Hi. I’m Jakob. I have been fortunate to live an amazing life, but in 2019 that was all taken away. I lost my husband and my daughters lost their daddy to an unnamed disease. That event turned our world inside out. I took a new executive job that I shouldn’t have, tried to balance being a parent, a provider, and a grieving widower in the midst of difficult trauma.


After a year of feeling stuck, victimized, and lost I realized I needed to make a change and begin to reinvent my life. I left my job, started a business, and began the difficult journey of shoring up my relationship with my children. Single parenting isn't easy! I’m putting everything I’ve learned about surviving trauma, finding resilience, and 30 years of leadership experience into a coaching business designed to help you.


When I first became a credentialed coach in 2013, I began putting together a science based coaching methodology. Now, after being tested through my own experience, it’s become an amazing tool that I can use to help others find their own resilience, lead through uncertainty, and accept themselves with a deeper sense of authenticity and vulnerability - everything a modern leader needs. With personal coaching, speaking engagements, and online courses, I’m on a mission to help you be the best version of yourself.


Fast forward to today. My girls and I are living #ThisBigLife. It isn’t perfect. It’s messy. It’s loud. It’s still sometimes painful, but we’re learning the lessons and doing the work. Ultimately, there are days where it all pays off. We’re learning to celebrate those days and find the joy that’s hiding in them. We had a great life. Now we get to build a new one using all of the lessons, and fueled by the joy and happiness, of the old one. I’d love to work with you and have you join us in #ThisBigLife.


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