1:1 LIFE COACHING
FOR CREATIVES & LEADERS
"I am a midwife for the universe;
nurturing your soul so more of it can flow through you
into the physical world."
Image by Maleika Halpin
Hair and Makeup Desiree Vogelsang
Do you feel stifled and want a life where you can be more of yourself?
Do you feel confused about who you are,
your unique voice + your path?
Do you feel like there is something more to life,
but you're not sure what it is?
Are there some changes you seek in your life
but haven't been able to do it alone?
Do you feel stuck, powerless or burned out?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', you're in the right place, my friend.
You and your beautiful, creative soul are deeply welcome here.
I love to work with Creatives - both established and emerging - and Leaders - executive, entrepreneurs and emerging - who are often exploring some or all of the questions above.
Creativity and Leadership are my two passions and the two things that have been present throughout my whole life. I believe in creativity as a powerful tool for our individual and collective evolution, and I believe that creativity and self-expression are fundamental skills for the regenerative leaders of the future.
I passionately believe in a future where we are all free to be our full selves and be loved for exactly who we are. This is what people often say that they feel in my spaces. I also believe in creativity and its role in our individual evolution as well as the evolution of groups, organisations and humanity.
I have felt the pain and frustration of all of the questions above in my own life.
I spent too much time with people where I was not understood or valued, and over time, found my way to my people and a life where I can be 100% of me.
I have had a vastly non-traditional career path, finding my way to the arts and trailblazing leadership in a completely different way to most. I quit my corporate job and safe salary, where I had earned industry awards and was earmarked for executive leadership, to work as an artist, arts leader and coach and I have never looked back.
I have worked so hard that I've burned out three times. I know what burnout feels like and how to end up there. I finally learned how to live a sustainable, balanced, joyous life that supports my creative, entrepreneurial soul.
I have felt stifled in my career as an artist due to power imbalances, hierarchy, patriarchy and tradition. I subverted all of this by creating my own unique, loving, kind and collaborative working ecologies as well as becoming excellent at producing my own work.
As an artist, I dedicated decades of my life to the craft of opera singing, performed all of my favourite operatic roles and then expanded my creativity into writing, directing, filmmaking and more. I plan to keep expanding, just like the universe.
I have fundraised multiple six-figure sums through grants and philanthropy (which in the arts is a lot of money!) and led teams of 100+ people so I could create my dream projects with the team I wanted.
I built a diverse portfolio career as an artist, arts leader and coach with such freedom, agency and diversity that nothing I imagine is out of my reach. Over a decade, I built the self-producing capacity of a small arts organisation within myself. To my knowledge, I'm the only opera singer in the world who has performed fourteen leading operatic roles, of which nine were self-produced. That means I was both lead soprano as well as producer, which required a nervous system expansion over time to be able to hold space for myself and in some cases 100+ others in times of stress, all with a loving smile.
I have carved my own path as an internationally award-winning artist, creative and evolutionary leader where I am able to be 100% of myself. I create what my soul longs to make with collaborators who bring out the best in me. And I shape-shift whenever my soul says it's time to evolve.
I want more of us to be able to have this freedom and capability.
I want you to have more agency and control over your life and career in a world that does not make it easy. I want you to feel like you've got a coach who has your back and knows what it feels like.
I dedicated a year and a half of study and practice to become a certified life coach so that I can support you in the highest way. Because there is no separation between your creative expression, your self-expression and the core of who you are.
I am here to deeply support you in your journey.
What does a Life Coach do?
As your life coach I support you to:
create exciting goals for our journey together
identify and dissolve mental barriers through mindset work
identify and shift limiting ways of being and doing
create space for more expression of your innermost self
feel clarity of purpose and identity
align your creativity, work and leadership with who you truly are and the change your want to see in the world
increase your creative flow
embrace your (r)evolution
gain courage to make life changes in support of your evolution
gain skills and knowledge to empower yourself creatively
create step-by-step actions that serve and ignite your goals
overcome any hurdles between sessions.
[I also support some clients with Arts Business Consulting: supporting your journey to becoming excellent at the business skills required to support your creativity and vision. Webpage here.]
"Jenna has piercing ability to “see” people, listening closely and empathising with their feelings. I found it easy to be open with her about difficult topics. Yet, just when we’ve explored the depths of my emotions about something, she'll come out with something hilarious and we will share a good laugh.
Jenna has helped me to be bolder in my approach to my career. She has faith in me even when I may doubt my own abilities, and isn’t afraid to be a vocal cheerleader. This, together with her enthusiasm for change and growth, has pushed me to explore what has been holding me back in my own development personally and professionally.
I always walk away from our discussions feeling inspired and uplifted. "
Dr Asmaa Khadim
The results my clients have achieved during our time together has allowed them to:
carve their own path in life
make career and job changes
address burnout and exhaustion with life changes
create more time for themselves
close the gap they feel between their inner and outer world
expand their creative and/or leadership practice to include more authenticity
give birth to new visions for themselves and into action
feel inspired and motivated towards their goals
feel more JOY of authentic creative expression
feel more FREEDOM in their way of being
feel more EMPOWERED in their creative and leadership practice
implement new ways of being to support wellbeing and creativity
unleash a trajectory towards a life with balance, freedom and meaning.
“I started working with Jenna about 18 months ago and in the last 12 months, I have successfully transitioned from a corporate job, where I was trying to fit in, to an independent multidisciplinary artist feeling I belong in the arts world.
As a woman of colour and culture she treated me with utmost respect. My cultural knowledge was valued, without exploitation and extraction which I truly admire, hence I have never felt so culturally safe. Jenna took a lot of time to deeply listen, think and learn from me. She understood my world view, perspective and values so well and, in her words, “was a mirror” that reflected my practice ecology and elevated it so I was in service.
In our time together she also helped me with arts business consulting: strategic project planning, grant scoping, grant writing, budgets, developing a practice ecology and succinct communication.”
Kuweni Dias Mendes
Multidisciplinary Artist, QLD, Australia
“When I started life coaching with Jenna I knew my career needed to change. From day one I felt a rapport with her – things felt easy and I felt safe. After our first session I felt EXCITED about my new career goals. They felt in reach. I felt supported and heard. I felt FIZZY.
During our coaching sessions together, I fell in love again with creative writing (not just music!). I also felt the spark to write a children’s musical and I’ve started this process. During our sessions I have been able to practice ‘letting go’ of needing to do things the ‘music industry’ way, a genuine excitement for a change in career priorities and goals and a slowing down.
I loved that Jenna flowed with me and supported me when things inevitably changed during our series. She held me accountable to what I said I would do and I felt truly motivated to stay on track with my action items as a result. The bespoke package she put together at the end was so special for me. Jenna is a NEXT LEVEL mentor and coach who has helped me to step into my evolution.”
Internationally Acclaimed Musician, Creative Coach, Choral Director, Brisbane, Australia
What is coaching like?
You know best about your life and your individual sovereignty and agency are deeply important to me. I want you to know that I never tell you what to do and I never assume to know about your life.
I provide a gentle, encouraging, warm, inspiring and wide open-minded environment for you to deeply explore your own creativity and vision and what is holding you back. You will be deeply listened to, fully seen and heard. My clients often comment that their favourite thing about our sessions is how safe and accepted they feel.
You will be asked questions that evoke your soul and your highest vision. I find ways for you to be able to draw your own wisdom from within you and I connect the dots in our conversation in a powerful way.
We identify your goals and co-create actions that take you step by step closer to those goals each time we meet. I celebrate you and support you every step of the way, including between sessions. I go with the flow, yet hold you accountable to your highest vision for yourself.
You show up to your sessions exactly how you feel that day whether it's ecstatic or miserable. All emotions and states are welcome and often the most powerful sessions occur when you do not arrive feeling that great.
It is a soul-enriching experience that leaves you feeling clear, excited, motivated and held. You will not be the same person at the end of our time together.
How to take the next step...
I invite you to reach out to me for a complimentary 45 minute discovery call where you can feel what it's like to be in space with me, and we can explore how coaching could support you. You can contact me via the Connect page with any questions or book your discovery call now via this button below.
If you choose to work with me after our complimentary discovery call, I offer the following ways to support you.
My sessions are held on zoom and flexible with days and timing. I work with clients around the world. I am available for support in-between sessions through voice message, text message and email.
SHIFT SERIES: 3 MONTHS SUPPORT
6 x 90 min fortnightly sessions via Zoom
Includes support between sessions via email, voice + text messages
Inspiring Completion Package, delivered in pdf.
AUD $690 + GST per month
AUD $1860 + GST up front
EVOLVE SERIES: 6 MONTHS SUPPORT
12 x 90 min fortnightly sessions via Zoom
Includes support between sessions via email, voice + text messages
Inspiring Completion Package, delivered in pdf.
AUD $590 + GST per month
AUD $2990 + GST up front
I also do bespoke packages and arrangements if you have other ideas about how I can support you. Some clients like to begin with me and then extend for a long-term collaboration. I have very limited places available for this. Email me on email@example.com to let me know your ideas.
"Before I met Jenna, I was close to burn out and had no clarity about my next steps and direction. I couldn’t seem to grasp my sense of purpose. I’d never had a life coach before, but had heard good things about life coaching.
After the first session with Jenna, my mindset shifted and I had confidence that my goals I created with Jenna would become a reality! I realised later that the goals I created is my philosophy of life!
During my time with Jenna, many things changed for the better. My relationship with myself and others deepened and I gained a greater understanding of who I am. My mindset changed dramatically, which led to improved clarity and direction and a dramatic change in my work. I created a vision for my new business that is in alignment with my values and gives me an incredible sense of purpose. My close friends noticed a big shift in my direction externally and internally, and that I am happier and more confident.
Jenna did an incredible job at helping me find clarity and direction in life; mentally, physically and spiritually. Coaching with Jenna is life-changing, euphoric and amazing!"
Health + Wellness Entrepreneur, QLD, Australia
“Before I started with Jenna, I was doubting my artistic identity and feeling confused, but at the same time I was aware that I was in a transitional stage of my musical career. I was finding it difficult to integrate all my skills into one cohesive aesthetic identity. I needed a mentor to help me develop my artistic journey here in Australia.
When I started with Jenna, I felt comfortable and it’s like the universe helped us to connect. By the end of our first session, I started to think more in depth about my goals and my why in music. I started writing more. My writings showed me the difference between my thoughts and my real actions.
Jenna inspired me in my journey. I witnessed my respect for my culture grow and Jenna helped to make me closer to my culture, musically and artistically. I overcame my resistance to sharing my classical singing with Jenna and I was shocked that I began the dairy-free and gluten-free diet which helped care for my voice. My friends noticed how my diet changed!
Coaching with Jenna is inspiring, structured, reflective, fruitful, eye-opening.”
Yara Bou Karam
Singer, Pianist, Digital Designer, Sydney, Australia
How do I know if I am ready for coaching with you, Jenna?
If you are ready to take action. Are you ready to work and make time for yourself? Are you ready to begin exploring your evolution in whatever that means to you? Are you excited at reading this webpage? Are you done with the way you're currently living? Is your beautiful, creative soul longing to speak it's truth? If so, you're ready and I can't wait to hear about you.
What qualifications do you have to coach, Jenna?
I love this question because the coaching industry in unregulated meaning that anyone can call themselves a coach so it is important to ask this of anyone who you are considering as a coach.
After mentoring for over twenty years, I commenced study in life coaching in January 2022 at the Beautiful You Coaching Academy (BYCA), which is a course recognised by the International Coaching Federation. I graduated from that course in August 2022, which made me a qualified coach. I was nominated for Trainee of the Year Award in 2022 from an international cohort of hundreds of coaches, demonstrating my commitment to my studies.
In May 2023, I became a certified coach through BYCA. This included the passing of an exam, completion of a six month coaching series as a client with a certified coach, a submission of a recording of my coaching for their assessment and more. Through this certification I have been externally assessed and certified by an institution for my ethics, coaching technique and a continued commitment to the development of my craft.
How do you invoice for your coaching, Jenna?
You are welcome to pay in full at the beginning of our time together before your first session. Or alternatively, it is possible to pay each month. In this case I invoice in advance, at the beginning of each month, in advance of sessions. So that when we connect in session, 100% of the time we are focused on you and your journey and do not have to discuss admin matters.
Is life coaching like counselling or therapy?
No. Life coaching is different to counselling and therapy. Counselling is a wonderful, but different modality that deals primarily with making sense of the past.
Coaching clients are ready to move forward and take action towards their future and as your coach I will be supporting you to move forward.
That said, your past is deeply honoured and respected, and sometimes the most powerful parts of a coaching experience can involve me holding space for you to explore and release elements of the past. As a coach, the purpose of my work is to explore the life you want in the future and while I deeply see and hold you in all of who are right now, I slowly, gently help you to move forward.
Step into the next phase of your evolution and
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