Meet SA Woman Member, Jenny Podorozhnaya.

Business/Organisation: Positive Future Self and Sisterhood Rising
Job Role: CEO

Tell us a bit about you:

Hello, I’m Jenny. For the past 18 years, I’ve dedicated my life to the field of Psychotherapy, NLP training, and Clinical Supervision. My journey began in the beautiful landscapes of the United Kingdom, where I was born and first discovered my passion for helping others. Eight years ago, I found a new home under the sun-kissed skies of Australia, and it’s here that my journey has continued to flourish.

As someone who is proudly clinically registered with PACFA, my heart lies in guiding individuals towards realizing the incredible potential that lies within them. I believe that everyone is capable of so much more than they imagine, and it’s this belief that fuels my approach to therapy. There’s nothing more fulfilling to me than seeing someone discover and embrace their true capabilities.

My therapeutic approach is deeply influenced by the constructivist school, which respects and values each person’s unique life story. This perspective allows me to connect with each individual in a way that is both meaningful and personal, creating a warm and empathetic space for growth and healing.

Throughout my career, I’ve enriched my practice with additional training in Narrative Therapy, EMDR, DBT, and CBT. This diverse range of skills means I can offer a compassionate, holistic approach, tailored to meet the unique needs of each person I work with.

Beyond my individual therapy sessions, I find great joy in my role as an NLP Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. Here, I have the privilege of nurturing the next generation of therapists, sharing the wisdom and insights I’ve gained over the years. It’s a role that allows me to extend the reach of compassion and understanding in the world of psychotherapy.

In every interaction, whether it’s 1-1 or training groups, I strive to create an environment of warmth and empathy, where individuals feel genuinely heard and understood. My mission is to walk with you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery, helping you to unlock the doors to a life filled with potential and joy.

Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role:

I have two, so have outlined them individually below.

Sisterhood Rising – a vibrant and empowering training company dedicated exclusively to the growth and empowerment of women. Our mission is to provide a supportive and nurturing space where women can rise up, harness their strengths, and unlock their full potential.
At Sisterhood Rising, we specialize in offering psychoeducation across a diverse range of modalities, each carefully designed to cater to the unique needs and aspirations of women. Our programs are more than just courses; they are transformative experiences that equip women with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate life’s challenges and opportunities.
Our approach is holistic, embracing the many facets of a woman’s life. From personal development and emotional resilience to leadership skills and community building, our training is tailored to empower women in all areas of their lives. We believe in the power of sisterhood and the incredible impact it can have on an individual’s journey towards self-discovery and success.
Sisterhood Rising is more than just a training company; it’s a community, a movement, a collective force for change. We are committed to creating an environment where every woman feels valued, heard, and inspired to rise up.

Positive Future Self – a dynamic and forward-thinking business dedicated to fostering personal and professional development. At the heart of our mission is the belief that everyone holds the potential for positive change and growth. We specialize in offering a range of services to both individual clients (B2C) and businesses (B2B), encompassing therapy, training, and team development.
For Individuals: Our therapy services are designed to empower you on your journey towards self-improvement and well-being. We understand that each person’s path is unique, and our experienced therapists are committed to providing personalized support, helping you unlock your full potential and build a more positive future.
For Businesses: In the realm of B2B, we excel in training and team development. Our programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization, fostering a culture of collaboration, resilience, and innovation. We believe in nurturing leadership qualities and team dynamics that are essential for navigating the challenges of the modern business world.
At Positive Future Self, we combine evidence-based practices with innovative approaches to deliver impactful results. Whether you’re seeking personal growth or aiming to enhance your team’s performance, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

What region of South Australia are you in?:
Eyre Peninsula

How can you best contact you:
4 Eyre Street, Port Lincoln:

Let’s get to know you a little more:

What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
When people see kindness as weakness, they are telling you about themselves and not about you. Kindness is still my first option, but be aware that it’s not my only option! Always be ready to treat others how they show you they treat others.

What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
My Garden. I’m no good at gardening, I’ve got gardeners and a husband for that. The result is beautiful. Lucky me!

Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
I made the decision to join SAWoman after attending the Summit and experiencing the strength of feeling in the room. Joining SAWoman is incredibly important to me because it embodies the essence of community, collaboration, warmth, and mutual benefit. In this vibrant community, I find not just colleagues, but friends and mentors who share a spirit of togetherness. The warmth of this group makes every interaction meaningful and enriching. Collaborating with fellow members, I experience the true power of collective wisdom and support. Together, we grow, learn, and succeed, making SAWoman not just a network, but a home for professional and personal growth.

What is a quote or mantra you live by?
‘The best revenge is to live well.’

I am a survivor of childhood trauma, the type of which could leave someone feeling powerless. On my healing journey I went through all the various stages of grief and it was this phrase that helped me refocus my energies and mobilise them instead as a power for creation and not my destruction. Revenge is not about the others, what it did to you or how they made you feel. Revenge is succeeding despite all that, doing it out loud and with pride. It turned my energies from what I was moving away from to what I was moving towards, and subsequently changed the entire flavour of my life to one which was much sweeter.