I am a speaker, coach, author, and philanthropist. A wife, mother of 3, forward thinker and live wire. An advocate for mental health, rare disease, and all things joy.
My mission is to empower and inspire from the stage, through my book Bring The Joy, by coaching and facilitating workshops based on my foundational pillars for joy and resiliency.
In 2017, my husband, Hot Ronnie and I started The Love for Lewiston Foundation. The charity has raised over 2 Million dollars and has been instrumental in implementing New Born Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. To this day, we continue to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and families across Canada living with SMA.
It is with passion, drive and a philanthropic mission that we have created life-changing impact.
My Joy Starters include a hot cup of coffee in my favourite mug, working out, sunshine, finding a boat to surf behind or paddleboarding. I am 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, I 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.”
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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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