We are Expansive Beings
You have a right to take up allllllllll of your space
I champion other late-identified Autistic, ADHD, and NeuroDefiant* entrepreneurs and adults to embody expansiveness so they can thrive in business and in life!
I work with folx who have turned to entrepreneurship as a means of radical self-care because the inaccessibility of the traditional workforce is no longer tolerable.
I coach entrepreneurs who are innovative, creative, and committed to conducting business in a way that centers justice, integrity, and authenticity.
I am here for those who have a rich body of knowledge, experience, and talent helping them clarify those intersections of strength + passion and leveraging those into income-generating activities.
I am a thought-partner for entrepreneurs who want a trusted person to bounce ideas, process concepts aloud, and love a good brainstorm sesh of out-of-the-box solutions all without feeling judged, dismissed, or told to be less intense.
*NeuroDefiant is a term I accidentally came up with in 2020 when I was talking to a friend telling them, “So I’m pretty sure I’m neurodefiant” when I meant to say “neurodivergent.” But then I decided I liked the term my brain came up with so I kept it!
I help clients liberate their mindset from a lifetime of imposed beliefs, assumptions, and misattunements.
I hold space for you to be curious, to wonder, and to expand into the fullness of who you are so you can get on with doing the mighty things you want to do in life.
Those who have felt out-of-place, alien, and outside of belonging.
Those who have been told, or made to believe there is something inherently and fundamentally wrong with them.
Everyone who has been told they are simultaneously too much and not enough.
Every vibrant being who was told to tone it down, to be quiet, to stay small.
Anyone who has burned out on trying to conform to neuronormative standards.
Every one who says, “Never again,” to the boxes that confine the expansiveness of their minds.
You are a passionate change-maker
You have the lived-experience to know what is needed
You have the assets already within you
Toxic systems of oppression, like racism, ableism, toxic religion, white supremacy, capitalism, patriarcy, all lie to us. They tell us that we are simultaneously too much and not enough leaving us in a stuck state of WTF and frustration.
These systems want us to give up, because they see the fire in our belly and know we have the capacity to disrupt the balance of power. They keep feeding us bullying beliefs hoping they will keep us small, and quiet, and hopeless.
It’s time to be NeuroDefiant!
Through Expansive Business & Mindset Coaching I guide clients along a path of Six Practices of Mindset Liberation:
Deconstruct False Narratives of Bullying Beliefs and Mindtrash dumped onto them
Give themselves Permission to be Imperfect and Curious
Embrace Abundance healing their Scarcity Scars
Build Circles of Care and Aligned Relationships
Integrate Justice by Reclaiming Values that were Violated by an ableist system
Trust Yourself after a lifetime of trained Self Betrayal and gaslighting
Each of these practices are designed to restore and repair the harm caused by toxic systems.
Throughout our work together, we will take out the mind trash that has been cluttering up your inner space. We will shift your mindset off the lie that “something is wrong with me and I’m beyond help,” and onto the truth that: “systems that were not designed with me in mind are actively working against my flourishing.”
In doing so, a tremendous weight of shame baggage is lifted and you can get on with the work of being your incredible, creative, badass self!
I’m Jennifer Alumbaugh, MS (she/they), a queer, fat, late-identified (@ 42 years old!) Autistic ADHD, disabled, gender expansive entrepreneur experiencing the world in a white body.
Before I launched my coaching practice in June 2022, I retired from a 15 year career as a licensed complex trauma therapist. Over the years of being a therapist, I sat with hundreds of people who have been pinned down and wounded by the false narratives that they are too much, too loud, too passionate, too intimidating, too vibrant, too angry, too big, too Black, too Brown, too Autistic, too disabled, too Queer, too ADHD, too Gender Expansive, to fit in, let alone run a business
I champion other late-identified Autistic and ADHD entrepreneurs and adults from a place of “me too,” and I am continually working with my own coaches to heal and expand my mindset so that I can embrace and embody the abundance that I am.
I am a scrappy, innovative, systems-minded, deep thinky person so excited to share space with neurokin and change the world together!
5 Ways I put my Amazing Autistic + ADHD Brain
to Work for You!
Whether it’s organizing your vision into an actionable plan, or helping you create a system for your paperwork, or you need fresh ideas about how to create a working office/home space that suits who you are and how you work, I got you. My brain loves any opportunity to bring order and efficient funcitonality to your piles and collections of thoughts.
One of the greatest assets of my Neurodivergent brain is seeing the world differently and thinking about problem-solving in unconventional ways. I bring this into my coaching work as we strategize a path that is custom tailored to your needs and work-style. I am skillful at listening to peoples’ needs, innovating solutions, and implementing them sustainably.
You need ideas? I’ve got them! Looking for a helpful thought partner to source fresh options, I’m here! I don’t doubt you already have 1,001 ideas about your dreams; you’ve been carrying it for a long time. Often times for my clients, it’s not so much about WHAT to do, but HOW to accomplish it. I’m here to help you name those “hows.”
Macro Systems & Micro Details
I always heard all my life that people can either pay attention to the details, or they can think big. Well, my brain does both! This means that together we can create the macro picture of where you want to go AND ALSO piece out all of the in-between steps and tasks necessary to get your dreams thriving.
Poet & Writer
As you may have picked up from reading my website, I am a word nerd. I love lexicon. As a published poet and writer, I am able to artfully capture the essence of my client’s work, approach, and personality. I work with clients on their website & social media copy and I coach clients in writing talking points for networking & speaking engagements. I am easily able to communicate ideas and information in a way that readers feel connected across the time and space of the internet.
**If you’d like to learn more about how to highlight YOUR strengths, book a #SurfaceYourStrengths session with Jennifer to complete a questionnaire and get personalized feedback on your strengths, ways to leverage YOUR amazing brain, and brainstorming copy so you can let others know how you shine!
“Hi Jennifer, I’m just sending a message to say thank you for your work. I LOVE what you’re doing. It’s so NICHE and it’s so ME. Just the fact that you exist makes me feel seen. Thank you!”
“Jennifer is great! She’s friendly, approachable, and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to any ADHD or Autistic entrepreneurs or anyone looking for lived-experience peer support.”
“Your analysis & feedback [on the Find Your Five Workshop] were definitely on target (strikingly so). Thank you so much for your exercise and individual analysis; now I have a stronger sense of my assets!”
“I just wanted to drop in and say I love your talk show [Autistics Unscripted]! I relate so hard to the meltdown episode. I can’t wait for future episodes!!”
Ways you can Work with Me
There are several ways to work with me: NeuroDefiant Collective; Laser Coaching; 6-day Mindset Cleanse; VIP Days; and Find Your Five.
The first step to working with me is a FREE no-strings-attached 20 minute Curiosity Call either over the phone or Zoom, your preference!
This is where you can ask me about my coaching style & methodology, get a feel for my vibe, and explore any other questions you have so you can make an informed and confident YES! to coaching with me.
Of course you can take time to think through everything we talked about before you make your decision!
Next step after you/we determine the right coaching package for you is that I will send you a link to register for that package.
During registration is where you will pay in full or by monthly payments*, sign your client contract, and fill out a brief survey that helps me get started on formulating a customized plan of support.
Then you will be welcomed to the online community for your package!
You will receive a reminder email as well as a meeting link email before each appointment.
And your transformational work begins!
*As a queer, AuDHD, femme, I embody an undercapitalized identity. This means that I am self-financing my business out of cash flow. When clients are able to pay full fees up front it is a tremendous help which I appreciate deeply. And also, I understand (and am there plenty of times myself) when it is just not possible to make a lump sum payment, so I offer monthly investment plan options.
I do not charge extra for payment plans as I find that structure inequitable, predatory, and exploitative.
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Akesa the Doggess of Healing is my trusty sidekick and all around goofball who keeps me laughing and grounded!