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About Jan

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 creative women reinvent their Life and Work while enjoying Slow Travel.

I can show you how it can cost less to travel than to stay at home. It’s also a lot more fun!

You can leverage my knowledge and experience to guide you through your midlife reinvention.

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.

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, 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.

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.

The problems clients told me 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.

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Don’t be afraid to live your dreams!