Jena is a Women’s Empowerment and Destiny Expert. She is a leader with a vision. She has the ability to see beyond the obvious to envision possibilities and strategies that produce unquestionable results for her clients. As a coach, her personal and compassionate style enable her to quickly build rapport with her clients, fostering strong relationships. Jena’s mission is a global effort to empower women to embrace their destiny and live in the fullness of who they are intended to be, aligned in purpose, gifts and talents so they create the results in their life and businesses with full intention and alignment with their calling. She is a Business Coach, Strategist, International Speaker, Global Award Winning Author and Entrepreneur. She is author of Mirror Affirmations, a book to heal emotions wounds and transform the mind and soul to see the woman in the mirror created and affirmed by God.
Her inspirational message,“your setback is your next comeback,” shadows her own personal, transformational breakthrough after divorce, job loss, betrayal, juggling family and career for over two decades, that has now led to far greater successes. She now speaks on global stages teaching empowering others to become The Victor, Not the Victim over Circumstances, How to go from Stuck to Unstuck, and How to Live the Life They Want, No Matter What! Her signature course, The Ultimate Turnaround System: How to Turn Pain into Power and Profits Honoring Purpose, is a mind, body, spiritual and financial game changer.
She has over 30 years in business both in corporate and as an entrepreneur. During her career as a senior healthcare executive, she led a $29 billion national healthcare program with over 5 million members. Serving as the first female and African American to ever hold the position in the program’s now 60-year history. She oversaw all operations and the design and execution of it’s multi-year strategic plans achieving record business and financial results. Under her leadership, she was instrumental in transforming business processes, implementing a digital strategy that enhanced the members experience, and overseeing strategies that enhanced the program’s longstanding brand to succeed in the face of new, emerging competitive challenges.
Jena is the Founder and CEO of Pathways to Abundance, a consulting agency, founder of Purpose On The Rise, a Global Brand for Economic Empowerment for women, co-founder of the This is Your Moment Girlfriends Women Empowerment Retreats of Costa Rica, a real estate investor, and a consultant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Her business is founded on the principle that every person has a purpose and a calling on their life. It is up to them to answer the call and walk purposefully in the power to change lives. This serves as her mantra for how she lives her own life and commitment to serving others.
She serves as a guest blogger for the Boss Network, has been featured in Rolling Out Magazine, Woman Entrepreneur global magazine, & Her Grit global magazine. She has appeared on SABC news Morning Live in South Africa, eNCA Morning News in Johannesburg, MojaLove, Show Me Love Show On DStv Channel 157, South Africa, Radio Pulpit, Radio One, with an upcoming feature on TWFRadio & iHeart.
She is a native of Texas, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, CPA, Certified Life Coach, and mom. She received an Honorary PHD, Humanities, GODSU and is a licensed Chaplain. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Association of Professional Women and the BlackCEO group. As a business woman and entrepreneur, she is focused and motivated to help others succeed in their life and their businesses.
Her most recent endeavor is the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Tour Conference, which just launched in August 2019 in South Africa. She has launched the Purpose Driven Woman Movement, a call to action for women globally to take charge and create their own economy through entrepreneurship. She is on a mission to empower 1,000,000 women globally, increasing the number of women and millennial entrepreneurs, teaching success and destiny habits, how to sustain a business, and personal development. The signature event is the Purpose on the Rise Women’s Economic Conference. From South Africa it will move to France, UK, USA. Through this program with sponsorship and support, it will grow into local chapters that provide mentorship, partnerships and collaborations building local economies with the goal of reducing poverty among women and children, improving families and relationships and promoting financial literacy for economic independence.
She works with youths through organizations which promote clothes drives, eradicating hunger, supporting schools low income family to assure kids have food during holidays when schools are closed.