About Jen

I am living proof…

…that not being afraid to seize an opportunity can completely change your life.

After spending more years at University than I care to count, my husband of 25+years and I settled down in southwest Florida in the States and enjoyed a great “lifestyle” for many years. One day it dawned on us that, while our life looked great from the outside, we weren’t happy.  In a move that seemed unthinkable to some, my husband, daughter and I moved halfway around the world to begin the next stage of our lives together in New Zealand.  It has truly allowed us to bring balance back to our lives and is one of the best things we have done as a family.

Why I share that with you is because, in my work I attempt to impress upon my clients and those who have heard me speak that they should not be afraid to step out of their “comfort zones” and try something new or different in order to get a better result. I am happy to report that, often, the message gets through.

One of my favourite quotes is:

“If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary” by Jim Rohn.

Certified DISC Consultant :

Clear communication is the secret of a successful professional services business!  I specialise in supporting my clients to understand the concepts behind the DISC behavioural styles model – Dominant, Influencer, Steady and Compliant.

Everyone has a natural tendency to see the world through a certain ‘lens’.  Once we know and understand how we ourselves communicate, we can learn how to apply DISC principles to help us identify the natural communication tendencies of others and improve the effectiveness of our communication. Better communication means less wasted time, fewer misunderstandings, more effective delegation and more harmonious relationships.

Through my association with the global Maxwell Leadership Team, I have pursued a high-level certification in the art of interpreting the DISC profile.

Certified Leadership Coach:

For the past few years, I have been a student of John C. Maxwell – one of the most prolific leadership gurus of the past 50 years. John has authored over 70 books on the subject of leadership and communication, and through becoming a Certified member of the global Maxwell Leadership Team, I have integrated his material into my coaching and speaking – with outstanding results. Just a few of the programmes I use are:

  • Developing the Leader Within You 2.0
  • Leadershift
  • the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
  • The Leadership Game
  • The Communication Game