Jennifer helps people escape unfulfilling careers and discover the work that makes them come alive.
After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry and served as an Air Force officer for 16 years. The military culture, which encourages officers to change jobs every two to three years, allowed her to explore the concepts of reinvention she now teaches. Her diverse experience includes nuclear treaty monitoring, teaching college chemistry, grants management, and corporate communications.
It was as the Assistant Chief Scientist of the Human Performance Wing of the Air Force Research Laboratory that she began her work on increasing human potential and effectiveness, working directly with a team of psychologists, neuroscientists, computer scientists and engineers.
It took a devastating miscarriage, her second in less than 12 months, to realize she wasn’t living up to her own potential. She separated from the Air Force just four years short of retirement, giving up nearly one million dollars in pay and benefits, to redefine and live out her life’s true purpose.
As a writer and coach, Jennifer now inspires thousands of professionals around the world find the clarity and courage they need to pursue deeply meaningful work. Her advice has been featured in Forbes as well as on many of the top personal development blogs, including Zen Habits, named by Time Magazine as one of the Top 25 blogs on the Internet in 2010.