Jennifer Davis: From Perfectionist Workaholic to Lion Goddess Leadership Coach
Jennifer Davis is a (mostly) recovered perfectionist whose path took her from straight A’s in school to investment banking, to marketing and consulting for major corporations to leadership coaching. As a coach, she introduces people to themselves at their absolute best: strong, smart, empowered and ready to take their lives and careers by storm. Jennifer calls on her past experiences to coach entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, artists, coaches and the participants in her Fiercely Female workshops for women who want to expand their leadership abilities.
Jennifer brings tons of energy to this conversation. We discuss her transformation from being a self-described perfectionist and workaholic to being a leadership coach who loves herself and feels grounded and peaceful. If you thrive on perfection and aren’t familiar with the concept of a weekend, listen in. Jennifer’s story of her own transformation may inspire you to make some changes in your own life.
FYI: That’s Jennifer’s dog you hear in the background. Her name is Moxie.
“When I was growing up, I was defining myself or somehow making myself feel better by these successes—by getting straight A’s, by getting into good schools and by getting a bonus.”
“Figure out what your gift is to the world and what you have to offer and what you want to offer and then start from that place.”
“For me, dancing and music have always connected me to this place of empowerment and joy.”
“This inner peace stuff is amazing. I can actually be happy and fulfilled and grounded even if I’ve gotten really bad news or something not so pleasant is happening.”
“It’s so amazing to me that I can be peaceful and grounded with three kids ages 17 to 21, a husband and a dog. It’s always crazy.”
“When you’re a perfectionist, you have this part of you that’s disgusted with neediness or imperfection. It’s about learning to accept yourself for all of those things and know that you can be smart AND not perfect.”
“A big thing has been learning to say, ‘no’ at work. If an opportunity comes up and it’s not really in line with my top priority, I practice saying, ‘no.’”
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What’s on Jennifer’s Lion Goddess playlist
- How she let go of the belief that she was “not enough”
- How she gets grounded
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