Jen was a wonderful keynote speaker for our 2017 Pathways to Success: The Courage to Lead conference. This conference is hosted by Central Illinois NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and WIL (Women in Leadership) Central Illinois. We could not have been happier with her presentation, her message and the easy way she worked with us to make our conference a success. A huge THANK YOU to Iron Jen! Pat Drake Event Co-Chair
KEYNOTE SPEAKER / WORKSHOP TRAINER: Through her humorous, engaging, and authentic style, Jen McDonough (aka The Iron Jen) helps first responders and high stress organizations build resilient cultures. Her specialty is in working with organizations that are dealing with issues such as:
~ Staff breakdown in communication
~ Unpredictable changes that are causing chaos
~ Chaotic and changing work environments that are causing stress
~ Staff turnover due to toxic work environments / cultures
Depending on the organizational goals, here are some of the key takeaways that audiences will experience when working with Jen.
Audiences will learn how to:
~ Become COURAGEOUS LEADERS
~ Build RESILIENCY
~ Overcome ADVERSITY
~ Reduce STRESS
~ Become situationally aware of COMPLACENCY
~ Improve COMMUNICATION
As a result, depending on the needs of the organization, here are some of the outcomes that can result from working with Jen:
~ Reduction in costly mistakes due to COMPLACENCY
~ Increased employee ENGAGEMENT
~ Effective team COMMUNICATION
~ Reduced staff TURNOVER
~ Less office DRAMA
GOAL: To help organizations build resilient employees that thrive through stressful work environments
Her client list includes:
~ 9-1-1 Dispatcher Associations (APCO and NENA)
~ Emergency Manager Associations
~ Public Safety Associations
~ Medical Leadership
~ Sheriff Associations
~ Law Enforcement Associations
~ Firefighter Associations
...plus a multitude of associations and governmental agencies
Brief Background on Jen:
~ Jen and her family are most known for paying off over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses in 4 years. Their story has been featured in local, national and international media.
~ She is also an 8-time national weightlifter, MN Hall of Fame inductee, and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman triathlete.
~ All 3 of her books have hit Amazon's Top 100 categories including her book 5 Minutes a Day to Living Beyond Rich which hit #1 under Amazon's budgeting category.
In addition serving as a keynote speaker, workshop trainer, consultant, and coach, Jen also enjoys serving her community as a volunteer firefighter and first responder.
One of Jen's goals it to be the EASIEST speaker in the world for event coordinators to work with. While event coordinators appreciate her flexibility and ease to work with, they also appreciate how each talk is geared to meet the needs of their audience in an authentic and engaging style.
When Jen isn't serving first responders and high stress organizers, she enjoys living Lindstrom MN with her 4 awesome kids, 1 handsome husband, and 1 ugly mortgage.
~ "I can't tell you how many great compliments we received from our attendees after having Jen keynote at our annual conference. I especially appreciate her tying in our profession to her talk – made all the difference in the world when it came to solidifying the audience's attention and our appreciation! – Roger M., Chair, Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference (MPSCC)
~ "What a sincere pleasure it was to hear Jen speak at the APCO/MSA/NENA Conference in Alexandria, MN. She was inspiring, and then some! One moment stands out for me: my co-worker and I were leaving breakfast on our way down to her presentation, and we saw her standing near the entrance. She smiled at us, and I told my partner “I bet that is Jen.” And so it was. Jen has a special sparkle. I was also impressed by the research she invested in her presentation. Much appreciated! Having done a lot of running in the past, she has motivated me to get going again.” – Jeff H., Minnesota 9-1-1 Dispatcher