Dynamic Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Spokesperson and Impactful Business Consultant
Jennifer’s passion for communication has led to her being a #1 radio show host, best-selling award-winning author, speaker, an award-winning freelance writer, a spokesperson, a successful book and business consultant and entrepreneur.
Jennifer’s purpose is to inspire people everywhere to leap into their lives and live the life they’ve imagined. She believes it’s in every one of us – we CAN do it.
Jennifer is known as the “Make It Happen” Girl. With over two decades of strategic planning and business development experience in Corporate America where she has led cross-functional teams and real life business ownership as a serial entrepreneur, she knows how to take any project from where it is to where you want it to be through proper planning, effective networking and sound marketing strategies that work. From introducing and building the first data warehouse at Revlon to leading a cross-functional Blue Box Council in New York City including 7 divisions at American Express, Jennifer knows how to foster teamwork, communication, collaboration and success at every level of an organization and business.
An empowering speaker, Jennifer inspires and motivates audiences everywhere to let go of their fears, get rid of their roadblocks and leap into the life they’ve always wanted to enjoy. She empowers them to understand that they have the right to remain fabulous under any circumstance, situation or condition. A Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), she brings her knowledge, wisdom and experience to the core of helping others live the life of their dreams using simple techniques and engaging exercises.
Jennifer fans the flames of the Human Spirit in each audience member and empowers them to tell their story, express it transparently, leap powerfully into their lives and at last live the life they’ve imagined. She generously shares her talents, skills and insights with uber entrepreneurs, corporate executives, authors, writers, filmmakers and other creatives to bring the rare combination of a strong business sense with a creative flair to every project.
A best-selling award-winning author, film writer and producer, and creative consultant for projects that ignite her passions, Jennifer is dedicated to helping individuals understand our world through books, films, blogs and other media with a positive message.
The author of 5 books, she is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for article featured in Marie Claire April 2009 issue and nominated for the Exceptional Merit Media Award (EMMA) in the Changing Voices category from the National Women’s Political Caucus) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers including Marie Claire Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Parenting Magazine, Shape Magazine, Women’s World, and others . She has also been interviewed on national and local television shows including CNBC’s Squawk Box and Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC affiliate stations nationwide and on numerous radio shows from New York’s Joan Hamburg Show on WOR NewsTalk 710 AM to The WHAM Morning News Show on 1180 AM News Radio in Rochester, NY, to other broadcast, terrestrial and Internet radio stations.
As a media personality, journalist and the host of the “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Radio Talk Show on the WomensRadio Network, Jennifer provides thousands of industry professionals, authors and writers each week with interviews with industry professionals, published authors and insights about what they need to know to make their book their “hook”.
Jennifer survived being incarcerated in one of New York’s and the nation’s most violent prisons, Rikers Island, after inappropriately being told to plead guilty to a crime she didn’t commit by an attorney who mishandled her case. She continued to succeed as an author, media personality, entrepreneur and speaker after enduring this devastating, unimaginable experience.
Jennifer has also survived, overcome and thrived while enduring more than 25 years of living with Crohn’s Disease, a debilitating condition where the body attacks itself in the digestive track causing scar tissue, great pain and digestive dysfunction.
Jennifer is a martial artist who has practiced the art of Shintaido for more than 10 years under one of its founding members, earliest teachers and Master Instructor, Haruyoshi F. Ito. Shintaido is a unique combination of martial arts and body movement that cultivates the spirit along with the mind and body. In Japanese, Shintaido means “new body way.” Shintaido’s forms exemplify openness and freedom. She also continues to study Aikido under the wise and inspiring guidance of Sensei Don Cardoza at the Wellness Resource Center in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Not only am I a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (the science of the words you use to talk to yourself and others) and certified in Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy, I have:
- …overcome Crohn’s disease after suffering for more than 25 years, including 2 major surgical procedures, FDA trials. At one point I weighed in at 64 lbs. and became severely anorexic from it, but am now healthy with no symptoms of Crohn’s Disease for more than 10 years.
- …gotten divorced and left a dead marriage, now in a happy, healthy, romantic relationship with a loving man.
- ..been a Certified Financial Planner™ and left a high profile corporate career to do what I love as a business advisor and consultant for C-level executives, business owners and entrepreneurs.
- …been incarcerated for 4 months in Rikers Island for a crime I didn’t commit and, when released, had no place to live and no bank account. I was exonerated by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and am currently working on appeal in the NY State criminal court system.
- ..had businesses fail, business concepts that never moved forward, and business partnerships fail. I now do what I love in successful businesses and get paid for it.
- …experienced 20+ years of dysfunctional, unhealthy and unsupportive relationships with family members, friends and colleagues. Now I enjoy positive, productive, loving, and supportive relationships with them all.
- …not let any of these situations hold me back from creating new businesses, partnerships, relationships and re-establishing my financial footing.
Jennifer contributes her energy and efforts to organizations as a spokesperson, supporter or contributor to further the life experience for everyone regardless of their position or condition and to leave a legacy for those who will follow in our footsteps for many years to come.
Project Night Night – Spokesperson
First Book Brooklyn NY Chapter – Co-Founder
Heifer International – Supporter of the Read to Feed Program for Children in Schools
Pitch University – Expert Instructor, Columnist and Contributor
Write Away Write Now – Expert Instructor, Columnist and Contributor
Domestic Violence Support Groups, Centers and Shelters Nationwide – Supporter, Facilitator and Speaker
I’m committed to showing you that you can.
No matter how big a challenge…
No matter how bad a circumstance…
You can remain fabulous… now!
~ Jennifer S. Wilkov