Entrepreneur, Massage Therapist and owner of Sapphire Bodywork LLC, Jennifer divides her time between raising children, working her massage business, supporting her local chamber of commerce and community, as well as working with coaching clients. She has had many different careers in her lifetime, but the constant theme has been helping others and herself achieve holistic healing through tragic, defining moments in time.
Personally, she has experienced more than her fair share of grief and loss. She lost her son at a young age, later endured pregnancy loss and survived cancer. Jennifer has always tried to find purpose in the pain and made it her mission to help others bring light to their darkest moments. Her focus is on authenticity and learning how to live a full life after devasting loss without guilt. Not hiding from pain nor hiding it from others. Jennifer understands the importance of holding space for those that are grieving rather than telling them how to process the pain or offering empty and often offensive cliches. Going forward, she hopes to continue to give a voice to those that are hurting in a time that moving forward can feel impossible. This will be in the form of a podcast entitled Beyond Badassery in partnership with her sister as well as finding additional opportunities to speak.
Toastmasters has been an important part of her healing journey in many ways as it has helped her find her voice and share her story in a powerful and compelling way. She originally joined her club in 2017 but stepped away for a while before rejoining in 2021. During her membership she has participated in multiple speech contests. In 2017 placing first at Area level in the Humorous Speech Contest, followed in 2022 with placing first at Area level and second at Division level of the International Speech Contest. Jennifer is working on level 4 of her Motivational Strategies Pathway while serving her local club as Vice President of Education.
- Balancing Grief with Gratitude
- Sharing Your Story
- Communication and Connection
- Speak on Benefits of Toastmasters
- Breakout Session Leader
- Keynote Speaker
- 1 on 1 coaching