Jennifer Ward

Bend, OR

Jennifer Ward is a Certified Change Strategist who teaches tools and perspectives to individuals and groups about how to skillfully navigate change and sustain well-being at the same time.

After a decade of witnessing hundreds of people discover empowerment through the Change & Transition Strategy process, she knows it’s possible to develop the inner resources and structure that allow us to have balance even in turbulent times.

As the Director of Trainings and Programs at Life Balance Institute, Jennifer develops content for programs and leads workshops and trainings. She has taught at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Esalen Institute, and 1440 Multiversity.

Jennifer lives in Bend, OR where she moved after 30 years of residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Field of focus

  • Leaders & Professionals
  • Divorce
  • Empty-nesters
  • Retirement
  • Grief & loss


  • Certified Change & Transition Strategist
  • BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

When my marriage was on the rocks and I needed to transition out of my work situation, the sessions I did with Jennifer were vital in helping me remember my deepest priorities and to act from that place, deliberately and with as much integrity as I could muster. I am now enjoying the fruits of our work together.

Amanda Bilecki, Small Business Owner, San Francisco, CA