Change strategies in both my professional and personal lives. I enjoyed our time together virtually…. It is a great time to reflect and implement a plan. I also loved the break outs because they gave us uninterrupted time to open up in smaller groups.”

Jennifer Smith

“The content is very good. There was a good balance of information and practical application. I am using and will continue to use the experiences I gained during the courses.”

Leslie Jeter

“I believe every human being should be able to get courses like Pathways to Change.”

Sanjuana Frank

“This has been very helpful for my own practice especially in planning my professional developments.”

Matthew Lawrence

How it Works

PTC is a flexible, hybrid program of on-demand content and live, facilitated Zoom meetings.

PTC uses a variety of methods to educate and engage participants, including individual and group coaching methods, presentations about the brain and nervous system with visuals, guided integrative practices, small and large group discussions, interactive exercises, and self-reflection.

What’s included:

  • Nearly 20 hours of on-demand content
  • Over 40 hours of live facilitation and group work
  • 30 audio files of guided practices
  • 4 course workbooks

Get Started

For further information on Pathways to Change programming, schedule a free consult to ask questions and discuss your organization’s needs.