Hi, I’m Jennifer Kern Collins, and I know a thing or two about drama and how to go from surviving to thriving! I grew up with divorce, blended families, alcoholism, and household members with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders. Fortunately, my life path has provided many opportunities to grow out of the past and into a rich, joyous present and future ahead. Here’s my story.
Chaos was a Constant Force Influencing My World.
During my childhood years, I lived in fifteen different houses and was raised by four distinct families–not counting grandparents or dad’s various girlfriends. I attended nine different schools while moving around within four cities. I experienced the kind of abandonment and distrust that comes from reverse-parenting, unpredictable emotional and geographical home-life, and being disposable to the people who were supposed to love me most. At the most fundamental level, I learned to believe that “I don’t matter.”
Trauma and Drama Took Center Stage.
As a young adult, I battled bulimia, depression, and anxiety. I found myself in abusive relationships with men, in the swirl of drugs, often entertaining the idea of death as a source of relief. Deeply ashamed, I sought love wherever I could get it, put unfair demands on my female friendships, and searched for the stability I never had in an attempt to find the sense of belonging I always lacked.
What I came to realize is that there was a very particular kind of “drama,” or chaos, that I lived in mentally, which naturally influenced my behavior patterns. My inner drama was directly responsible for the results I was getting in my life. With awareness and growth, I discovered a system to transform “thriving off of drama” into thriving authentically by living in alignment with my Spirit, my True Self. With that, I have developed a fulfilling career path that is an expression of my values and my life purpose. My body is well balanced and cared for, and I now love living in it! I continuously attract good-spirited people into my life and enjoy increasingly healthy relationships. What’s more, I know am fully capable of creating my personal success. You can have this kind of freedom too.
You Matter to Me.
Your story may or may not be as drama-filled as mine, or it might be even more so. Wherever you are on your path, I would love to partner with you to begin your journey of authentic thriving. With the right tools and inner development, you can live your life with peace, joy, and prosperity. Together we will make your unique plan to live in alignment with your Spirit—to embody self-authority, authenticity, security in your relationships, confidence in your abilities, and with the abundance and success you deserve!
Author, trainer, and advocate of drama-free thriving, Jennifer has worked in the helping professions for over ten years. In 2009, she established Intrinsic SOULutions to lead clients to greater prosperity, peace of mind, and happiness with “SOULutions” including coaching, training, keynotes, and private work-playshops.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Psychology, and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, trained by the Coaches Training Institute. She is a Certified Neuro-Transformational Coach, with advanced training in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching, through BEabove Leadership, and is also a Licensed NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner. As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), she earned her credentials as a Professional Certified Coach, with over 3,000 hours of client coaching experience.
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Jennifer coached in the area of Health and Wellness for employees at the Hennepin County Government Center through PreferredOne, worked as a Health Educator for Health Partners, and was a Tobacco Cessation Counselor at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. She has lead hundreds of group presentations, classes and workshops in various organizations, including corporations, government, non-profits, associations and universities.
Her book The Drama-Free Way: A Thought Management Guide to Navigating Chaos and Thriving is a 2017 Ben Franklin National Book Award winner and is positively impacting thousands of lives. In addition, Jennifer is the contributing author of the chapter “Self-Activate and Create Transformation” to the anthology book, Roadmap to Success, co-authored by Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard.
Jennifer is multilingual, fluent in Spanish, with a respectable level of French and Dutch. She loves traveling, dancing, running, strength-training, singing, painting, spending time with friends, and reveling in quiet moments.
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