5 years ago I led my coaching business over the 6-figure mark for the first time ever. It felt like a huge accomplishment. And it was.
Up to that point, my business wasn't earning the kind of money I knew it could. Because I wasn't focusing on the right things. Instead, I was chasing a lot of BSOs - Bright Shiny Objects - and looking for the answers outside of myself.
I've learned what matters and what doesn't on this quest. And I'm going to share the lessons with you because earning great money from your coaching gifts is a beautiful thing.
The more money you make, the more people you can help. The more people you help, the more money you make.
Join me. Let's GO HIGH together.
I'll take you back in time to 2008 when I was a brand new coach making my way in the world.
How did I get my first few clients?
What moves did I make?
How did I work through fear and doubt in that first year in business?
I'll tell you ...
It's been exactly 10 years since I quit my last corporate job in New York City to set out on my own.
I didn't know immediately I was going to become an entrepreneur and start my coaching business. But once I found this path, there was no turning back.
I’m sharing 10 LESSONS LEARNED since I made one of the scariest, yet honest, decisions of my life and career.
I dive in on these gems on this episode of Get Gutsy. Enjoy!
I’ve been leading retreats in my business since 2011 and can confidently say this >> there is NOTHING like the transformation, space + connections they offer your people.
Plus, retreats can be held in the most powerful locations! Get excited about the possibilities.
Ready to rise to your next level in your work + find the answers you seek? Attend a retreat.
Committed to helping more people in the deepest was possible? Lead a retreat.
Tune in as I dive into what you need to know to leverage retreats for amazing results in your business.
Growing your business is filled with twists and turns and LOTS of decisions, everyday. Ever get stuck? Scared? Overwhelmed?
You stand there frozen with fear, not sure what to do.
You know you need to grow your team, but you don’t know if you can afford the help (or quite frankly, deserve the help!).
You know it’s time to launch your awesome program or offering, but you aren’t clear what your first move to make should be.
You want to go to that event to meet major players in your industry, but you keep making excuses for why you don’t have the time (deep down, you’re not sure you’re “good enough” to be in the room).
Time to slay some dragons!
Dive in as I share a game-changing tip that will help you keep on rising, making moves and staying relevant in a super crowded market.
We’re talking Space Camp, fixing malfunctions, why I separated from a family member, and claiming who you are as a LEADER.
Want more time? Want to get more done in your business without working all the freaking time? Want to know what TRULY moves the needle in your business?
You need a stronger handle on your priorities! And you need to know how to master your beautiful calendar.
I've been in business for close to 10 years (hallelujah!) and have learned a shit ton.
I had my first child when I was training to become a coach in 2008 ... and have added 2 more kids to the mix since then.
3 kids (2 of whom we're homeschooling - some days are easier than others!) + 1 husband + lots of animals + a home to care for + a multiple-six-figure business serving amazing women around the globe + a soul (mine!) that craves sacred connection + adventurous spontaneity.
People ask me all the time >> HOW DO YOU GET IT ALL DONE?
Want to know how? I'm a time ninja.
And I'm totally serious.
I know what to focus on and what to ignore.
This laser focus has been critical to my success.
Everything you want is connected to a decision you must make. And how you use your time (daily) is one of the greatest, most important decisions you'll EVER make.
That’s what this episode is dedicated to. Dive in.
Stop putting so much pressure on money to deliver the goods to you.
Money 💰 is not your supply.
Your next client, your next launch, your husband or your inheritance ... these are not what’s going to save you.
I should know. This used to be me. I would put all of my energy “out there” in other people’s hands. I was dependent on decisions that weren’t mine to make. I had given away my power. My happiness was rooted in the numbers in my bank account and whether I got a “yes” from a prospect.
Abundance doesn’t flow this way. I was blocking prosperity and magic and trying to control outcomes. The work was feeling dry and boring and formulaic.
Now I speak my truth to prospects and trust the right ones always say yes (they know how to find a way to work with me).
I trust my gut when deciding which clients to take on (I get a clear signal)... and which to say “I’m not for you” (those who can’t make swift decisions and don’t do what they say they’re going to do).
I price my offerings to stretch my people into their next level. There will be some tension in the leap. Tension is required for growth.
Money doesn’t freak me out like it used to. Because I know money is not my supply. Something else is ...
And once you get this, so much can change for you.
It’s so simple and beautiful and I’m excited to share more with you on this episode.
Time to rise + see with new eyes
Can you walk away from success that isn’t feeding your soul? Must you always have a plan to make great things to happen? How is social media like a dance party?
These are some of the provocative topics I talk about with Jadah Sellner in today’s episode of Get Gutsy.
Jadah built an extremely successful online business with a partner called Simple Green Smoothies, and recently walked away to create a business more aligned with her heart and based on the “ripple effect.”
About Our Guest
Jadah Sellner is an author, international keynote speaker, poet, and the creator of the Mentorship Lab™ & Build Your Challenge™ at jadahsellner.com. Since 2009, Jadah has started 3 businesses (including one brick and mortar) and now helps creative CEO’s, visionary entrepreneurs, and social change companies build communities with love, so that you can connect to your bigger vision, reach more people, support your family, and grow your income while NOT adding more work for you. You may also know her from her work as co-founder and co-author of Simple Green Smoothies, which has been featured on The Doctors TV show, Oprah's O Magazine, Target and the Wall Street Journal.
When Jadah’s not helping world changers build their tribes with the Love Over Metrics™ movement, you can catch her reading Shel Silverstein poems at the dinner table. She lives in the San Francisco bay area with her husband, daughter, and their little “chiweenie” dog, Clementine.
Joining my first mastermind when I was a new coach was the wisest moves I could make. In fact, it is one of THE reasons I'm still in business today close to 10 years later.
I ❤️ masterminds so much I have been leading them for my superstar clients since 2011 ... with extraordinary results along the way.
If you've never been a part of a mastermind (or were in one that wasn't to your liking), you may be wondering what you need to look for in a mastermind and if it is a wise move at this stage in your business as a coach, consultant, healer or creative.
I answer these questions for you so you can feel confident when choosing a mastermind.
Do you love running experiments too? (You better!)
Tune in to hear how this impacts the growth of your business (plus your happiness) … and hear a powerful message about not attaching to results.
What does it take to become known as an expert in your field?
Meet millennial Heather DeSantis, a Girl Scout throughout high school and a total firecracker, who shares her story and a slew of tips on how to generate publicity for yourself.
An ultimatum from Heather’s boss at an ad agency job led her to jump ship. Once she followed her love of public relations, Heather launched her own PR company and grew it to $400,000 in billings in one year.
If you’re ready to grow your visibility and reach in the market through the power of publicity, this episode is for you!
Gems you’ll love:
About Our Guest
Heather founded her own public relations company on the dream of providing an empowering work environment for women who wish to change the world! She has had the amazing privilege of working with and sharing the stories of clients who wish to go out and make their mark on the world. From Facebook Ad Specialists, to Financial Freedom Makers, to her very own “Forrest Gump” who’s running marathons around the country for charity, she has helped many people make an impact in this content rich world!
With so much noise + clutter online, how does your message get the attention of those you are here to help?
We're diving deep on >>
- Done is better than perfect
- Being who you really are
- Permission to take off the costume + mask
- Why your foundation is so crucial
- An oracle card message for you
Enjoy + thanks for tuning in!
Welcome to the FIRST EPISODE of my brand new Facebook Live show JAM WITH JENNY.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST) on my Facebook page, I’m broadcasting live and connecting with YOU.
Then we’re taking the audio from the broadcast and publishing a Get Gutsy podcast episode. Yup - getting maximum mileage from the message (which I talk to you about on this episode).
Today’s topic is WHAT SEASON ARE YOU IN?
We're diving deep on >>
- Honoring the season you are in (stop resisting what is)
- Planting seeds, harvesting, clearing, resting
- Knowing your cycle
- Taking inspired action in your sacred work
- Getting maximum traction from your content creation efforts
Enjoy + thanks for tuning in!
Meet Carly Hope, an inspiring leader who runs her business and her life on her own terms. Carly puts pleasure above all else while holding space for soulmate clients to awaken into their truth and power.
In this episode of Get Gutsy, Carly shares about unsuccessfully trying to follow industry trends and doing what she thought she SHOULD to grow her business. When she finally stopped pushing away her own magical gifts and allowed herself to be guided by her connection to Source, she thrived. The result is a successful, bespoke business based on the divine feminine skills of connection and intimacy over marketing.
You’ll learn how Carly follows her intuition to make spontaneous decisions that drive her life and business, and how her divorce was a catalyst for her to grieve previous pains in her life that she had avoided.
Key gems from this episode:
About Our Guest
Carly is an author, speaker and coach supporting women around the world to awaken into their true voice, message and power. Through her powerful work, Carly takes women further into their pleasure, desires, money and mission than they ever dreamed possible.
How do you bounce back after hard things happen? What do you do when your world is turned upside down?
Oh boy, grab some tissues for this episode of Get Gutsy.
Christine McAlister shares openly about an unimaginable tragedy, and what happened in the aftermath. My heart was shattered as she told her story.
Christine’s world was turned upside down, yet eventually, she had to figure out how to go on. That’s when she asked herself … “what else?” Having already been through the worst possible thing, she made a choice to create a legacy.
She closed her successful business supporting others and stepped into the spotlight herself to live her life with passion. Christine has some powerful insights about being on the entrepreneur path, including mistakes new business owners often make around investing in their business and getting the right type of support.
About Our Guest
Christine McAlister is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, and expert on turning tragedy into business and life triumph. Her company, Life With Passion, helps high-achieving, motivated women rediscover their unique gifts to create freedom-based businesses.
From $100 and a 1-page website to a $20 million payday 8 years later, Nellie Akalp’s story is truly inspiring. She figured out how to solve a need and create a solution to help the masses. Nellie is also not afraid to take on risk.
We go deep in our conversation leaving no stone unturned! Nellie talks candidly about the ups and downs of running a business with your spouse, the positive and negative impact entrepreneurship can have on kids (she is the mom of 4!), and dealing with anxiety and depression as a CEO.
Her mission now is to ensure your business is set up correctly from a legal perspective.
Learn about her cost-effective resource for official document filing, and how Nellie uses social media and word of mouth (not advertising!) to spread her message.
About Our Guest
Nellie Akalp is an entrepreneur, business expert, speaker, author, wife, and mother to four. Her first business was started with $100 and sold eight years later for $20 million. Today she is the founder & CEO of CorpNet.com, an online legal document filing service, where she helps entrepreneurs incorporate, form LLCs, file DBAs, and more.
Ready to amp up, or start, your spiritual practice? Want to express yourself freely? Step fully into a role of service over marketing?
From sex columnist to soul-based entrepreneur, Hanna Bier, has some special gems just for you! I just love her energy and her path that has taken her from Germany to Bali to Amsterdam.
An authentic, ethereal delight who talks to angels and fairies, Hanna shares openly about her mental illness, anorexia and family traumas, and the numerous modalities she studied to heal.
She reveals a tiny, powerful book (I hadn’t heard of it until she shared it with me) that is the foundation of her daily practice and helps her live in a constant state of prayer. Hanna says her life is her temple and every part of life is sacred.
Gems you’ll receive from this episode >>
About Our Guest
Hanna Bier is a Soulful Success Coach for brilliant, heart-centered women who are ready to live beautiful lives while building soul-aligned businesses or careers that have a world-changing impact. She helps passionate souls discover their life's work, rock the divine mission they are here to lead and live the beautiful and rich lives they dream of! Hanna is a Mentor Masterclass certified Coach, Emotional Healing Expert and Priestess Of The Divine Feminine.
As you know, I’m back from leading my retreat in Tulum, Mexico (OMG - amazing!) … and want to talk to you today about selling.
Some people cringe at the thought of selling, but to me selling is serving.
Sure, free stuff is great (and you know I give my community a lot of free value!), but if you're truly committed to growing your business and helping more people, you MUST, MUST, MUST invest.
When you invest, you're invested.
I've found that my clients who have invested at the highest levels experience the deepest transformation. They grow the most (even if the growth was not what they expected!). My clients in Tulum DEFINITELY experienced this. Big-time.
And if I wouldn't have given them the opportunity to invest in themselves, I would have done them a grave disservice.
I speak from experience. I walk my talk. I consistently invest in my business. It's a non-negotiable.
I embrace selling. And I embrace being sold to. How about you? You’ve gotta love it to grow your body of work in the world.
I’ve heard from many women in my community that they hate sales and are afraid of it … and that makes me sad. It’s up to you to rise above and FALL IN LOVE with sales.
“90% of selling is conviction, and 10% is persuasion.” - Shiv Khera
Enjoy today’s episode about the power of SALES.
A big theme for the many of the women I’ve worked with through the years is this >> lack of boundaries.
Being unwilling to set healthy boundaries causes you to feel overwhelmed, exhausted and drained. Human doormat, anyone?
Straight-up: this sucks! And you can do something about it.
My conversation today with truth-telling writer, coach and Priestess Lisa Fabrega will get you going on the right path.
Lisa’s fascinating life experience includes growing up in a dictatorship to acting in New York City to leading retreats around the world. I love how gutsy and vulnerable Lisa is online and our conversation is no different.
We deep dive into following your hunches and how to honor your soul after a lifetime of being told not to.
And, we explore all things boundaries, including:
I recently spent a weekend with Lisa at my coach’s mastermind retreat where Lisa was the Priestess-in-Residence. She is wise, grounded and ready. Lisa speaks her soul and inspires you to do the same.
About Our Guest
As a truth-telling writer, coach and innovator in the realm of soul-driven leadership, Lisa Fabrega has devoted her life to helping people connect more deeply with their soul voice and overcome the misleading chatter of the ego. By aligning with their true calling in this way, her clients are able to unleash their inner Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa or Gandhi upon the world. Lisa leads retreats called Soul Adventures around the world and is the creator of the popular Soul Whispering challenge -- a 7 day challenge to get you back in touch with the voice of your soul. If you know you’re here to do something big in the world, but for reasons you can’t explain, aren’t quite doing it the way you want to, you can visit www.lisafabrega.com for inspiration and to find out more about how to work with her.
I was introduced to Pratima Aravabhoomi’s work when I received a gift in the mail (in the actual mail, not email - there’s a difference!) from her company Craft Street Design.
It was a piece of wall art with a quote by Francis of Assissi.
The quote >>
“Start by doing what’s necessary. Then do what’s possible. Suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”
I’m pumped to share my chat with Pratima with you.
Not only do we dive into how Pratima launched her business, we explore her childhood in India, her move to the American South and arranged marriage, her taboo divorce, not fitting in at Apple, and so much more!
Other hot topics we dive into:
In today’s distracted, high-tech world, I love to stay grounded by touching “real things” and Pratima’s work really speaks to me. Spend a little time getting present with us. I know you will be inspired.
About Our Guest
Pratima Aravabhoomi is a designer and founder of CraftStreetDesign.com. She transforms kind, thoughtful, and meaningful words into delightful designs. Craft Street Design is a one-stop-shop for motivational prints, inspirational jewelry, and unique keepsakes.
Can a book really change your life?
This episode will have you believing YES.
You can imagine my delight when I learned that my book “Get Gutsy” played a big role in Erica Gellerman’s gutsy move to release her “successful” corporate executive life (Procter & Gamble and Amazon to be specific!) to embrace entrepreneurship.
Erica had a panic attack one day during work and simply knew something had to give. Her life was at stake.
She literally read my book on a plane as she was contemplating what the heck she was doing with her life.
Her question she pondered >> “What do I want?”
With an MBA from Duke and lots of student loans to boot, she had her back against the wall to figure out what move she’d make next.
Her story will floor you.
It’s about worth, women, meaningful careers, making money, and what she learned from playing on the boys’ water polo team in high school (as the only girl).
And you’ll flip when you hear her story about landing her first client in London, the wife of a Royal! It’s hilarious and oh, so bold (a potent combo).
About Our Guest
Erica Gellerman is a consultant and mentor who helps women find their worth in the workplace. Having spent 10 years honing her skills with great companies (PwC, P&G, Amazon), she’s now helping other women transition into careers they love, gain the confidence to speak up and ask for more, and see the value in their work.
She shares information and advice on her website, The Worth Project, through her weekly Forbes Column, The Salary Chronicles, and as the Finance Editor for The Everygirl. She has her MBA from Duke University, is a CPA, and is currently an expat living in London with her husband and her little dog, Hattie.
I’ve known Nathalie Lussier for several years. I followed her online for a bit, then eventually got to know her in a group where we were both members.
What I’ve felt about her from the beginning >> she’s SMART. Super smart.
And she’s also very gutsy. She bets on herself and has been doing this from the beginning of her career when she declined a job offer from Wall Street straight out of college to start her own business instead.
It’s been quite an evolution and ride for her in business. And we go DEEP on this episode because ya’ll know that’s how we roll on Get Gutsy.
Some sparkly gems you’re going to love:
About Our Guest
Nathalie Lussier is an award-winning entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and author who has been making websites since she was 12 years old. She graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street, but she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college. Her bootstrapped startup AmbitionAlly has been featured in Entrepreneur and is inspiring a culture of intuitive small business marketing software across the globe.
Nathalie has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.
She’s the host of the Off The Charts business podcast, and founder of the hit 30 Day List Building Challenge.
Why can it be so hard to make positive changes in your life?
What’s the secret to creating LASTING change?
Are our beliefs to blame when we feel stuck?
Shelley Davidescu and I swim around in all things CHANGE during our compelling conversation on today’s show. She reveals a powerful 4-step process to create change in your life, and explains why change is so scary and why it may require a mourning period.
Shelley, who has both an online coaching business and a therapy practice, shares how she moves between the modalities, and what all of her clients have in common. She also explains how our belief systems and identities can create major blocks and how to break free.
Some of my favorite nuggets from this episode >>
About Our Guest
Shelley Davidescu is a Business Mentor for women entrepreneurs who are ready to build a business that helps them spread their powerful message in the world. Shelley combines her knowledge in business, psychology, and wellness to help women entrepreneurs enroll more clients, create more freedom in their lives, and make a bigger impact in the world.
I have a few questions for you:
Straight up: I was once in your shoes: thinking about becoming a coach.
If you feel you’re being called to the COACHING industry as your career or a supplement to what you’re doing now, but aren’t sure how to actually BE A COACH, this message is for you.
Don’t you just love when that happens?
In this episode of Get Gutsy, I’m going to take you on a journey back in time when I FIRST discovered the field of coaching and hung up my shingle as a coach and business owner.
Learn the moves I’ve made to still be standing close to a decade later, having coached, mentored + inspired thousands of spirit-led women on the path.
And plug into the 3 golden keys you need to master to cash in on your calling™ as a coach.
Mother Goddess, hear me rise.
Mother Goddess, hear me rise.
Over and over again, I could hear this powerful message flowing through my body.
I was fully naked.
On a massage table.
In an open-air room at my retreat center in Gokarna Beach, India.
Two massage therapists (angels!) were giving me a synchronized hot oil massage (heaven!).
The oil was a custom blend based on my ayurvedic dosha (I’m vata - pitta).
I had been loved up for an entire week.
I napped everyday.
Went to bed early.
Rose early for sunrise yoga.
Sat in sangha with a circle of sisters on the path.
In a land that had been calling me forward for a decade.
And there, on that massage table, I heard a message that was so clear, so solid, so deep, I knew it was meant for me.
And I knew it was meant to be shared by me, with you, right now.