About Dr. Jenny Severson

About Dr Jenny Severson - Tranformation in Action

Dr. Jenny Severson

Transformation in Action


Dr. Jenny Severson earned her Doctorate at Loyola University in Chicago. An award-winning teacher in the state of Illinois, Jenny was selected to become principal of the (K-5) school at the age of 26. Her leadership, energy for connection and passion for serving are evident as an educational consultant. Jenny’s training sessions catapult schools and organizations forward faster. She’s known for creating, facilitating experiences that result in amazing team dynamics which leads to improved quality, data and results.

She has worked with hundreds of educational institutions over the past 26 years which have spawned a myriad of best practices in application of neuroscience, neurolinguistics to teaching and learning with deep roots in neurobiology, human development, cognition and psychology.  Jenny’s corporate clients include L’Oreal, Target Corporation, Lifetouch Pictures, Jostens and a variety of non-profit agencies, churches and school boards.

Jenny is the current Director of Training at the Applied EQ Group which serves a broad range of CEO’s, professional and collegiate athletes, businesses and institutions whose primary aim is to work at peak performance applying the EQ advantage to integrate their best life. 

Dr. Jenny Severson has two publications beyond her dissertation which are: Thrive and The Educator’s 180-Day Gratitude Turnaround which exemplify her passion for voicing one’s story and how gratitude heals and transforms habits. 

Jenny lives in Minnesota with her husband, Todd Johnson of 16 years and their three growing children, Lucy, Zoey and Henry Johnson.


For every human being to experience powerful communities and partnerships of Gratitude, Optimism and Hope

Collective Core Values

Be Curious


Be Curious - Tranformation in Action

Curious posture in life releases and gives us tremendous flexibility in our thinking. Learning is the constant. Those who stay green and growing, as opposed to ripe and rotting, are always putting themselves into situations that cause the acceleration of growth and learning.  

yes! Engage


Yes! Engage - About Dr Jenny Severson - Tranformation in Action

We are wired for connection.  Every experience with Jenny will be engaging — and at the core, engagement means no one wins alone. We are a collective of our families, neighborhoods, workplace — and all those experiences make us who we are.  Engaging with that moves us forward, faster.

You Matter


You Matter - Tranformation in Action

Taking action means starting where you are. Keep getting “on the court” with yourself and your team. Each person plays a role in a thriving workplace. Tap into your kindness, generosity, gentleness and living in the present moment.

Add Value


Add Value - About Dr Jenny Severson - Tranformation in Action

Make a contribution to yourself and others. Do the work it takes to know yourself and how you fit into the scheme of things. Be humble. Everyone is fighting a tough battle. Be kind and act in a way that serves others. Leadership is about people who add value to others, daily.