Client Success Stories

…and what it’s really like to do private coaching with me.

Ashley Dearborn, Product Manager/Adventurer/Warrior.

When I applied for coaching, I felt like I had lost myself. I felt isolated from the world, disconnected from the people around me, and struggled with anxiety – which only served to magnify my struggles with body image. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I needed to do some inner work to accept my body, that just losing weight wouldn’t be a magic cure-all, even though I really wanted to believe it would be. I had no idea what that inner work would look like, or be like, or how incredibly important it would be.

I don’t feel like I have to hide anymore. I can take up space and show up as my authentic self without fear of judgement and rejection. I speak up more, I interact with others more, and don’t feel afraid of opening up, being vulnerable, and making deep and meaningful connections with people. I no longer feel disconnected and isolated from the world. I feel lighter, happier, and more confident. I don’t feel the need to change my body to love myself anymore, I can love myself now, just as I am. I feel like I got my life back, and it’s so much better than I imagined it could be.

Jessi showed me how to trust myself and how to be kind to myself. Doing this work has shown me that there is more strength inside of me than I ever realized. I never imagined that I would be able to love and care for myself in such a deep and soul nourishing way.

Mona Zhang, CEO of Bra Theory

Jessi’s secret sauce, I think, is both her style of questioning (it is gentle, firm, and humorous at the same time) and her depth of knowledge. It really opens me up to being excited and curious about reexamining what I held as truths. The knowledge thing helps, especially for Ravenclaws like me.

Megan Hansen

A year ago I reached out to Jessi because felt completely stuck.  I was giving all the energy I had (and then some) to my job of seven years, and I was burn out.  I constantly felt exhausted, overwhelmed and anxious. I had lost sight of what it meant to feel truly well.

From the start Jessi helped me sift through the noise and understand what I really needed and desired.  She had a way of asking just the right question to help me see things in a new light.  With Jessi’s encouragement and insightful guidance, I was able to move through the  confusion and shame I felt and begin to choose a path forward.  Within a few months, I took the leap and left my job for good.  Two months after that, I packed up my apartment and embarked on several months of travel abroad.  

Today my life is completely different than it was a year ago.  I feel joyful again. I’m relaxed. I’m much more open to life. I feel like I’m finally taking the reigns of my own life.  Above all, I’m no longer stuck!  I still have a lot of things to figure out, but I love the path I’m on and the person I’m becoming.  Jessi helped me get here.

Brenna McDermot

One of the biggest revelations I had while working with Jessi was that I am not inherently and irreparably broken–I need to be healed, not fixed.

Through Jessi’s exercises, I gained tools to heal myself. Through her questions, my paradigms changed. And when no one else was as angry as I wanted them to be about my sexual trauma, Jessi felt like my champion, affirming that I was truly hurt and that those feelings mattered.

I went from constantly feeling under attack from others and myself to being able to protect myself and set boundaries. I went from chastising myself for not feeling how I “should” to accepting my feelings and asking why. The road ahead of me is long and unclear, yet I have hope that I will heal, that I am not doomed for eternal displeasure. My newfound sense of power will overcome haunting memories, harsh inner dialogue, and a numb body.

Working with Jessi will give you the opportunity to heal and love yourself. Jessi will give you hope.


Through working with Jessi, I realised a lot of my beliefs about myself stemmed from worrying about what the opposite gender thought of me. She taught me to lead a one woman rebellion within myself and dismantle that shit.

Jessi helped me identify my ‘triggers,’ and many of my triggers have vanished since the coaching, for example feeling completely crap about myself, comparing/hating myself and getting incredibly jealous when I’m around other women who are way more attractive than me. Now I just think ‘wow, she’s beautiful’ and then I move on.

I no longer feel like my self-worth lies in how I look. I don’t work out as much anymore, I indulge in my favourite foods without the guilt, and I’m just no longer so strict with myself.

Lyndsi Patterson

I believe the biggest changes for me since working with Jessi are mostly internal. I am now far more aware of how I feel at any given moment, and am working hard to process those feelings instead of bottling them up. I feel like I now have the tools to help myself mentally and emotionally. I am taking a more well-rounded approach to my health and to what it means to be me.

Crystal Hall, Goddess/Spouse/Mother/Friend/Administrative Support

The advice you gave me has inspired me. I started doing more “want-to’s” than “shoulds” and “have-to’s”. What a novelty right!? I began following pleasure. I am now in the process of applying for college, I’m having more sex than ever, and I’m practicing yoga more regularly. I am no longer invisible. I feel like I am bliss and sensuality embodied. I just wanted to let you know that your work has truly inspired me and brought joy and pleasure into my life. Thank you.

Jessi helped me to see the light that always existed within me. By the time that we started working together, I had done enough self-reflection to know that the light was in there somewhere, but I did not have a clue as to how to find it.

She pushed me to think about things that previously made me feel shame or discomfort and transformed them into parts of me that I EMBRACE. Jessi helped guide me through some very challenging questions in a mere 10 weeks, and I am completely transformed because of it.

There is not a woman in my life who I think wouldn’t benefit from even just one conversation with Jessi.

Jill Thompson

To anyone who’s thinking of joining Jessi’s coaching program, I would say: RUN, DON’T WALK to sign up, because it was, without exaggeration, life-changing.

Jessi is an absolute joy to work with, and she will go above and beyond to help you meet your goals and just generally to feel amazing.

Cait Wilson, Graphic Designer/Artist/Explorer

On our calls and in the gym I felt like I was in this amazing bubble of protection and love and worthiness. I felt like I had the space to be honest with Jessi and myself. It’s very clear that she has passion and love for what she does, which makes it incredibly easy to be coached!

If coaching is something you’ve thought about doing and want to learn about yourself in the realm of fitness and beyond, Jessi is your woman. There’s never going to be an exact right time and you’re never going to feel 100% ready, but it’s so worth it once you start. In addition to being warm and welcoming, Jessi was uber-professional. She was always on time, followed through with everything she said she would, and was already ready with a thoughtful answer to all of my questions. Her style of coaching and breadth of knowledge was truly everything I could have hoped for.