You’re here. You have visions of creating courses and workshops for your business. You want to share your passion with the world (and getting a little moola on the side doesn’t hurt either). You’re ready to begin and need help with where to start.
I want to help that vision come to life.
But first, a quick introduction. I’m Jennifer Kennedy. I offer training and coaching for women who are ready to take action on their goals so that they can have more freedom in their lives.
I believe that …
- You are a teacher. You have a burning desire to share with the world. You have the passion and the knowledge that others want.
- Your ideas can change the lives of others. Ideas are a powerful thing when backed with action.
- You should create meaningful & powerful learning experiences. This does not mean slapping up videos and calling it training. It means being intentional with every aspect of your course.
- Learning takes action. As a course designer, you should look for creative ways to get learners to take action on their content. Learning is not passive and real change comes from action.
- Baby steps can have a powerful impact. Reaching success is about making consistent effort towards your goals.
- Speaking of success: There is only one definition of success and that is yours. You define your life, you define your course, and you define your future.
- Lifelong learning is powerful. You can learn from experiences, courses, and even from books at your local library.
Teach Good Stuff is the birth of those beliefs. It’s a place where wide-eyed and passionate entrepreneurs can grab helpful and actionable resources for creating courses. It’s a place that removes the overwhelm so that you spend more time doing what you love. It’s a place where you can get a little bit of handholding along the way (because we all need help along this journey). Can I get an amen!?
How did I get here?
A Dream Redefined
My dream was to become a diplomat and travel the world. Growing up in a military family, I moved every 3 years. Naturally, I wanted a profession that would allow me to spend weekends in Paris, eat sushi in Japan, and walk with tribes in Africa. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?!
But, there were other plans….
Long story short: I couldn’t find a job out of college. So, I joined Teach For America, moved out to Southern California, and began my career as an elementary school teacher.
The Unexpected Turn
I didn’t set out to be a teacher, but I quickly loved it. I mean who wouldn’t love spending time at the teacher store, making cute worksheets, and presenting fun lessons? I taught for 8 years as an elementary teacher in California and Cameroon, West Africa.
I didn’t know it then, but I was on a path to share my message. After teaching, I earned a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and found a training job that allowed me to teach both online and in person.
A Dream in my Heart
A few years ago, I knew I wanted something more – I had this feeling in my heart that I was meant to make a bigger impact. I wanted to feel alive as I woke up each morning. I wanted the freedom to be creative, make my own choices with time, and help women along their path.
With that fire in my belly, I went about finding my purpose. I created several websites to figure it all out. I quickly created and abandoned blogs about public speaking, natural hair, nutrition and fitness, and even creating videos! (It was an ugly time…ha!)
It wasn’t until much trial and error that I started Teach Good Stuff. I came back to what I knew and loved: education and learning.
You have some cool and amazing stuff inside your head. But, you’ve probably been confused and overwhelmed with the whole process.
Does this sound familiar:
- Where do I start?
- What type of technology do I need?
- How much information should I include?
I can totally relate. You’re looking for support along your journey. You’re looking for easy to implement strategies and ideas. You’re ready to take action. You’re ready for your message to bloom.
And, I’d love to support you along the way.
10 Fun & Interesting Facts about Me:
- I’ve lived in four different countries: United States (does that count?), Mexico, Italy, and Cameroon.
- I’ve driven across country 3 times and dream of doing a year-long road trip visiting all 50 states.
- My beverages of choice are wine and water. (I like to keep things simple!) I’ll occasionally have a beer or coffee — but that’s only under certain circumstances.
- I’ve never owned an automatic car. I learned how to drive on a stick shift and have only owned manual transmission cars. I kinda get a bit scared when I drive an automatic car since I’m not used to it.
- When I lived in Africa, I completed a 3-day trek up Mt. Cameroon, which is the highest mountain in West Africa.
- My ears aren’t pierced, so I only wear clip-on earrings. They were pierced when I was younger, but then I developed keloids (a build up of scar tissue). I usually buy pierced earrings from the store and replace the hook with a clip-on converter.
- I’ve visited 16 different countries on 4 different continents. And, I feel behind! My dream trip is to Japan.
- I’ve never said no to french fries. Ever.
- I really hate tomatoes, pickles, and shellfish.
- I wore braces and headgear for two years. (Fun times!) Also, I had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out at once when the braces were removed so that my pearly whites could stay straight.
When I’m not hanging out on Teach Good Stuff, you’ll find me drinking wine at a wine bar, reading a good book, traveling (even if it’s in my own neighborhood), running, and taking classes on anything and everything.
Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here.
Now, on to the official Bio…
Jennifer is an educator who provides training and coaching for women who are ready to take action on their goals so that they can have more freedom in their lives.
Jennifer has over 12 years of experience in education. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Miami University and a master’s degree in Education from California State University, Long Beach. Jennifer has earned the Teacher of the Year Award and spoken for numerous conferences including the Toastmasters Leadership Institute.
Jennifer started her business after realizing there was a need for online entrepreneurs to learn how to create courses and workshops. She teaches practical and easy to implement strategies that you can use to develop your course. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and a glass of Malbec.