This is My Story

Strengths-Based Coaching for Managers and Teams, CliftonStregths
Grow Coaching Certification, Boeing
Coaching Immersion Training, Boeing
Masters Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelors of Arts Marketing, Washington State University

My journey is filled with stories and smiles. As I enter 20+ years of business I am happy to say I have enjoyed many career fields, companies, roles, and personal pivots. I am very excited to now be a part of the team at Ama La Vida as a Leadership Coach.

I was born and raised in the Puget Sound area (Seattle, Wa). At age 30 I took my first life pivot and moved to Charleston, SC. In 2014 I had my first and only child, Grace. Since then, I’ve lived, traveled and worked all over the globe.

In 2015 I decided to leave my Boeing career behind and uprooted my husband, 14-month-old daughter and 8-year-old dog to Costa Rica. We lived the adventure of a lifetime and spent a year exploring, relaxing, playing and growing together. During this time I started my own business, Discovery Coaching. Upon our return from Costa Rica, we continued to explore, traveling the states and spending two months in France.

After nearly 3 years of running Discovery Coaching, I picked up a second passion, Destination Wedding Planning. Then again 2 years later I took another pivot and joined the team at Ama La Vida.

Today I work very hard to pursue BOTH of my passions. Coaching and Destination Wedding Planning may sound different but they share many similarities. What I love about my unique journey is it’s a great reminder to clients that your passions can become your life’s work and you can choose to be multi-passionate.

My Coaching Approach

I have coached employees from a variety of organizations and backgrounds on leadership and personal growth. I have a dynamic style, leadership presence and ability to transform leaders into the best version of themselves simply by leveraging the strengths they already have inside. I am passionate about helping others. Many great people supported me early on in my career and I will forever feel the pull to do the same for others so they too may love life.

From The Horse's Mouth...

“Jennifer has been a great resource and coach during a transition period in work and life for me. She builds genuine connections with people, quickly collaborates on developing a plan for any situation and follows up throughout. I am very thankful to have known her for a while now, and can wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer to any individual or business/organization.” ~ G. Saffel, Cyber Security Planning Lead
“Jennifer is wonderful at helping clients to see outside the box. She gave me both the encouragement I needed, and the thinking partnership required, to obtain an opportunity that I never thought possible. I am now in a dream job that I thought would take decades to find, with many amazing opportunities as a result.” ~C. McKinney, Strategy Integration Leader
“No matter how much journaling and self-reflection I did, the countless self-assessments and quizzes I took…I still felt – stuck. Surprisingly, I had the answers all along. But, it took someone to ask the right questions in the right way, to collect and mine the data and mirror it back for me in such a way that I could start to see the answers for myself. Jen Maynard is a gifted coach, a committed partner, and unwavering champion. Working with her has helped me get un-stuck, moving towards living out a life plan that is authentic and ambitious and most importantly feels right!” ~R. Ambrose, VP Marketing
“During my coaching relationship with her, I always felt her genuine desire to help me arrive at decisions that improved my life–in all areas. At the same time, she helped me attack issues and limiting beliefs methodically and candidly so that after my conversations with her I would have a clearer vision of who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do.” ~ C. Moreno-Salamanca, IT Territory Manager
“My sessions with Jennifer came at a crucial point in my life when I had some big decisions to make regarding my career. Jennifer asked thought-provoking questions, provided great resources, and listened well. She is personable and warm and I immediately felt comfortable with her. I’m still in the process of making some of those big decisions, but now I have the tools, which we created together, to go back to and reflect upon. My confidence in making next step decisions has increased and I have a much clearer idea of the path I want to be on.” ~ R. Jackson, Musician & Teacher
“Jennifer is awesome! She’s a great listener and really helped me keep focused on my career goals, which were reached! She is very flexible in her approach and can provide advice/perspective no matter what line of work you’re in or where you are in your career! Highly recommended!”

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