Jennifer Bloom is a mother, facilitator, poet, singer, social innovator, and lifelong learner with over twenty years of practice creating experiences that invite participants to expand their mind and heart, open to diverse perspectives, and imagine possibilities. Jennifer’s work is grounded in social science process and weaves intellect, intuition, and imagination.
Jennifer has authored two poetry books, Brainstorms and Within My Illusions, and released the original EP, The Only Way out Is Through. She’s brought her signature storytelling, poetry, and song performances to audiences all over the country, inviting people to expand into a greater sense of presence and potential.
She has facilitated projects and workshops with social change leaders, public school students, non-profit organizations, and community coalitions. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and a Master’s of Science in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her work integrates her contemplative and poetry practices as well as her continued studies through The Neuroleadership Institute, The Mindsight Institute, and Prosocial World. She co-founded Emerging Perspectives, a consulting group that works with purpose-driven individuals and organizations to create innovative solutions through evaluation, program development, and strategic planning.
Jennifer serves as an advisor to the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative Leadership Fellowship program and the Center for Compassionate Leadership.
Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas, with her daughter and two dogs, Snowball and Cookie. She believes that well-being thrives when we recognize, embrace, and embody our interconnection with all beings and the planet.
I am a caterpillar growing too big for my skin.
I feed on the world around me,
moving slowly and deliberately,
consuming more than I can hold,
molting to make room for my body,
ever expanding and increasing.
I weave a tapestry around my soul,
burying myself deep inside,
but never shutting down
the essence of who I am.
I am a butterfly who changes the world.
I draw sweet nectar from the flowers of life,
fueling my soul and allowing my divine spirit
to radiate the vibrant colors and patterns of joy.
I pollinate love and light and truth,
scattering the seeds in all directions,
never knowing where they may land
and what may grow in their presence.
I am earthy and flighty,
camouflaged and colorful,
transformed and transforming,
a never-ending transformation of myself.
Take a timeout with me.
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