245: Jail or A Closet…You Choose – Trish Jenkins

Prison was not on the “goal chart” of entrepreneur Trish Jenkins. Conned by a fraud and a breach of the Corporations Act meant losing her multi-million-dollar portfolio, including her family home. Living with murderers, drug dealers, frauds and broken humanity, she lived among Queensland’s most dangerous criminals. Isolated from her husband and three little girls, Trish could have been destroyed by the frightening environment and the crippling shame that whispered she had destroyed her future.

Instead Trish found the real prison bars that hold us back are the ones we allow in our head. She learned more while locked up than she did in her 20 years in the business world, about resilience, boundaries and overcoming adversity. She came out of her closet of shame and today she is an author and international speaker sharing powerful “Lessons from the Lock Up!”

Show Highlights

  • She wandered into a closet and had to figure how to get out…
  • Ironically the prison closet was a comforting one for Trish
  • Find out what happens when you start offering your true gifts to the world
  • There’s a piece of her story that will touch every person that hears it
  • Trish shares what the single biggest enemy is that you will ever have!

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Trish and her husband Justin lost 6 figures to theft by her then boss, a registered fund manager. Then liquidators dissolved their life savings and the 6 properties they had accumulated including their family home. 

Trish had unwittingly worked for a con artist.

Determined not to let it affect their children, they rented a house and worked hard to keep Trish’s lawyers paid. Trish wrote her first book to warn others of fraud signals. Although she hadn’t stolen any money, Trish had still breached the Corporations Act. She received the maximum penalty: 2 1/2 years suspended after 8 months.

Isolated from her family and surrounded by criminals, Trish could have succumbed to despair…

Instead, she learned life lessons from extraordinary characters; the most difficult people, the angry, the mentally ill, the manipulative and the nasty. Prison is damaging. But treasure is found in dark places.

Having lost so much, she values what matters most…People, and  equipping men and women to operate effectively with the amazing people around them… no matter how peculiar!

Trish is the author of three books. Two on Essential Due-Diligence in Finance and Relationships. Her 3rd book is her prison journey written as it happened.

Trish enjoys thrillers and laughter with her family and whenever possible, she’ll slip away to find a horse to ride. Trish and her family live just north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia.

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