Jen is an authentic, honest and courageous coach, artist and entrepreneur. She approaches all her work with enthusiasm, creativity and passion. As a mother, Jen knows well the challenges of integrating a professional life with a busy home life! She runs her own successful business as well as writing, painting and creating.
Jen has a wealth of experience and gained her professional coaching qualifications with Coaching and Mentoring International and Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching. She has broad experience supporting and mentoring people from all walks of life from new graduates, to teachers and service managers. Jen is a published writer, well respected public speaker and exhibiting artist (www.jengash.co.uk)
Jen spent most of her teen years painting furiously, but felt that she wanted a normal, predictable, paid job, so she started her career in Human Resources for House of Fraser. She later moved into a quality role for SCA – one of the largest industries in Europe. After retraining in 1993, Jen moved into the public sector as an Occupational Therapist working across health and social care. Her management experience includes staff and service development, appraisal and supervision, clinical audit and outcome measurement, statistics and research. She is an inspirational leader and developed many cutting-edge services. She established her own company in 2005.
Having realised that she needed to fully integrate her firey relationship with paint, with a regular job, she started Craft Your Life, which represents all her lifelong passions.
When in flow, Jen spends her time enthusing and inspiring people, creating unique products and artwork and helping people to connect.
Rebekah has recently joined “Craft Your Life”. She is a passionate, dedicated and honest entrepreneur and speaker. She supports creative businesses with enthusiasm, detailed knowledge and humour that is essential in building working relationships that last! Also a mother balancing a professional life with a home one, Rebekah runs her own successful business and tries to find the time to renovate her house and maybe get back to painting one day.
Rebekah trained as a mixed media painter and print maker but ended up having to get a job in her final year to pay for all those materials. Falling into administration roles, Rebekah quickly relalised that the self discipline and curious way of looking at the world, gained from her artistic practice was perfectly suited to the world of office admin. Thinking your way around problems rather than giving up is a useful trait in running an office! She ended up in PA and Executive Assistant roles in the public sector, due to her excellent communication skills and ability to get things done, until the need for further career fulfillment coupled with flexible working hours around a family led her to establish her own business in 2009.
When in flow, Rebekah spends her time organising and simplifying people’s behind the scenes business needs, enthusing about the role social media can have on people’s businesses and generally making her self essential to those she supports.