MEET JORDAN HENDIN
MEET JORDAN SCHWARTZ HENDIN
FOUNDER & MASTER COACH
Hi, and welcome to The Pregnant Pause.
I'm Jordan, WorkLife balance disruptor, Certified Professional Coach and serial Entrepreneur. I've spent over 20 years leading Sales for the Hospitality industry. I am an accomplished business owner with two successful New York based Event & Culinary firms. Throughout my career I have relied on my emotional intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit to guide my success. I have always been ambitious and career driven. I have also always wanted a family.
After becoming a first time mom to two amazing little humans, I accepted a corporate job, leading sales & marketing for a hospitality/real estate start-up. I relished the opportunity to excel in the corporate world and gave little thought to any limitations I might have as a working parent. After a year, I was successfully climbing the corporate ladder while maintaining my role as involved mom and loving wife. By all appearances, I "had it all". On the inside however, I feared I was failing everyone around me, including myself.
I struggled this way for years, constantly questioning my decisions and what effects they would have on my career or my family's happiness. I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted and creatively depleted. Worst of all, I had come to believe that this was "just the way it is" for ambitious women with families.
In 2016, my employer offered their leadership team a new benefit: working with a corporate coach. I I assumed a coach meant someone who would focus on increasing revenue and optimizing my teams' productivity. Instead, the first question she asked was "What are your core values and how are you honoring them in your day-to-day?" That seemingly basic question gave me my first 'a-ha' moment. My actions were not aligned with my values. A cosmic shift began...
After only three months of coaching, I was noticeably different. With every major decision I would ask myself "how does this align with my values?" Asking the question helped me focus on what were true priorities, rather than things I thought I "should" do.
After six months, I had transformed. I was engaged and empowered at work. I was taking on new projects and was asked to lead a focus group for working parents. At home, I was happy and present with my kids. My creative juices, which had been dormant for so long, were flowing again. The transformation was so powerful, it sparked a passion to learn more about the field of coaching.
I began studying with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and received my degree as a Certified Professional Coach the following year. In January 2019, it was time to leave the corporate world and follow my passion. I launched The Pregnant Pause, a coaching firm dedicated to ambitious leaders who "want it all" but don't know how to get there.
**Jordan is a CPC, PCC and ELI-MP. In addition to The Pregnant Pause, Jordan is the owner and C.E.O. of JH Consulting, a consulting firm providing strategic solutions for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
"Jordan's well-honed skills make her a compassionate and empowering coach. Her ability to listen closely, help clients uncover blocks that have been limiting their success, and garner desired results- is powerful."
Melissa V.-Executive Director, Leadership & Professional Development
"I highly recommend Jordan Hendin’s coaching services! She helped me immensely. Not only did we work on the initial issue that I contacted her about, but we uncovered obstacles that I wasn’t even aware of until we delved deeper. I cannot say enough positive things about Jordan!"
Marie R.-Certified Patient Navigator
"Jordan's coaching has helped me gain clarity on my thoughts and ideas in building and growing my business. She challenges me to get out of my own way, step out of my comfort zone and continue to take action in a way that feels authentic and genuine to me."
Anna S.-Entrepreneur & Business Owner
I worked with Jordan to help me work through some personal transitions and establish my own practice. Jordan quickly identified my internal and external obstacles and gave me the tools to overcome them. She creates a space of non-judgment and has a keen but gentle way of pointing out weaknesses. I have been able to achieve more in the last six months than I ever could have without Jordan."
Robert R.-Working Parent & C.E.O.