Jewel Mlnarik—jewels | @juellez (they)

v. to Jewel is to

  1. shine as a reading lamp carefully placed for intimate illumination, as seen in the night through a window framed by fractal shadows
  2. yearn for more wattage when lighting a stage, yet collectively light a crowd
  3. create global change by creating safe & challenging spaces for individuals to discover their multifaceted truths—from "to be a verb"

n. a multifaceted human gem

  1. Somatic Coach & Healer for life—loves, passions, projects, business. I'm currently working towards certifications with the International Coaching Federation, Strozzi Institute for Somatic Coaching, and Somatic Intutive HealingTM.
  2. I enjoy cross-pollinating curiosities & insights to increase our collective awareness—leaving every space/group/human better than I find them.

©1995-present Jewel Mari Mlnarik. Yep, that's an L between the M & N. It's Bohemian. Professional CV | Art CV

Professional C/V

Prior to my shift into coaching and the healing arts, I was a leadership transition consultant, COO for hire, and cross-functional "project whisperer". Over the course of my career, I designed & implemented global processes, scaled companies, architected digital products to last*, recruited teams, led remotely, failed fabulously, succeeded silently, helped CEOs transition into and out of companies, produced award-winning experiences, & founded a few communities of which I'm ridiculously proud.

Skills Summary

25 years digital products & projects ◆ Designer → Developer → Architect → Director, Technology → Director, Projects → Founder → CEO/COO → Consultant

  • Global, cross-functional & multi-vendor coordination & stakeholder alignment
  • Partially-to-fully remote team coordination, engagement & best practices
  • Forecasting, planning, PNL & financial management
  • Product Ops, PMO, process strategy & automation
  • Talent strategy, sourcing & development
  • Customer lifetime value, subscription revenue, analytics, reporting
  • Solutions strategy, sales support, proposals & contracts
  • Product requirements, needs analysis, gap maps & integrations
  • International localization & content management strategy
  • Compliance: GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, PII, SOX
  • Multiple methodologies, languages, frameworks & databases
  • Branding, identify & print campaign production
  • Event planning, coordination, communications

Speaking Engagements & Interviews

Event Founding & Management

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*View my resume for products & media I've built & produced, including Workfrom, Nike Run,, PartnerPath, Temboo, Travel Oregon, Sony Pictures, Grammy's.

Art Shows & Publications

  • The Next Step, group show @ Buckley Center Gallery, Portland OR | Oct 2022
  • NWAA Benefit Concert, Portland OR | Oct 2022
  • Live @ Barrio, solo music show, Portland OR | Oct 2021
  • Watch Your Step, group show @ Buckley Center Gallery, Portland OR | Mar 2020
  • Live @ Barrio, solo music show, Portland OR | 2019
  • Lightleak 101, group show @ Camera Works Gallery, Portland OR | 2013
  • Strangers in a Strange Land, group show @ Streff Gallery, Marylhurst University, OR | 2012
  • Wanderlove greeting cards & jewelry, sold online & in boutique stores, Portland OR | 2011-2013
  • My Beloved, photographic novella, Volume 1 | 2011
  • Talk to Strangers: Portraits of America, solo show @ Echo Restaurant, Portland OR | 2009
  • “Lady with Big Dog and Candy” & “Flat Tire, I-80” photos published in Laurus | 2000
  • Group Show @ Rotunda Gallery, Lincoln NE | 1999


  • RACC Portable Works & Visual Chronicle Collections of Portland, Oregon