Hi, I'm Jennifer
Master Certified Coach & Caregiving Consultant
I wasn't always brave. In fact, most of my life, I was full of anxiety and fear. After I lost my dad suddenly, I felt lost and was looking for clarity and purpose. I knew I wanted more.
That same year, I found coaching and I realized that nothing outside of me was going to make me feel better. It was up to me.
So I got married in Iceland in an actual ice cave (see pic above), and then I took custody of my 2 week old nephew and while I helped him grow, I cared for my mom and watched her die. After that, I decided I wasn't going back to my job of 22 years. Instead, I became a coach to help other women experience the exhilaration of facing their fears and becoming brave.
Brave Conversations & Decisions
I help people have courageous conversations and make brave decisions about their lives.
I specialize in guiding them through setting boundaries, sharing their true desires, and facing their fears.
Brave Business Mindset
I help new coaches get out of their own way so they can start helping people while also making money. I help process and eliminate indecision, niche drama, compare & despair, undercharging and imposter syndrome.
Brave Caregiving Support
I help expectant and new caregivers plan for the unexpected, prepare for the worst, and become brave enough to know their limits.
Jennifer at Brave Caregiving is highly skilled at coaching. She asks the best questions to help you get to the unique answers that work for your unique situation. She also has a great assortment of tools and handouts that are generously shared to assist you in navigating the caregiving process. I highly recommend Jennifer Richey as a caregiving coach. Jennifer has been there herself and therefore truly understands the needs of a caregiver.
- Wendy Mather
After our coaching together, I'm much more able to be calm when Dad is not being his old self. I don't take his anxiety personally. I've learned what I am able to control and change and what I need to make peace with. I've been able to get back to living my life while caring for him, figuring out the best routines for help with his wonderful home health aides. There were times when I came to you with a lot of confusion and realized it was me just having to make a difficult decision and feeling resistance. You helped me see a clear path forward for being able to create the best scenario for him and me, without my continuing to feel like I was trapped or giving up my life.
- Deb Malkin
Jennifer is a great coach. She has a specific process for walking you through anything. She's skilled at helping you see how to solve whatever is happening so you have the best outcome. The process she uses is something I can use day in and day out to help me manage anything that comes my way. She's amazing.
Jennifer is the the coach we all need. Jennifer has an ability to zero in on the real issue and work through the obstacles keeping you stuck. Jennifer is a wonderful balance of kind, but strong, allows you to explore your mind, but holds you accountable. I can recommend Jennifer without hesitation.
- Nola Gephart
What is it costing you to stay safe?
You have a good life.
If nothing changed, life would be fine.
But you don't really want fine.
Fine has gotten you here.
Deep Down, you want more.
Maybe you want to start a new business.
You've been overthinking about it...over and over.
You tell yourself you don't know where to start and that you don't have enough time, money or certifications.
You know no one will hire you anyway -
you don't have enough experience to really help people.
Is this BS even true??
Perhaps you need to have a courageous conversation
with your aging parents -
or with your siblings about your parents.
Should they still be driving?
What do they want us to do
if something happens to one of them?
Maybe you're an only child who is completely dreading
having to handle this all alone.
Where do you even start?
Between keeping up with medical appointments,
medication refills, figuring out who can help and when,
it's so overwhelming.
Maybe you want to make a brave decision
that could change everything.
You want to start or end a relationship.
You are longing to tell someone a secret
you've been hiding for years.
You are terrified to admit to overspending, debt or hoarding and finally deciding to get the help you need.
Maybe you need to tell your spouse that
you don't really want kids?
Or you want to set boundaries with your mother-in-law?
Or you need to tell the person you've been chatting with online that your picture on your dating profile...
...is from 10 years and 40 lbs ago.
So why haven't you done it yet?
Because it's scary?
Oh, my friend, of course it's scary.
Change is scary as hell.
And courage and bravery sound amazing,
but they feel horrible.
You’re imagining the worst case scenario.
You’re afraid you could lose everything.
You’re afraid of what people will think.
It's not the right time.
You’re not living authentically.
You’re suppressing your true desires.
You’re living in the status quo.
You're wasting so much time sitting in indecision.
You’re sick and tired of kissing ass.
You’re fed up with other people taking credit for your work.
Meanwhile, your life is...fine.
Your life is passing you by while you wait for the right time.
You’ve been telling yourself it’s okay.
You’ve been validating your own bullsh*t for way too long.
Here's the truth-
It’s doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s not as hard as you think.
You can do hard things.
Life is challenging either way - why not make it count?
You can be more authentic and alive than you ever imagined.
I can help you.
I know you. I lived in your shoes for way too long.
The stories I told myself over and over stopped me from living.
I convinced myself that my life was "fine".
I stayed in a job I hated for way too long.
I hid my true self from my colleagues and my parents.
I felt trapped and full of dread when I was caregiving.
I was playing small.
I put everyone's needs ahead of my own.
I said no to way too many things that I wanted to do.
After caring for my mom for a year, she died.
It was only then that I realized I had no one left to impress.
I had no excuses.
It was now or never.
And then, I started saying YES.
I didn't need to wait that long. And neither do you.
I can help you be brave.
If you are a new caregiver,
I can help you create a family emergency plan to
release the worries that keep you up at night.
I can help you have the brave conversations
that you will need to have.
I can help you make decisions that are paralyzing you.
I have done this work, I know how hard it is,
and I know how scared you are.
If you are a new coach immobilized by the sheer amount
of work ahead of you, decisions to make,
and money to spend,
I can help you get out of your own way.
I can show you how to stop stopping and start helping.
If you are a person who has an identity
that you've hidden for months, years, or decades,
I can help you come out of the shadows
and start living in the light.
If you want to have a courageous conversation
with someone you love, I can help you.
These are only a few examples of how
I can help you become brave.