Jen Bertsch has offered professional coaching and training for nearly 10 years. With a direct and engaging style, she has a natural talent for digging deep and asking tough questions that get straight to the heart of an issue. By helping people understand the true nature of their obstacles, she empowers them to take charge and make the change that will drive the results they seek, both professionally and personally. Her specialty is working with millennial leaders and the organizations where they work, to create innovative, high performing and fun teams.
Jen’s passion for helping people lead well and achieve more has been evident throughout her career. Notably, during her time with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce (the second largest chamber in Minnesota), she helped drive a rebrand of the organization, ran record-setting membership campaigns and expanded the chamber’s programming to include one of Minnesota’s first young professionals organizations in 2005. Her work there earned her the Duluth News Tribune’s 20 Under 40 Award in 2008.
Of her many successes, she is perhaps most proud of the Multiply Vineyard coaching project. For this non-profit initiative, Jen led efforts to create a team of 80+ internal coaches, including a dozen mentor coaches, all focused on helping leaders within their community become more independent, engaged and confident. The coaching team expanded internationally, which speaks volumes to the sustainable culture Jen helped nurture.
Jen is a graduate of the Advanced Coaching Program at Coach U and a Reach-Certified Personal Branding Strategist. She currently serves as a coach and guest lecturer at the College of St. Scholastica Nurse Practitioner Graduate Studies program, she sits on the Board of Directors at LHB( a Minnesota-based architecture and engineering firm) and is Vice President of her PEO Chapter, an organization that promotes education for women. In addition to this, with her husband Benjamin and two curious and active children, she enjoys a life of outdoor play, local arts and building community wherever she finds herself.