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about us

Fisterra exists to guide executives through a deeply empowering process of discovering themselves as a human being. Leading by example, supporting you with our expertise, and showing up in the full force of our authenticity.

Jennifer Tarjanyi

Speaker, Coach, Facilitator, Storyteller, and the founder of Fisterra — Jennifer Tarjanyi helps people reach their human potential through her signature blend of authenticity, high energy, and total honesty.

Known to her online network as ‘That Unlearning Lady’ — her own commitment to doing the work runs alongside over nearly 15 years in the learning and development space, informing her deep, revolutionary understanding of what modern leaders need in order to evolve.

Specialising in helping leaders dig deep into themselves and unlearn the toxic ways of being that got them to the top — Jen supports the individuals she works with to take a brave step forward and become the creative, connected and compassionate leaders she believes we all are at our core.

A polaroid of the final point of the Fisterra journey

Where it all began

Fisterra came to life on the Camino de Santiago, an 800km pilgrimage route stretching through Galicia, Spain.

Walked for over a thousand years by travellers seeking spiritual growth and an escape from the world, Jennifer felt called to walk the Camino in 2017, following a time of intense burnout and disillusionment, and after a career spanning over a decade in learning, leadership, and culture change.

As well as being the final destination on the El Camino pilgrimage, Fisterra translates to “the end of the earth“ — the place where the earth meets the sea, the 0.0km marker at the end of the trail. Over a challenging 40-day hike with zero previous experience, Jen dug deep, and discovered hidden gold at the end of her own understanding of life, leadership, and identity.

She realised that developing people and organisations would always be her calling. That the greatest magic comes from unlearning everything that isn’t serving us, or the society we live in. And that now was the time to do this work independently — in a way that was truly meaningful for individuals, organisations, and the wider world.

And so Fisterra was created — ready to take corporate leaders on their own difficult but rewarding journey of transformation and discovery. 

A polaroid image of the pilgrim's shell at Fisterra

the team

Renata
Zdražilová

“This work has resulted in new personal and professional connections, creating an exciting path forward for me”.

Born in the Czech Republic, now living in Suffolk with her partner and their cat — Renata was brought up in a rural setting on homegrown food and communal values, learning how to work well in a team under pressure through her background in dance and theatre.

With a personal development practice drawing on meditation, reflective journaling, and meaningful connection — Renata brings passion and presence to her role with Fisterra.

Jan Clark
Long

“I grew up with my single parent mother and my sister in a low socio-economic background in the Philippines. I moved to England when I was ten years old with a vision of becoming self-made, which I have followed through personal development, education, and carrying my own responsibilities to break the generational cycle.”

Today, Jan has acquired a degree in Law, worked as a Clerk in a Barristers’ Chamber, and developed sharp business skills through working with start-up companies, such as OverGlam.

Working with Fisterra gives Jan the opportunity to apply and grow his legal knowledge, analytical thinking, deep research skills, and his ability to organise complex ideas.

Frankie
Nixon

“It’s about creating memorable experiences for everyone who attends our events and workshops”

Frankie is deeply passionate about in-person events, with her first foray into event planning being a successful annual cycling event raising thousands of pounds for charity. She then became a fundraiser for the Blue Cross, creating signature events for the charity.

Frankie is now the director of Make Our Day — organising and styling unforgettable weddings. She’s all about the little details that make an event special, unique, and memorable. Frankie lives in Suffolk with her husband and 2 young children, Bluebell and Bertie.

Luke
Manton

“I have Tourettes Syndrome — so finding a company like Fisterra that not only accepts me the way I am, but celebrates it, has been a dream.”

The original team member, Luke leads the way with Fisterra’s social media presence and webinar support, keeping the tech running smoothly through his successful Virtual Assistant company. 

As Manton Executives and Fisterra have grown together, his role has evolved to become our unconscious bias specialist in one of our most popular and impactful sessions. Luke acts as a public voice for Tourettes representation and education with his viral video seriesand recent TV appearances.

We’re honoured to work with the UK’s only non-profit recruitment consultancy. Radical Recruit source the most diverse, unique talent thanks to their deep commitment to equality — advocating for individuals who may struggle to find work due to discrimination and inequity of opportunity in the traditional jobs market.

Creating perfect-fit opportunities for people with a ‘protected characteristic’ — as well as job seekers with diverse life experiences such as homelessness, contact with the care and criminal justice system, domestic violence and abuse, addiction, modern day slavery and so on — they are true pioneers within the recruitment sector. 

We’re excited to watch Radical continue to shake up recruitment for the better — and we value their ability to find the most diverse, hidden talent on the market.

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