Frequently Asked Questions

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Coaching

  • What is executive coaching?

    Executive coaching is working one on one with a coach in sessions designed to highlight your particular areas of strength while working through opportunities for growth. It can cover anything from business strategy and career coaching to personal development and general building of soft skills including self-awareness and empathy. It is done in order to build your capacity, actualize your potential, navigate change, and optimize your performance professionally and personally.

  • Who is executive and business coaching for?

    Coaching is especially beneficial for individuals in career transition, growing a business, in a role transition, self-employed or freelancing. Also, anyone going through a life change or seeking motivation could benefit from working with a coach.

  • How does executive and business coaching work?

    Executive and business coaching acts as a sounding board for business leaders in matters of business and leadership. It is primarily focused on goal setting and the future, and breaking down the goals into actionable, achievable steps. A coach works with an individual leader in tackling difficult issues at work/home and helps executives find their path. Often, a coach is brought in to work with those in high potential positions or someone who is going through transition. The coach creates an environment to work on individual behavior changes by asking the right questions and helping the executive to find their path.

  • What are the results I can expect to see from executive and business Coaching?
    • New ideas and resources for slowing down and being intentional with time
    • Structure and organization that reduces stress and increases proactivity
    • Clearer sense of values and strengths
    • Improved communication in work and all areas of life
    • Increased performance on key success indicators for your business and life
    • Clarity of goals and plans
    • Confidence in leadership
    • Greater role clarity
    • Supportive planning and accountability for meeting goals
    • Time to do activities outside of work including self-care and having fun
  • How do I know you’re the right coach for me?

    I am the right coach for you if you know you are ready to start saying “no” to things that aren’t serving you anymore and “yes” to yourself.  If you want to be more compassionate, kinder to yourself, and want to move forward with intention from the place you are now.  If you are ready to see change in your personal and professional development. I’m the right coach for you if you want Real Talk from a person who “gets it.”  I work side-by-side with you, lead when you need me to, and empower you to create the best version of yourself. I also offer a free consultation so you can get a feel for me, how I work, and how we will work together.

  • What are the benefits of working with you as a coach?

    One of the many benefits of working me is the 1:1 dedication you get focused on your development. Our coaching relationship is a source of constant support for you. I spend time understanding you, your business, and your process in order to help you push past your limits and pave the way to a greater personal and professional ROI.

    I focus completely on your business’ development, personal development and prosperity. With this level of commitment, you guarantee yourself a productive space to discuss your business, your growth, and how to unlock your potential to success.

    With a superpower of “hearing the unsaid”, I can recognize larger patterns and details that remain hidden to more casual observers. This creates opportunities to advance your life and skills in order to propel you and your business forward. You also get to access my executive marketing experience and professional development background that you can’t get anywhere else.

  • How much does it cost to hire you as a coach?

    I offer different coaching packages tailoring to your needs, your schedule, and your budget.  Let’s connect to go over your goals and we can find the right package for you.

  • Do coaching sessions happen in person?

    In person coaching sessions are available in limited quantities in the Seattle area.  Coaching also happens via Zoom.

  • Why seek out executive or marketing coaching? How do I know coaching is right for me?

    Because no matter where you are in your business or profession, there are opportunities to level up your professional and personal skill set. Success comes in many forms, including gaining emotional intelligence and the professional mastery to become the most dynamic version of yourself. Also, working with an experienced marketing executive who can guide you through the marketing strategy process gets you where you want to be faster, and with less cost.

    • Do you see the big picture, but you’re not sure how to get there?
    • Do you tend to get overwhelmed whenever you commit to a big goal, leading to procrastination and self-doubt?
    • Has it been awhile since you’ve had clarity on your work and life path?
    • Have you struggled to get clear on where you’re heading, the specific steps for getting there, and gaining the momentum you need?
    • Do you know what you want to do, and you need clear, actionable steps to get you there?

     

    Or maybe….

    • People are always telling you that you’re intelligent and amazing at what you do, but you struggle with living as if that were true (or at least feeling like it).
    • Your dreams are buried deep in your heart (where even you can’t articulate them)
    • Your dreams are bursting out of you. You know exactly what you want. Now you need to successfully build a life around what is important to you.
    • You know the ceilings you keep hitting in your work and your life have a lot to do with your own insecurity, fear, and doubt. You want a plan for dealing with your internal blockers that actually works.
    • You’re ready to make a change. You know exactly where you want to go and need help articulating the smaller details to flesh out your big picture vision.
    • You, like a lot of us, have resistance to the changes you want to make in your life, and you need gentle guidance and accountability.
    • You feel excited, overwhelmed and afraid all at the same time when you think about your big dreams.
    • You often get wrapped up in the stories you tell yourself and could use an unbiased perspective to help you see clearly as you move toward your vision.
    • You have a pattern of seeking out new information and making big plans, but not following through.
    • You would rather go at it with support than alone. You’ve tried solo and know you want a copilot. You are ready and know you need support. You know it takes an army of support to do big things and make a big change. (All change is big change, it’s challenging!!!)
    • You want gentle encouragement and high fives.
    • You work better in collaboration than alone.
    • You know that this transition could be challenging and you desire support to help you follow through when it gets tough.

    If any of these sound familiar, then coaching may be the answer you’ve been looking for and I’d love to hear from you.

Results happening

Catherine Carr - Vitamin C Creative
I accomplished more with Jen in just the first 3 sessions than I have with other coaches in 3 months. She did an outstanding job of helping me clarify priorities and break down big goals into concrete actions I could take now, not later. Jen refers to herself a bullsh*t-slayer, and it’s true—in an impressively efficient way, she helped me see how the stories I had been telling myself about the limits of my time, my talent, and my potential could be broken down and reframed. In a nutshell, Jen gets the mix of listening, asking, and giving candid feedback just right, so that each session was energizing, clarifying, and a clear step forward. If you’re ready to slay the BS and move your business forward, you need Jen in your corner.
Catherine Carr, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer - Vitamin C Creative
Jen has helped me tremendously over the past 6 months. I have more clarity and focus on my business goals. Jen has taught me how to best structure my days which has increased my productivity and allowed me to grow my business. She is well connected and has suggested many great resources that are tremendously valuable. After our calls I have a new energy, Jen gives me the tools I need to be successful in my business. I appreciated Jen so much, she is a true bullshit slayer and I would recommend her as a business or life coach to anyone.
Tessa Lowe, Founder, Olo Organics
As a one-woman show, it's not like people knock down my door all day telling me I'm doing awesome at running my business...but Jen did. I'd send her a text celebrating a win, and she'd be more excited than I was! Not only was she amazingly supportive, she helped me flush out a solid marketing strategy. Perhaps best of all, she helped me to see the gold in my brand story, which we then placed smack in the middle of that strategy. As a result of working with Jen, my offerings are clearer, I know where to find my ideal clients, and I know exactly what to say for them to connect with me as someone they'd like to work with.
Rachel Paz. Relationship Readiness Coach for Women
I have been working with Jen for 2 years now and I have nothing but the best things to say about her! She keeps me accountable to my action steps and to-do lists every week. If I don't meet my deadlines or commitments, Jen sincerely wants to know how or why I didn't accomplish the task, but better yet, helps me come up with a game plan of how to improve during the next days/weeks. Plus I know she will call me out on my bulls*** excuses! If you are looking for a coach, mentor, or next speaker at your event, do not hesitate to hire Jen.
Deidra Murphy, Mrs. Washington 2017 & Personal Stylist
Working with Jen has been a game changer for me and my business! In less than three months, I've developed a new program for my clients, already implemented it and and have also found a lot of personal fulfillment and more balance through our work together. I cannot say enough good things about Jen!
Tiffany Gonzalez, Founder & CEO, Keep Me Connected
During our coaching sessions, Jen challenges me to think and act as an entrepreneur and stretch my comfort zone as an artist. I literally owe my self-confidence, as well as business success to her.
Mary Pat Collins, Owner, MP Collins Photography
Jen has done a tremendous job working with me to help me find my true self. Coming into it with an open mind, she's allowed me to be the best version of myself all the while helping me find the hidden nuggets of understanding that was always trapped inside me! The work that we've done together has helped me immeasurably for my professional and personal future!
Wayne Shiu, Director of Product Marketing, Simple
Working with Jen has been invaluable for both my career and also my personal life. Jen sees me as a whole human and pushes me to see myself that way as well. She helps me uncover solutions to the challenges I'm facing, and also nudges me forward towards my goals.
Sarah E, Lifecycle Marketing Manager
When I first met with Jen I really had no idea how to start my business. She took a good hard look at my work on my blog and gave me the confidence to just get out there and start doing interior design. We created a financial goal with marketing tactics and a deadline. I started out on the plan Jen helped me with, and ended up doubling the amount within my first two months! It was just such a great feeling. She really helped me to believe in myself and in what I already have going for me. Without Jen, I don't think I would have been brave enough to take that first step to just get out there and start talking to people about what I am doing.
Angie Harpole, Interior Designer, www.buildingstyle.co
Jen has a talent for helping you identify the specific areas that you want to address in your business or life and making a practical plan of action to accomplish your goals…faster.
Nikki Naab-Levy, Owner, Indigo Kinetics
Within the first few minutes of our session, Jen was able to answer so many questions about my business and marketing. She was also able to ask me questions that guided me to see what I needed to do next. She really helped me see the potential for what my business could become. She has so much understanding of marketing and was such a comforting listener, repeating back what I was saying in a way that helped me to really hear my own thinking. I left feeling clear, inspired, spacious and knew just what I needed to do next.
Theresa Harris, Owner, Thrive Art School
Oh Jen Hope. Where do I begin? As a 20-year software exec, I'm pretty set in my ways + have a realllly high bar for the people I collaborate with. Jen is, simply, the shit. She has a magical way of being able to (a) simultaneously call you out strategically when you're stuck in patterns or thinking too small, (b) dig down into the weeds of the execution details, AND (c) be completely in the moment--- including getting emotional with you when 'all the things' are stirred up because you care. So much. She cares too, people. And is whip smart with laser beam insight. I can't imagine a better person to have in my corner, as I'm creating what I consider my legacy. Work with her, now.
Rachel Ford, Founder of Souldust

Upcoming events

Oct 2018 Seattle Startup Week - Leadership Track Captain Seattle, WA Oct 2018 Seattle Startup Week - Leadership Track Captain Seattle, WA Feb 2019 Inspired You Conference Clearwater Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish Feb 2019 Inspired You Conference Clearwater Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish
Inspired You 3rd Annual retreat — A one-day event for women who want to focus on their interests, passions, and authenticity All too often we spend so much time helping others, we don’t carve out time for ourselves. This day is about reconnecting with what is important and rediscovering our ‘best self’. The purpose of the Inspired You retreat is not to add more things to your to-do list, instead, we want to help you find the time to ask yourself: “What do I want to do?”… instead of, “What do I have to do?” Inspired You is thoughtfully crafted so you can, in one day, explore and experience many different sources of inspiration. We have carefully selected talented speakers, gurus, and gals-next-door who will truly inspire you. These women have some amazing stories and ideas to share and invest as you seek to design a life you love.

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Feb 2019 Women at Infoblox - Private Event Tacoma, WA Feb 2019 Women at Infoblox - Private Event Tacoma, WA
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