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Jen Du Plessis

Jen began her long career in mortgage lending while in high school and continued to work through college. She studied Architectural Design & Construction at Colorado State University. As a woman in the early 80s, she found it difficult to obtain a position in her male dominated chosen field and therefore was introduced to mortgage lending. During the last 30+ years, she has been a delegated underwriter for the FHA, Veterans Administration, and both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As Regional Manager for World Savings, she managed over 150 Loan Originators, Underwriters, Appraisers, and Loan Processors. For the past 15 years, she has been the Principal of The Kirney Team, working with her husband Brian (for the past 15 years) and Son Kirk (for the past 6 years).

Jennifer has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and on Good Morning America, XM Radio and Federal News Radio; and has had speaking engagements at The George Washington University as well as several Networking organizations in the Metro area. She and her team were named in the Top 200 Loan Originators in the US in 2012.

She is the Founder and CEO of The Kirney Group, Inc., an active real estate investment company and Black Fox Investments, LLC a real estate management company.

Kinetic Spark Consulting, LLC evolved from Jen's desire to help others in her industry as well as real estate agents and any small business owner by offering educational training, speaking and coaching to help others achieve their goals and dreams for success. During her keynote speeches, corporate and personal coaching sessions, Jennifer offers inspirational and motivational ideas for women, business owners, sales and mortgage professionals to achieve both personal and professional objectives.

In her workshops and training sessions Jen shares strategies she has applied in reaching her goals every year, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Jen has consistently generated over $1 million in personal annual revenue for the past 20 years and she shows others how to realize these goals as well through systems, structure, implementation and goal setting.

She and her husband have lived in Virginia for 25 years and in the Village of Bluemont for over ten years on their 21 acre hunt country property. She is active in her church, loves taking short weekend trips to visit small towns and large cities to continue her Life Learning! Often you will find Jen on her property either picking wild berries to make jams and jellies, decorating, or target shooting. She is an avid reader, baker, traveler, philanthropist and wine connoisseur.

Speaking Topics


We all have the same 24 hours in a day; it's how you utilize your time that creates the best results. Enough twiddling your thumbs ... It's time to Promote yourself to Greatness! In this session Jen will outline strategies to design daily routines that maximize lead generation, relationship development and best practices for managing time to the most effective use...even when it's just white space. Jen has been named in the top 200 originators in the country and accomplishes her annual goals each year by working 40 hours a week. Learn how you can do this too!


Ever wish you had enough money to tell the world about your business but don't have the right resources? So many people fail each year even though they've bought books, super-special software or have used social networking. Jen is here to change that! You only need YOU to market your company and services - it doesn't take thousands of marketing dollars to do it either. In this session, Jennifer will share with you how she has consistently generated over $1 million in personal annual revenue every year, for the last 20 years ... all without any radio, print or internet advertising. Learn how working 100% by referral is much easier than you thought, and how it can truly change your life!