HI! I'm Jen Vertanen & I LOVE talking about all things making our Fuck Yeah life a reality

I'd love to share my stories, life lessons (aka wisdom), & unique approach to life & getting shit done with your audience!

Check out all my podcast interviews here...I'm an engaging guest and not afraid to go there (which happens to be the name of my first podcast)

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Making your Bold AF Goals inevitable with my unconventional approach to getting shit done that's been fine-tuned over 30+ years as a strategic project manager and years coaching & consulting both personally and professionally

✨ Why we should look to the future instead of our past to start LIVING the lives we WANT and more importantly, I'll share how

Overcoming decades of loneliness & resentment and how I hit rock bottom even though life was pretty damn good

✨ Almost walking away from the one person (my husband) who'd always had my back and loved me no matter what and the subsequent rebuilding myself from the inside out

✨ Finally healing from childhood traumas and going from self-loathing to loving my damn self & my life

✨ Losing both my parents 9 months apart and how it unlocked new layers of healing and self-compassion

✨ And all the stories in between. I'm in my 50s and have a LOT of wisdom and experience to draw from

I'd love to talk!

official bio

Jen Vertanen is a Coach + Consultant for gutsy, determined women tired AF by the status quo ready to give themselves unapologetic permission to do whatever TF it takes to make their Bold AF Goals a reality so they can go from living a 'good' life to A Fuck Yeah Life...however that looks for them.

Not only is Jen a strategic project manager with 30+ years experience, she's also been on the frontlines with her own personal transformation (from loneliness and self-loathing to not only loving, but liking herself and her life) as well as the thousands of lives she’s helped through coaching and podcasting.

Using her signature candor, humor, and unique approach to doing the work, Jen wants the world to know it’s never too late but you do kind of need to get going.

When she’s not worrying about her three adult children or brainwashing women to fall in love with themselves, you can find Jen getting a massage or unwinding at the end of the day curled up on the couch with her hubby and newfs bingeing old episodes of The Amazing Race in Saint Paul, MN.

Website: jenvertanen.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jennifervertanen
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I live in a possibly haunted home built in 1905 in the heart of St. Paul (Twin Cities, MN) with my husband and 2 drooly newfs. We became empty-nesters in Fall '23 and thankfully, still love and like each other after all these years (we did a lot of work on that!)

I'm mama to three adult kiddos. I love them deeply and mothering them helped heal ME from a shitty childhood though motherhood didn't come easily or naturally. I'm a Gen X'er but my kids call me a Millennial and I'm not sure how to take that lol

I love vintage Aquaman and extra 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️ smut (hello, Bigfoot 👣), and you hadn't noticed....b👀bs

I don't do clutching your pearls, playing the woe is me victim, all the reasons why something won't work for YOU, anything and everything MAGA, or an unwillingness to 'go there'

I identify as queer (pan if we're being exact) in a cishet marriage with a dude (Mr. V.). I love him deeply 💖

I'm a strategic project manager with 30+ years of experience and certified Life Coach. I blend the art + science​ of getting shit done; I know how to motivate and inspire people and break big concepts down into teeny tiny actions which is why I not only help women do the work to love the hell out of themselves but also, bring their Bold AF Goals to life

I have an ADHD brain and Type 2 Diabetes. I've done a loooooot of work to make sure my brain 🧠 and body 💃🏼 stay well-supported though I'm far (far) from perfect

I'm pretty good at making gold from the shit &  lessons to learn but I also have an aversion to toxic positivity, love & light, positive/high vibes only. You can miss me with that harmful, gaslight-y bullshit. There's gold in both the light & the darkness and I'm not willing to be one-note

I don't take for granted the privilege I have as a straight-passing, middle-aged, white women from a middle-class background. I have my own shit but don't have to worry about my safety, putting food on the table, being pulled over by the cops, or getting my family's needs met

on a more personal note

I'm obsessed with challenging myself to only give the right amount of fucks which means I protect my energies and boundaries so I can show up in all my roles as the person I choose to be which is kind, genuine, and funny with a lil' tough love thrown in because we're all adults

Fuck is my second favorite F word behind freedom. It's just so...🤌🏼

I rebuilt myself from the inside out (yes - it really was that dramatic) in 2015 and went from self-loathing and trying to escape my life in all sorts of unhealthy ways TO living and loving the hell out of myself and my life. I know intimately how hard this work can be which is why I get so much joy helping others build deep self-belief so they can live their Fuck Yeah lives too




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