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About Jenny Evans - Stress Resiliency Expert, Speaker & Author:

Jenny C. Evans, B.S., C.P.T., C.F.T.
A cursed do-it-yourselfer, Jenny Evans started her business while still a student in college. Not happy with what opportunities were available, she decided to define her job and success on her own terms, and PowerHouse Performance was born. Jenny is obsessed with human performance and has created a career and life designed around maximizing her own potential, and helping others do the same. With a blend of confidence, creativity, stubbornness and some naïveté (which is sometimes key), she has gone headlong into following her passion and purpose. And figured out how to make a living while doing it.

Jenny is a speaker, award-winning author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, confidence, performance, exercise physiology and nutrition. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the award-winning book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life- 60 Seconds at a Time. She is also the creator of PowerHouse Hit the Deck, the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing fitness.

Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, Jenny’s dynamic presentations move audiences to define and achieve success in both business and life...all in the face of the unrelenting demands of being a human in the 21st century. Audiences tap into their personal power and confidence, as well as learn how to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health.

Jenny’s corporate client list includes Yale School of Management, AT&T, Estée Lauder Companies, Comcast, Nationwide, Ameriprise Financial, Procter & Gamble, Target and many other Fortune 500 companies. She has been quoted on National Public Radio, in Health Magazine, Women’s Health and Redbook, while being showcased on FastCompany.com, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, Shape.com and Elle.com.

Further, Jenny has spoken on the TEDx stage, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Psychology from the University of Minnesota, has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for over 20 years, and is a certified Exercise Nutritionist. In her spare time she is a competitive athlete, races duathlons and is an aerial arts performer…because you never know when you’re going to need a back up plan.

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What Jenny Evans Talks About:

It’s Time for a rEvolution: Build Your Resiliency and Conquer Your Stress, 60 Seconds at a Time
You can’t eradicate stress, but you can train your body to transform how you handle it. As part of the rEvolution, you are going to learn there are positive aspects to the stress response and how to  use them to your advantage. You will understand and implement ways to get your brain and body to recover from stress more quickly and efficiently, as well as to raise your threshold for it.

You will discover how the brain responds to stress and change, and how to design and carry out a successful training plan that will work for the long term. You will also learn how to eat and move in ways that correct your chemistry and make you more resilient. Best of all, the steps are simple, quick and easy, making resiliency infinitely doable in an always on, 24/7 environment — without adding additional stress.

Joining the rEvolution means you will be able to realize your full potential and perform your absolute best — professionally and personally — in the face of stress. And if these benefits aren't enough, your health will improve, you will have more energy, you will sleep better and you can lose weight.

Objectives:

  • Understand the stress response, how it affects your brain and body, and how you can better utilize your biological functioning to improve your resiliency, performance and health.
  • Boost your threshold for stress.
  •  Train your body and brain to recover from stress more quickly and efficiently.
  •  Learn how to strategically use short bursts of movement to Play It Out and mitigate the negative side effects of stress.
  • Understand common eating patterns and behaviors that add more stress to the body and ways to eat that will support sustainable performance and health.

Stress-Proof Your Brain
We are not just affected mentally and emotionally by stress — it radically alters the chemistry and physical structures of our brains. Stress diminishes our cognitive function while increasing negative emotional states. It makes portions of the brain relating to fear, anxiety and aggression larger and more active. It also kills cells in the brain related to decision-making, focus, attention, memory, learning and our ability to accomplish goals. We literally lose our minds when we are stressed and it keeps us from performing well at our jobs and at home.

Stress-Proof Your Brain  will help you understand what happens to your brain and cognitive function during and after stress. This comprehension will help you hone in on how it is affecting your performance, both at work and at home. More importantly, you will learn how to counteract the negative effects as well as boost brainpower and positive mood states. You will be able to stay focused, make strategic decisions, have sound judgment and not be a victim of anxiety in the face of stress. In doing so, you will also improve your energy, fitness, sleep and resiliency.

Crushing the Confidence Gap: Four Ways for Women to Make the Leap
In the workplace, confidence matters as much as ability—the higher the confidence, the higher the performance. Confidence is the foundation for becoming a strong leader, pursuing challenge, taking risk and putting one’s self in positions to learn and grow. Lack of confidence drives risk aversion and makes employees less willing to pursue challenges. Businesses lose out on innovation, productivity and strong leadership, while individuals miss out on opportunity, career advancement and personal development. Lack of confidence not only holds women back, it holds companies back. According to one of the most comprehensive business case studies ever conducted, companies that perform best financially have the greatest numbers of women in leadership roles.i Yet statistics suggest that lack of confidence is holding women back from leadership opportunities. While more than 50 percent of women hold college degreesii and close to 40 percent have MBAsiii, they comprise less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positionsiv and only about 15 percent of senior executive positions.v Improved confidence allows women to step into and excel in these roles.

While there is no shortage of information around The Confidence Gap in the workplace, there is shockingly little on what to DO about it. That is why this program is essential.

Well on Heels: The Strong, Balanced Woman
Are you a perfectionist who overextends her time and resources? Do you fail to delegate or say “no” when you should? Do you evaluate yourself harshly or have a hard time asking for help? As a woman, you have distinctive leadership and management styles in addition to different ways of perceiving and dealing with stress. This program addresses the unique psychological and physical needs of the female leader and provides tools for building confidence, power, resiliency and health.

One in three women in America categorize their stress levels as extreme and many drop out of the workforce in response to the demands of balancing their professional and personal lives. They are     an asset every company values, and losing their talent and skills is a detriment to the organization. Women in the workplace are looking for practical strategies for successfully dealing with stress, work/life balance and burnout, all while trying to achieve greater levels of professional success. This session provides them with real-world, valuable tools for increasing their capacity to be successful leaders within the business as well as their personal lives.

The Change rEvolution: How to Successfully Make Lifestyle Changes Once and For All
Why do we vow each morning to eat healthier, exercise regularly, go to bed earlier, or drink less, only to find ourselves going back on our promises by the end of the day or week? Committing to a complete lifestyle overhaul creates stress, which makes us seek the comfort and security of habits and routines — often times the very ones we are trying to change. We are also living and working in environments that require us to act in complete opposition to how we are hardwired to function. Human survival has long hinged on both getting and conserving as much energy as possible: eat as much as you can, while you can, and don’t expend energy unnecessarily. It takes a tremendous amount of willpower to resist eating high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar foods that are available at every turn. Making ourselves move and get regular exercise in environments that don’t require it also drains willpower. Willpower is a limited resource and becomes depleted very quickly and easily.

This program will teach you how to successfully make long-term lifestyle changes. Instead of experiencing stress, frustration and eventual failure, you will feel the satisfaction and enjoyment that comes from the success of positive, new behaviors that enhance your resiliency, performance and health. You will understand how the brain and body respond to change and create a strategic plan that works in any environment. Instead of only using the conscious part of your brain, you will also enroll the unconscious portion—creating a plan that uses 100% of your brain instead of only 50%. You will create a system of optimal defaults that make behavior change automatic, and you will soon be on your way to  a healthier, more resilient life.

The Nutrition rEvolution: Solutions for No-Stress Eating to Improve Resiliency, Performance and Health
Did you know that what and how you eat can increase your stress? And that stress can increase what and how you eat? Were you aware that many of your food choices are not made consciously? And did you know all of these things are affecting your ability to act and feel your best?

Eating is something we have to do multiple times each day, every day, and the wrong choices can take a toll on our ability to handle stress and perform well at work and home. Many of us inadvertently add more stress to our brain and body with our food decisions, having negative consequences on our energy, focus, concentration, productivity, sleep, health and weight.

This session reveals the physiological and hormonal connection between stress and our food decisions, and then provides simple, effective strategies that minimize stress on the body and brain. Participants leave with a different and more successful plan for making lasting change. Though these choices and changes are simple, their effects will be exponential. They will not only develop resiliency, but also improve energy, health and cognitive function.


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Jenny was AMAZING. Seriously, I’m a tough grader and Jenny couldn't have been better. I now have a new bar for what “no dip in energy” looks like over the course of a 5-hour keynote! So impressed. I can’t tell you how many people approached me after the session inspired by what they heard and saw.

Andy Erlandson, General Manager, Microsoft

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