Hi! My name is Brenda Jones. I'm the founder of Lavender & TIME, creator of mommy to momME, and trainer for Transform Destiny.
My life has been a series of twists and turns that have all led me to this point, where I get to use my experiences to help others harness the power of the mind to achieve their dreams.
I look forward to learning more about you at one of our upcoming events. Until then, here's a little bit about me and my journey to becoming your trainer.
In 2008, after over a decade working closely with children and families and building a successful career in the autism and early intervention field, I happily retired to realize my childhood dream of becoming a mom. My baby girl became my world and I was head-over-heels in love.
A week after her first birthday, a tragedy in our close-knit playgroup began the journey that eventually led me here. A lifelong learner, I am "that mom" who is constantly researching and learning new things, diving down rabbit holes to see what is there. My daughter was two years old when I fell into entrepreneurship (realizing some things are worth the money and deciding to invest in me).
Soon after, I began attending networking meetings, initially to network and then largely as an excuse for some me-time. I felt guilty when I went out with friends just to go out, as rare as those nights were, but going out for business felt different. It was in those moments that I began to realize that I was losing myself in becoming a mom.
Being a mom was my life-long dream and I proudly put on my "mommy" hat, yet there was this part of me that began to wonder if maybe there could be more. That's when a friend of mine said "Hey, I have a ticket to an event and I really think you should come."
My daughter was barely 4 years old and I was newly pregnant. I made some major sacrifices (for me) and missed my daughter's dance competition to attend this 3-day event my friend was so sure I would like… and she was right.
That weekend, I missed my daughter's team winning an overall award for the first time and as difficult as that was because it was a huge accomplishment for a group of 4-year-olds to beat groups of 8 and 9-year-olds, I can tell you that it was worth it! It was that weekend that Michael Stevenson and Transform Destiny were introduced into my life and I instantly fell in love with NLP and Time Techniques™.
The techniques that I experienced in those three days were life-changing. I knew this was something that I wanted more of ("life-long learner," remember?). I knew that if I could release the obstacles in my life, I'd be able to be the mom I wanted to be for my daughters. More importantly, I knew that if I could raise them using these concepts and techniques, they would be able to live limitless lives.
That was when I decided the time to learn NLP was now. As a mom who almost never left her child, I somehow managed to attend several weeks of trainings, up until just before baby #2 decided to surprise us a few weeks early (a big shock since her sister had been over a week late).
I spent the next couple of years being a dedicated "dance mom," homeschooling mom, and mom to a new baby, keeping in touch with Michael and trying to keep up my NLP skills on my own. My husband didn't understand what I was doing exactly. That's when I brought him to that same 3-day event I had attended years before and he got it.
Soon after, we became certified clinical hypnotherapists and things just took off. I knew instantly that I wanted to attend Practitioner Training so that I could use the techniques with my family and friends. My husband came along, not sure why he was there. From there, we made the huge sacrifice to both attend Master Practitioner and Trainer's Trainings.
I am now a certified Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy, and TIME Techniques™. Soon after I completed my trainings, life had a new twist for me… a new dream came true and I was invited to be a trainer with Transform Destiny.
I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you at one of our live events.
Certified Trainer of NLP