Hi, I'm Jenny.

Below you can read some things about me and learn about part of my story and how that might relate to you and your story...

 

 

Here some good-to-know things, so we're on the same page:

I'm a Christian hippie with a soft spot for lemon water and kind people. My head shots are not high-end studio photographs. If I post video, it will more than likely be shot from my phone and I probably won't be wearing makeup. I don't have a team of people working for me, so if you contact me, I'm the one who replies. Quality matters to me. Over-delivering value is signature to my business. If this space ever becomes pretentious or overly airbrushed and commercialized, I've taken a wrong turn. There's plenty of that already out there and it's just not who I am. So, now that we have that out of the way....

I know how uncertain it can feel when you're stuck between believing in yourself and paying the bills... knowing you have something important to put into the world but feeling unsure of what it is, or starting that business but not getting much traction. I've been there. I lingered in a job I didn't love because I had bills to pay (and lots of excuses to avoid going after my dreams). It's easy to feel stuck. 

Wake up call.

On September 27, 2008, I received a phone call that changed my life. On that day, my 12-year-old son went to be with Jesus. It was a profoundly sorrowful time for me. In the days and weeks after I lost Zarse, people shared stories about his passion, kindness and inspiring nature. People never needed to guess about who Zarse was or what he dreamed of doing; He lived with so much passion, it was plain to see. Zarse's light was bright and clear. As I reflected on how he impacted people in the twelve years he was with us, I thought, what if we all lived like that? What if we all lived with such a courage to declare our dreams and go after them with all our hearts? As I moved along my grief journey, I did some soul searching about what really mattered to me and what I wanted to do with my time on this earth.

It was time to stop hiding behind a job I hated.

My other two children and I traded our 4-bedroom suburban house for a 600-square-foot studio loft in a hippie village. We reduced our "stuff" load and made room in our lives for more love, creativity and joy. We made changes to create a nurturing, intentional environment in our family and our living space; This is an ongoing work in progress.

My children left public school and I stepped back from a career as the Marketing and Creative Director of a financially lucrative but soul-draining business. I embraced a career that aligned with my values and spoke to my heart. I was going to be a life coach. But the thing was, while I loved coaching, I found myself also fascinated with branding, marketing and what it takes to run a successful purpose-driven business. 

I set out to find myself a coach. What an eye opener!

I did a great deal of research as I considered the business I wanted to run. I became a Registered Profiting From Your Passions Coach and I went back to college and completed my degree. Believing in the potential of coaching, I set out to hire myself a coach. What an eye opener! In one consultation, a coach offered to sell me social media followers. Um, no. I paid a hefty price for another coach to do basically nothing to help me with gaining clarity, {which was why I hired her}. I also did a consultation with a supposed marketing specialist for coaches, only to have a basic question answered with "I don't know." The frustration was building.

I realized this was my thing.

While I was still in this seeking phase, a friend told me about spending $10,000 for a program that was supposed to teach her to attract coaching clients. A big-name coach ran the show and she was quite good at selling her "high-end" program.

The problem was, my friend paid a lot but benefited little. She felt frustrated and sorry she'd spent retirement money on something that wasn't getting her clients. As we talked, she told me about some of the things she was unclear on. I offered explanations and tried to help her get unstuck. By the time the conversation wrapped up, she was laughing and the energy felt so much easier than before.

She told me she was leaving our phone call with more clarity than she received in all of her dealings with that $10,000 program.

Whoa! She even said she wished she'd paid me the money instead of the big-name coach (Me too! Oh, me too.). But BOOM. The light bulb finally came on in my head. Our community needs right-brained, intelligent, capable, honest, communicative, intuitive and creative teachers.

We need people who can coach the dream *and* teach the business.

Soul Print Path was born.

My vision for Soul Print Path and for you...

I imagine Soul Print Path as an imaginary forest where you can lose yourself in learning, fun and adventure. My vision is for Soul Print Path to be a virtual retreat, or camp, for life coaches, midwives, virtual assistants, hippie-preneurs and people who want to live and work in meaningful ways. 

I teach, hold space, coach, listen and guide, as needed. All stops on this adventure are safe places where you can pull up a chair (or a floor pillow!) and discuss your business, your self and your dreams, over a warm mug. 

You'll find quiet support instead of of loud push tactics. You'll find real answers instead of low-value fluff. You'll find clarity amidst chaos, and rustic atmosphere instead of a mainstream polished enterprise. 

Whether you work with me or simply come by to read the blog, I hope your experience leads to inspiration, clarity, clients and abundance. I truly believe that you can run a thriving business that makes the world a better place, and I hope my work supports you in doing that.

Be easy, sister. We can figure it out, together. 

 

Some Other Stuff About Me...

I have a deep Christian Faith.

I support unschooling.

My alter-ego is a turtle.

I am one part hippie and one part geek, way down in my soul. 

I drink lemon water.

I get excited about string lights.

I love Nancy Drew mysteries.

Gypsies fascinate me.

I crochet.

Murder She Wrote marathons make me very, very excited.

I sing.

I am an advocate of ATV safety legislation, midwifery and natural childbirth - among other things.

I would love to own a tiny cottage, powered with solar energy and made with eco-friendly materials (Weathered tin roof? Yes, please!).