Each Incubator cohort will have no more than 9 members so that we can really dig in to the work and so I can give each member attention.
There will be 9 group coaching sessions where we will learn liberated mindset and business practices and work through clients’ challenges together. Live coaching calls will occur every-other week giving each client time to work on that particular mindset matter and business task between coaching sessions.
This package also includes two 30 minute 1:1 coaching sessions with me, Jennifer. One will be at the beginning of the program so I can get to know your goals, your fears, your challenges, and your strengths–there will be pre-work available to complete so clients are ready for this session. The second 1:1 session will be toward the end of the program to reflect on where you started and where you are now.
At 6 months in, a new cohort will begin their coaching and the elder cohort will have the opportunity to become mentors to the incoming cohort (only as desired). I find that having opportunities to teach what we have learned helps us synthesize the materials and as building communities of collective care is central to my mission, it is another way for entrepreneurs to build their network.
I encourage cohorts to stay in the incubator space for 1 year to have an opportunity to engage with all the material as much as needed–each coaching call will be recorded and added to the course materials for re-watch, the online community serves as a central hub of relationship building and resource sharing, and in my personal experience of coaching programs, while 1 year can seem like a long time, with the realities of life it goes by in a flash!
Each live group coaching call we will be learning business and mindset essentials and working through challenges together.
Another resource available is weekly Co-working sessions which are held Mondays from 2-4pm CST over Zoom. We have a brief check-in at the beginning where folx can share their goals for the time, and then cameras and mics off we get to work.
Many neurodivergent folx find co-working as a helpful motivation and accountability tool and it’s perfect for getting down to business with those tasks that maybe are not your favorite but gotta get done!
Hi! I’m Jennifer, and my pronouns are she/they. I am a queer, fat, Autistic & ADHD, disabled entrepreneur and Expansive Mindset Coach. In June 2022 I retired from a 15 year career as a complex trauma therapist specializing in religious trauma & deconstruction.
In 2017 I opened my own private practice which thrived–even through pivoting to telehealth during the pandemic–for five years until I retired. I learned a lot about business through that experience as well as through the business coaching and training I have invested in over the years.
Why Mindset & Entrepreneurship?
The journey of entrepreneurship will find, test, and stretch every vulnerable corner of our being.
Don’t believe me? Ask any entrepreneur who is historically undercapitalized and underresourced and they will tell you the same!
There are also unique mindset matters we deal with as late-identified Autistic and ADHDers–around money, around worthiness, around our abilities, around our effectiveness, around our human connections. Mind trash can hold us back from being great. It can be louder than the truth, it can make us feel like an impostor, it can destroy our dreams.
What we think and believe about ourselves and money, innovation, ability, etc–we learn from the family who raised us, religion, society, culture, and other messaging from the systems we live in, systems of oppression.
If we do not do diligent work to explore and liberate our mindsets, it will cost us dearly in our businesses and I want you to have every opportunity to thrive, neuroDefiantly!!
So I couple mindset work with practical business building skills because I see them as inextricably interconnected.
There is something powerful when we can gather with others and share a piece of our experience and then receive the medicinal “me toos” in response. I think these spaces are especially important for those of us who have lived most of our lives feeling like aliens or failed humans or not fitting anywhere.
If you can relate to any of that, this space is for you!
The NeuroDefiant 9×9 Incubator is a space that centers a set of community standards based on anti-oppressive, anti-racist, non-ableist, neurodivergent-affirming, growth mindset, restorative justice, and collective care. All members must agree to abide by these values.
This is a space for growth and learning and there may be times when a gentle teaching is necessary to help others understand terms that are outdated or ableist, etc.
We do not tone-police in this space and I encourage everyone to be present with the best intentions and assume others are acting with the best intentions as well.
If there are concerns about someone’s safety, unkind behavior, disregard for our community values, please bring them to me and I will address them.
Please note, this is not a therapy group and I am not anyone’s therapist. I am a coach and this space is considered a group coaching/social support space.