The Purpose Project, LLC is a multidisciplinary behavioral healthcare practice that offers mental health services, life coaching, career counseling, training, and consulting.




Affectionately known as the “Self-Help Queen”, Jennifer Shephard Lester is a psychotherapist, life coach, motivational speaker, author, and purpose whisperer. For more than 20 years, she has been a leader in behavioral change working with federal programs and in private practice. Jennifer has a proven track record of influencing positive change in organizations, individuals, and the community.

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"Jennifer Lester has electrifying energy that is conveyed in every speech and training."

When your passion and purpose collide, amazing things begin to happen. Once psychotherapist Jennifer Lester started her personal journey to find her amazing, she began gathering facts, collecting notes, and identifying patterns. She realized that the people who had discovered their amazing were undeniably living with passion, productivity and power.

“Stagnating fear has been a constant hindrance in my life. Jennifer Lester has played a monumental role in helping me to find my purpose and use my why to overcome anxiety and tap into my ultimate purpose and potential.”

— Hazel Clark,
3-Time Olympian


"Jennifer is motivating and impactful.  She always has inspirational words that force you to look within and bring about change both professionally and personally.”

— Myra Ingram,
CEO Region IV Head Start

"Jennifer is one of the most purpose-driven people I know. It’s amazing how she showed me how to utilize all my talents when it comes to giving back, thanks to her supreme leadership and dedication.”

— Antwan “Big Boi” Patton
of the Iconic Rap Group OutKast

For more than a decade, I’ve worked with people from around the globe. This has allowed me to gather facts, identify patterns, and create an “Amazing” formula. The one thing I discovered, is that they all wanted more out of life.