Jess Keenan is an authentic leadership and self-empowerment advocate for rural women and teenage girls based at Strathalbyn.
Around home, Jess is mother to two daughters, Meg (8) and Bonnie (2). Aside from her soulful business called “Leading Change Experiences” where she has facilitates life skills, personal and professional development guided by horses, her other passions include mindset mastery, holistic healing, energetic modalities, entrepreneurship & regenerative agriculture principles. She is a Law Of Attraction practitioner and has studied an eclectic range of healing techniques.
Jess runs her business around a very busy 2 year old and school runs and is a true “Trailblazer” when it comes to living authentically, and, consciously creating a life led by purposeful experiences. She feels very passionate about women developing and evolving themselves to lead their lives with “grit and grace” and to tap into their personal power.
She is the visionary at the Rural Women’s Circle on Facebook and the author of her eBook “Think Your Way To Freedom”.
Jess was not bought up on a working property but from a young age became incredibly passionate about horses and agriculture. Her parents owned small acreage at Strathalbyn and she attended Urrbrae Agriculture high school and through implementing leadership skills and attributes that she learnt through working with horses, she took on the leadership role of Head Prefect in Yr 12, and was awarded an Agriculture Scholarship, which took her onto study Agriculture Production at Roseworthy.
After completing her studies, she participated in an Ag Exchange on a working beef ranch in Canada, before returning to Australia and landing a job in the viticulture industry with Landmark.
Jess’s work history includes fencing and cattle work in a stock camp on the Barkly Tablelands, a gold mine in the NT and agronomy for pyrethrum crops in Tasmania. Jess and her husband later managed cattle properties before they settled in QLD at which point her husband went back to station fencing in WA full time, while Jess navigated her way through solo-parenting, business start up, book keeping, and everything that came with the challenges of fires, losing cattle in floods, dingos and midgies in the Baffle Creek area in QLD!
Jess is excited to be sharing some great insights from her “Trailblazer on Fire” women’s workshop, which includes 6 dynamic trailblazing skills that all women benefit from developing when it comes to becoming a passionate leader of your own life by simply moving your life forward from where you are today, regardless of your past or present life circumstances.