Hello lovely! Welcome. I hope you had a chance to read all about Glowing Minds!
As for me, I'm Jen. The founder of Glowing Minds Wellness. In typical style I've written you a novel on my story below! Here is the elevator version if you don't feel like reading on:
- I'm a Holistic Wellness Coach with certifications in Holistic Nutrition (Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, C.H.N.C) and Reiki (Levels 1 & 2), and have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- I worked in corporate Human Resources for five years prior to going back to school for Holistic Nutrition
- I'm a self-proclaimed introverted extrovert and a HSP (highly sensitive person), and am totally embracing both!
- Podcasts have changed my life
- I used to let fear and anxiety run my life but I took back control and am now living in alignment with my true, authentic self! (I can help you get there too)
How did I get here? (cue "How Did I Get Here" by Odesza)
I often ask myself that question and have moments where everything seems so unreal because I am on a path that is SO aligned with my authentic self. For so long I didn’t know what I wanted to do, or rather had limiting beliefs in my head about what I COULD do. I never in a million years thought I would be an entrepreneur because I had so many blocks and old thought patterns running about what the shy, introverted and anxious me could do. I didn’t trust myself, I didn’t trust that my intuition was telling me (or screaming!) that there was something more, something better for me, a life that was aligned to my true self, and that I was WORTHY of this life. I was also way too SCARED to make any sort of change (hello fear!). I felt blocked and unhappy, and felt this way for a long time. I had sort of fallen into working in HR out of University and went with it because I didn’t know what else I wanted to do. I’m so grateful for that experience because it truly pushed me out of my comfort zone and I learned so much during that time, but I will say that I never truly felt at home or like myself working in a downtown corporate job. I always felt like I had to be someone who I wasn’t, or fit into some kind of mould. Looking back now, I know this was 100% on me… no one was FORCING me to live that life. I had to take back control.
I’ve always been drawn to doing self work- self development, self growth, or however you want to call it. I LOVE the self help section of Chapters, journalling everyday, and am so obsessed with any personal development workshop or podcast. Slowly but surely I started to understand that I could make a change in my life and found a passion for living better and healthier! Basically, all things wellness as a lifestyle. I was determined to build a life where I was HAPPY (original inspiration coming from Gretchen Rubin’s book “The Happiness Project”) and could make a living doing something I loved. I remember walking to and from work everyday listening to inspiring podcasts (it was the best part of my day! My favourite is the Almost 30 Podcast). I believe this changed the course of my life because I began to understand what could be possible for me (these podcasts truly were “expanders” in my life- see Lacy Phillips' work for more on expanders).
I came across the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Holistic Nutrition program and fell in love with the idea of becoming a holistic wellness practitioner. I find nutrition fascinating on it’s own as well, but to incorporate a body, mind, spirit approach seemed like the perfect fit. It also felt like such a natural complement to my background in psychology and HR, and I was right!
In my business today, I'm most well-known for helping women in fast-paced careers build their stress resiliency and emotional well-being, allowing them to feel calmer, happier and more confident. I specialize in working with stressed-out brides-to-be so they can feel their absolute best from the INSIDE OUT on their wedding day and beyond!
My own personal journey with stress, anxiety and low self-confidence led me to curating a simple 4-step process which transformed my own mental and emotional health. I went from feeling burnt out and unhappy, to building a thriving coaching business while planning my own wedding, where I feel calm, confident and resilient – none of which would have been possible without the strategies I developed!
I now use this approach to help my clients – so they don’t have to go through all of the trial and error that I did.
If this sparks something inside of you, PLEASE reach out and connect. I would love nothing more than to get to know you.
For more information about my offerings, please visit the following pages:
- 1:1 private Holistic Wellness Coaching
- The Bridal Stress Solution (free online training for brides-to-be)
- Stress-Free Bride Call (for brides-to-be interested in my group coaching program)
- Corporate Clients