Meet the Team
of Hope Makers
Meet the Team
of Hope Makers
Meet Your Team!
Jenny has invited coaches Kolleen & Lisa to join us on your journey to THRIVE beyond cancer.
Jenny will also be bringing in a variety of Guest Experts to further support you in all things WELLNESS: Mind, Body, Heart and Soul!
As a cohesive team, we share many similarities and differences....
To begin, the 3 of us have all been impacted by cancer, in different ways.
We have all been single moms with young kids, caregivers, survivors, experienced trauma, and overcame some of our darkest days!
By looking at us, you’d never know that:
What's the importance to weaving the team???
We believe it creates a broader perspective and displays how trauma can be overcome in many ways.
Whether you are a Patient or Caregiver; our collective experiences and skills will ensure that you have the resources to THRIVE! You will be given guidance to improve your journey TODAY!
It's up to YOU to take action and activate your new superpowers!
Meet Jenny's Co-Pilots Kolleen & Lisa
Yoga Guide and Embodiment Coach
She and her mom taught fitness together in her home state of Illinois and also became certified personal trainers through ACE. Her mom began teaching yoga over 25+ years ago, which inspired Kolleen to do the same.
When Kolleen started to feel the incredible effects her yoga practice was having on her anxiety and depression during her teacher training, her passion grew in how Yoga can be used as an incredible tool for our healing process. She then took several courses and became certified as a Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor and Embodiment Coach.
Kolleen is extremely passionate about the mind-body connection and the way in which yoga can heal and transform us through breath, asana and the spiritual essence held within the practice. Her hope is to bring Yoga to as many people as possible, so they too may feel the benefits of this practice. Kolleen whole heartedly believes Yoga is a pathway back home to ourselves and a gift we give to ourselves every time we show up to our mat.
One of Kolleen’s greatest loves outside of her work - is to spend time with her family & friends, listen to live music, travel and hang out at the beach. She finds incredible joy in building relationship and connection to all of those she works with and believes we are all capable of moving from trauma to triumph.
Nutrition and Fitness Expert
She is a thriver and fitness instructor with Rheumatoid Arthritis (an autoimmune disease). She is passionate and successful in teaching others to maximize their movement in all situations; post-op, rehab, limitations or full mobility.
She too has been touched by cancer as she was a caregiver for her mom who was a diagnosed in 2007. At the time, she was also caring for her husband who had recently had a kidney transplant. Since that time, Lisa tragically lost her husband with a sudden heart attack while riding together in Italy. She's raising a teenage son on her own and is a positive role model for empowerment and overcoming adversity.
Lisa understands the diagnosis of cancer and the impact it has on a family. Lisa will provide helpful tools and strategies for healthy eating, appropriate exercise programs and recipes for thriving through cancer and beyond.
She's excited to be a part of the Circle of Hope to guide your journey of Wellness!