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Consultant • Author • Educator • Word Nerd
Nice to meet you!
My name is Jennifer Kane, (just Jen is fine) and I'm a digital wellness consultant, certified by the Digital Wellness Institute, as well as an author, educator, and accomplished public speaker.
My work today has evolved naturally from decades of experience in … well, digital and wellness.
The digital part
My digital life was born along with the early days of the web, when I shifted my already decade-long marketing and communications career to focus primarily on the digital space.
For the next fifteen years, I consulted non-profits, higher ed institutions, B2B, and B2C companies on their digital marketing and communications.
I also became a nationally sought after social media trainer, speaker, webinar facilitator, and podcast guest and authored the book, Social Media Etiquette: 100 Ways to Communicate With Grace and Class.
Basically, when it came to digital technology, by 2015 I was ALL IN.
Until the day came when I was not anymore.
The wellness part
While my digital life looked awesome from the outside, it took an immense toll on me.
I burnt out, dealt with threatening trolls, and developed a number of chronic health conditions, undergoing multiple spinal fusion surgeries.
Over time, I slowly became a shadow of myself.
This period led to a second journey, one through the world of wellness.
I trained in mediation, studied the science of wellness, and became a certified digital wellness educator. The culmination of this period was my second book, Chronic Pain Recovery: A Practical Guide to Putting Your Life Back Together After Everything Has Fallen Apart.
The today part
Which brings us to today … and the timely merger of these two fields.
Today there are more people than ever in the same boat I was once in–overwhelmed by the pace of technological advancement, unable to maintain boundaries with the various devices and platforms in their lives, losing sight of the bigger picture while their days are increasingly filled with more noise and less peace.
I’ve made it my mission to help those people find a better path.
Anything else you want to know about me?
Yes. I read about 100 books each year. (I basically have no social life :) If you're a reader too, I invite you to check out my annual best books post. I'd be happy to talk about books with you anytime!
I'm forever obsessed with animals, teeny things, giant things, Badtz-Maru, and zombie shows (preferably made in Korea.) Currently obsessed with Harney's & Sons cherry blossom green tea, the game I Love Hue Too, Mary Lucia, and one piece jumpsuits or overalls (even though they can make me look like an Oompa Loompa... I'm very short IRL.)
I've run large membership organizations, organized huge conferences, maintain a healthy-sized social network, and speak in front of large, diverse audiences. So that makes it super challenging to remember all the names of people I've encountered. If you run into me sometime, please reintroduce yourself!
Curious about digital wellness?
Download my free ebook!