Jennifer Koh empowers women artists living in disadvantaged and at-risk circumstances around the world to re-discover their creative gifts and to make a significant difference in their families and communities. Jennifer helps these gifted and talented artists tap not only into the knowledge, skills, and courage required to develop sustainable enterprises, but also into the power of continued relationships with other women, advantaged and disadvantaged, who inspire them with their stories of hope, love, and possibility. Jenn was led to this work by her own life challenges; her passion for dance, sculpting, writing, and coaching; and a powerful breathing technique known as “Kriya.” Join us to hear more about Jenn’s vision to improve the life circumstances of others through the joy of art, beauty, and relationships.
About Jennifer Pretious Koh
Jennifer Koh is an Organizational Development Consultant, Coach, Writer, Sculptor, Dancer, and Yoga Instructor who lives in Calgary, Canada. Her unique approach integrates a wide range of experiential tools such as clay-work, collage, yoga, storytelling, and film work to facilitate transformation and to assist people to discover the gifts so often present in challenge and change. Jenn earned a BA in Psychology and French and studied Marketing Management, Change Management, and Fiction Writing. Her deep love of humanity led her to work with the Art of Living Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization, and to launch the ‘Precious Women Project’ which aims to empower disadvantaged women around the world through arts, education, and community programs. This project has been entered into the Best Idea for Humanity contest for 2010.
Jenn’s Coaching Suggestions
1) Feed your soul by developing a regular daily practice, ideally at the beginning and end of each day. Some possibilities:
- Conscious Breathing
- Flow of consciousness writing (putting the pen on the paper and simply allowing the thoughts to come—preferably in the morning)
- Free-flow dance
2) At the beginning of each week, plan ways to love and care for yourself, starting with a hug!
3) Surround yourself with supportive and encouraging people who believe you can.
4) Learn from role models who have similar visions or who are living their lives on purpose.
5) Create a visual image of your vision and purpose that doesn’t include any words. Some possibilities:
- Create a vision board with magazine pictures and craft materials
- Sculpt your vision, desires, and passions using clay or play dough
- Dance your vision with inspiring , moving music
Jenn’s Quote for the Day
“All women are born gifted. To live close to the instinctual nature does not mean to become undone. It means to establish one’s creative territory, find one’s pack, be in one’s body with certainty and pride.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women Who Run With Wolves)
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