Jenny Brennan

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Jenny C. Brennan, MAPP, is a research-practitioner, nonprofit consultant and strategist, whose work advances the application of positive psychology at both the individual and systems levels to support human well-being and social good.

She is the Founder of Ardent Wellbeing, LLC, a mission-driven consulting firm that powers social impact efforts by helping organizations develop effective communication strategies, programming, and stakeholder training (customized programs, and LMS modules) that harness the science of positive psychology and organizational development to support sustained engagement and wellbeing. 

She is the former Director of Year-Round Programming to the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) where she helped to establish the Divisions Program and Learning Library, contributed to numerous capacity-building and communication initiatives, and produced the Positive Psychology Leader Series. She was recently elected to the organization's Council of Advisors. 

For 15 years prior, Ms. Brennan managed award-winning integrated marketing and public education campaigns for organizations such as the American Red Cross, University of Pennsylvania, and Lifetime Television's Stop Violence Against Women initiative. Her work helped to inspire measurable action on the part of consumers, and impact public policy. She earned a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Her ongoing research explores the connection between self-compassion, motivation, and well-being.