The Social Sweetheart

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Professional Speaker

After two diagnoses of breast cancer, I decided to return to school.

I’d previously been working three jobs at the same time to pay the bills and ensure my four children had a roof over their head and food to eat. My (now) husband had only been living with us for three months after moving from the UK, when I underwent my double mastectomy.

My passion for speaking was discovered after returning to school and realised I wanted to help people by sharing my story of almost losing my home after divorce, breast cancer and financial challenges. Working in a shoe store, cleaning in a hotel and selling vacuum cleaners had given me a skill set that would help me overcome these challenges and set me on the road to my future success.

I speak from my heart, not from a script. My joy is being on a stage speaking to an audience and knowing if I help just one person then I have achieved my goal. It is quite remarkable that without a university degree, after being a stay-at-home mom for most of the time, and then working three low paying jobs I discovered the secret to success, and it is quite simple: Love what you do, believe in yourself, share your passion with others, and never, ever give up.

Whether I am speaking to an audience about Health & Wellness, Social Media, Networking, Building a Business or any other topics I cover, my audience relate to me. They are inspired by the choices I made, the will power to carry on and my openness to help others.

I would love to speak at your event, and have been fortunate that my speaking career has taken me across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Please contact me and let's chat about how I can inspire your audience!

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Author

I've written two successful books. Whether you're looking to escape into a world without problems, or discover that life's challenges can be easily overcome, you're sure to find some great advice.

A Life Like Mine

3 years after founding Motivational Steps I decided it was time to write my first book. The decision was made easier by the fact yet another challenge had entered my life and it meant I had the time to actually write the book. 2004 saw me marry my soul-mate but three months later I underwent a total hysterectomy as a precaution against further cancer diagnosis.

My book shares most of the challenges I have been through and some of the feedback from readers indicated it made them cry, laugh, and feel relieved someone else had gone through similar challenges. By sharing my challenges people who read my book feel a sense of being 'normal'.

The other benefit people get from reading A Life Like Mine are the tips I share, and some of these are how to start a business from scratch, how to move on after a serious challenge and includes my famous 6 Steps for Living With Life’s Challenges.

The APE Philosophy

2009 was the moment I realized I had to share my wisdom, and my philosophy with the world.

I had always know that Awareness, Prevention & Early Detection (APE) had helped me through every challenged I had encountered but did anyone else realise how the APE philosophy could help them? APE is so simple, and simple is always best.

Awareness is crucial whether you are experiencing challenges with relationships, business, security, bullying, health & wellness, in fact everything in life. The same goes for Prevention & Early Detection. The story is set in the Town of Simple and you get to know the people who live in that town and how they appear to be living the perfect life, when in reality it is all an illusion.

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Social Sweetheart

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Why am I Active on Social Media?

Social Media allows me to help people who perhaps can't be at the events where I'm speaking. I can connect with them, find out about them and share some of the things I'm passionate about. Best yet, I can do this with people from across the world, from different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs.

Why am I Popular on Social Media?

I'm an early adopter of all things social! My bubbly outgoing nature is pretty evident: people have commented on my sunny disposition, how I'm eager to build relationships and get to know my connections. In fact, if you want to sum up what there is to know about me on Social Media, just look at the word-cloud pinned on my board above - those are some of the most frequent words you'll see me using.

So What's the Connection With My Speaking Career?

I've learned the hard way that you can make a lot of mistakes on Social Media, but if used properly it can benefit many people including myself. I don't claim to know everything about Social Media, but I know what works for me and I'm sure I have plenty of tips to help you get the most from Social Media.

Because of my obvious passion on Social Media, I'm now invited to speak at conferences, trade events and mentoring sessions both at home in Canada and in the UK, to help share the secrets to my success.

I'd love to speak at your next event - please contact me!