Jen Coken

Executive Leadership Coach | Author | Comedian | Speaker

Embrace the Ridiculousness of Life, LLC
Annapolis, MD

Empower women in STEM to lead with more authority, influence and impact.

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Meet Jen

Recognized by ABC, MSNBC, and TEDx, Jen Coken is an internationally acclaimed comedian, coach, speaker, and Imposter Syndrome expert. Jen has coached nearly 10,000 leaders in the last 30 years in the public and private sectors. She has a vision of a world of people at home with themselves — a world where each and every human being is recognized, appreciated, and known for their unique contribution. She has made it her mission to empower mission-driven women executives in male-dominated industries to lead with more authority, impact, and influence. Fortune 1000 CEOs to seven-figure Founders trust Jen to shake things up with no apologies, no limits, and all the laughs.

Work with Jen

Signature Keynotes

Make Imposter Syndrome Your Superpower: Lead with More Authority, Influence and Impact

As an expert in Imposter Syndrome, comedian, author, and international executive coach, Jen empowers leaders to embrace their true selves and lead without limits. She transforms limiting beliefs through a dynamic mix of story, strategy, and humor. Attendees will learn practical steps to convert self-doubt into a superpower, boosting their authority and impact. This high-energy session uncovers why success often feels like luck and offers actionable strategies to harness confidence and thrive as influential leaders.

Cracking the P.O.W.E.R Code of Personal Responsibility: How Multidimensional Leaders and Their Teams Thrive In An Ever-Changing Landscape

In a world where change is constant and unpredictable, today’s leaders must be multidimensional. Jen teaches leaders to balance their bottom line, customer needs, and team dynamics with authenticity, vulnerability, and empathy. Discover how to identify and overcome linear thinking patterns, create your unique leadership style, and stay in the creative zone to make impactful decisions. Embrace this new leadership paradigm and learn to thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Unlock Success with Less Stress: The Secret the World’s Top Leaders Know

Discover the secret to achieving more with less stress from renowned speaker, comedian, and executive coach, Jen Coken. In her transformative program, "Unlock Success with Less Stress: The Secret the World’s Top Leaders Know," Jen reveals how to strip away the layers of perfectionism, people-pleasing, and the need for external validation. Like Michelangelo’s David, your true leadership potential is already within you. Jen’s unique approach helps leaders chisel away the excess to reveal their authentic selves, fostering workplace cultures of confidence and authenticity. Embrace this journey and learn to lead with less stress and greater impact.

Networking Sucks, but Jen Coken Makes it Sizzle: How to Network Like a Pro Without Losing Your Mind

Are you tired of enduring boring elevator pitches while awkwardly balancing a plate of hors d'oeuvres? Do networking events feel more daunting than a trip to the dentist? Jen Coken, a dynamic coach, writer, speaker, and comedian, is here to transform your networking nightmares into enjoyable and productive experiences. With Jen’s unique blend of humor and expertise, you'll learn to navigate networking with ease, confidence, and a lot of laughs.


I have worked with over three dozen keynote speakers in less than three years, and working with Jen was one of those experiences I will never forget. From our original conversation to prepping on-site, Jen was attentive, focused, and prepared to execute on time. What I enjoyed most about Jen was that she asked the most insightful questions, and though she was speaking as a keynote speaker, she did not want me to lose "Embracing the ridiculousness" of life as the Event Organizer. As a keynote speaker, Jen received wonderful reviews from attendees who enjoyed her authentic and personable demeanor. So from attendee to event organizer, you will be sure not to be disappointed.
Vanessa Velasco

Marketing Director, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Jen is a speaker worth hearing. I've attended dozens of conferences, coached hundreds of TEDx speakers, and heard thousands of speakers. Jen sleuthed a silent truth about showing up authentically in telling a tale, delivering an idea, and showing the process underneath the progress. Her talk scores on so many high performing levels.
Kat Haber

Organizer , Tedx Vail

Jen is high-energy and funny. She helps people identify the barriers that are holding them back, overcome them in a few minutes, and then she puts them to work. If you're looking for somebody to create transformations for your audience, I highly recommend Jen Coken.
Steve Harrison

Co-Founder, Quantum Leap Publicity and Marketing Program