Hi, I’m Jean Haynes!
Career & Leadership Speaker I Trainer I Coach
And I’m a recovering Good Girl.
I’m now on a mission to help other high achieving women become the happiest, most powerful and confident version of themselves by kicking self-sabotaging Good Girl beliefs and habits to the curb.
You probably think all successful women have this figured out. But you’d be surprised. Despite having amazing credentials and numerous achievements, many powerhouse women sometimes hold themselves back from speaking up, setting a healthy boundary or pursuing a dream.
Sadly, this second-guessing can prevent them from achieving their highest performance, success and happiness.
I hear it in conversations with clients, workshop attendees and women in professional groups. “I’m doing so much. I work all the time and I’ve had success. But I still feel something is missing.” Boy, can I relate!
I spent years trying to do it all (perfectly), keep everyone happy (at home and work) and juggle a million things, while appearing to have everything all together, all the time. The truth is, I had a chronic case of what I call Inner Good Girl Syndrome (IGGS). Symptoms include: saying yes, when you want to say no, putting everyone else’s needs first and avoiding uncomfortable conversations that might lead to conflict or criticism. And all this left me feeling tired, stressed out and unsure of how to change things so I could live the life I wanted instead of the one everyone else thought I should.
Now that (for the most part), I’ve tamed my Inner Good Girl, I know I am meant to support other successful women in doing the same.
Jeannie in a Bottle
What’s in a name? When I was a kid, my family and friends often called me Jeannie. Sometimes they teased me about my name. Relatives would sing that corny old song, I Dream of Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair; friends talked about the TV show I Dream of Jeannie and my mother would say (in front of company – so embarrassing!), “I have a magic Jeannie who does all the dishes.”
But, here’s an interesting fact: The word genie comes from the Latin word for GENIUS. Originally, genius meant a guardian spirit assigned to each person at birth. Later, it expanded to mean inspiration and talent.
I believe you were born with a special genius. That means:
- You have unique talents and a singular spirit.
- There’s no one who can do exactly what you can. Not now, not ever.
- When you live in your zone of genius, you feel inspired and your energy inspires everyone around you.
Pop the Cork on Your Potential
Now that I am living the life I want, not the one I thought I should, my mission is helping other women do the same. No matter where you are today, change, happiness and fulfillment are all possible. And here’s the good news: you don’t have to start over to make this happen. You already have all the tools you need: natural gifts and talents plus valuable work and life experience. You can create the life you’re meant to live.
The choice is yours. Pop the cork on your potential. Then watch the magic happen!
The more formal stuff….
I bring years of professional experience in marketing, fund development, consulting and leadership training. My career spans corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors enabling me to connect with women across industries. I hold an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and completed life coach training with Dr. Martha Beck.
Some of the greatest lessons I’ve learned come from my own experiences successfully navigating the ups and downs of multiple career and life transitions while raising three sons.
I think George Eliot got it right: “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
So, what are you waiting for? Adventure is calling. It’s time to let your true genius soar.
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Five Fun Facts About Me
- “No Ass”: I couldn’t understand the instructor’s Spanish when I went paragliding in the Andes, but recognized the words “no ass” when I asked how to land. Mission accomplished – I landed on my feet.
- Mystery Maven: I read every Nancy Drew novel ever written, then borrowed the entire set of Hardy Boys books from my five brothers. Still using my clue-finding radar to solve life’s mysteries.
- A Bit of Blarney: I was a shy kid and had to kiss the Blarney Stone twice (really – I made two separate trips to Ireland!) before I got the gift of gab. It must truly have magical powers. Now I’m a public speaker.
- I Love Lucy: And literally followed in her footsteps when I climbed into a barrel to stomp grapes with my bare feet at a vineyard in Napa. I’m now a proud member of The Purple Foot Club and have the t-shirt to prove it.
- Goin’ Country: I love to sing country music – loudly and truth be told, badly. How can you not laugh when listening to songs with titles like, “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” and “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems”?
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