Jennifer Buchanan is an accomplished author, an in-demand keynote speaker and highly regarded trailblazer in the music therapy field. Over the course of the past 25 years Jennifer has witnessed the remarkable power of music to transform the lives of thousands of people. She is passionate about helping even more people understand how they too, can use music to reduce stress, improve productivity, and restore health. Jennifer speaks internationally to a wide variety of education, healthcare, and corporate wellness audiences.
Jennifer Buchanan is a health speaker and health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Jennifer has lead and grown through each of these transitions, serving hundreds of organizations through her award winning company which she founded in 1991.
JB Music Therapy Inc. has thrice been nominated for the Community Impact Award by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce as well as received professional recognition awards from several of the organizations she serves including the Canadian Mental Health Association. Jennifer is the former president of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (1998-2001, 2013-2015) and is recognized as an esteemed leader in bridging academic research in music, medicine and the public.
She delivers every presentation with a warm, insightful and inspiring style. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at many universities and private institutes including nursing, music, arts, social work and business faculties and programs.
In her first book, Tune In, Jennifer educates the public on how music can reduce stress, boost mood and restore health at home, at work and during times of significant challenge. In her second book, Wellness Incorporated, Jennifer shares 9 strategies to help other health entrepreneurs strengthen their best practices for health business growth and development.
Jennifer has appeared in many media outlets, has her Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in social entrepreneurship, believes in a one-win everything model (ask her more about this) and is currently on the board of directors with the Famous 5 Foundation.
Jennifer Buchanan offers emerging and established health entrepreneurs an honest and guiding voice forward, thoughtfully providing advice for development, growth, and success in the industry — she doesn’t just talk, she also walks the walk.
Jennifer never ceases to amaze me… She has taken her challenge and delight filled entrepreneurial journey and turned it into an inspirational guide for those considering a business venture that couples financial reward and greater enhancement of social good – two concepts rarely mentioned in the same sentence.
Buchanan is living proof that you can do well, and do good.
Wellness Incorporated is THE book for growth of your health and wellness business.
I feel so privileged to learn the 9 principles from your new book Wellness Incorporated. I will review it over and over as I embark on my next phase on becoming a health entrepreneur myself.
Your presentation was clear, informative and interesting. I appreciated your warmth and engagement – and the stories kept things feeling real and connected to the heart of the work. I feel much more confident moving forward.
You made the idea of owning a business serious, yet fun!
She is such a talented musician, a wonderful speaker and really knowledgeable professional who sent everyone away will brand new knowledge and respect for how your music choices can absolutely affect almost all aspects of life for the better.
Again a fabulous presentation!!! Thank you for attending our symposium and reminding us of the beauty of music and the impacts that it has for all reasons. More importantly the connections that music makes and your incredible ability to present with humour and insight!
Jennifer was highly engaging and personable. She presented her popular opening keynote, “Tune In” and three breakout sessions. All of her sessions were filled with inspiring personal stories, beautiful music, and interactive activities. She has an uncanny ability to speak directly to each member of her audience in a deeply personal way.
I booked Jennifer as a closing keynote speaker. I was impressed with her professionalism, knowledge, and keen interest in our event. She customized her presentation with a WOW factor.
Nothing short of inspiring! The lasting impact and calm energy she brings resonates with delegates long after they leave the room – equipping them to approach their work with a renewed perspective and appreciation for the value of music in their personal and professional lives.
Jennifer’s professionalism is truly outstanding. The only thing that outshines it is her capacity to understand what others need, and then proceed to provide it for them in exactly the way they need it, using language that makes sense to them. She has a rare combination of business acumen coupled with an innate sense of how to help others succeed.
I had the privilege of attending Jennifer Buchanan’s entire business series and could not be more grateful for the continuous guidance, mentorship, and learning provided through these classes.
Jennifer’s business classes were very informative as well as engaging. They provided many useful strategies that I look forward to continue implementing into my business. I appreciated Jennifer’s openness, warmth, guidance, and passion.
Jennifer’s keynote was inspiring, informative and energizing – just what is needed at the end of a full-3 day conference. I was so proud to hear my colleague, (a music therapist accredited), move the audience: to their feet, to raucous laughter and to authentic tears in under 45 minutes. This is hands down the best conference keynote that I have experienced: bringing awareness to music therapists as health care professionals while providing an opportunity for the delegates to tune in to their own personal (and professional) musical connections – Bravo!
Jennifer has an incredible talent for music and for reading her audience. Her passion for music and the joy and the therapy it brings, is seen in every move she makes. She is incredibly understanding and patient with her clients, and has a beautiful spirit that is a pleasure to be around. I just love her!
Jennifer has, through her work, touched many people in ways that could only be accomplished with both her special gift and her music – one of the most heart warming experiences of my life.
Canada is so fortunate to have such a practitioner in Jennifer Buchanan. Professional, experienced, talented, and passionate, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that the healing powers of music thrive and are made accessible in new and innovative ways.
You are so organized, focused and results oriented! I felt like I was learning from a guru.
Jennifer is a great story teller who effectively captures moments, making them fresh to the imagination.
How miraculous it is to witness the benefits that music therapy can bring. The mysteries of the mind and the power of music combined is an incredible therapeutic tool to reach those who can be reached in virtually no other way.
Jennifer is one on Canada’s most talented and inspirational platform presenters. She brings a rare combination of musical expertise and insights into human motivation, which makes her one of the most in-demand and dynamic communicators in the speaking profession today.
Jennifer(JB Music) has become a “brand name” within the special needs community and organizations within Calgary. Her expert knowledge and skill is only one of her many great abilities in the area of Music Therapy. She has created an outstanding team of staff to represent JB Music and this is evident in the therapy that is provided to all of their clients, not only do they gets lots of smiles and enjoyment from all their clients, but results at the same time. The reason that JB Music and its staff are so successful is because of the kind, friendly, energetic and supportive individual Jennifer is. Her passion and dedication is what makes a difference to each and everyone of her clients and business partners. It has been a pleasure working with Jennifer and I look forward to a continued relationship with her in the future.
Jennifer your performance at the D42 Toastmasters National Conference was simply spectacular. It has been a long time since I have seen a speaker connect with an audience as well as you did this morning. You had them laughing and crying and the message was beautiful. You have crafted one of the best presentations I have seen and I have seen a number. One of your best traits was the ability to adlib to meet the situations that were happening in the crowd of about 500 people. Outstanding job, and I highly recommend to any organization that want a dynamic speaker with a positive message.
Warning! Jennifer’s passion for Music Therapy is extremely contagious – in a very good way. Anyone who’s ever spent time with her immediately wants to support the amazing work her and other music therapists provide.
Jennifer is a fabulous speaker who is engaging, warm and humorous. She is comfortable with any size of crowd and has the wonderful knack of putting people at ease and making them feel like a million dollars. I’m in awe of her confidence and immense knowledge of her subject.
My heart was broken open by Tune In. Jennifer Buchanan paints a picture of the tender moments music can help create and demonstrates its calming effects. She provides a simple, yet profound explanation of the distress reduction effect music can have. You can deliberately choose your music to bring you to calm. Tune In shows the way.