Divorce Coach and Consultant
Child Advocate & Coach in Divorce
Parent Coordinator and Special Master
Yoga and Mindfulness Coaching
Creator of Peace and Play
Educator: K-12 grade 28 years
Degrees: New York University, SUNY New Paltz Psychology, Education, Dance BFA
Registered Yoga Educator: Family, Child, Vinyasa, Restorative, Pre and Post Natal: 22 Years
Mindfulness Educator: Peace and Play ages 3-13 Creator 25 years
Parent/Child Educator- 20 years: Toronto School System, Palo Alto School System, Parents Place
Mediator: 40 hour training Specialties: High Conflict Evaluative and Facilitative Mediation
Parenting Coordinator, Member of AFFC – 40 hour training Specialties: High Conflict, Child Centered Court ordered Special Master/Referee Santa Clara
Public Speaker/Trainer: 25 years
Specialities: High Conflict Divorce, Children Play Coaching, Kid transitions coach (divorce), Anger, Grief, Mindfulness, Yoga
Clients: Stanford, Google, Visa, Merrill Lynch, Parents Place, Girl Scouts, Nickelodeon, Equinox, YMCA
Focus/Influences Additional Training: Core Energetics, NVP, MyndTree Mindfulness for Parents, Cognitive Behavior Therapy
"I highly recommend Jenny for parents seeking help navigating co-parenting, or individual support post-separation. Jenny helped with co-parent counseling between my ex and I. We had been through several counselors and frequently in and out of court over a three-year period prior to working with her. I knew from my initial conversation with her that she would be able to understand our situation, particularly the Domestic Violence issues, and address them with compassion and diplomatically. I felt like I could talk to her in a candid manner without feeling scared of repercussions. What I appreciate most about Jenny’s approach is how she leads with the child’s best interest in mind in order to help guide parents towards resolutions. As a mother who only wants the best for her child, I had peace of mind knowing Jenny had my child’s interest at heart. Jenny was responsive and dedicated to helping us find solutions tailored to our specific needs through every step of our journey. Thank you Jenny for all the work you are doing to help parents through these difficult times!!!"
"Jenny Ward changed my life! Well, that isn't completely accurate. The reality is that Jenny gave my life back to me. For many years, I had been slowly sinking into the muck of the status quo, overwhelmed by deadlines, office politics, and personal fears. I was miserable and my days had become a life-draining bore. In a couple of brilliant workshops and speeches, Jenny reminded me of who I had been, who I wanted to be--and helped me to find the joy of authenticity and play that I wanted in my life. Jenny is creative, caring, fun, wise beyond her years, and most of all, she can tap into the hearts of her audience and spark a renewal of energy, passion, and purpose. You won't be the same after an encounter with Jenny Ward."
"Jenny provided support, information and resources throughout my divorce process which enabled me to be more informed and confident at my deposition, court appearances and interviews with a Guardian-ad-litem. She helped me reach an acceptable agreement in a more timely manner by developing a strategy to deal with an irrational spouse, censor my emotions in communications and focus on the tasks at hand. Jenny gave me strength to push through even the most difficult parts of the process. Through my interactions with Jenny, I have learned how to communicate with my ex-husband, how to navigate the system and how to be a supportive and understanding parent to my child. When going through my divorce, there were a lot of voices and opinions. Jenny was the voice I turned to each time because she witnessed my experience and provided advice based on her own experience and her vast knowledge of how the system actually works and how people tend to behave."
- Julie Graham Boston, MA
"I am writing this letter in support of Jenny Ward, MFA to recommend her for consulting and help families and children in a meaningful way. I first met Jenny in 2018, at a class she taught.. My Nanny and I found her class to be engaging with lots of personal stories. After the class I privately asked if she would be interested in working with my family, (2 small children, and nanny) since I was going through a terrible divorce. Jenny gave me her email and we set up some dates to talk on the phone as well as an in-home visit. She met with my children in our home on several occasions and was a huge support to my family during our time of transition. She worked with me on creating boundaries with my ex-husband and provided the support I so desperately needed to be a better mother to my children. Since Jenny also has extensive knowledge of the court system she was also instrumental in providing guidance to myself and the representing councils. Jenny, was always easily accessible either by phone or by e-mail and was timely in returning messages. Her compassion, interpersonal skills and life experiences make her an ideal candidate to provide greater support to others."
- Pamela Piacente Belmont, CA
- Christina M. San Jose, CA
- Carla Philbrick Belmont, CA.
- Sheila & Ketan Kothari Palo Alto, CA
- Nick and Michelle Sturiale Los Altos, CA
- Brian T. Alameda CA