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Jennifer Chapman: Surviving Stroke and Starting Just Commit Coaching

After suffering and surviving a stroke at only 34 years old, Jennifer Chapman rediscovered life and its value through life coaching sessions. Today, she has taken on the role of a life coach at “Just Commit Coaching,” seeking to help others who find themselves in the same position she was in. She is committed to helping them overcome the struggles that come with surviving a stroke.

Jennifer Chapman grew up in Colt’s Country, surrounded by her loving family. At the young age of 11, she lost her biggest supporter in life, her mother. Life went on with her dad and brother filling in the void that she felt after she had lost her mother. Her extended family (aunts and grandparents) also helped support her while growing up. She grew up with a passion for dancing and tennis, which eventually became her therapy.

After college, Jennifer Chapman ventured into the sales arena, spending ten years in the beer, wine, and spirit business. Eventually, she navigated her way outside of her comfort zone and became a business sales representative who impressively hit President’s Club in her first year. The following year, the dedicated sales professional turned 34 years old and felt that she experienced an epiphany. Jennifer recalled how her mother passed away when she was only 34 years old as well. Nine months later, she suffered a stroke without any signs. She found it hard to believe as she was generally healthy. This changed her life instantly and marked the beginning of what would then become “Just Commit Coaching.”

To overcome her experience, Jennifer Chapman had to accomplish acute rehab and therapy. Fortunately, she completely recovered physically. However, she struggled with mental and emotional challenges as she faced her “new normal.” With the help of a life coach, she finally overcame her negative thoughts and feelings. She learned to fully accept her new normal and gained confidence in her new life. Today, she takes pride in being in control of her mindset, attitude, and potential. She is now on a mission to serve other stroke survivors who may find themselves in a dark place. 

“I know I cannot serve anyone else unless my own cup is full of love, joy, acceptance, belief, and strength,” says Jennifer Chapman. Now that she has completely transformed her life for the better and understood the purpose of her experience, she seeks to guide others in overcoming their challenges. She is dedicated to providing them the support they need through Just Commit Coaching. 

Her coaching sessions are designed to cater to stroke survivors who need emotional support. She seeks to guide them in accepting and overcoming the emotional baggage that stroke brought into their lives. She guides them in discovering a new sense of self, purpose, and potential. “It is all about taking a deep dive into the root of their challenges and then offering solutions,” explains Jennifer.

What separates Jennifer Chapman and Just Commit Coaching from others is where Jennifer comes from. Being someone who had firsthand experience in this challenge and having been able to survive and grow from it makes it easy for her to connect and relate to the difficulties that the clients are experiencing. 

In the future, Jennifer Chapman hopes to grow her one on one coaching sessions to grow into group coaching, where she can lead masterminds globally. She hopes to be part of networking events, conferences, and other events. She is ready to take on the podium as a motivational speaker who can inspire others with her story.

Learn more about Jennifer Chapman by visiting her on Instagram and LinkedIn profile. Connect with Jennifer by emailing her at

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