Tales of a Side Hustling Mom: Meet Jen!

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Meet Jen Savage

Mom Coach & Montessori Teacher


Tell us what you do!

I coach women to navigate the identity of motherhood and help them to uncover their creative voice so they can step into their purpose and rediscover who they are. I offer one to one and packages for mamas who want to be more mindful and present throughout their motherhood journey as well as a flexible mastermind program for mamas who are ready to take it to the next level and want to be supported by a group of like-minded seekers.

What was your "why"?

My why has been the transformation I have seen in my own journey and all of the breakthroughs that have resulted from my own breakdowns of unprocessed energy and not receiving enough.  I want to help women understand that they are not alone and that taking time to uncover their purpose and heal all the way through will not only benefit them but all of those around them as well.

What's your full-time job?

I am a secondary Montessori educator.

What's the hardest part about having a side hustle?

The hardest part is dedicating the time it requires to nurture this passion of mine on top of full time work and, of course, motherhood.

What are you currently listening to or reading to keep you focused or inspired?

My mastermind group is delving into Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements and I am also reading All Women Are Healers by Diane Stein.  And I just finished Emily Ley’s Grace Not Perfection.  I also listen to The Boss Up Podcast, Magic Lessons, and the Amber Lilyestrom podcast pretty regularly.

What's been the best app/software/hack to help you manage your business and being a mom?

This may not seem like an answer you would expect but the Mealime App has been a game changer for me.  In order to maintain full time work, full time motherhood, and my side hustle, I need an organized system and meal planning is a major part of that.

Story time: How did you land your very first client or earn your first $1K

My very first paid client was a friend of a friend.  Before I delved into work specifically for moms, I worked with people undergoing major transitions.  This client was contemplating a big physical move and needed to clear some baggage.  I remember so vividly the email that I received from my friend who introduced us.  I had done lots of pro bono and practice work but I never expected anyone to pay me for my services.  I had just moved to North Carolina from MA and was really practicing what I preach about making a big move.  I was on my planning period at the new school I was teaching at and received this email about working with a new client.  I was ecstatic.  This client gave my dream to coach life.  5 years later and we still meet sporadically and have developed a friendship.  

Tell us about your worst entrepreneurial moment thus far?

I think the worst is when you are so excited and inspired by something and it is not received by your people. For example, I put a lot of time and effort into the launch of my Virtual Soul Spa program, and it was not met with the amount of excitement.  However, it was a great growing experience for me because it caused me to pare back my offering and to offer mini, customized soul spas and those were received a lot better.  

What's one thing you want to share with other moms who want to start a business?

Start somewhere and reach out for support from those who are further along on the journey.  And don’t get stuck in the comparison game.  We are all at different phases of the journey and are all unique, so honor where you are and don’t let your lack of experience hold you back.  We all start somewhere.

 

What are your goals for 2018?

I am going against my own nature in 2018 and trying for a simple and slower approach to my life and business. I am also 7 months pregnant so that comes into play and I am feeling the need to  go back to what is sacred.  With that said, I hope to contain to grow my mastermind program and start my Sacred Bliss Women’s Circles and retreats.  I also am toying with starting a non profit, but realistically that probably won’t be in 2018.