If we were sitting down having a heart-to heart, I'd want you to know...
✨ You are just as worthy & deserving of a fulfilling life as anyone else.
✨ You do hard things all. the. time. You've got this.
✨You're normal for "having it all" & having done everything "right" yet find yourself still feeling unfulfilled. The system is literally built to keep you feeling this way.
✨ Nothing changes if nothing changes. I'm here to help.
I'm Jen Vertanen
I'm a certified Life Coach, charmingly awkward, sociably introverted, sweary, irreverent, pansexual in a monogamous marriage with a cishet man, and love vintage Aquaman and reading Bigfoot erotica. (Yes, really). You can read other random tidbits here.
I'm married to my 2nd husband (celebrated our 20th in 2021!) and have three children (32, 26, and 18) and 2 drooly (and stinky) newfs. I always thought I'd look forward to the day the kiddos were out of the house but now that it's almost here, I'm not so sure...
I've been coaching for 10+ years, an expert software development project manager for (ahem) 28 years, and taking women under my wing (i.e. mentoring) for 40+ years. I know a thing or 1000 about getting shit done and helping people be their best possible selves.
I tried to burn my life down in 2015 (at the age of 45) because I was beyond tired of feeling lonely, bored, unfulfilled, and constantly running away from my life in all sorts of unhealthy ways. Thankfully I realized at the 11th hour that wasn't going to fix anything because wherever you go, there you are and THANKFULLY my husband took me back.
In the process of rebuilding my life from the inside out, I not only healed myself and my marriage but years of childhood trauma and decades of heartaching loneliness.
It's my absolute pleasure and honor and delight to help other women say a ginormous "Fuck you" to patriarchy, society, others' expectations etc, and fully embrace living their rebelliously fulfilling lives.
Interested in having me on your podcast or speaking to your audience? You can find my bio + photos here.
Does 80-yo you still love PSLs and getting into all sorts of shenanigans?
Learn how to create a loving relationship with her because she is NOT messing around when it comes to her fulfillment + contentment. She holds the answers to questions like "Is this all there is?", "Is it ok to want more?", and "What's it all for?".
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Learn how to apply my signature SELFISH framework in your life and read other blog posts while you're there. This is the core of any work I do with clients or group programs.
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If you're reading along and are like "Hell yes I need this!!!!!" let's make it happen. 1:1 coaching may be the perfect fit for you and I promise I help get you there (living your rebelliously fulfilling life) faster.
Jen has a magical way of getting right into the crevasse of an issue and lovingly helping you to crack it wide open in order for you to let it properly heal. She has an ever-so-loving presence about her and will momma bear through the unshackling process of coming home to yourself and healing from the issues that lie deep down inside of yourself.
Thank you for showing me the mirror and allowing me to finally see and acknowledge the fear that I have been living with. This fear has been so deep that it is literally preventing me from moving forward. It is because of your warmth, kindness, and ability to “go there” with me. You held me in such a safe space that I was able to finally see myself and know that I was going to be okay. You have an incredible gift.
Working with Jen has given me clarity and courage around accepting my true self and the values of connection. Any time I got off a call with her I felt refreshed and clear-headed. She always held a safe place for me to clear my mind while also asking powerful questions to help me see things from a new perspective. She helped me realize I’m never really alone.
Jen has an acute intuition and ability to discover what's beneath the surface through the use of powerful questions and metaphors. Jen helped see that my unwanted controlling behavior was a reflection of my fear of being hurt and taken advantage of. When we explore the things we're not proud of, our deepest fears and secrets, we can feel vulnerable.
Thank you for your vulnerability and courage!
Your mother may have warned you about me...