On this episode Lindsey and Morgan interview Jennifer Halsall. Jennifer is a C’Merican (you read that right- a North American hybrid) who, after living ten years in the Netherlands is officially Dutch. She is the Chief Operating Officer for WIFA (the Women in Fitness Association) by day and is a Europe Active Board member for many of the hours in between. Twentyish years ago, she started her career as one of the (then) few female Personal Trainers and was able to turn her passion into a career by leading 2 of the Canadian market’s largest PT Departments: Bally Total Fitness and GoodLife Fitness before convincing René Moos to make his best hiring decision ever in 2011. Since then, Jennifer led the Product Team at HealthCity and Basic-Fit before starting the Member Retention department. After 10 years, it was time for change and Jennifer is proud to have joined WIFA’s leadership team. In her spare time, (what’s that?) she passionately contributes to the growth of our sector. She is a co-creator of the WIFA L.E.A.D. Program (Leadership through Elevation Awareness and Discovery) program, a CEN workgroup member for our branch’s Health and Safety Standard. She derives her energy by fulfilling her purpose: Connecting us with our strength and magic so that there’s no such thing as impossible!
Lindsey and Morgan are excited to introduce Jennifer to the WIFA community as our COO. Jennifer shares how knowing her worth combined with bold self-promotion has propelled her career, and how working for WIFA is the culmination of her journey (so far). She also shares what she is looking forward to in her new role. Listen to the full episode for this and more!