Meet the Leader – Jenny Garrett

Jenny Garrett, jennygarretCoach

Jenny is an award-winning coach with over 10 years’ experience of running a global business. Her mission is to transform the world, one empowered woman at a time. She uses her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.

Read on to discover why she is a leader….

 

Country of birth:

England

African countries you have visited:

Africa: Tunisia, Caribbean: St Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua

Languages spoken:

English

African dialects spoken or understood:

None

Your family background:

My family is from St Lucia and Jamaica in the Caribbean

Tell us something about your leadership roles (employed or voluntary):

I lead Reflexion Associates a Leadership Consultancy that I founded 11 years ago, and alongside two colleagues, I lead a Social Enterprise called Rocking Ur Teens, which aims to inspire, increase aspirations and enable social mobility.
I have voluntary leadership roles as Parents Teachers Association President in my daughters’ school and I am on the board of a charity called Generation Success, which aims to breakdown barriers for students who have graduated to achieve success.

What recent achievements (in the last 3 years) are you proud of and why. Give examples of the positive impact you have made in the diaspora and/or on the continent:

I am proud of the mentoring work I do with the Cherie Blair Foundation, mentoring female entrepreneurs in developing countries. My last two mentees have been in South Africa and Botswana. The mentoring has helped them grow and develop their businesses. I have spoken around the world to empower women and love the work I do.

A few words of advice to young leaders (age 5-11):
  1. You have unique skills and qualities even if you can't see them yet, keep trying new things until you find out what they are.
  2. If you are having a bad day, do something nice for someone and you’ll feel better, and this will work for you all your life.
  3. Never think that you know it all, listen to older people they’ve made lots of mistakes and can help you not do the same.

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