Jennifer Seaver Stokes, Tuned In Coaching
Carmel, Indiana, United States
I am a Certified Professional Strengths Development & Energy Mastery Coach and Trainer. I help people leverage their inner assets for outer success through deep awareness and application of their natural talents and management of their internal and external energy.
My story begins with a love and natural talent for music. I remember trying to string rubber bands on cardboard boxes to make sounds. My first instrument was the piano but I loved any form of live, acoustic music making. Throughout my training as a musician I was privileged to have master musicians that cared about my personal development as well as my musical maturity. In many ways, I had a one-on-one master coach every week of my life until I graduated with a Masters in Music from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.
In 1987, I married and started a family with two wonderful children. By the time my son was in kindergarten, I knew it was time to start the divorce process. Clearly it was time to get to work! I easily found work as a collaborative pianist, church musician and University Instructor. However, the cost of individual insurance, working and practicing long hours for low pay began to wear on me.
As my 50th birthday rolled around, I knew it was time to re-invent myself! I began coach training at The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), completed Corporate Training Certification from ASTD attended a weekend workshop with Marianne Williamson and have now completed the Stregic Strengths Coaching Certification from Strengths Strategy, Inc.!
Just before completing the training with iPEC, I started having surgeries and treatment for an abdominal issue caused by a C-section repair involving mesh that was put in in 1997. I used my coaching skills ad strengths awareness to manage my health and created a strategic plan to put the best surgical team and procedure in place. I set my intentions and shared them with my surgical team! After 9 hours they had completed the entire procedure with success.
My life experiences, music performance, practice makes progress attitude, strengths awareness and belief in the coaching process have helped me manage my life and thrive on my own.