Jena Schwartz
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Jena Schwartz
Fierce Encouragement for Writing + Life

Space devoted to hearing your own voice.

To thinking out loud. To listening for your own knowing, and to living and writing from that place.


Light and Shadow

We all have both

Often, we know there’s something missing — but can’t quite put our finger on what it is. Or we say we know what we want, but can’t quite seem to get any traction. Or every time you sit down to write, you hear nasty voices that deserve eviction notices, not more airtime.

Our work together can help you identify the missing pieces, get clearer on what you truly need and want, and move steadily in that direction. We will explore whatever comes up during and between our sessions, and slowly sift through what’s standing between you and the creativity and connection you’re craving.


“With Jena’s guidance and support I was able to see how I was sabotaging my own happiness…

…and preventing myself from living my life fully. I was able to recognize and let go of the fear that was holding me back. Working with Jena has changed my life.”


Reasons to work with Jena

  • You’re not sure what writing to commit to, or you’re in the middle of the middle and it feels like a slog.

  • You’re super excited about a new idea, but want to make sure you stay accountable to yourself.

  • You’re all over the map and could use some structure to keep you focused.

  • You’re tired and the world is noisy and you’re having trouble hearing your own voice — much less using it.


“Working with Jena has been the single most illuminating thing to come along for me in years and years.”



Work With Me

Start + Keep Going

A 3-Month Exploratory Coaching Adventure



What’s Included?


Discovery Session

This is the gateway for all of my new clients. It is a one-time two hour session — because we go deep into where you are before we can talk about where you're going. 

Writing + Life Questionnaire

These are "pondering" type questions, designed to stimulate your thinking in a way that will make our work together more rich and productive. Everything you share here will be a portal to further learning, conversation, exploring, and creating. You may choose to answer some or all of these questions! Trust your gut (always), and know that your responses will be received with curiosity and compassion. We’ll also distill your top ten personal values and all of this will be the jumping off point for our Discovery Session.

1 on 1 Coaching Sessions

We will schedule three 45-minute coaching calls per month. Each call will begin exactly where you are and conclude with mutually agreed-upon homework. You inner critic, inner perfectionist, and third-grade teacher might all make cameo appearances, but we won’t give them much airtime. After our three months together are up, you will have lifetime access to scheduling a la carte coaching sessions with me on an as-needed basis.



Pricing is income-based. Please select the payment level that best reflects your current economic status.   



Tier 1

You’re struggling to keep up, but craving support. This tier requires a simple application and has 2 spots opened up each month. Anyone can apply, though preference is given to historically underrepresented groups: single parents, people of color, and LGBTQ folks.


Tier 2

You have a fairly comfortable life, including enough cushion for choosing where to invest in your personal and creative growth without undue financial stress.


Tier 3

Your economic privilege allows you to explore and pursue many interests freely. You are generous in your support of others and want to give yourself the same kind of care and attention.



“Jena challenged me, supported me, and helped me look at my needs and talents from a different perspective.”


Schedule a complimentary exploratory call

Have some questions? I’d love to chat!


“Jena has taught me to question my self-judgment and to be my number one strongest advocate.”