About Me1

I am a writer, illustrator, and public speaker with more than 25 years experience creating multimedia stories designed to capture the imagination. I have crafted everything from features for national publications, marketing collateral and online courses to a children’s book series known as CritterKin.

It was while writing the CritterKin books that I began to realize the messages and themes they contained were resonating with adults as well as kids. In particular, The Not Perfect Hat Club, which deals with the myth of perfection, struck a deep chord with readers of all ages. Parents, teachers, CEOs of companies and community leaders were writing to say thank you for speaking the truth – perfection is impossible and holds us back from discovering and developing our unique abilities.

My current work, which includes author readings, virtual classroom visits, keynotes, and global workshops via live video conferencing, focuses on debunking the myth of perfection and helping individuals and groups harness the power of creative collaboration to realize their goals. Time spent with me is engaging, empowering and most of all fun. My goal is to help you fall in love with and embrace the ongoing, iterative process of trial and error that is life. We must stop seeing mistakes as signs of failure and accept them as stepping stones to discovery. As Thomas Edison said, “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

If you, or your organization, would like to experience what it’s like to be seen for who you are, and best of all inspired and empowered to harness and put your unique abilities to work in the world, please get in touch. I can be reached by phone or email.

Email: JenaBall@CritterKin.com
Phone: 919-454-9917


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