"'There is time for work and there is time for love. There is no other time.' Coco Chanel"
Jennifer is the powerhouse CEO and co-founder of Bayleaf Wellness, an innovative healthcare practice based in the Melbourne CBD. Bayleaf Wellness offers its clients a uniquely bespoke experience, and is focused on empowering the individual to actively participate in their own health journey. Bringing the vision of Bayleaf Wellness to life has been a life-long dream for Jennifer, who has been at the forefront of the medical and allied/complementary health sector for over twenty years. Beginning her career as a registered nurse, Jennifer transitioned into private practice as a Complementary Medicine practitioner. Observing the power and potential of natural medicine to minimise the pharmaceutical burden on the body, Jennifer then worked with Endeavour College of Natural Health to empower graduate allied professionals. Teaching subjects at Endeavor College such as Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology including Complementary Medicine subjects and the History and Philosophy of Natural Medicine, Jennifer transitioned into an overarching role coordinating Naturopathy courses and became Director of Student Services ensuring the best possible educational experience and outcomes for graduates. Jennifer managed all regulatory and reporting requirements to AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulations Agency) and TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency) across a national footprint of six campuses Australia wide. Moving back to her hometown of Melbourne in 2017 Jennifer was appointed to the role of Chief Operations Officer at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) â?? a role that supported her views on health and wellbeing via the delivery of integrative medicine. Jennifer reflects that Bayleaf Wellness is the culmination of a lifeâ??s work in studying the positive effects of holistic healthcare on the body, mind and spirit. Jennifer has observed increasing lifestyle pressures are affecting physical, emotional and mental wellbeing like never before, and answering what she sees as a true call to action, Jennifer is excited to place Australia on the global map as a leader in innovative healthcare solutions. As a true Melbournian and country Victorian by birth, Jennifer is a passionate foodie and environmental advocate, and seeks to embed in Bayleaf Wellness that same community-minded spirit and generosity.