Alternate Universes, Saying Hell No and What's Sexy

REAL-LIFE-INTERVIEW_JEN_BRIGGSI’m Jen Briggs, originally from Chicago, IL and Southern California. I’m 37 and an Authenticity Coach and Life Strategist for Business Badasses.

I got married 5 short months ago and now live with my husband, my step-children, Sam (15) and Ellie (13), and our two dogs, Charity and Misha, 45 minutes outside of Seattle.

Fun fact about me: In the same month I got married, I also moved in with my husband and his kiddos AND left my role as a VP of Marketing to do my dream job, Coaching, full time. Hello, transition!!

Let’s do some one word answers. Ready, set, go!

Morning Drink? – Coffee! All the coffee. With coconut milk, please.
Indulgence? Lancome and YSL Mascara. See’s dark chocolate candy. Friday afternoon manicures. Premium denim. A whole day alone in nature with my husband! YUM!
Lusting after? Wedge booties
Spirit Animal? Polar Bear! They’re cute + ferocious and that’s my jam!
Head Space? Busy.
Heart Space? Love!
Bloom of Choice? Hydrangea
Turn-on? Masculine scents, campfire, nature.
Go-to Gemstone? Amethyst and Pink Tourmaline
Celebrity Icon? Jen Aniston and the Queen B
Favorite compliment? You SEE me.

What does practicing joy mean to you? Celebrating little and big wins. Slowing down. Being intentional about time.

Biggest life lesson you’ve learned lately? Slow the fuck down. You’re missing everything.

What’s your definition of success? A life full of play and joy and doing work that helps others and myself.

What are 3 things from your Life List that light you up.

Coaching passionate people and making a difference in their lives is one of my favorite parts of my world right now. Living aligned to my YES is the best feeling!

Owning a dog – My 9 year old schnauzer, Charity, lights up everyday life. Her sweet face and companionship make me happy every. single. day.

Traveling solo or with my friends/fam/hubs as often as possible (My motto: Make it happen!) TOTALLY lights me up. I think better about everything when I am on the road, in a plane, or seeing something new for the first time. That inspiration and perspective is priceless to me.

What do you do when life gets messy? Honestly, first I freak out and then I make a plan. I like breaking things down into smaller pieces, getting super curious and asking lots of questions.

3 songs, 3 books, 3 Instagram accounts?


Shot at the Night by The Killers
Roses by The Chainsmokers
Eyes on You by Hey Marseilles


MindSight by Daniel Siegel 
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Curious by Ian Leslie

3 Instagram accounts



What do you love about yourself? I love that I am silly and playful and authentic. I love that people count on me to “show up” and “get shit done”. I love that my 13 year old stepdaughter feels like she knows a very real version of me and has told me so.

What has been your favorite journey? My career which led me to meet my husband and start our life together.

What is your greatest regret? The amount of time spent in conflict with people I really care about, especially my mom.

What are you doing in an alternate universe? Teaching yoga, living on the beach, taking lots of cooking and painting lessons, spending almost everyday outdoors.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Say “YES!” and say “HELL NO.”

What’s your flavor of sexy? My flavor of sexy is time spent outdoors when the weather is perfect.. not hot, not cold. It’s the beach, great food, friends and fullness. Sexy is ease and flow. Sexy is tan shoulders, white t-shirts and jeans. It’s comfortable, casual and a little bit badass. Primal is sexy. Smart is sexy. Music is SO sexy. Sunshine, candles, campfires, dusk and dawn are sexy. Salty sweat after a workout is sexy.


Real Life With Jen:

Game-Changer Book: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Can’t Live Without: Headspace Meditation App & Nutpods Dairy Free Coffee Creamer

Currently Obsessed: Lululemon’s Scuba HoodieMarc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme

Word Of The Year? Flourish!


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Inner truth + outer alignment = unapologetic joy

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