Jill Reynolds founded Brave Heart Workshops in 2017. She is a Certified Meeting and Event Planner with 37 years of networking and consultative expertise in media, logistics, technology, and hospitality. Using her background in Meeting and Event Planning, Jill creates amazing conferences weaving authentic up-close stories that connect Hope, Health, and Healing. Jill is known for her Podcast, “The Connection Show” where she helps leaders connect their life stories with who they are today. She is a #1 International Best-Selling Author in a collaborative book, “Fiercely Faithful” where she shares her story called “The Essence of Humility.” Jill shows the audience how to reconnect with what matters most in life so they can be set free from shame, embarrassment, and humiliation.
At 28, Jill’s life was a train wreck. Addicted to Crack Cocaine, Alcohol and down to 97 pounds, she lost her job in San Diego and moved back to Chicago after she had an encounter with God. She knew her life was hopeless; her health was a disaster, and she had no idea what to do next. Everything felt impossible. But she showed up week after week at church and prayed to God to help her and to give her the resiliency to recover. Jill believed that doing the hard work of digging into her story and connecting the dots of her traumatic childhood would bring her Hope, Health, and Healing she desired. The work and resiliency paid off. Today she is passionate about spreading Hope, Health, and Healing to everyone she meets. Never give up. Connect the dots in your stories and they will set you free.
Jill is thrilled to be working with leaders and leading attendees in Hope, Health, and Healing as she is also a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, The Mental Wellness Company. Jill’s fully recovered from substance abuse since 1984, Codependency since 1992, and Eating Disorders since 2015. Over the years, she has helped over 50 women in recovery. Jill loves doing/teaching Water Aerobics and Improv. Despite her own family of origin traumas of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, she intentionally lives a life of serving others, and helping them seek meaning, and healing in their lives. She was a single-never married mom and raised her son alone for 17 years. She has been married to Larry since May 2000. Jill’s personal intention is to bring unique events to people globally so they can Be Brave, Authentic, Courageous, and Strong.