Hello, I'm Jen Aly, a money & business coach for creatives and holistic entrepreneurs.
For the past 20 years, it has been my passion to help people learn and leverage the creative process to succeed. Today that translates into supporting more right-brained entrepreneurs in the business world by helping them learn business skills in a way that leverages their genius.
After struggling with my first business in California, I eventually filed for bankruptcy, because of my conditioned resistance to finances and business. I share the hard lessons, priceless tools, and growth mindset that helped me create a thriving business, which increased by 350% in 3 years. I have had 8 businesses since 2003.
At the age of 23, I began teaching university-level English full-time, and my 8 years of teaching spanned from Honduras to Hawai’i and included teaching ESOL, composition, and creative writing. This experience adds to my passion for diversity and dedication to supporting clients where they are in the moment. When I “retired” from teaching and became an Asheville based jewelry designer, I created a full-time profitable business in less than one year in the most bootstrapped way possible. I've been there myself from start-up to up-leveling multiple levels and have had my work in galleries, shows, and I currently maintain gallery, studio, consignment, and wholesale revenue streams with the help of contractors.
I have been a Martha Beck Institute Certified coach since 2003, so I have the priceless tools of a coaching pioneer and mindset master. I learned business skills from a million-dollar training company, Thrive Academy in California, who specialize in training holistic practitioners (and other right-brained clients) and I worked as a coach for their clients.
In 2017, I became a Best Year Yet Certified coach, allowing me to help you set, track, and achieve goals that are aligned with your values. I have worked with clients in the areas of money, business, marketing, sales, creativity, productivity, and relationship.
I specialize in supporting creative and holistic entrepreneurs (art, design, writing, performance, holistic arts, architecture, makers, etc.) to transform their relationship with business, create effective strategies aligned with their values, and cultivate an empowered money mindset to liberate them to live more prosperously.
I have been on a path of personal growth since 2000 and have invested over 6 figures into business training, spiritual healing, psychology-based modalities, emotion-focused healing, financial training, personality typing, and more.
I have been strongly influenced by Thrive Academy, HeartCore Leadership, Martha Beck, Best Year Yet, shamanism, T. Harv Eker, Lynne Twist, Wayne Dyer, Eckart Tolle, Tosha Silver, Inner Family Systems, Voice Dialoguing, Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, Alison Armstrong, Stan Tatkin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marie Forleo, Hakomi, and Lee Harris.
In 2019, my TEDx talk, "Harnessing Creativity as Your Greatest Business Asset" was among the 10% of TEDx talks chosen for TED.com. I share my lowest moment in business and how I turned it around.