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Jen Emswiler

Career/purpose Aligner, Change Strategist, Self-love Promoter, Chronic Pain Navigator, Mindful Mentor, Mental Wellness Advocate, Holistic Healer, Positive Change Believer, Vision Holder

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Jen Emswiler

Bachelor of Social Work

James Madison University

Certified Professional Life Coach

Expert Level

Certified Meditation and Breathwork Facilitator

Academy of Breath

Registered Yoga Teacher, Trauma Informed, RYT-200

Yoga Alliance

Time Management Certification

Expert Level

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified

Project Management Institute

E-Therapy Cafe®

Areas of Expertise:

Individual, Couples, Young Adults, Life Transitions, Career Navigation, Chronic Pain & Illness, Stress Management, Self-care, Self-awareness, Self-worth, Authenticity, Getting Unstuck, Anxiety, and Breathwork Educator/Facilitator

Approach: Holistic, collaborative, and solution-focused approach, tailored to individual needs; integrated and eclectic rooted in person centered,  mindfulness-based, and CBT principles; breathwork facilitation/training; evidence-based and informed

We are all dynamic individuals with different needs and desires, who are ever-evolving and ever-changing.


I utilize a variety of coaching methodologies and tools to meet you exactly where you are, taking a collaborative and tailored approach. I incorporate gentle breathwork techniques, which can shift emotions and energy in the body, mind and heart, bringing about greater balance and ease. I am passionate about creating a safe and supportive space for you to show up just as you are, while offering accountability and guidance along the way.


As someone who has struggled with chronic pain, burn out and anxiety, I utilize a holistic and accessible coaching style which facilitates healing and realistic change. I support you in identifying your goals, dreams and aspirations, while helping you uncover roadblocks and cultivate greater self-awareness. I  encourage and empower you to follow your natural compass towards freedom and the vision you have for your life. 


I believe we all have the ability and power to heal and change. YOU have the power to change and heal and I’m here to support you through it!  My hope is for you to feel inspired, excited and empowered to live the life you want, in a way that serves you.

About me. 

Avid reader, fashion lover, global traveler, enneagram enthusiast, coffee connoisseur, yoga & meditation teacher, outdoor adventurer, reiki practitioner, and podcast producer

I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and proudly embraced my weirdness in Austin, TX for several years with my husband and two pups Monster and Bronco.


I'm an intuitive, Certified Professional Life Coach dedicated to helping you navigate change and live the life you want. I’m a Certified Meditation and Breathwork facilitator who has experienced the power of these modalities firsthand. I’m a social worker, turned project manager and entrepreneur, turned professional life coach. I’ve pivoted my career many times in pursuit of fulfillment, purpose, and growth, navigating many seasons of change and imposter syndrome along the way. Several years ago I made the decision to leave the corporate world to launch a business that brought mindfulness-based workshops and practices to businesses and teams, in order to increase productivity, foster creativity and decrease stress in the workplace. This revealed a deep passion for guiding, coaching and mentoring individuals in becoming the highest version of themselves. I followed the calling to become a professional life coach and I couldn’t be more thrilled and lit up by the work that I do now. It is my joy to walk alongside individuals on their healing journey, providing a safe space to navigate life with its many challenges, joys, losses and successes!


Aside from wearing many creative hats as a writer, podcaster and teacher, I spend as much time as I can exploring new places, trying new food, listening to good music, and keeping my plants alive. I’m an avid researcher and life-long learner, passionate about personal growth and development. I approach life with a deep sense of curiosity and intentionality.

Professional Background. 

Jen is a Certified Professional Life Coach who is passionate about walking alongside and supporting her clients with a person centered and holistic approach. Jen graduated summa cum laude from James Madison University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work, where she was the recipient of the James Madison University Academic Scholar of the Year Award. Jen has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, young adults, women, families and high-achieving professionals, while working in community programs such as inpatient treatment programs, non-profits, transitional housing programs, and rapid re-housing programs.


As a Social Worker in the DC Metro area, Jen has worked to improve the mental wellness of individuals and families facing homelessness and profound challenges. She has partnered with community leaders to implement numerous programs focused on professional development, securing employment, improving literacy and providing free healthcare for homeless women and children. Jen has facilitated and led community-based groups which provide support, education, and resources to those in need.


Aside from her experience as a Social Worker and Life Coach, Jen has a breadth of professional experience to include working as a Performance Analyst, Project Manager, Program Manager and Consultant for start-ups, nonprofits, and private/public sector businesses.


Jen is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Time Management Expert. She has held the role of Technical Project Manager at Whole Foods Market, where she launched Amazon's Prime Now Delivery and Pickup service and developed a mentorship program for the Global Digital Technology Department. Jen is an entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Thought Leader, which aims to bring mindfulness to businesses and teams through mindfulness-based workshops and 1:1 coaching. 

Jen is currently accepting new clients, so feel free to contact us to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have. She is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, and has more available appointment times available than what is listed on her calendar.

She can be reached directly via email at



Jen's calm manner is just what I needed! She gives me that space to think and challenges me to be mindful and present. She is helping me understand how to be present . 

Jen was the best therapist I've ever had of at least a dozen. She listens well, offers tangible suggestions and has a positive, radiant energy.

Jen s great- very mindful, wholistic, and offers a lot of suggestions/tools.

more to come

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