The power to convert life’s most challenging circumstances into opportunities for growth and triumph is a quality possessed by only a few. Jennifer, a renowned author, a recognized global summit producer, a podcaster, and a health/beauty consultant, has successfully done so. She is a testament to the belief that adversity has the potential to breed innovation and resilience.
Jennifer’s story is one that begins in the home of hardworking immigrant parents from Trinidad and Tobago. As entrepreneurs and investors, her parents instilled in her the values of honesty, integrity, belief, and faith. These principles became the solid foundation upon which she built her life, enabling her to navigate through the unexpected twists and turns with courage and determination.
The Life-Altering Diagnosis
At the age of 34, just as she was on the brink of her career with two little girls to care for, Jennifer received a diagnosis that shook her world. She had early onset Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The news was devastating and led to a loss of faith and belief in her dreams.
The Spark of Transformation
In the midst of the global pandemic, Jennifer lost her corporate job leading to a period of despair and hopelessness. However, as she looked around and saw the pain and suffering of others, she discovered a newfound determination. She realized that she had the power to change her own narrative and decided to fight not just for her dreams, but also for others. Jennifer’s decision marked a turning point in her life and set her on a path of purposeful living.
The Journey as an Author
Jennifer’s childhood dream was to become an author. Despite the debilitating disease, she fulfilled this dream by writing her first children’s book, “Why the Rain Isn’t So Bad”. She went on to write four more children’s books, each carrying important life lessons such as forgiveness, gratitude, and resilience. Jennifer believes in the power of instilling these values in children, and her books serve as a testament to this belief.
The Birth of Simply Healthy Global Media
Following her diagnosis, Jennifer began exploring the power of healing through positive mindset and self-belief. She created Simply Healthy Global Media, a global movement and media company offering education, empowerment, and upliftment through wellness products, podcasts, books, webinars, summits, and apparel. Her health and beauty business under this movement promotes an integrated approach to wellness, focusing on the mind, body, and soul.
The Podcast: Simply Real
Jennifer’s love for radio led her to launch her podcast, Simply Real. The podcast, streaming on all platforms including iHeart radio, highlights speakers, upcoming artists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who are making an impact in the world.
Global Healing Motivational Summit
Jennifer’s desire to do more led her to create the first annual global healing motivational summit, which is now preparing for its 4th annual summit in 2023. The summit brings together dynamic global voices to share their stories of resilience, hope, and faith. The annual event is a testament to Jennifer’s belief in the power of stories to inspire and empower.
Jennifer’s business principles revolve around three core values: purpose, passion, and persistence. She believes in leading with compassion and heart, and always aims to help others.
The Challenges of Entrepreneurship
Jennifer understands that entrepreneurship comes with its own set of challenges. The journey often mirrors the struggles of life, with the pursuit of contentment and peace being the most difficult aspects.
Making a Mark in the Digital World
In the era of digitalization, Jennifer stands out by creating a virtual community accessible to a global audience. She leverages the opportunities presented by the digital world to create change and promote wellness.
Jennifer views every mistake and so-called failure as stepping stones to new possibilities and opportunities. She realizes that the biggest mistake she made was to stop believing in herself. However, this also marked a pivotal point in her life.
The Key to Success
For Jennifer, success is intertwined with love, gratitude, forgiveness, family, friendship, and honesty. She believes that true contentment comes from our ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with our loved ones and with ourselves.
Jennifer’s story is a testament to the power of self-belief and the ability to turn adversity into opportunity. Her journey serves as an inspiration to others, reminding them of the power they hold to change their own narratives. In the words of Jennifer, “The impossible is ALWAYS possible.”
“Believing and manifesting the life you want comes from your own thoughts, actions, and beliefs. Have a strong foundation of family and friends to support you, but most of all know who you are and love yourself unconditionally.” – Jennifer