In this episode, Keisha Shields has a Conversation with a Friend, Jena' Emily Utley. Keisha & Jena' talk about boldly blending faith and business, and in Jena's case - blending faith + her fitness empire. Keisha & Jena' talk about how it feels when you have that inner knowing that you are called for more, for a deeper relationship with God and how to overcome the fear that people will persecute or bash you for leading your career, business and platform with authenticity, integrity, and with God at the forefront.
Keisha & Jena' also talk about operating with boundaries and love in your most important relationships when you don't feel seen or heard, including a talk on setting boundaries with parents, and ooh there are some gems dropped that I think you'll resonate with.
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Holistic Lifestyle Maven, speaker, digital storyteller & marriage champion are just a few ways to describe the talent that is Jená Emily Utley. In 2010, she graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.
Since the birth of her company in 2013, Utley has cultivated a tribe of engaging, trailblazing, and highly educated women. In late 2016, with 6 years of experience as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Jená evolved her company to not only help her tribe improve their bodies but to also improve their spiritual fitness, soul fitness, and entrepreneurial acumen. She is a huge proponent of transparency and encourages her audience to practice moderation instead of deprivation and take a holistic and sustainable approach to health.
Jená has created and released several workbooks and digital courses that teach her community how to heal their bodies via food and lifestyle, build intimate relationships with Christ, and develop meaningful businesses that produce sustainable income. In addition to her work as a fitness entrepreneur, Jená curates wellness, faith, and entrepreneurship content across all her social media channels. She also enjoys working in tandem with her husband to share auxiliary content that focuses on family, travel, and financial stewardship.