Who founded GoZen!?
Renee Jain is the founder of GoZen! Renee is a respected child psychology expert with a focus on resilience and well-being. Renee is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology in a unique approach that nurtures the hearts and minds of kids. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking.
Renee, an adherent of conscious parenting, draws heavily on her own life experiences, as a child who struggled with stress, a successful entrepreneur who regularly interacts with the public, and now as the parent of two young children of her own. Using digital animation, Renee integrates research-based concepts into engaging and digestible learning modules. Her one-of-a-kind programs, GoStrengths! and GoZen! are praised by clinicians, educators, and parents alike. (Kids adore these programs, too!)
Renee earned her Master’s degree in Positive Psychology – the scientific study of optimal human functioning – from the University of Pennsylvania. She is one of fewer than 450 people to attain that degree. She has been mentored by – and regularly collaborates with – some of the top depression prevention experts in the world. Renee is also the New York Times bestselling co-author of Superpowered: Transforming Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience.
Resilience, Renee believes, is a skill – one that can be practiced and one that when cultivated in childhood leads to happier, better-adjusted, adults.
“Peace is within reach,” Renee says. “It comes from the strength that lies within all of our children.”