I am a granddaughter, daughter, friend, motivator, inspirer, connector, lover, fighter, athlete, thinker, doer, dream chaser, empower-er, writer, poet, world traveler, IRONMAN, goal-crusher, reader, beach bum, mentor, helper, healer, sounding board, super achiever, and rock of support to many.

I believe the only failure is giving up. I learn from every decision I make. Each day I strive to be the best version of myself. I believe progress IS perfection. I lead with my heart and I write to make sense of it all.

I am an Ambassador for Mental Wellness. I have been exposed to 13 years of mental/emotional abuse by a family member. Despite the abusive years, I was able to accomplish some pretty amazing things around the world.

I am an International Guest Speaker. I currently speak with high schools on the importance of travel. Travel is the best teacher and most schools offer a study abroad programme. My study abroad experiences prompted my jet-setting lifestyle. I worked, lived and played around the world for 11 years. I also speak with university students. Most of these talks are around mindset in the workplace. Stay humble and hungry. Find ways to add so much value that you cannot be ignored.

My goal is to expand my public speaking to include talking about abuse. I would like to talk about the importance of community, being a kind person, gratitude and setting healthy boundaries. Most abuse happens in the home and with family members. As a society, we are conditioned to think that abuse happens from strangers. I would like to break this thinking process. I help a number of people out of abusive situations on a one-to-one level. My intention is to continue this work on a larger scale. Whether it’s raising awareness or talking about my personal journey, the goal is to empower others to share their story.

If you would like to join my journey or explore ways to collaborate, please feel free to contact me!

Welcome to Jess world!

 

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