About Jenny Gleeson

Empress of Ideas and Queen of Honesty

About Jenny Gleeson

Empress of Ideas and Queen of Honesty

Jenny Gleeson is the Empress of Ideas and Queen of Honesty. She is a doer and a change maker. People describe her as efficient, purpose driven, dynamic, reliable, and inspirational.

Her background is diverse and surprising. She was hospitalised at 13, 19 and 23 with debilitating depression and anxiety but was determined to take control of her life as she knew she was here for a greater purpose. During her time in hospital other patients came to her for advice, reassurance, and support; attributes people still turn to her for.

In her 20s she put herself through university and did all the things she thought she was supposed to do to be ‘normal’; married, got the car, got the house, got the investment property, and tried to have children. One day, while watching the clothes go around and around on the clothesline, she thought ‘surely there is more to life than this’ and embarked on a 9-month self-funded sabbatical to South and Central America, which saw her tree planting in the Andes, teaching English in the Galapagos Islands, cooking for homeless children in Arequipa, and teaching El Salvadorian communities about alternative sanitation options.

In her 30s she started self-employment and cared for her dad who was diagnosed with cancer but at 84 years of age is still kicking goals! Self-employment has taken her to the most remote Aboriginal communities in Australia, emceeing summits and forums, presenting at international conferences, working with youth at risk, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, CEOs, community organisations and Local Government. You named it, she’s probably ‘been there and done that’.

Jenny has also written a resource guide called “Personalities in the Classroom” for those working with young people and created a series of workshops called CAREERSWORX4ME, focusing on assisting young people understand themselves, build resilience and look at careers of interest. She is the winner of several awards including National Highly Commended Practitioner of the Year (2016), State Life/Career Coach Eduprenuer of the Year (2015), State Goldfields Home-based Business Award (2012), National Career Practitioner of the Year (2007).   

Personality profiling is her jam as she has witnessed so many ‘A-HA’ moments from individuals and teams when they finally understand how powerful it is to understand self and others more deeply.

She is very passionate about disrupting expected norms and shaking things up. If you want a dynamic presenter and someone who tells it how it is, Jenny is your girl!

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