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Jenny Evans

Founder & CEO, PowerHouse Performance; Esteemed Exercise Physiologist & Expert on Stress, Resilience, and Performance

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Minnesota
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$10,000 - $15,000
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Confidence: You Are What You Watch, Listen To And Read

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  •  Jenny  Evans

Ms. Evans is a speaker, author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition and health. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the best-selling book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life—60 Seconds at a Time. Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, her dynamic presentations inspire and educate audiences to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health. Jenny’s corporate client list includes Procter & Gamble, Estée Lauder Companies, Yale School of Management, AT&T, Target, Comcast, Nationwide, Ameriprise Financial and many other Fortune 500 companies. She is also the creator of PowerHouse Hit the Deck™—the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing fitness.

Further, Jenny serves on many advisory boards, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She has also been featured on National Public Radio, Inc.com, FastCompany.com, Entrepreneur.com as well as in Shape, Elle, Women’s Health, Redbook and Woman’s World.

Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Psychology from the University of Minnesota and has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for over 20 years. In her spare time she is a competitive athlete, races duathlons and is an aerial arts performer.

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    How to Channel Your Inner Caveman to Fight Stress

    By: Lisa Evans

    (Entrepreneur) – We all know the costs of stress – to our health, our personal relationships, happiness and productivity. Despite our best efforts to avoid stress, it seems an inevitable part of our workday and our lives. Jenny Evans, stress and performance expert and CEO of PowerHouse Performance, says while we may not be able to avoid stress completely, we can train ourselves to become immune to stress’ negative effects.

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    8 WAYS TO ENERGIZE YOUR NEXT MEETING

    MEETINGS AREN'T JUST BORING—THEY'RE PHYSICALLY SAPPING YOU OF ENERGY. FIND SMART WAYS TO MOVE AND STAY ALERT IN YOUR NEXT GATHERING.

    BY: JENNY C. EVANS

    (Fast Company) – Tired of boring, soul sucking meetings? The truth is, they’re not only monotonous and tiring—they’re sapping your resiliency.

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    2 Easy Changes That Will Stress-Proof Your Brain

    By: Minda Zetlin

    (Inc.) – Let's face it–stress isn't going anywhere. "We talk about how to reduce stress," saysJenny Evans, a frequent speaker on stress and resiliency, and author of The Resiliency rEvolution. "The reality is, nobody's job is going to be asking less of them next year. And nobody's family is going to be asking less of them either."

    So while we may wish to cut out the stress in our lives, the truth is we can't, she says. "Our only other option is to train our bodies to recover from it more efficiently." Fortunately, we can do that and it's easier than you might think. It comes down to two simple but effective changes:

Companies want growth and profit. In order to keep up with the speed of business, they need engaged employees who can pivot quickly, innovate, take calculated risk and embrace change.


Employees want a culture of growth, meaning and balance. They have a deep desire to continue to develop their talents and skills, use them in a way that feels purposeful and not have to make sacrifices in their personal lives for professional success.


Unfortunately, many businesses and employees are not achieving their goals.


Using thought provoking and inspiring content – NOT TO MENTION A SURPRISING AND UNEXPECTED AERIAL PERFORMANCE – Unstuck will demand your attention, yank you out of your rut and your seat.


Audiences will learn how to foster a mindset of growth and continuous improvement along with a strong sense of purpose to break free from “business as usual”. This creates a culture that:



  • Both welcomes and initiates change

  • Is creative, responsive and ready to take action

  • Has direction and clarity in a complex world

  • Possesses the courage to take calculated risk

  • Embraces improvement and development

  • Is engaged in their work and their personal lives with a deep sense of fulfillment and happiness


As a business, you can’t afford to keep doing things the way you’ve always done them. You can’t keep thinking the way you’ve always thought. Unstuck will teach your people how to think differently, act with purpose and work and live boldly.


If the Harvard School of Business and Cirque du Soleil had a baby, this would be it – an experience your people will not forget!


In addition to the demands of your job continuing to increase every year and your personal life becoming more complex, you are likely trapped behind a desk, eating less healthfully than you would like, and don’t have time for exercise or taking care of yourself. In an attempt to cope, you may be skipping your workouts and sacrificing sleep. You might be turning to food, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine to cope. Unfortunately, all of these things are adding to the stress in your life, not reducing it.


Stress “reduction” or “management” isn’t realistic. Your job is never going to ask less of you, nor are your loved ones. This means your only option is to build your resiliency to stress. As part of the rEvolution you will learn there are positive aspects to the stress response and how to use them to your advantage. You will put into practice simple, pragmatic training techniques that will help your body and brain to recover from stress more quickly and efficiently, as well as raise your threshold for it.


You will understand how your environment consciously as well as unconsciously affects your behavior in significant ways, and how to create a microclimate conducive to change – small tweaks at work and home that literally make change a no-brainer. You will also understand how the brain responds to stress and change and how to implement a successful training plan that will work for the long term.


You will be able to realize your full potential and perform your absolute best — professionally and personally — in the face of stress. If these benefits aren’t enough, your health will improve, you will have more energy, you will sleep better and you can lose weight.


Objectives



  • Understand the stress response, how it affects your brain and body, and how you can better utilize your biological functioning to improve your resiliency, performance and health

  • Boost your threshold for stress

  • Train your body and brain to recover from stress more quickly and efficiently

  • Learn how to strategically use short bursts of movement to Play It Out and mitigate the negative side effects of stress

  • Understand common eating patterns and behaviors that add more stress to the body and ways to eat that will support sustainable performance and health

  • Design and implement microclimates full of optimal defaults that make positive behavior change automatic

  • Find out why willpower doesn’t work when it comes to making long lasting behavior change and what to do instead


In the workplace, confidence matters as much as ability—the higher the confidence, the higher the performance. Confidence is the foundation for becoming a strong leader, pursuing challenge, taking risk and putting one’s self in positions to learn and grow. Lack of confidence drives risk aversion and makes employees less willing to pursue challenges. Businesses lose out on innovation, productivity and strong leadership, while individuals miss out on opportunity, career advancement and personal development.


Lack of confidence not only holds women back, it holds companies back. According to one of the most comprehensive business case studies ever conducted, companies that perform best financially have the greatest numbers of women in leadership roles.[i] Yet statistics suggest that lack of confidence is holding women back from leadership opportunities. While more than 50 percent of women hold college degrees[ii] and close to 40 percent have MBAs[iii], they comprise less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions[iv] and only about 15 percent of senior executive positions.[v] Improved confidence allows women to step into and excel in these roles.


While there is no shortage of information around The Confidence Gap in the workplace, there is shockingly little on what to DO about it. That is why this program is essential.


Building confidence in one aspect of our lives transfers to all of them. Training in the following areas creates confidence and competence that can be applied to one’s professional life.


 



  • Confidence is influenced by how well we know our values and purpose. When we lack clarity, we typically lack confidence as well. It is difficult to feel confident in our abilities when we are uncertain about why and how we make decisions. But once we truly understand ourselves, then our decisions will naturally align with our ideals. We will grow in confidence as we learn to trust our internal locus rather than be swayed by external forces.

  • Confidence is shaped by what we consume. What we watch, listen to and read can make us feel either positive and empowered or inadequate and insecure. Unfortunately, much of the information we “eat” is junk, filling us with empty “calories” and making us weak. In order to nurture confidence, we must nurture our minds with nourishing input.

  • Confidence is affected by recovery. Our days are filled with incessant obligations and habitual time wasters. How can we feel confident when it seems we are not doing enough or not doing it well enough? Recovery means granting ourselves permission to refuel and recharge. Only then will there be time and space for confidence to grow.

  • Confidence is linked to our physical being. In particular, we can use movement in strategic ways to connect and change. Our movement needs vary from day to day and person to person. Gentle forms of movement help us center and connect to the inner power within us. More challenging types of movement allow us to build grit and tenacity—if it doesn’t challenge us, it doesn’t change us.


Confidence comes from taking action. This interactive and engaging program teaches women how to develop daily practices that embolden confidence and competence in the workplace and beyond, thus helping companies to have their female employees unleash their untapped potential. Rich with discussion and inner reflection, this course utilizes the wisdom and experiences of the entire group. Attendees leave with personalized plans for taking action in the interrelated areas of inner reflection, thoughtful consumption, strategic movement and regular recovery.


Many women have three overlapping workdays: The first day is scheduled work time consisting of meetings, servicing clients and customers, managing communication and connecting with colleagues around the globe. The second workday is made up of the one before, after and in-between – getting up early to get a jump on emails, staying late to get the work done there wasn’t time for between meetings, and multitasking during the day in an effort to be as productive as possible. The third workday begins when you leave the office. Dinner needs to be picked up on the way home, if you have kids, they need to get to practice, laundry has to be done and the house must be picked up. After everyone goes to bed, there is an opportunity to get more work done. No wonder you are often stressed and exhausted by the end of the day!


Well on Heels provides strategies for making yourself a priority that are realistic and doable – not more stressors on your to-do list! In fact, you will leave with a customized action plan that requires very little energy, self-discipline or willpower to accomplish. You will not only improve your health, energy, sleep, productivity, confidence and body fat, you will also become more resilient to stress.


Not a lot of time for exercise? No worries – you will get a tool that gives you a great cardiovascular and resistance workout with no equipment. It is two workouts in one you don’t have to go to the gym to get and you can do it anywhere.


Do you struggle with making the right nutrition choices – especially when you are stressed? You will learn what, when and how much to eat to become more healthy and resilient to stress, and how to do it in a way that is fast, easy and convenient.


Is sleep an issue? The strategies you acquire in this session improve the quality of your sleep, allowing you to get the precious recovery you need for your busy life.


Do you wish you had more energy? Well on Heels will increase your stamina, vitality and power. You will discover how to fuel your body and mind in a way that keep you energized all day.


Is consistency with self-care a challenge? You know what to do and how to do it, but that doesn’t make it easy. You will learn how to consistently take action on your goals despite the sheer number of commitments you are dealing with each day.


This dynamic speaking engagement combines interactive exercises and enlightening information that provide simple, effective strategies to incorporate in to your lifestyle right away. You won’t believe how fun it is to become Well on Heels!