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JVH Empower co-creates empowered communities belonging. Our healing centered facilitation and relational leadership practices, creates brave and nurturing learning spaces that allow participants to cultivate and strengthen their ability to dream and manifest heart centered solutions to ending racism and hate. These learning conditions help participants integrate and embody the sovereignty one has over their individual learner journey and allows participants to embrace their authentic selves. 

JVH Empower uses a co-creation process in which a future or existing co-creator (client) collaborates with JVH Empower to design a customized service offering that honors and aligns with one's mission, values,  goals, capacity, and investment in the project. 

JVH Empower provides co-creators with a range of research, analysis and resource services that empowers you to step into your strengths and co-create new structures, opportunities, and services.

JVH Empower embodies strength-based approaches and promising practices rooted in healing, empowerment, and justice to co-create heart-centered solutions of belonging to ending racism and hate in all its forms.



Each team member at JVH Empower is committed to

"co-creating empowered liberating learning environments where all are seen, heard, and belong."

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Vanessa Hernandez

Co-Founder and Creator

Vanessa Hernandez is a creator, facilitator and curator of brave spaces to dream, explore, reimagine and create. 


She is committed to co-creating nurturing spaces that are rooted in love, healing, justice, wellness and abundance. She opens portals of alignment and attunement that connect you to regenerative rituals that replenish your mind, heart, body and spirit.

She is a facilitator and practitioner of the following emergent strategies in healing, justice and liberation: healing centered practices, individual & collective health & wellness, shared leadership development, equity & belonging, youth development, transformative coaching, building beloved community, training design, facilitation and subtle energy healing. She has created spaces for and healed with youth, teenagers, adults & elders through the many stops of her learning journey.


Jenny Hicks

Co-Founder and Creator

Jenny Hicks is a joyous, creative, and heart-minded co-creator who believes that by empowering one person, you can empower many.

She cultivates ecosystems of belonging where all are seen and heard through the power of joy combined with lived experiences, studies in Human Resources Management, DEIB, Action Planning, Focus Conversations, and Conseuse Building. She also has expertise in Project Design & Management, Brokering Partnerships & Resources, and Data Collection & Analysis. 


She is known for asking thought-provoking questions that help identify strengths—holding those strengths and creating a space where people feel safe to identify and express areas of growth. Then, using a strength-based approach, she shares resources and strategies to help a person improve and take action to achieve the outcome that meets their needs and community.


She is committed to co-creating engaging in-person or online activities where participants feel safe, brave, and nurtured as they learn, collaborate, and are empowered to take action rooted in equity and love.

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