Her presentation style was engaging and energising. The practical life hacks and strategies she shared resonated well, offering valuable enhancements for both personal and professional life. Participants appreciated her focus on well-being without inducing guilt, making it truly impactful. The real-life strategies, especially those related to managing stress and improving sleep, received high praise. Jennifer’s introduction of fresh concepts added an extra layer of value, expanding attendees’ perspectives. Jennifer’s Keynote left a lasting positive impression, equipping participants with practical tools and a renewed sense of well-being, perfectly tailored for the challenges of today.”
Sarah Darling
Mallee Family Care

The following topics are tailored for your client and can be delivered in person or virtually as a keynote, half-day workshop or full-day workshop.

The 7 Steps to Sanity – Cracking the balance myth: how work/life balance can help you achieve even greater productivity

The 7 Steps to Sanity are for anyone that wants to have it all without losing their health, sense of humour 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 commonsense 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.


  • How to motivate and manage yourself so that you can put in your best performance every day.
  • The new food pyramid and eating plan that will restore your energy, vitality and enthusiasm.
  • How to plug into limitless energy.
  • How to lighten up, reduce stress and enjoy your day.
  • How to rejuvenate your adrenal glands, balance your hormones and recharge your body systems.
  • How to release self-limiting thoughts that block our thinking and restrict our lives.
  • How to chill out and handle all that’s thrown at you.

Decompressing Stress – How to break the stress loop to improve your mental health and flourish.

There is an Apathy and resistance in the workplace today. Mental health challenges are at an all-time high. The years 20/21 were altered long enough for people to create whole new ways of being

Working from home, family and their health became priorities. That past unspoken pressure to respond immediately had disappeared, they were able to breathe again, and yet they also felt isolated and alone.

I’ve always taught ways for our bodies to be able to adapt, and we adapted to that stressful time and it changed lifestyles.

I was able to flourish when I adapted and worked from home. My surfing, my relationships, everything grew as I put that energy into the mastery of my life. There was now space for more. From co-creating a community of 2700+ local female surfers to meeting the woman of my dreams after longing to be in a committed loving relationship for years, it was all now possible

Like us, Nature is constantly evolving, not stagnant.

So what’s next?

In this keynote I share the 5 keys to rewriting the story to adapt and flourish, support mental health, decrease company attrition and achieve work life balance without sacrificing lifestyle.

I invite you to have me work with your team, so that they too can flourish amidst these times of uncertainty and transition.

Becoming Rookie Filmmakers in their 60s 

Imagine becoming a rookie filmmaker in your 60s…

That’s exactly what The Present Day Wise Woman Jennifer Jefferies and her wife Dr Alice MacKinnon (PhD) did in 2023.

They decided to disrupt the public narrative around what it means to age as a woman in today’s world and make a documentary about six women over 55 who surf on the Gold Coast. They chose to not only tell those women’s extraordinary surfing stories, but to use surfing as a metaphor about how to age bold, bright and vital.

Jen and Alice had no previous filmmaking experience. Yet, their film called “Taking Off – Tales of older women who surf” was made in five months with the leanest of budgets, generous community collaboration and maximum media exposure.

The way they “learned” how to make a documentary is a living example of how to live bold, bright and vital, just like the women surfers they filmed.

This is a story about “why not”.

In this keynote, Jen and Alice together tell their inspiring and entertaining story about becoming rookie filmmakers in their 60s. Their deep experiential learnings highlight what’s possible as we age. This keynote is for anyone wondering what their next steps are and how to grasp their dreams with vigour and determination.

Jen and Alice are both successful entrepreneurs, podcasters, surfers and are also known as The Smart Sassy Seniors.


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.

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