Honor who you are now.

Jen Spencer shares a bit of her own personal crossover experience, along with what she’s learned from helping others cross over in their careers.

About the speaker

Jen is founder of The Creative Executive—a coaching and consulting practice focused on helping creative executives be more successful and successful executives be more creative.

She is equal parts insightful entrepreneur and nurturing dynamo. Born in Texas. Made in Alaska. An obsessive planner and a gypsy-at-heart.

Like many Boston College grads with sociology degrees, Jen first headed west to California where she repped directors and animators in advertising.

She moved to Austin back in the pre-high-rise condo days of 2005, and in 2007, she started Jen Spencer Coaches, her ever-evolving legacy dedicated to coaching and championing those who think and create for a living.

She is also proud to have been Executive Producer of the first years of TEDxAustin, bringing “ideas worth spreading” to the city she now calls home.

Her proudest production to date: Leo Maxwell Spencer Maki, a chip-off-the-old-block who is currently taking toddlerhood by storm.

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When we are vulnerable, we actually get connected to what makes us feel most awake and alive. That's sort of the unexpected thing. It allows us to really connect to what matters most, like your values, where you feel like your gifts are being underutilized, and perhaps most importantly, it allows us to feel our fear, and experience it without getting hijacked by it. — Jen Spencer

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