“I want to get you out of overwhelm and help you feel connected” – Dr. Jennifer Gardella

Jennifer Gardella, PhD

Digital Marketing Expert

Domestic Violence Impact Speaker

I believe that awareness and education, lead to empowerment and growth. ~ Jennifer

Do you need a trustworthy digital marketing expert who is going to help you build your blog and create and execute a social media strategy?  Jennifer and her team write your blogs and social media posts and then once you approve they make sure they are posted to maximize SEO and reach your ideal clients.

Jennifer has been a social media and blogging expert for 10 years.  She learned her craft while working for a divorce attorney (one of the most competitive industries to market for on the internet).  Jennifer only uses White Hat SEO techniques and social media best practices.  She protects your brand and integrity while developing your know, like and trust factor.  


‘I am a survivor of vicious domestic violence at the hands of a sadistic abuser.  My goal is to help you empower victims and their support systems to recognize signs of abuse beyond broken bones and bruises and then learn how to provide support.”  

– Jennifer Gardella, PhD

I had the pleasure of inviting Jennifer Gardella to present the Survivor’s
Spotlight at a Domestic Violence Legal Network Seminar for the
Montgomery County Bar Association. Although the room was filled
with seasoned attorneys who have been involved with domestic violence
throughout their careers, as Jennifer spoke, the audience was so
enthralled with her compelling lecture, you could hear a pin drop.
Jennifer’s presentation was unique in that she presented her story as if
she was talking about someone else, but then she would relay it to her
own story. A very effective presentation. Jennifer was articulate and
polished, but she was relatable and personable. She was definitely the
highlight of our seminar!

Honorable Kelly C. Wall

Jennifer is a sought after speaker in the area of domestic violence as an impact speaker and trainer.  By sharing her personal story she connects with victims as well as individuals who can provide support.  

CORE trained advocate

Member, University of Pittsburgh IPV/SA

PCADV, Direct Services Trained Advocate

Do you need a digital marketing, social media and blogging expert to wow your audience?  Jen promises to dazzle your audience and provide actionable steps so your attendees will feel empowered with a full understanding of how to move forward.   

Jennifer has extensive experience presenting workshops and trainings to CEOs, marketing teams, networking groups, conference participants and even for Bar Association CLE programs.  

Jen’s unique way of connecting in with audience members ensures they understand confusing topics and leave the event with a greater understanding and clear actionable steps to build their digital presence and grow their business.  

The word “Expert” get thrown around often, even when it doesn’t apply. In the case of Jennifer, it is well deserved. Jennifer shared her knowledge and insights about social media at our Princeton Area ICF-NJ Community group. She presented very real and actionable content. Not only did she inform but she inspired, even the novice and less Social media savvy. If you are looking for a speaker or social media help, Jennifer is your girl.  Jeanette Inglesies, Executive goach,   JL Coaching & Consulting.  

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As a digital marketing expert Jennifer is the go to expert to help you (and your team) build a strategic and significant social media and blogging presence so your ideal customers and clients can easily find you.  She is available for consultations, trainings, presentations and workshops.  

As a domestic violence survivor she has recently stepped into the world of advocacy.

 How did ALL of this come about and where is it all going?  Keep reading for Jen’s full bio.  

 With years of experience successfully helping small business owners drive traffic to their websites and storefronts, Jennifer knows best practices to help you position your own endeavor. Jennifer supports her clients in a variety of ways including daily email support, individual consultations, and personalized writing.

Dr. Gardella has a passion for helping small business owners find the time to promote their goods and services for great success. She looks forward to working with you so her expertise can help your small business or group.  Jennifer has built her career around helping small business owners with social media and digital marketing. She works within client budgets to develop strategic campaigns that are effective. Jennifer continually reads and researches in the area of social and digital marketing and shares her information with clients and organizations so small business owners can achieve success.

In addition to providing guidance on social media set-up and strategy, Jennifer is often sought for help with blogging. Many clients use her advice and experience to set-up a blog and then develop an editorial calendar to establish a greater internet presence. Using her extensive blogging experience Jennifer is able to help clients understand how to easily and effectively maintain a blog. Jennifer started her blogging career when she founded NJ Divorce Mom blog where she shared her musings as a single mom. Due to her authentic writing, she was asked to write for the Huffington Post. She has migrated her writing to My Steps In Time as it more closely aligns with her life at this time – you can check it out to find out why.

Jennifer’s academic background prepared her well for social media marketing with extensive training in Psychology and Analytics. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and an Ed.M. in Educational Statistics and Measurement from Rutgers University. Near and dear to her heart are the four years she spent on the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a personal concentration in the fun of New York City.

Jennifer has spent years teaching statistics and psychology classes at Rutgers and Rider Universities at both the graduate and undergraduate level. This work helped her hone her skills of explaining complicated concepts breaking down difficult information into digestible pieces for understanding.

 Jennifer grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey and is a proud graduate of that strong public school system. She enjoyed a very successful fundraising career at the Rutgers University Foundation and then eight years at home as a full-time stay-at-home-mom. She attended playgroups and was part of the PTO leadership, a member of the Junior League of Greater Princeton, started three girl scout troops, and served as the President of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation. 

In 2011 she started working for a divorce attorney in central New Jersey.  His firm’s website had fallen off the first page of Google and the phone had stopped ringing.  Jennifer was charged with learning about the algorithms, blogging, website design and social media. Within 6 months, the website she had redesigned and rewritten was ranking in the first spot on the first page of Google.  The firm’s social media presence was building rapidly.  

She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2013 and realized her professional passion was to bring her new skill set to small business owners who couldn’t hire a full time marketing director and who didn’t have the time to learn what to do.  She first launched Your Social Media Hour and then quickly answered the demand by many to take on individual clients.  

Sidestep here:  at the time that she started her business she also began a seven year relationship with a man who would become her domestic violence abuser.  

Jennifer eventually escaped that relatiosnhip 

In her non-screen time you can find her hanging out with her circle of trust, exercising, learning to play the guitar, working on her golf game,  snuggled under a blanket with a great book, or binge-watching the latest craze.  

Please be sure to connect with Jennifer using the social media icons above her picture. This bio for Jennifer Gardella is updated regularly.