The purpose of life isn’t just to live, but to thrive

Jennifer Jefferies is The Present Day Wise Woman, one of Australia’s most respected authors and speakers in the area of health and wellbeing, working closely with some of the world’s most well known brands to restore work life balance and minimise presenteeism and absenteeism in their organisations.

Experiencing corporate burnout at 27 after a car accident, Jennifer got the wake up call she needed to realise there is more to life than just having a successful career, and good health was the foundation to build it on.

Turning away from her pharmaceutical management career Jennifer became a passionate naturopath, and for more than 25 years has helped countless individuals improve their lives so they can live their dreams, enjoy life and give back.

Subscribing to the philosophy that wealth and success mean nothing without your health, Jennifer authored the 7 Steps to Sanity and thirteen other health-related titles, sharing practical real-life strategies to help teams and individuals improve their health, wellbeing and productivity by finding balance in their lives.

Known for her fun, humorous, no-nonsense approach to healthy living, and her proven ability to motivate others to make positive changes to their lives both inside and outside the workplace, Jennifer is a highly sought after presenter, speaking to corporations in more than a dozen countries including Australia, USA, New Zealand and South-East Asia.

Determined to leave the world a better place, Jennifer has also established The Q Foundation to give health, hope and happiness to children in poverty stricken countries through providing education, health care, accommodation and welfare services.

Self described as a psychedelic, peace and brown rice loving hippie and a passionate, adventurous traveler, when Jennifer isn’t writing or speaking, she is working towards her goal of owning a complete set of Lonely Planet books, purchasing them only once she has traveled to each place.

For media enquiries, speaker bookings you can get in touch with Jennifer on ea@jenniferjefferies.com

Keynote Speaking Topics


Cracking the balance myth: how prevent burnout in the workplace

The 7 Steps to Sanity are for anyone that wants to have it all without losing their health, sense of humor or sanity along the way. Jennifer shows us how to achieve more success and happiness by learning how to manage ourselves, our time and our lives. With uncommon common sense Jennifer will show your team how they can incorporate simple lifestyle changes into their every day that will help them to feel better and achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Jennifer’s keynote presentation focuses elements of the 7 Steps to Sanity you or Jennifer choose from the menu to tailor your teams needs.

The Present Day Wise Woman

Jen Jefferies is The Present Day Wise Woman helping women find their Voices, their Ultimate Health and their “What’s Next” in the 2nd chapter of their lives.

In 2014 when Jen returned home after walking The Camino de Santiago across Spain she was frustrated with the lack of information and resources available for women looking for their what’s next. When she searched the word Crone Jen was disturbed to find images of haggard old women and witches. Jen was 53 in peace health, knew where she was going in life and was thriving.

For nearly twenty years Jen had been travelling to non western countries teaching and being with the locals. In these cultures the 50+ year old woman is highly revered and respected  as the wise woman, the complete opposite to western cultures. Jen decided that it was time to Redefine The Crone to truly represent the Present Day Wise Woman.

In this keynote address Jen will share the steps it take to thrive in health as a 50+ year old woman and step into their what’s next for the second chapter of their lives.

Previous Speaking Clients

Some of Jennifer’s speaking clients include:

The World Bank, Washington DC

Starbucks, Seattle

Wrigley, Australia and New Zealand

Caltex, Australia

MEA, Australia

eWomen Network USA

EA/PA Conference Australia

Australian Trucking Association

Women in Trucking, Australia

RT Private Health Insurance, Australia

Grand United Private Health Insurance, Australia