My Story

Hello my friends.  I’m Jennifer and owner of Jennifer Watson Leadership and Watson Wellness.  I am so glad you have taken the leap to meet me here. 

I’m an integrative physical therapist, health + soul + leadership coach, breakthrough & inspirational speaker and entrepreneur.  My true passion is working with high achieving women & men to achieve the health + the leadership they truly desire post trauma…and assisting this process through the healing power of mental wellness + your unique soul power + your badass scars.  

 

So hears the deal…

You gotta now own your bad story…your badass scars

Because it’s a Phenomenal Bad Story…

 

…it corrals you into the depths of you…how UNIQUE your story is…and how you can use the good moments but more importantly the DARK moments to wake-up your PURPOSE, heal your SOUL, and use your gifts to IMPACT the world. 

And yes, get YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LEADERSHIP, YOUR LEGACY that you were meant for and you SO deserve.   

I started my humble beginnings as an integrative physical therapist 20 years ago and ironically my own journey in health took me down a path of questioning what true health was and if we as practitioners were effectively addressing chronic health problems that were so glaringly urgent to address.

 

From a very young age I was the goal-oriented, “over-achiever.”  This served me well sometimes and other times not so well.  I was able to become an All-American track runner, meet amazing people, travel, become an integrative physical therapist, and yes, own my first business.

But my pain & struggle with severe depression was real and this is where “over-achieving” didn’t help me. I used it as my “band-aid” for a deep and dark struggle that only grew bigger and bigger as I packed on more “success.” 

 

You name it, I tried it…from diet, exercise, meditation, prayer, etc.  I didn’t get why I wasn’t getting better.  I was doing “everything right.” 

Until I realized the very thing stopping me was there very thing that scared me the most…SHARING my story and the FEAR of rejection.  Fear of having people I cared about walk away.  Fear of people seeing that I WASN’T perfect.  

 

Dealing with this fear and why I had it was the most painful thing I had experienced.  BUT also the most healing.  SUFFERING is okay when it creates what I like to call a “come to Jesus moment”…the moment you can’t hide…the moment you look into the mirror and actually WAY past it…to your SOUL…your scars, your screw-ups, your pain. 

 

 When you are willing to sit with this SUFFERING…trust me…stay with it…lean into it.  HUG yourself through it.  Take ownership, responsibility for YOUR life.  And you guys…trust me…the amount of MAGIC and exponentially momentum you will see in your life…WOW.

 

And boy oh boy did I see the healing really began for me and ultimately for my clients! 

 
  • Masters in Physical Therapy

  • Certified Integrative Manual Therapist

  • Certified Health Coach

  • Over 1000 hours in continuing education on health, wellness, leadership, business management and functional orthopedics, postural restoration, manual therapy

 

About Jennifer

Jennifer Watson, MPT, I.M.T.,C., owner of Jennifer Watson Leadership/Watson Wellness, is dynamic motivational speaker with a gift for intuitive and visionary coaching.  She is an expert in self-empowerment, mental wellness, post-trauma growth and leadership mastery.  

 

She is passionate and honored to help those achieve their own greatness with authenticity, grace and class.  As a former collegiate athlete and current integrative physical therapist, coach, speaker and entrepreneur, she is ecstatic to share a message of strength, courage and hope against mountain tops that may seem unattainable. With 18 years experience in business and leadership management and health + wellness advocacy, she inspires those to unleash their potential and performance in all areas of their life.

In addition, Jennifer is the owner and primary therapist of Watson Wellness. She received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time at Wisconsin Jennifer was also a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison track & field team in which she received All-American honors. As she began her work, her interests began to grow outside the athletic arena. She has completed over 700 hours of continuing education courses in manual therapy, functional orthopedics, and postural restoration. Her most recent specialty certification she received in Integrative Manual Therapy from the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy. She is also currently working toward full certification in postural restoration. Her areas of focus & expertise include acute & chronic pain (adolescent to geriatric), spine & pelvic rehab, sports injuries and a special interest in men & women’s health. She has taken part in public speaking to physician groups, hospitals & high schools, athletic teams & fitness organizations, and other small businesses on various platforms of physical therapy. She is also working with nutritionists, alternative care specialists and physicians on developing a strong network of healthcare providers that can provide the client with an accessible and comprehensive health plan.

 

Jennifer Watson Leadership + Watson Wellness has given rise to Jennifer’s great passion of supporting people in their journey to live their EPIC Health, their EPIC Leadership, and their EPIC Legacy that they were destined for.

 

Jennifer’s special interests and hobbies include hiking, running/competitive racing, yoga, stand-up paddle and anything to do with the beach or mountains!  She also enjoys reading, hanging with family & friends and takes special joy in hanging with her nephews.  Jennifer has a passion for the organizations Wounded Warriors and Life Rolls On and continues to take active rolls in events throughout the year.

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