“Jordanna has a beautiful and unique gift. Her deep creative insight, along with a continuous connection to Source, assists others in bringing their passions and talents forward into their daily lives. She provides inspired ideas for combining multiple talents into one vision, and brainstorms ways for this vision to become the basis of a sustainable livelihood. Jordanna does this with a deep love and a desire to help others experience lives of purpose, passion and joy. Jordanna’s intuitive gifts became beautifully evident when several of her spontaneous suggestions brought tears to my eyes–they resonated so deeply within me. Thank you, Jordanna, for the gift that you are, and for your brilliant shining example. Thank you from my heart.” ~Jeanne Alleva
I come to the coaching, training and speaking world from a background of working directly with people on a multitude of levels. You may have heard some coaches say “I didn’t find coaching – it found me.” For me that was definitely the case! At the age of 15, coming out of years spent on stage as a childhood actress, I came to a deep realization that I wanted to help others. As much as I loved the stage, I quickly discovered that watching others grow and flourish was far more important. 13 years later, having devoted myself to social work and education; doing direct service work with a variety of populations, as well as program development in both the non profit and for profit sectors, I found that it was my connection to the people I worked with that made the most significant change. Born with an ability to see the gifts that each person has to offer (though unaware that that was my gift at the time), I found myself doing this deep kind of work years before I realized that it was part of my life purpose.
My current (and, ultimately, life long) passions of Processing Emotions, Overcoming Addiction, and Authenticity in Career and Leadership come from my life-long journey of both battling and embracing my own gifts. As an Indigo Child, my innate need for individual expression and community connection infused both my daily life and my endeavors - often times challenging others to show up in the same authentic manner, and therein finding my own authentic self more and more fully every day. My strong need for authentic expression, coupled with an inescapable intuitive sense of every emotion being felt around me (both within my own self and the feelings of everyone I encountered) led me down a 20 year journey with an eating disorder. Struggling with addiction, however, was one of the biggest gifts I could have received, as it led me on an even longer journey of self-exploration and self-love. It has been (and continues to be) a lifetime of experiential research that has led me to understand what wholeness really means, and to recognize my ability to pave and lead the way for that in others. Whether focusing directly on my work, relationships, or simply finding the JOY in my day, I am constantly feeling out and re-evaluating what it means to show up as an authentic, loving, self-expressed and WHOLE being and leader in every aspect of life.
And in case you’re interested in specific credentials, here goes –
BA in Sociology and Spanish, University of Oregon, 1999
MA in Communications/Broadcast Journalism, University of Miami, 2001
BCLAD (Bilingual Teaching Credential), San Diego State University, 2004
Crisis Intervention Certification, University of Oregon, 1998
Founded Emerge Art Center, an innovative for-profit art center for adults and children, 2006