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Jenny Evans          

Stress Resiliency Expert, Speaker & Author

Jenny Evans is a speaker, coach, author, and organizational consultant on physiology and chemistry as it relates to resiliency, confidence, and performance. She is highly experienced, having worked with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders, and employees — from corporations, associations, and universities across the globe.

Her dynamic presentations and company-wide initiatives both educate and inspire audiences by linking the stressful challenges of everyday life to the body’s own chemistry and physiology. Evans brings to life the art of optimizing your own chemistry to boost your performance and productivity, all while enhancing your health and energy. Evans' events are active, engaging, high-energy, and life-changing – leaving audiences inspired, informed, and on their way to leading a more productive life in increasingly demanding business environments.

As a stress expert, her award-winning book, "The Resiliency rEvolution," has been hailed as a “smart, clever read and super-practical guide to leading a more full and resilient life.” She is also the creator of Hit the Deck – the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing productivity and fitness. Evans has spoken on the TEDx stage, is the resiliency subject matter expert for Optum and The Big Know’s digital courses, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post, and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She has been quoted on National Public Radio, Health Magazine, and Women’s Health while being showcased on,,,, and

Evans has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in psychology from the University of Minnesota and has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for over twenty years.

Speech Topics

Resiliency RX: Stress Proof Your Brain and Body

You’ve actually got two brains: primitive and advanced. Your primitive brain controls how you act and feel, while your advanced brain handles conscious thought, self-discipline, and sense of purpose.

Unfortunately, evolution has left your primitive brain as your default setting, and your extremely busy, conflicted modern world causes it stress way beyond what it can handle without intentional intervention.

And stress radically changes your chemistry and physiology.

The good news? The right strategies can combat the negative consequences that we all face.

Jenny shines a light on the connection between the daily grind of life and the chemistry of the brain and body. She brilliantly reveals how to truly build resilience to stress and, at the same time, how to optimize your purpose and environment.

Jenny has developed a comprehensive yet achievable set of micro-strategies that any individual or workforce can implement. It’s a philosophy to restore the brain and body’s chemistry to become more resilient. Even better… It’s so easy for a primitive caveman (brain) to do it!

For people who:

  • Want to continue to take themselves – and their work – to the next level in a way that’s easy, achievable, and sustainable
  • Want to feel better! More energized, grounded, on purpose, creative, happy, and healthy
  • Want to expand their capacity for what their careers will increasingly demand of them year over year
  • Are stressed and want effective solutions that are easy to implement

The audience will leave with:

  • The answer to the ONE question that guarantees clarity, direction, commitment, prioritization, and accountability both inside and outside of work
  • The 7 areas of your life that Resiliency Rx can enhance
  • Ways to leverage over 100 tools to successfully implement change and the secret to making these changes permanent
  • A series of “Micro Strategies” for quickly and easily stress-proofing their brain
  • The knowledge to self-restore the chemistry of their brain, body, and mindset in less than 60 seconds
  • An optional Resiliency Assessment to garner accurate insight into how they’re currently dealing with stress with a customized report on where they can make improvements
  • Three specific commitments that make up their customized action plan

Banishing Burnout

Employee stress and burnout are two of the top issues organizations are facing today.

These are why good people quit, insurance rates are skyrocketing, and cultures turn toxic… employees are Over It. So, let’s help your leaders and teams feel On It!

In this keynote, you’ll learn how to energize and optimize your body and brain for sustained high performance, regardless of the stresses you’re facing. And by using a chemical approach, success no longer has to cost your health or relationships. You’ll embrace a transformative action plan that works in the busiest of schedules!

After this keynote, you and your team will...

  • Leverage stress as a stimulus for growth by following it with recovery.
  • Begin to expand your capacity in a healthy, sustainable way.
  • Understand what qualifies as “high quality” recovery and how to get it physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Start balancing the demands on your energy with a renewable supply.
  • Create a personal plan for expanding capacity and recovery physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

The Chemistry of Confidence & Resilience for Female Leaders

The global pandemic has hit women particularly hard. Forty-two percent of professional women report they’re burned out, and 1 in 3 say they’ve considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely. They’re overworked, overwhelmed, overstressed, and feeling OVER IT.

The “She-Cession” is here, and it’s hurting your business. Research proves that companies with more female executives are more likely to outperform companies that don’t. You must support, retain and attract talented women in order to develop a culture that enables men and women alike to achieve their potential, employing the power of a diverse, collective genius.

This session addresses the unique challenges and needs of your female leaders and gives them the tools to sustain their performance and energy for the long run - both inside and outside of work.

  • Resilience and confidence are influenced by how well we know our values and purpose. When we lack clarity, we’re less resilient to stress, and our confidence wanes. It's difficult to feel confident in our abilities when we're uncertain about why and how we make decisions. Once we truly understand ourselves, then our priorities and decisions will naturally align with our ideals. We grow in confidence as we learn to trust our internal locus rather than be swayed by external forces.
  • Resilience and confidence are affected by recovery. Our days are filled with stress, incessant obligations, and habitual time wasters that sap our energy. How can we feel positive and confident when it seems we're not doing enough or not doing it well? Recovery means granting ourselves permission to strategically refuel and recharge. Only then can we predictably unleash our talents, skills, and passion with sustainable, high-quality energy.
  • Resilience and confidence are linked to our physical being. The chemistry of our bodies and brains is a direct reflection of our ability to thrive in the face of stress and uncertainty. Many women continually prioritize other people’s needs in front of their own, and years of physical neglect result in feeling burned out and exhausted. Our bodies are where energy is generated, and learning to see them as the biological source of resilience and confidence changes everything.

This highly interactive and engaging program teaches women how to develop daily practices that embolden confidence and competence in the workplace and beyond. Rich with discussion and inner reflection, it also utilizes the wisdom and experiences of the entire group. Leaders walk away with personalized action plans to transform from feeling OVER IT to On Fire, On Purpose, and On Their Game.

Guiding Principles for Creating a Purpose-Driven Life (And How They Can Help You Find an Elephant When Necessary)

Life is full of journeys. But the most important journeys are the ones that lead us to our purpose.

Throughout this keynote, Jenny will take you on a captivating journey through the deserts of Namibia. There, she joined forces with an elephant conservation organization to track a majestic bull elephant named Porthos.

During her work on this project, she began seeing important parallels between our desert quest to track down one specific elephant and our quests to find our sense of purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in our personal and professional lives.

PURPOSE IS ESSENTIAL FOR ORGANIZATIONS: Purpose-driven companies make more money, have more engaged employees and loyal customers, have a culture of trust, experience more growth, and are even better at innovation and transformational change.

PURPOSE IS ESSENTIAL FOR HUMANS: People who are clear on their purpose are more resilient, confident, and healthy. They also experience better decision-making, emotional regulation, mental health, memory, and energy.

In this thought-provoking keynote, Jenny will teach you six powerful strategies I learned working with expert elephant trackers that will forever change the way you approach your own journey. (She'll also share the wild and unpredictable moments that unfolded during my extraordinary trip.)

Energy For Resilience

When the stress in our lives increases, so does the demand for energy in order to deal with those stresses. And the last few years have been stressful for everyone. Leaders, managers, and employees have been working harder than ever before and are stretched thin, burned out, and exhausted.

The cumulative data of our Resiliency Assessment shows that people struggle with physical resilience the most. Physical energy is the foundation of everything. Without energy, nothing happens. And the energy required for your people to succeed and thrive is off the charts. Energy For Resilience will help your people increase, fortify, and recover their physical energy & resilience.


High levels of productivity and effectiveness require high levels of energy. And food is energy! Unfortunately, most people are short on time, confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated when it comes to nutrition. They’re eating in ways that increase stress and decrease energy. We HAVE to eat multiple times a day, and poor choices dramatically hinder our energy, resiliency, performance, and engagement.

This module gives your people the knowledge, confidence, and tools to consistently consume high-quality, energy-rich fuel for their bodies and brains—and to do it in an easy, quick, and flexible way. This is a very different approach to eating than most people are used to, and they’re pleasantly surprised to learn just how doable it is.


We’re going well beyond the Micro Bursts! Exercise isn’t just a way to change our chemistry after stress – it’s a powerful tool for long-term resilience, a deeper well of energy, confidence, and the ability to overcome challenges.

Participants will be motivated by the pivotal role movement and exercise play in every aspect of their lives and how to incorporate them into a busy schedule.


Sleep is the #1 tool our brains and bodies have to recover and renew energy. However, a high percentage of Resiliency Survey respondents report serious struggles with the quantity and quality of sleep they get. Without adequate sleep, our energy and ability to successfully overcome challenges and maintain a positive mindset suffer.

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