I'm Jen


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I'm a coach for have-it-all checked out profesh moms who secretly dream of running away but know that's not really the answer.

I'm also the host of Going There - a show dedicated to all the stuff we keep deep down inside but shouldn't.

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Michelle Ward is perhaps one of the most inspiring guests I’ve ever had on the show–and this isn’t hyperbole. I mean…I have the coolest off-the-cuff conversations with people so you know this one is good!

Michelle is a two-time breast cancer survivor, business coach, and badass parent who uses her emotional and physical struggles with both breast cancer and fertility issues to see what really matters in life.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how Michelle coped with cancer and fertility issues, adopted a child, and began a business coaching other creative and inspirational women to live their dreams!


Two-time cancer survivor. Ukulele performer. Judge Judy fanatic. Business coach.

Michelle Ward is a true survivor having survived a breast cancer diagnosis not once, but twice! Plus, I worked with her, so I know how awesome she is! Michelle gave her former Nine to Five job notice in the middle of the recession in order to start her own business– and she never looked back. Her experiences with breast cancer along with her struggles with fertility help her recognize the important stuff in life, which is a lesson we all can learn from.


MICHELLE WARD, PCC, has been offering dream business guidance for creative women as The When I Grow Up Coach since 2008. You may have seen or heard her in New York MagazineThe Huffington PostEtsyNewsweekFreelancers UnionUSA Today, the Forbes Top 100 Websites for your Career List or 150+ other media outlets. She’s the co-author of The Declaration of You, which was published by North Light Books, and the teacher of Create Your Dream Career and Ditch Your Day Job, which were watched by tens of thousands of people live on CreativeLive. When she’s not coaching, teaching or speaking, she can be found building a fort for her little girl, sitcom-binging with her husband, or belting out show tunes.

Michelle Ward Talks Surviving Boob Cancer, Fertility Issues, and Empowering Yourself to Start Your Dream Business


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Well hey there,

I am Bridgerton steamy sex scene level OBSESSED with helping women figure out exactly why they're so checked out and lie awake at night thinking this is not the life they imagined and wondering how the hell they got here and do they need to burn it all down and start over?

I'm Jen.

because that's a pretty exhausting way to live

Instead, I help them get clear on what a peeyourpants future means for them, get super curious and look at their lives objectively (because - hello - it's hella hard to identify what to change when we're knee deep in our emotions), decide which changes will have the biggest impact, and take intentional and thoughtful actions without having to burn down their entire world.

And because I'm a professional bossypants (actual title) and have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy - I'll get you there faster and with lots of inappropriate laughter while we do the deep inner work.

i'm so ready to get checked all the fuck way in!!!

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