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About Jennifer

I am a parent of a child with special needs. When my son was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old, I couldn’t make anything work. I was at war with autism, and I was losing badly. I know what it is like to feel the guilt of failure and the overwhelm of talking with doctors, therapists and teachers. I lived in fear of what my son’s life would be like and wondered if I could even help him build a successful future. At the moment when I hit absolute bottom, it was my knowledge and experience with personal development that pulled me back from the edge. Combining that knowledge with my studies in psychology and neuroscience, I began to see how I could live the life I wanted and show my family how to do the same. 

Today, as a life coach certified by Tony Robbins, I work to empower other parents, siblings, grandparents, and caregivers struggling with a child’s special needs diagnosis. Together we will work to change your mindset and develop strategies that empower you to advocate for your child’s needs and equip you with the tools to overcome the feelings of guilt, shame and overwhelm that keep you stuck.


My coaching packages are designed to provide you with the strategies to change your mindset and empower you to fully advocate for you and your child. The goal is to help you feel confident when talking and engaging with your child’s team of professionals AND family, friends and the larger community. My programs are focused on authenticity, compassion and empowerment to help special families live exceptional lives.


As a speaker, I work to interweave my personal stories and examples with facts and knowledge to motivate you to take action to make your life more satisfying and fulfilling.  My passion is to share and help others understand themselves and how their thoughts on their child’s special needs impact their lives.  My talks are a mix of humor and seriousness because that is the reality of our lives. Reach out today to explore how I can enhance your event.


Jennifer's passion for sharing her understanding and awareness of autism helped me more fully appreciate the differences and the similarities we ALL share. And I am in awe of her patience and drive to love and understand others. We are All learning in bits and inspirations about unconditional Love. I felt a glimpse of that from her. - Tissa Dobbins, NC

I heard Jennifer speak just one time, yet what a powerful sharing it was! Her excitement and belief in her subject matter was palpable which kept me really tuned into every word. I felt empowered and ready to take my life to the next level.  Thanks, Jennifer for being a Light in this world! 

- Suzette Faith Foster, Boone, NC


‪(919) 576-9182‬

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