Episode 91 of the Unscripted Podcast is with Jessica Schmitt. Jessica is the owner and founder of Mindful Ontogeny.

Mindful Ontogeny is a business dedicated to the success of its clients. Their mindset and personal development coaching focuses on building a strong mindset and helping clients become the person they need to be to reach their goals. They teach relevant, applicable knowledge that changes clients’ lives for the better. With regular sessions and check-ins, they really are there to help every step of the way during arguably the most important journey a person can take: the one in pursuit of their dreams. They offer coaching to individuals, as well as to teams/organizations/companies. They also offer motivational speaking to inspire your organization, team, company, or students through stories of drive, dedication, ambition, failure, persistence, and comebacks. Additionally, They offer academic tutoring for students grades K-12, where they assist with assignments and coursework, as well as teach important life skills, such as time management and organization, that are important both in and outside of the classroom.

Jessica is pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer and is currently a trainee with BalletMet. After years of holding limiting beliefs and self doubts in her dancing, she realized that if she didn’t change something, she would hold herself back from achieving her goals. She immersed herself into personal development and mindset studies, learning the content of the likes of Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, and more. Jessica has always enjoyed helping others understand ideas and concepts, and after learning ideas that completely shifted her mindset and perspective of success, she found herself wanting to help others. Additionally, she believed that her dance journey, one that is full of successes, failures, comebacks, and perseverance, could inspire others on their own success journeys, especially the youth. Mindful Ontogeny allows Jessica to spread the powerful knowledge she has learned and continues to study regularly, and give others the mindset needed to reach success on their own journeys. Not only is she a speaker and mindset/personal development coach, but she is also an academic tutor.

A graduate from Monroe High School in Monroe, Wisconsin, Jessica is pursuing a B.A. in English- Technical and Professional Writing at Indiana University East online. She graduated with Distinguished Honors with a 4.2 GPA, achieved a 35 on the ACT, received her district’s “Student of the Month” award twice, and was named an AP Scholar by the College Board. Throughout high school, she has taken numerous AP classes: AP U.S. History, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP Psychology, and AP European History. She has completed both in-person and online courses, and has the skills to help students in both. In addition to her dancing, Jessica has participated in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Link Crew, and various other community services. Jessica recognizes the immense value in developing a strong mindset and skills for success, and she wants Mindful Ontogeny to be a place where people go to be supported, mentored, and catapulted to the life they always dreamed.

I was blessed with the conversation with Jessica and blown away by her wisdom for her age. I have no doubt that Mindful Ontogeny will be successful and so will she. No matter what she does in life.