Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan

Calgary, Alberta
Health and Wellness, Stress Management and Music Therapy Expert
Jennifer Buchanan is a multi-award-winning Canadian music therapist, author and keynote speaker who has been nominated thrice for the Community Impact Award. Jennifer Buchanan is an expert for how the power of music amplifies mental health, memory and motivation.
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Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA, stands as a trailblazing music therapist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. With over three decades at the helm of JB Music Therapy, she has played a pivotal role in introducing hundreds of music therapy programs across Canada.

Jennifer Buchanan’s company, recognized thrice with nominations for the Community Impact Award by her local Chamber of Commerce, is home to a diverse team of Certified Music Therapists. These professionals cater to a wide age range across medical, educational, and community care settings.

Having served as the past president and Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, Jennifer Buchanan now holds a Director position at the National Music Centre (NMC). Here, she frequently presents and is celebrated as a national authority, guiding all visitors to tap into the transformative power of music.

Jennifer Buchanan’s clinical strengths shine in the areas of mental health, memory, and motivation.
Her partnerships with corporations, healthcare institutions, and law enforcement agencies highlight her dedication to expanding the influence of music therapy across various sectors.

Jennifer Buchanan’s acclaimed book, “Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist,” offers readers a deep dive into music’s intricate relationship with heart health, neuro-rehabilitation, and overall well-being. Esteemed media outlets, including The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, and The Huffington Post, have amplified Jennifer’s impactful contributions to the global discourse.

Blending her passion for music’s therapeutic potential with her MBA, Jennifer Buchanan is driven by a commitment to a cause transcending individual pursuit. Her numerous awards and accolades from her professional community attest to her enduring legacy in the music therapy domain.




Ignite High Performance

Michelle Cederberg

A chat with Jennifer Buchanan about The Power of a Playlist

Jennifer Buchanan Topic Presentations

tune in - how music can transform organizations and lives one note at a time

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  • In our age of unyielding distractions and persistent disruptions, often to the detriment of our health, there is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool that we have not fully leveraged – music. As one of Canada’s leading trailblazers and experts in music therapy, Jennifer Buchanan bridges the gap between academic research and the public in a humorous, warm and insightful way. She believes that when we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can happen –  improved productivity, a boost in mood, enhanced performance, reduction in stress and stronger team engagement.

    Like music, Jennifer’s “TUNE IN’ message is universal – it reaches people worldwide regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or location. No matter what kind of organization—a private practice, a small company or a large corporation—managers and employees at all levels will learn to “Tune In” to a better organization by becoming more collaborative, creative and productive. This “keynote” experience is sure to open or close your meeting on a high note.

wellness incorporated – leading a business that makes a difference

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  • This inspirational and trailblazing story reveals how Jennifer Buchanan built a successful social purpose business that makes money and makes a significant community impact, despite being told it was impossible. Based on over 25 years of owning and operating an award-winning company, Jennifer presents her most moving stories to convey the following key strategies to help you build greater impact and meaning into your business, regardless of your company’s age or size.
    Jennifer Buchanan imparts her front-line experience and infectious energy, speaking directly to every member of the audience. She brings her real-world experience of starting her company with just one client and scaling it to maximize community impact. Her first accountant said the market would never buy in…over a quarter of a century later (and with a new accountant), Jennifer has built a company that proves good work can still make a difference.

harmony at work - improve creativity and productivity in the workplace

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  • The truth is that we can all feel overwhelmed, inefficient, and not connecting as well as we would like with our team. The solution? Putting tools, strategies, and mindsets in place to turn that experience around. Jennifer Buchanan’s experience as a music therapist has given her the gift of learning how to leverage music to reach such goals.

    Many have witnessed the benefits of playing music to enhance performance — for the employer, it may be improving engagement, boosting efficiency, expediting projects, or working with greater enthusiasm. For the staff member, it may be sparking creativity, or help for working through a barrier in a project. For others, it may be feeling better connected to others or getting motivated for their next half marathon.  Regardless of the goal – music has been proven to help.

    In a practical yet inspiring session, Jennifer educates audiences on how to effectively leverage music in their personal and work environments to enhance their creativity, productivity and team collaboration.  The result? More innovative contributors are also happier and less stressed. The kind of things that make for incredible organizations.

blisspoint – the art of securing your health

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  • For many, being good at their job can give them a sense of achievement or satisfaction. But what happens when you are no longer satisfied and feel burned out?  This presentation will help you find the perfect bliss point, the values junction that will help you fulfil your purpose and support your desired outcomes in work and life.

wellness, wellplayed - how to activate your people, unite your teams, and engage your entire organization

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  • If, as studies suggest, music can help improve an athlete’s performance by as much as 15%, imagine what music could do in your workplace.

    Jennifer Buchanan, the author of Wellness, Well played: The Power of a Playlist, will share fascinating insights and inspiring stories from her cutting-edge work as one of North America’s most acclaimed music therapists.

    In her 30-year journey working with incarcerated adults, at-risk youths, seniors living with dementia, and business leaders, Jennifer understand the power of music to make a real difference in the lives of so many people and a real difference in your workplace.

    You’ll discover how using music and tools like creating a purposeful playlist can help you and your team manage stress, be more resilient, improve memory, and inspire you and your team to be more productive. And yes, you’ll learn how music can create a more harmonious workplace.

    You won’t want to miss this fun, inspiring, and interactive keynote that promises to not only be memorable but a much-needed tonic! Yes, it’s a keynote all about keynotes!

    When words are not enough (or easy), let the music start the conversation.

the music advantage - a keynote full of key notes to strengthen mood, memory and motivation

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  • If you are a professional in the corporate, government or healthcare sector seeking innovative ways to enhance your environment and improve productivity, this presentation will be a revelation. Request the improvised song at the end that will anchor your conference’s theme and key takeaways – and prepare for an enlightening shift as the entire audience explores music’s profound potential to impact work and overall well-being.

the power of a playlist - craft purposeful playlists for stress management, resilience, and a thriving workplace.

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  • If you are a music enthusiast looking to unlock the deeper potential of your playlists, this presentation will transform the way you connect with music. ‘Wellness, Wellplayed: The Power of a Playlist’ will guide you in crafting personalized soundscapes that enrich your overall well-being and success. Engage with this captivating exploration and let the power of purposeful playlists enhance your health, happiness, and personal journey in ways you’ve never imagined

jen xs 8-track to rock every age - maximize your music with these 8 tune-up tips.

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  • If you’re looking to elevate your everyday experiences and foster deeper connections, this presentation is your key to unlocking the potential of music in your life. Through ‘JenX’s 8-Track to Rock Every Age’, you’ll gain insights on harnessing the stress-relieving and productivity-boosting powers of music. Immerse yourself in this transformative journey, and be ready to amplify your personal growth, well-being, and relationships through the universal language of music.

wellness wellplayed - master the art of music for team connectivity, productivity and reducing burnout.

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  • If you are part of a corporate team seeking innovative approaches to elevate productivity and reduce stress, this presentation will provide an engaging and practical solution. Experience the intentional use of music to foster harmony, boost motivation, and improve cognitive function. Prepare for a dynamic shift towards a thriving, more connected and music-infused work environment where everyone will more satisfied and creative at work.

tune in - amplify health and reverse aging with the power of music.

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  • If you’re navigating the challenges of aging, grappling with chronic pain, or seeking a vibrant boost to your life, this presentation promises to immerse you in the therapeutic world of music, fostering resilience, rejuvenating your spirit, and igniting a renewed sense of purpose and joy.

wellness, incorporated - find your company’s bliss point by balancing heart, health and play.

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  • If you are an entrepreneur grappling with the unique challenges of your health and wellness industry, and seeking sustainable strategies for growth, this presentation will provide you with the insights you need from someone who has been living it out loud every day. ‘Wellness Incorporated’ will illuminate your path to blending heart, health, and play in your business, ultimately helping you make a meaningful impact while ensuring your business’s longevity and financial sustainability – even through the inevitable challenges along the way.

corporate wellness workshop - the perfect online lunch and learn tuning into wellness - amplify health and harmony in the workplace

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  • Delve into the practical applications of using music with intention to improve workplace stress and burnout, fostering a sense of connection among employees and equipping them with valuable tools to enhance their well-being both at work and in their personal lives.


Thank you, Jennifer Buchanan, for giving me and all those that have had the benefit of your work, one of the most heartwarming experiences of our lives. May you continue your work and touch the hearts and souls of many in the years to come.

Don Felder

Lead Guitarist
The Eagles

Jennifer Buchanan is a fantastic storyteller. She guides us through the importance of music, how our brains respond, and how we can harness its power at different points of the day—to feel energized and connected. The information is truly enlightening. Long live the mixtape!

Greg Bond

Partner Channel Sales

For the past 15 years, I have watched in amazement as Jennifer Buchanan has shared her knowledge, skill, and sheer passion for music and its power to help change lives. The mind and soul can be reached through music in ways otherwise impossible, and Jennifer has allowed so many people to live a more fulfilling life by opening their hearts and letting the music in.

Harvey Cohen

Vice President, Central Region
Live Nation Canada

Your keynote presentation was a perfect “end-note” at our recent conference. Right from the start your energy, inspiring content, and musical interludes engaged and captivated the audience. Your unique closing was a real hit! Putting together a customized song that included participant comments on what they learned at the conference, was brilliant and the “icing on the cake”. BRAVO!

Ingrid Norrish

Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners

Jennifer has an amazing ability to connect with her audience in an engaging, motivational and thought-provoking way. She was able to take our conference theme and incorporate it into her presentation in a creative and relevant way. We continue to receive excellent feedback from our delegates. Jennifer is a truly inspirational speaker who is also an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you, Jennifer.

Erin Lassiter

Conference Chair
Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association

Jennifer brings an insight into creating space for music, allowing us to reconnect with our internal values. It gives us the chance to remember with the warmth of experience and the ability to draw us out. This book is necessary, perhaps even on a daily basis.

Douglas Moore

Business Transformation
Toyota North America

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Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Jennifer Buchanan creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Jennifer Buchanan from Calgary, Alberta offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Jennifer Buchanan is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Jennifer Buchanan focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Jennifer Buchanan will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Jennifer Buchanan’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Jennifer Buchanan speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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