Speaker – Jennifer Hurvitz

About Jennifer Hurvitz…

 Jennifer is known for her no-nonsense approach to all things relationships and is proud to say she’s made quite the career out of pretty disastrous circumstances…her own divorce. She’s a Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS™), a public speaker, best-selling author, and host of the Doing Divorce Right Podcast. Divorced since 2014, Jennifer lives in Charlotte with her two kick-ass teenage boys. Through her popular blog, The Truth Hurvitz, and weekly podcast, Jennifer helps people understand what a happy divorce can look like and how to dip their toes back into the dating world. She loves sharing her insight on how to stay in a successful marriage, too! Jen has also been featured on OprahMagazine.com, Bustle, Scary Mommy, BluntMoms, SuburbanMisfitMom, and many others.

 

Learn more about Jennifer’s Talk…

Title: Choose Happy: Love Your Spouse or Do Divorce Right

Description: If I knew then what I know now…I never would have got divorced. Can saying “slow down” to marriage actually save you from getting a divorce? What is the secret to long-lasting marriage that the Millennials know that we dont…and do they have the answer to lowering the divorce rate? Can these Millennials actually be onto something? Doing Marriage Right: Millennials are onto Something!

What do you want people to learn from your talk? We have the answer to lowering the divorce rate at our fingertips! And the proof is in the pudding…if we just stop pressuring our kids, and learn from them (stats prove it!) these millennials are onto something FABULOUS! Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. If I only knew then, what I’ve learned now…I never would have gotten a divorce. I have so much to share, great take-aways.

What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? It’s not that millennials care less about marriage and love, its that they CARE MORE which is why they are waiting and taking it more seriously than any generation before them. The research is so fantastic. I love what I do and I want to share it with the world. I am so passionate about saving marriages and telling my idea from the perspective of a DIVORCE coach makes it unique. I have learned from my mistakes and seeing it through my lense is what makes it so much more believable. Marriage can last; divorce can be happy and amicable. Relationships take work. And I have the solution to lowering the divorce rate.

 

Learn more about Jennifer…

Where is your hometown? Detroit

What are your hobbies? Dancing, Writing, music…shopping!

What are you passionate about? My children…making a difference in the world. Making sure my kids see me rise up and succeed. My son had ASD (we say he “fell off” the spectrum) and I spent my entire marriage making him “perfect” and now he is. Sometimes, I forget he ever had Autism. lol. I tell people becoming a mother changed my lifestyle but having Jonah changed my life. He taught me to be a better human; a more patient woman. He taught me how to be a mom.

What draws you to Charlotte? I like to say I’m Happily Stuck. I never ever imagined I’d still be here, but here I am. I got divorced here and my boys are in the most AMAZING school ever! So, it’s my home, now. 10 years and counting.

What is the best compliment you’ve received? That my book saved a marriage. Honestly, I get messages and stuff…from readers that my books helped or they feel like I’m writing what they are thinking. But when I got a message from a reader that my book literally saved their marriage? Omg. Best. Day. Ever. (smiling big, here.)

What do you want to be remembered for? Never giving up. I want people to say, “That girl had GRIT.” Oh, and for being a really good mom.

How do you push the boundaries? Ha. Not everyone likes what I have to say. In fact, not everyone likes me, period. It takes a brave woman to be okay with that. And to say your truth when others just well, don’t. I own my shit and hold my clients accountable for theirs. Just being truly authentic and standing in my space pushes boundaries. I also think just getting in the “arena” and putting myself in uncomfortable situations is pushing boundaries, too. Not everyone could do what we do in this biz.

What does your happy place look like? Truth? I’m not sure anymore. It used to be a dance studio with loud music. Or a beach with sun and water…I’ve been so busy, not sure. haha.

What is one thing that you would like to share that is unknown about you? I was a DJ for 15 years and I loved every single second of being on a microphone in front of a crowd. Miss it all the time…thank you, Detroit!

Where do you see Charlotte in 5 years? I see it in my rearview mirror. Haha. I’m planning on selling my TV Pilot and getting my reality show and heading to LA! But, I think Charlotte will keep growing and booming! It’s a beautiful place to raise a family and I will forever be grateful for the QC! (And I’ll be here for the next 5 years with my boys.)

 

The most important questions…

What animal will be our future overlords? hahhahaha!! What does this even mean??