Jeannine Widmann

Coach To Bold Women

How can women help each other in business?
Women can help each other in business by giving each other testimonials, being generous about giving referrals, and sharing each others business on social media. It’s a great practice in believing that there truly is enough for all of us. When we are coming from that place, it’s going to show up in our own business as well.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about women knowing that it is possible to thrive in their purposeful work. I’m passionate about coaching them through the fear and resistance that comes up as they step in, and continue to step up their game. I love to gather women together in community to share authentically and be reminded of our power.

How do you “live your values?”
I live my values by looking my own fear and resistance in the face, and choosing YES anyway. I recently moved from Seattle to Missoula. It was scary. I knew I wanted to be living in a slower pace, more integrated with nature, and to be close with family. But my inner critic was totally being a Safe Sally. I said YES anyway, and honored my belief that I get to create my life and my business on my terms, and I can do it from anywhere.

What can’t you stop talking about?
At the moment, I’m on a big kick about how amazed I am by Missoula. My experience is that people are so welcoming and generous. And I notice there are a lot of creative women entrepreneurs who I am so excited to meet, collaborate with, and support in their businesses.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
My beautiful partner Naomi, our bulldog Violet, the connections with my dear friends and family, 8oz Americano, and apparently I’m having a hard time letting go of my super worn-out jeans that I wore almost every day of college, because those suckers are still in the back of the closet after all of these years.

How do you want to be remembered?
She loved me. She stood for me to love my life. And…she was fun.

What inspires you in your business?
Other women who are authentic about their ups and downs, get supported, and are unstoppable in their commitment to love their entire life and have their business be part of that.

Name a time that you felt you were incredibly brave?
I was brave when I left my marketing job of 15 years, my salary, and my comfort zone to become an entrepreneur and coach.

How do you accomplish goals?
First, I say them out loud to my coach, my partner, my friends–especially the coaches who I know will hold me accountable. I write my goals on the wall in my office. I’m specific about the tangible result and by when it will be complete. Each week I ask what there is to do to move it forward, and I schedule it in my calendar. When I notice I’m not taking action, I shift out of my “not good enough” by hiking, biking, dancing, praying, and calling to talk it out with a friend. This is a practice that gets me back on track, several times a week.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give the child version of yourself?
Don’t worry, you’re so provided for and protected. Keep finding what lights you up the most, and do more of that. The rest will follow.


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