While serving as a highly recognized leader in the US Army and after experiencing a tragic loss that forever changed her life, today Jennifer runs a successful and soulful coaching business, honoring her calling to help other women Veterans and military spouses. She is a Certified Professional Coach, Registered Yoga teacher and BIRTHFIT Leader/Coach. Jennifer is a wife and mother of 3 children who, after various personal highs and lows, discovered her greatest mission in life: to help other women veterans and military spouses lead truly joyful and whole lives.
Leading the US Army Resilience Program
In 2010, while still serving in the US Army, I was handpicked to help standup the resilience program for Fort Bragg, NC – one of the largest installations in the Army.
I was responsible for implementing the program and advising the Commanding General on the total fitness and resilience of the installation which was comprised of over 150,000 people. I planned events and training opportunities and mentored over 30 subordinate resilience trainers.
While serving in that position, I was selected to work on the Department of the Army Staff at the Pentagon in Washington DC for the Army’s resilience program. I served in a few different positions, eventually as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (highest enlisted Soldier) overseeing the entire program world wide. This included overseeing a staff of over 200 personnel and a budget of $60M. I helped develop resilience curriculum and oversaw the planning and execution of all resilience training across the Army/world, ultimately training thousands of people worldwide.
I also developed a resilience course for Army leaders (over 800 courses and approximately 5,000 people taught) and taught hundreds of hours of resilience training to many different Army Leaders, Soldiers and Families.
I have also written numerous articles and appeared in several videos for the Department of Defense’s Operation Live Well campaign.
Recognitions & Awards
In 2011, I was selected by the US Army as one of their “Faces of Strength”, and was part of their campaign as a role model for resilience.
In 2017, I was awarded the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award for my 5 years of service in support of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Survivor Advisory Group. During that time, I made a recommendation that ultimately changed Army policy specific to Servicemembers who lost a spouse while serving on Active Duty.
Additional Certifications, Education & Expertise
- Certified Professional Life Coach – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)
- Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour)
- COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist
- COR.E Wellbeing Dynamics Specialist
- BIRTHFIT Certified Coach
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Jennifer in Media
“I can truthfully say that Jennifer has been one of my life’s most inspiring influencers, my motivation and guide to help me create a happier reality for myself and my family, within just a few weeks. Through her kind, calm and joyful personality and through the way she has built up her life after her tragic loss, she has become my role model for what a strong and empowered woman can achieve. Her humble character, open to sharing and guiding from her heart, would never give away the extraordinary things she has also achieved in her career. She is a true leader, at every level.”
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