My purpose is to help women enjoy meaningful work that fits their lifestyle.
I provide mentorship on midlife reinvention.
You’re a creative woman age 50+ and you want more time for travel and adventure. You’ve started asking: What’s next?
I help women transform their life and work via travel. I can show you how it can cost less to travel than to stay at home. It’s also a lot more fun!
There are multiple ways to save money and make an income Abroad. You don’t want to spend all your savings. You plan to be alive and thriving for another 30 years or more.
You can leverage my knowledge and experience to guide you through your unique story to design a new career path.
I’ll show you how midlife can be the most rich, fulfilling and creative time of your life. You’ll tap into your uniqueness to create a stream of income(s) that allows you to enjoy the life you want to live.
As the author of Work On Your Own Terms in midlife & beyond, I can help you move through six common fears that may be holding you back.
I would love to learn more about you and your travel dreams!
Create A Personalized Map
If you feel lost in the wilderness of midlife career change, I can help you create a Personalized Map to help you get from where you are to where you want to be – in terms of meaningful work that fits your lifestyle.
We’ll start where you are and look at the destination you have in mind. I like to use a Real Map – not just one that’s a metaphor for career transition.
Travel to a foreign destination can help you Reinvent Your Life in a fun and adventurous way. It’s also a great way to make friends around the world.
For me, our work is all about the Journey. Kahlil Gibran describes our work as love made visible. I walk that path and I’m also grounded in practicality. I believe our work is driven by our desire for self-expression and meaning. It is how we make sense of our place in the world.
We receive signs to support us along the way. A book might fall off a shelf when you need it. A movie might shift your perspective. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Be open to opportunity when it arrives.
So many women tell me they’re worried they haven’t saved enough to enjoy the 30+ year vacation called Retirement. They also want to be able to travel and see more of the world. Our consumer world and material possessions can trap more folks than it frees. It’s not uncommon to wish for a winning lottery ticket. I’d like you to know you can travel and live well on $30,000 a year.
If you are leaving a stressful job in your 50s or 60s, you are likely harbouring a dream of simplifying your life. Less is more.
If you’d like a Guide to walk you through every step of the way and show you how to Save Money and Make an Income while you travel, have a look at my complimentary YouTube video on Midlife Reinvention via Travel.
It may be just what you are looking for.
Reinvent your Life and Work through Travel
Travel is one of the best ways to jumpstart your creativity while allowing you to explore other cultures, new ideas and to zero in on flexible work options that best fit your lifestyle AND – it’s a fun way to step outside your comfort zone and make friends around the world.
How did this idea come about?
After 20+ years as a Career Counsellor, I discovered there was often a mismatch between the jobs available and the work women were interested in. With the new gig economy thriving and entrepreneurship on the rise, there’s no better time to design your own work path. Many Boomer women seek flexible work that allows them to travel.
I know it’s a challenge to do this alone. It’s better with support, a sounding board and accountability. It’s also more fun with a group of creative women around you.
More About Jan
When my government-funded Employment Services contract changed, I realized I could be of more benefit to clients outside of the system. I’m not a typical career counselor. I’m more likely to talk you out of a crappy job than into one.
The problems clients said they experienced on the job were:
- Too much power and control exerted over them by managers.
- The stress of office politics, hierarchy and bureaucracy.
- Few opportunities for creativity and initiative.
- Inflexible hours that couldn’t accommodate family needs.
- Forced to take short vacations at times dictated to them.
- Uncertainty about how long their job would last.
My background includes a MA in Leadership & Training and extensive counselor training. I am a qualified instructor of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and am certified in three areas: Life Skills Coach, Senior Advisor and Retirement Coach. I read a lot and am devoted to lifelong learning.
I live with my husband Tony and little dog Newman, surrounded by creative artists of all types. My Island home is known as The Isle of the Arts. It is on Canada’s West Coast. My love of music often has me out Morris dancing, singing and playing songs on my ukulele or traveling around in our RV.
P.S. I’ve lost too many friends to an early death. They died with their dreams still inside them.
I don’t want to live with regret. If you feel the same, let’s talk.
To get you started,
Download the eBook: Create Career Joy!
Don’t be afraid to live your dreams!