Jenny Evans is a speaker, author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition and health. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the best-selling book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life—60 Seconds at a Time. Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, her dynamic presentations inspire and educate audiences 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 Ameriprise Financial, Nestle Purina, Aveda, JP Morgan Chase, Estée Lauder, Million Dollar Round Table, Wells Fargo, TE Connectivity and many other Fortune 500 companies. She is also the creator of PowerHouse Hit the Deck™—the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing fitness.
Further, Jenny serves on many advisory boards, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She has also been featured on National Public Radio, Inc.com, FastCompany.com, Entrepreneur.com as well as in Shape, Elle, Women’s Health , Redbook and Woman’s World.
Jenny 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.
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.
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. Yet statistics suggest that lack of confidence is holding women back from leadership opportunities. While more than 50 percent of women hold college degrees and close to 40 percent have MBAs, they comprise less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and onlyabout 15 percent of senior executive positions. 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
Many women have three overlapping workdays: The first day is scheduled work time consisting of meetings, servicing clients and customers, managing communication and connecting with colleagues around the globe. The second workday is made up of the one before, after and in-between—getting up early to get a jump on emails, staying late to get the work done there wasn’t time for between meetings, and multitasking during the day in an effort to be as productive as possible. The third workday begins when you leave the office. Dinner needs to be picked up on the way home, if you have kids, they need to get to practice, laundry has to be done and the house must be picked up. After everyone goes to bed, there is an opportunity to get more work done. No wonder you are often stressed and exhausted by the end of the day! Well on Heels provides strategies for making yourself a priority that are realistic and doable—not more stressors on your to-do list! In fact, you will leave with a customized action plan that requires very little energy,self-discipline or willpower to accomplish. You will not only improve your health, energy, sleep, productivity, confidence and body fat, you will also become more resilient to stress.
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.
Director of Executive Development AT&T University
“In the past year, AT&T University has been recognized multiple times by national publications for our excellence in Executive
Development. Jenny Evans played no small role in this success. Incorporating Jenny into our flagship program raised our game in
a way we couldn’t have anticipated. There are so many things out of our control in our environment right now, and her message
was just what our leaders needed. Over the course of six months, Jenny stood in front of more than 3,500 executives at AT&T for
four hours at a time. Her obvious passion around the material and her genuine concern for the participants in the room created a
tidal wave of action at this great company. This response was consistent from coast to coast in the United States and didn’t skip
a beat when we took the program to London and Hong Kong. We could not be more proud to call Jenny Evans our friend and
our trusted partner. She has changed our culture for the better and we are forever grateful.”
President CITT (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation)
“I want to thank you again for giving us such an amazing presentation last week. People are still raving about what a life changer it has been for them, how it came at just the right moment, and how they have taken the lessons learned home with them to share with loved ones and colleagues. I have run conferences for 20+ years and your session was the best I’ve ever seen. The survey results so far are rating this year’s conference as the best yet, with a 96% score in the Excellent to Very Good range – the best we’ve ever had; and it’s mainly because of you and your message.”
Vice President Education, North America Clinique
“I selected Jenny Evans to work with the entire Clinique North American Sales and Education executives. Though we were fortunate to work with a number of outstanding outside consultants, Jenny was one of the special few who made a lasting impression and directly contributed to the health and productivity of our team.
As someone who specializes in adult education methods and talent development, I was impressed not only with Jenny’s level of expertise in physiology, nutrition and exercise, but also with her ability to deliver a compelling message in an always engaging, respectful and positive manner. Jenny’s strategies for good health and fitness work. Best of all, based on Jenny’s contribution, many executives reported positive long-term benefits after working with Jenny: healthy and lasting weight loss, decreased levels of stress and higher levels of energy."
President and COO Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group
“Jenny was outstanding! Everyone loved her message as well as her presentation style. Once people saw the agenda, there were lots of moans and concerns over a three hour speaker as we usually limit speakers to one hour. Jenny held 230 attendee’s attention the entire time. She was a perfect blend of being passionate, intense, funny and crystal clear with delivery. I can’t tell you how many people came up to all of us thanking us for the “gift” to them personally that Jenny’s presentation represented. People used words like “life changing”, “powerful”, “perfect timing”, “just what I needed” and “she’s a rock star”. Honestly, we all think she’s the best speaker we’ve ever had at our annual meeting!”
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