Where shall I start? I’m Jamie, a mentor for teen girls. I have three cool little kids, a husband whom I adore, and big dreams I’m working to accomplish. Since about 1999 I’ve been dedicated to positively impacting the lives of young people. I started as a high school cheer coach, and then spent 8 years teaching business courses at my alma mater. I liked teaching, but I missed the joy and satisfaction of being a coach and a mentor. It’s been almost 15 years since I last coached cheer, and I still have close relationships with many of the girls from my squad. That is what motivates me… getting to know young women and making a positive impact on their lives.
In 2010, while eating an average school lunch, I googled 4 words that would change my life, “mentor for teen girls.” Those words led me to find a woman name Tami Walsh who runs a coaches training program called Teen Wisdom, Inc. After completing my training with Tami, I opened up a small, private coaching practice in Bellingham, WA. Fast forward five years, and my practice is thriving. Every day that I go to work, I get to make a difference in the life a girl. Pretty great, right?
On a personal note, my late teens and early twenties were ROUGH, I didn’t have anyone that I felt I could talk to. I had a great family, but I wasn’t in a place where I could tell them what was going on, so I chose to keep it all to myself. I obviously survived on my own, and you would too, but it is so much nicer to have someone to talk to. No judgment, just a caring ear to listen to your story and help you make a plan for your future. Trust me, it can make all the difference in the world.
My goal as a mentor for teen girls for Girl Reimagined is to inspire generations of girls to live life to their potential. I’ve gathered a team of experienced, dedicated women to help me accomplish this goal and we are here, ready to help you get the life you want. We can’t wait to get started.