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Jenna Phillips Ballard

Jenna began her career in 2006 as a certified personal trainer and life coach for celebrities, being featured as an expert in her field including appearances on Dr. Phil and The Doctors.

She was introduced to a powerful emotional intelligence training by a friend in 2011. It was then that Jenna realized her soul’s calling was to empower leaders to transform themselves, and the world around them, from within. 

Overcoming challenges and transformation were not new concepts for Jenna as she made a full comeback from brain damage after waking up from a head trauma-induced coma in 2000. So in 2016, she co-founded Ascension Leadership Academy with her husband as pioneers of emotional intelligence training in San Diego, California.

In 2019, she deepened her purpose by giving birth to a son. Jenna lives in Austin, Texas where, again, in 2022 she further deepened her purpose and commitment to family with the birth of her second son.