Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
My name is Jennifer Green. As a mother of two girls living through 2020, it has been an interesting journey to say the least! I am a Territory Manager with WW Canada, as well as a Certified Coach Practitioner.
My current focus is incorporating my learnings where I can within my organization to support our teams, as well as continue to play a role with Global pilot projects as I have a passion for building new connections and the productivity that comes from it!
Outside of work I love to travel, and I like getting creative - through movement, art, you name it.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
My work has given me the opportunity to be here as part of my development so I am relatively new to Ellevate.
I have enjoyed about 6-9 Ellevate events online every month since I started. I find I walk away with a few tips, or ideas that seem to apply in what I am doing with my career. As a result of one of the events, I made some personal finance moves to support my future plans, which I feel really great about.
I find being part of the Ellevate Network has allowed me to keep a positive mindset during this crazy start to 2020, and I am looking forward to being a Squad Mod over the summer months.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
As 2020 has progressed, our company has shifted to the Virtual experience, and as we look ahead to what is to come, its finding that balance of what does life look like as the world reopens...what makes sense from a human connection side, the safety and security of our employees, and also from the practical side of running a business.
As a working mom, it also means that I am juggling continued education at home for my daughters.
What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
WW Globally was launching a new program, and I was asked to lead the Canadian Team through the change. It involved months of behind the scenes training, as well as live testings with members.
It gave me the opportunity to meet weekly with counterparts from the US and International markets, which helped me realize how much I loved building those connections with other departments.
It also proved to me how effective we can be when we align with others.
We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?
I have been in the health and wellness industry since 2000. Once I started looking at incorporating a family into the mix, my world was different. I had to navigate balancing out being a mom and also some one who wanted to have a career.
When my family dynamic changed again going through a separation and eventual divorce, it became clear to me, that finding ways to be self-sufficient/reliant, and a role model to my girls, through out that time frame, was most important.
I had to relearn how to find my voice, and gain my confidence back. Through WW, I had the opportunity to further my education, and find ways to bring that back to help grow our internal teams, and it eventually led me to explore coaching in other aspects.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is watching the a-ha moments with my staff or clients. When you see people finding the pieces of the puzzle that allow them to make a transformation, see personal growth, or make a connection that builds new skills or habits, it's an amazing thing.
Every day I can go to sleep at night, knowing that what I do, has lasting impact in changing the lives of others.
What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
Through my work, I hope to leave a lasting legacy that helps women see that they are capable of achieving all of the success they want both personally and professionally.
I have always been self-driven and motivated to having success, and through many challenging life times, I have made that happen, by myself! I want others to be able to find that within themselves, they can create what they desire.
Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
Schedule, schedule, schedule!
In this very Virtual world right now, one thing that continues to be a no-fail for me is to put paper to pen. The science behind writing it down makes it effective, but there is also something so satisifying about being able to cross things off the list. It's the best way for me to prioritize family, work, and self care routines which keep me grounded.
It is also the best way to keep perspective about what you CAN control, in these ever changing times when so much as shifted.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
On one of her first days with me, my current Manager gave me a little black book with a quote from Oprah Winfrey that said "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down".
As a People Leader, I have always kept this quote close as it really helps me keep perspective on what team should feel like. As I navigated through some years of major transition and change with our business, it has led me to finding talent that had helped me fill a bus! (literally, but that is a another story!)
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
Know your worth! And know that you are truly enough!!
After my divorce, and a life time of trying to be a people pleaser, I finally started to realize that the opinions others had of me, were none of my business.
My kids only wanted a happy mom, and I am my happiest, when I let both parts of my world co-exist. There is nothing wrong with wanting to me a mom and a career woman.
Have more questions? Follow up with the expert herself.
Along with working as a TM for WW Canada, I have been actively assisting with Global Pilot Projects regarding our service, design, and operational execution. Outside of WW, I am a Certified Coach Practitioner. I am fiercely passionate about helping women achieve growth and results both personally and professionally, which is why the Ellevate Network has been a perfect fit for me. On a personal level, I am a mom of two sassy girls who I... Continue Reading
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