Nice to meet you! My name is Jenn and I am an artist, coach, facilitator and life- cycle celebrant.
My approach is based in the belief that authentic presence and courageous and reflective conversations are vehicles for transformation. In all my work, I draw on the power of story to connect and inspire, the expressive arts to make meaning, the holding of sacred space for deep speaking and listening, and the invitation to show up exactly as you are - to be truly seen, heard and known.
Bringing 20 years experience in diverse supportive leadership roles, I offer rich skills in hosting courageous conversations, catalyzing transformational change through participatory approaches, exploring with expressive arts, and integrating mindfulness practices. As a Life-Cycle Celebrant and ordained Reverend of Metaphysics, I also perform a range of creative, inclusive and spiritual ceremony services including legal marriage.
I am endlessly fascinated by the potential for transformative insight and change in community. By expanding our collective sense of what is possible through creative, collaborative and intentional exploration we provide space to uncover, capture and nurture possibilities.
Currently I am studying the Work That Reconnects to deepen knowledge and skills to support others through these times of the Great Unravelling and the Great Turning.
"The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate
connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life,
transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action."
~ Joanna Macy
I am grateful to dwell upon the traditional unceded territories of the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) & W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) nations in the Salish Sea, on what is now known as Mayne Island, BC, Canada. I work in person and virtually in homes, gathering places, retreat centers and sacred spaces, and travel as needed.
I feel blessed to share life with a wonderful fella, our 2 young children and am a proud caregiver, unschooler, and mamas circle host.
For more information about my background and experience, please visit my LinkedIn Profile
One morning when I was about 3 years old I decided to put my socks on over top of my shoes. The imagined purpose of this exercise? To decide for myself whether "the way things are done" (in this case, socks typically go inside shoes) actually applied to me. After a full day of wearing my socks on the outside of my shoes, I concluded (on my own terms) that in fact I agreed with the "socks inside your shoes" thing my Mom kept telling me about.
This story reminds me how our inner voice is often persistent in its call to deep exploration, tenacious curiosity, and direct discovery. Sometimes it can be frustrating, disorienting, or feel like a detour, but ultimately it leads us to the learning and growth we are eager to expand into.
As we unfold into this new story for our world, our ability to release "the way things are done" - leaving space for exploration, reflection, imagination - can help guide us to new ways of being.
Threshold Arts lives in the in-between places, so the logo does too.
Using the full spectrum of colours and representing interconnection, diversity, sacredness, and inspired by mandalas and the seed of life, where the whole is more than the sum of its parts.