What a life coach can do for you, your team, and your family.

I’m Jess! Your life coach.

It was in 3rd grade when I made the decision that education defined me. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher because school made me feel like I mattered. School felt like where I belonged. So, I became a teacher.

But it soon led me down a path of proving myself, overachieving, people pleasing, and burnout. When I started having panic attacks in front of my students and colleagues, I knew something had to change. I was bleeding out, and the bandages I always used weren’t working anymore.

So, I did something so many teachers, leaders, parents, don’t do:

I put myself first! I started to heal myself from the inside out. And soon began to teach others how to do the same.

My Journey to Wellness

As I was healing, I watched from the sidelines as my professional peers continued to struggle like I did.

What did I see?

  • Overwhelm from doing it all, all of the time and feeling unappreciated
  • Unrealistic expectations and demands placed upon teachers
  • Anxiety, stress, and exhaustion
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Sunday scaries

They were desperate to follow their passion but couldn’t manage the stress.

You pour into others, but forget to take care of yourself in the process. 

So, I developed tools and provide personalized support to help you do just that: To stop the overwhelm, avoid burnout, and regain your energy so youc an show up where it matters most!

“Changing the way you think cannot fix all the problems in education. But for those teachers who have decided to stay – or want to stay, or need to stay – your mindset is an aspect of your work that you have a great deal of control over. Your mindset is worth attending to, so that you can live the best life available to you and show up as the best version of yourself for your students.”
From Angela Watson’s “Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching
“Giving me the opportunity to speak with other teachers I know are feeling just as tired, burnt out as I am was truly eye opening. Teachers tend to strive for perfection in all we do and that is so unrealistic. This workshop allowed me to recognize the similar feelings and concerns I have to other educators, which was very beneficial!”

“Jessica understands the demands of teachers and is uniquely qualified to provide insight into educators’ mental state. Her caring and calming voice make me feel a connection to her despite being on Zoom. I left the session feeling renewed and relaxed. My five-year-old even benefitted when she practiced one of the meditations guided by Jessica! The hour flew by and I hope to learn more from Jessica in the future.”

“Jessica Madenford saved my sanity! The systems she helped me put in place were very helpful, and even better, she helped me get to the bottom of some of the issues that were causing me to self sabotage my life. I highly recommend her!”

Cultivate a life you love and find balance!

When I was learning how to coach, I kept thinking, “I need to get these tools into the hands of other leaders, so they can breathe, feel good, and be happy again.” Now after nearly two decades leading a classroom, I work with teachers and leaders of various roles to provide one-on-one coaching, group coaching, Reiki, and more to help you break free from the overwhelm and cultivate a life you love, find balance, and show up where it matters most!