Growth-seeker, Professor, Coach and Edupreneur


Hello, I'm Jen.

I'm a growth-seeker, college professor, ICF certified coach, and edupreneur. I spend my days with passionate colleagues and college students at Anne Arundel Community College outside of Annapolis, MD.  Though I graduated from Michigan State University, University of Colorado and The Johns Hopkins University, I have something to share and to confess.

Coaching lights me up.

I would trade in all of my college degrees just to have my coaching skills; that's how impactful coaching is.  Since coaching can be used with every human on the planet, it's the must-have set of skills for this century. As part of my work at the college, I train others to be coaches through my college's ICF accredited, coach training program that I co-wrote and co-lead.  I pinch myself every time I get to train a new tribe of coaches.

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My core values guide me.

Before taking a college position, I taught K-12 students in suburban Denver, on the Navajo Nation, in Quito, Ecuador, in inner-city Baltimore and on ropes courses in North Carolina and Arizona.  When not writing my own blog or living my core values deeply, I enjoy being with my family, spending time outdoors, and dividing my time between Maryland, North Carolina, and Colorado; I resonate with big mountains.  Visit Hello, Strategies to see my edupreneuring endeavor and shop all the products I co-designed, use and adore.


I'd love to hear from you!

Jen Lara