Sept. 8, 2021

When you know… you know

When you know… you know

Jen Coken is a successful speaker, author, comedian and entrepreneur. But behind her success lies a secret. 

At the age of six years old, Jen had an embarrassing moment that left an imprint. As innocent as it is, that particular experience developed her Impostor Syndrome. Despite her success, self doubt and personal incompetence lingered for a long time.

Finally, she decided to do something about it. Making Imposter Syndrome her superpower enabled her to help other women like her. She shatters their self-doubt so they can learn to love themselves, embrace their genius and own their success.

 

Response ability - You have an ability to respond to things from a place of love, or a place of fear and anger. Choose Love. - Jen Coken

In this episode:

[2:44] Jen Cokin is a successful woman with experience in politics, an author, a speaker, comedian but was silently suffering from self-doubt and a crisis in her confidence.

[3:48] Grieving over her mother added to her suffering.

[7:36] Jen opened for a woman in Denver 2016, who eventually became her coach and helped her in her business.

[9:41] Her mission is to make sure that women are in their happy place or at home with themselves.

[10:33] Jen was dealing with Impostor Syndrome.

[11:20] The Impostor Phenomenon as she prefers to call it developed when she was six years old.

[13:04] Realizing she needed to change and discovering who she wants to be in the world.

[14:05] With a new perspective, she was about to launch her business then the pandemic hit.

[14:23] Due to the pandemic, she turned online to do her business. 

[15:41] In the first quarter of 2021, she made six figures.

[15:54] Diagnosed with cancer in August 2020, and now cancer free.

[18:13] Working around her diagnosis with cancer.

[19:32] Being involved in her mother’s cancer, prepped her on her own cancer journey.

[19:37] Three key pieces she learned, which she calls her caregivers blueprint.

[24:11] She went public with her breast cancer.

[25:15] Though she was grateful for people’s support, she also want to set some boundaries. 

[29:27] Hearing her intuition.

[31:39] A boundary keeps your heart open, and you still feel safe.

[32:43] Jen didn’t want to play the victim role.

[34:23] Standing for what is right.

[36:57] Showing grace through forgiveness.

[39:45] Finding out the origin story behind the Impostor Syndrome.

[51:32] Listen to your stories, listen to your viewpoints, to be able to hear the gold.

[53:28] Meditation, good food, and healthy relationships.

[56:54] Response ability - You have an ability to respond to things from a place of love, or a place of fear and anger. Choose Love.

 

About Jen Coken

Jen Coken works with women in power positions who don’t feel so powerful anymore. She shatters their self-doubts so they can learn to love themselves, embrace their genius and own their success. Recognized by ABC, MSNBC, and TEDx, Jen is an international peak performance coach, Fortune 500 speaker, Imposter Syndrome expert, and a recovering standup comedian. Fortune 500 clients to seven-figure CEOs trust Jen to shake things up with no apologies, no limits, and all the laughs. 

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