Jen's Core Values

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Meet Jen Nguyen

As a coach, I am deeply committed to using my superpowers of blending the traditional and the unconventional to bring healing and liberation to leaders so they, in turn, can do the important work of leading transformation within their teams and organizations.  Despite their demanding jobs, my clients hold their coaching time sacred and report it is where they develop instrumental practices to center, gain clarity, and develop self awareness.  This is why I founded Evolve Coaching & Consulting - because every leader needs and deserves this sacred space.

At my core I am is a seeker and a guide.  I have toggled the line between what I call the traditional - socially validated, conditioned ways of being and knowing - and the unconventional - eccentric, underestimated ways of being and discovering - for as long as I can remember.  I come from a father who was a nuclear engineer - logical, a lover of facts, and very direct and clear - and a mother who was (and is still) very much a free spirit - spontaneous, everchanging, creative and even a bit woo.    

I have pursued traditional avenues for development - I have a Master's degree, have done various fellowships, and have held senior executive leadership roles.  I have also pursued less conventional avenues for development - I am a Certified Transformational Coach, and I have participated in one-on-one and group coaching as a client with coaches, healers, thought leaders, and activists.  I have developed practices that support me to leverage the wisdom of my body, slow down, and re-center. 

Western society over-values the traditional and dismisses the unconventional,  and I struggle to stay true to my full nature that also embraces the unconventional.  At times as a leader I defaulted to my own social conditioning and embodied contrived urgency, perfectionism, and dehumanizing ways of being and prioritized outcomes over humanity.  This led to feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, overwhelmed, and like my mind was always racing because I couldn't think my way out. 

It also meant I wasn't living into my own vision  for leadership.  It wasn't until I began working with a coach that I clarified my own vision for leadership and learned to value it, center in it, and take action based on it, which transformed my relationships, my leadership and my impact.