Jane Kenyon MBA DipM MCIM NNLP
Jane is 48, (www.jane-kenyon.com) a serial entrepreneur, well respected coach and inspirational speaker/trainer. For the past 6 years she has been working in the personal development sector facilitating mindset shifts and personal transformations with both adults and teenagers from all walks of life.
Although raised in a wealthy family Jane had a traumatic youth tainted by abuse and abandonment and this led to her leaving the family home to go it alone at age 16. After a successful corporate career spent in marketing and business development she set up her first business in 1992, at age 28 and has not looked back.
In the past 20 years Jane has bought, created, grown and sold several businesses and remains passionate about entrepreneurship, personal development and social contribution.
In 2001 she divested some of her business interests to become more involved in personal transformation work via coaching, speaking and writing.
She now divides her time between coaching, international speaking and writing and in 2007 founded The Well Heeled Divas Ltd www.wellheeleddivas.com - an organisation dedicated to empowering and inspiring women to step up to entrepreneurship, leadership and wealth contribution.
Jane has lived a real life, packed with challenges, highs and lows and is well respected for her honesty, authenticity and inspiration. She is a sought after speaker, with a passion to create space for women and young girls to step up, believe in themselves and shine.
JANE IN THE HOTSEAT…..
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner (dead or alive!) who would they be and why?
Oprah – she would keep the conversation relevant, intense and interesting
Tom Cruise – Mainly for aesthetic purposes, but I also think he would have some stories to tell and I respect his approach to his craft.
Germaine Greer – I love her brain and she would be fun, political and controversial
Beyonce – for after dinner entertainment and would love to see her teach Germaine to shake her booty!
Edith Wharton – a pioneer of women’s fiction and House of Mirth is one of my favourite books. She was alive at a fascinating time in history, the late 1800’s.
My husband, Tony – I know this makes 6 but he is my ultimate hero and completes all my evenings, plus he would never forgive me if I had dinner with Beyonce without him!
Which song reminds you of being 15 and why?
I was a New Romantic – frilly shirts, purple lipstick and long fringes so anything by Duran Duran, Human League or Depeche Mode.
Who is your ultimate pin-up?
Russell Crowe in The Gladiator – knees go weak even thinking about him in The Coliseum!
What’s your most embarassing moment?
Many years ago I fell over on the main high street in Manchester city centre after buying a crockery set. I landed like a star fish and plates, cups, saucers etc scattered everywhere, hitting passersby, stopping traffic etc – It was like a scene from a really bad slapstick comedy and I just wanted to run away but I couldn’t due to a fractured ankle!
As a teenager - what were your future career aspirations?
I wanted to be a Primary School Teacher – I loved little kids around the age of 5 but my life took me in a very different direction!
How do you want to be remembered?
As someone who made a difference and inspired that ‘light bulb’ moment in others.
Most used words or phrase – petal, fab, cool!
Facebook or Twitter - Twitter
Favourite sweet treat? – Tootie Fruities or Crunchie
Who makes you laugh? – Lee Evans
What was the last concert/gig you went to? Beyonce
Biscuit of choice? Tunnocks caramel wafer
Who inspires you? Tony Robbins and Oprah
3 films to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon? The Family Stone, Jerry Maguire, The Gladiator
3 things you could not live without? Blackberry, my husband and bling!
Best advice you have ever been given? You cannot love anyone else, until you love yourself
Name one thing you must do in your lifetime? Travel through China
Now for the boring stuff
- Degree in Business and Marketing
- Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute in Marketing
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Certificate
- NLP Life coaching Diploma
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Time Line Therapy™ Diploma
- Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Member of NLP Association
- Ambassador for female entrepreneurship
- Vice President of The Birdhouse Fund, a charity supporting women in the Greater Manchester area
- Member of Public Speakers Association