Hi there! I’m Jenn James and I’m a certified professional coach (CPC), Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC) and a She Recovers Coach Designatee (SRCD).
My specialty is helping other women find themselves again in sobriety and to start living the life they truly desire.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, I’m a sober mom, wife, cat and chicken mama thriving in Austin, Texas.
After socially drinking for almost 2 decades, I decided to take control of my life. I quit on March 2, 2016, and my life has never been the same.
Alcohol wasn’t necessarily ruining my life, but it was absolutely keeping me from living the life I knew I deserved. It was the simple things that alcohol was robbing from me every day:
I was exhausted ALL THE TIME because I was either drunk or hungover, there was no in between towards the end of my drinking career. Everything was gray.
I was so out of shape and I made terrible food choices. Who wants to eat a salad when they’re hungover? A greasy cheeseburger and coke was my cure, and I was often too tired to exercise.
My to-do list
I always had great intentions to get all my “things” done every day. I would rationalize that drinking a few cold beers while doing yard work or pouring a few glasses of wine in the afternoon would help me enjoy laundry and dishes. Ultimately, I just ended up drunk and my house was still a mess.
Being a mom is a hard enough job already. But when you’re just getting that first buzz of the day who wants to stop that party and actually be responsible and put down the drink and parent? Not Me! No Way! I thought I could drink and still be a super mom at the same time. I was checked out on my motherly duties. Reading bedtime stories at night was excruciating! I just wanted another glass of wine and my kid to go to bed. And let’s not even get started on being hungover and the absolute lack of patience I had!
Once I finally said goodbye to alcohol, I realized how alone I felt. I felt like an outcast. I was a sober mom with no one to talk to, no one to relate to. I was totally lost in this new life of sobriety and was in such a fog. I didn’t recognize this new me and this new life. But I knew I would never go back to my old ways again. I felt broken and disheartened.
At some point I had to stop SURVIVING and start THRIVING.
That’s why I decided to become a certified professional coach for women in recovery. I want you to know that you are not alone, that this is not your fault. I want you to know that I hear you. I understand. I know what it’s like to be stuck and overwhelmed with guilt and regret.
But there is hope for you, my friend. There is a better way of life. Things can and will get better! So, if you’re new to sobriety or are in long-term recovery, I can help you reconnect to your JOY.
I’m here to inspire and encourage you to discover your true, genuine self … to embrace your beautiful truths through honesty, acceptance and self-love and to start living the life you’ve always imagined.
Are you ready for change?
If you’re interested in working together, please take a look at my coaching services. As you’ll see, I offer a free no-obligation “Discovery” phone call so we can get to know each other. You can get started by contacting me here.
*My CPC and CPRC certifications are through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC).