Jessica is a speaker, coach, author, and philanthropist. A wife, mother of 3, forward thinker and live wire. An advocate for mental health, wellness, rare disease, and all things joy.
Jessica’s mission is to empower leaders, teams, and individuals to reach their fullest potential by providing them with the tools and framework necessary to navigate through the challenges and roadblocks of today’s fast-paced world.
Jessica believes that everyone has the power to turn pain, problems, grief, and challenges into rocket fuel for unlimited possibility and abundant joy. Through engaging storytelling and inspiring life lessons, she aims to cultivate a possibility mindset that enables individuals to answer the question of “So Now What” and spiral upwards towards success.
Jessica looks to empower others to do hard things, overcome adversity, and cultivate their own forward momentum towards the life they dream of.
In 2017, her and her husband, Hot Ronnie, started The Love for Lewiston Foundation. The charity has raised over 2.2 Million dollars and has been instrumental in implementing New Born Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. To this day, they continue to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and families across Canada living with SMA for critical medical needs.
Jessica’s Joy Starters include a hot cup of coffee in her favourite mug, working out, sunshine, finding a boat to surf behind or paddle-boarding. She is proud to be the recipient of The 2021 Doc Seaman – Generosity of Spirit Award, the winner of The Best Documentary at the 2022 Okotoks Film Festival, and the recipient of the 2022 Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Dr. Katie Mander’s Courage to Inspire Award. Additionally, she was inducted into the 2022 Class of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40.
Top 40 Under 40.
WHY SHE’S A TOP 40
Since February 2022, more than 20,000 infants in Alberta have been screened for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This is thanks to Jessica Janzen Olstad, who once swore that no family would endure what hers went through with her son, Lewiston. “I don’t want a mother to have to sit holding her baby wondering, ‘Is this your last breath?.’
A mother of three children (“two earth-side, one up in heaven”), Janzen Olstad works as a speaker and executive coach, encouraging people to find joy, even in difficult circumstances. In 2020, she wrote a book, Bring The Joy, which is available in bookstores and online. “I’ve learned that you can be mad and that’s okay. You can healthily channel that energy into rocket fuel to continue to create change.”
Coaching gets you closer.
People come to Jessica to personally and proffessionally get unstuck, reach new levels and build a life of abundant joy. If you’re looking to build new healthy habits, reframe perspectives and externally process in a safe environment with zero judgement – this is for you. Her clients are often looking to get more out of the life that they are living and to better manage the roadblocks and hurdles that life throws their way. 1:1 coaching is specifically set up to give you the momentum that you need.
LET’S USE pain as rocketfuel
TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
DO YOU EVER GET THOSE NUDGES?
The ones that you feel deep inside you and cannot shake? And you know if you follow them, your life will change?
In Bring the Joy, Jessica Janzen shares her experience in following those nudges of her heart to find true and lasting joy. From the bliss of her dramatic, romantic saga with her now husband, to the trials and triumph of her career journey as a young woman, to the devastating loss of her son when he was only 6 months old, Jessica’s commitment to follow the nudges of her heart have seen her through every season.
Through her hilarious, inspiring stories and refreshing honesty, Jessica will challenge you to start looking for new ways to bring new joy to your life and to those around you. Life lived to the fullest can only happen when you Bring the Joy.
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