The joy you experience in life, begins and ends with you.

 

 

 

 

In your heart of hearts, you are a fun-loving, joy-seeking woman. Right now, though, your days feel tedious and uninspiring.

You long for more meaning and enthusiasm in your life. And now is the time to make a change.

But there´s one critical problem holding you back: you don´t really know what it is you want.

Find that out and you´re on your way to a future full of new beginnings.

Being a Joy-Seeker starts with your attitude towards yourself, your life and your vision.

I´m here to help you find the answers you seek. Together, we´ll explore new ideas, options and possibilities.

It´s time to step out onto a path of new beginnings.

Hi, I´m Jan Marie!

…the life coach for JoySeekers

I believe that the best way to achieve balance, bliss and meaning is to stop defining your life by what others are doing. It´s much better to create a life that is joyfully aligned with you.

Everyone deserves to have their dreams come true. Everyone has the right to a meaningful life.

You´re no exception.

You deserve to be as happy and fulfilled as you can be with who you are, the life you are living and where you´re headed.

Here´s the thing though…

The fact that you´re struggling isn´t your fault. I know because I´ve been where you are now.

I felt like I´d hit a wall. I was stuck in a business that was taking over my life and frustrated because I was terribly unhappy, and didn´t know what to do about it. It took a sudden death in my family to wake me up to what was missing in my life.

I don´t want that for you.

Like I said before, you deserve to live a happy, meaningful life and, if you´re ready to explore what that looks like for you and how you can get there, I´m here to help.

I show women (and a few brave men) how to stop doubting themselves and handing control over to their emotions. Together, we figure out what they really want, so they can get excited about their life again.

If you´re looking for clarity about what you want in your life and how you can achieve it, become part of the JoySeeker community.

Do you wish you had more control over your emotions?  There is a way. Let me show you how to shift any emotion – in minutes >> CLICK HERE to learn more.

I KnowWhat You´re Thinking…

“I´ve got friends, I don´t need a life coach.”

When I tell people I´m a life coach, I often hear things like: “I can´t imagine what I´d ever need a life coach for.” Or, “I have family and friends to talk to and they listen for free.”

What you may not know is this:

A life coach is your coach, not just a good friend.

A life coach is there for perspective, not just to side with you on things.

A life coach tells you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

A life coach helps you fight your demons.

A life coach helps you make your dreams come true – even those you don´t know you have, yet.

A life coach helps you become clearer, more honest with yourself and more courageous.

We don´t dwell on the past but focus on the present with a view to your future.

 We don´t just nod and offer comfort.

We´re strong.

We´re honest.

We change the way you see things – and, in so doing, we change the world.

I´m passionate about coaching. And I´m proud of what I do – especially, how I help other women change their lives for the better.

What about you? Are you ready to change your life?

Let me show you how to rediscover yourself, stop doubting yourself, and let go of negative thinking. I´ll help you get clear on what you really want and guide you in doing what it takes to get you there.

If that´s the kind of support you´re looking for, I´m here for you.

A Passion For Change

Much of what I teach is based on my own life journey. Over the years, I´ve discovered many things that work well and quite a few that don´t. Today I share that knowledge with other women and a few special men, in my coaching practice.

I am currently certified in the areas of Life, Accountability, and Behavioural Assessment Coaching. And because I´m just as passionate about learning as I am about helping others, I´m also working towards certification in the areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming.

My Journey

Born and raised in California, I got my Bachelor´s degree in International Business and German at Sonoma State. My fascination with the German language started when my mom married a German.

Shortly after graduation, I fell in love with a German as well and found myself moving halfway around the world to live in a small town at the foot of the Black Forest.

I´d always wanted a family and that´s what I focused on those first few years – that and learning to speak German like a native.

As much as I loved my husband and my kids, I still felt like something was missing.

Through an article in a local paper, I discovered a company that was looking for people to teach English to children.

Over the next twenty years, I went from teaching small groups in my living room to teaching nearly 500 students with the help of 10 teachers in my own learning centers. I also joined forces with an international education group to train and mentor self-employed English teachers throughout Europe.

I loved what I did and I was really good at it…I just wasn´t particularly good at saying “no”. The more my business grew, the more I sought to grow it. Which would´ve been okay if I hadn´t felt like I needed to do so much of it myself.

This is where being a people-pleaser and a perfectionist who struggled with setting personal boundaries began to take its toll. While business was booming, I was stretched trying to do too many things at once. My kids were quickly becoming teens (with all the stress that that entails), and then there was my husband, the household, and countless other responsibilities.

I felt like I had a hundred plates in the air and was constantly worried that, if any one of them fell, they´d all come smashing down to the ground.  

Overwhelm, frustration, insomnia, anxiety, fear – I was feeling them all. But it would take me a few more years before I realized just how close to burnout I really was.

What Opened My Eyes?

A family tragedy.

Without warning my dad was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and given 6 months to live. As usual, my schedule was packed to overflowing but I was sure I´d be able to rearrange things so that I could get home sometime in the next few months. Dad´s cancer had other plans…

A few weeks later, an early morning call from my brother stopped me in my tracks. Dad had passed.

It hadn´t even been 6 weeks since his diagnosis! I was in shock.

Talk about experiencing a major shift in your priorities. I dropped everything and flew home to be with my mom.

That´s when I crashed. All the emotions I´d been feeling hit me like a tsunami and I began questioning everything about my life – where I´d been, where I was and where I was going.

I´d fallen out of love with my business and felt like a stranger to myself. The only thing I was sure about was my family.

When I returned to Germany two months later, I set out on a journey of self-discovery that continues to this day.

I down-sized my business to the point that I now only teach as a hobby – back in the living room where everything started. =)

It took a lot of soul-searching and tripping down different paths before I decided to take my teaching, mentoring, and helping skills, and become a life coach.

Today, I use my fascination with human beliefs, behaviour and the desire to change to help my clients understand themselves better, manage their emotions, and get clear on what they want, so they can become the JoySeeker they have it in them to be.

I´m a JoySeeker by nature and I´m drawn to others who want more joy and meaning in their life, too – but who struggle with knowing just where to start.

Is that you?

 

Do you wish you had more control over your emotions?  There is a way. Let me show you how to shift any emotion – in minutes >> CLICK HERE to learn more.

What Others Are Saying…

Jan Marie, you are just so easy to work with. You ask the right questions, you know your stuff which helped me feel completely confident in your ability at help me what I needed to know. You’ve taught so much!

Thank you for saving me! You really helped me sort everything out and see what was the most important, so I could set priorities and get myself moving forward again.

Working with someone who knows what they’re doing is such a huge help. You’re so good at what you do and you are a ton of fun to work with. Thank you, again!

Nancy M.

Thank so much, Jan Marie. I cannot thank you enough for helping me step past my comfort zone. You supported me and helped me stick to my commitments – especially those to myself. You helped me commit to things that needed to be done to help move me forward in every area of my life.

You have a special way of listening and getting what is making me feel confused.

I can’t wait to see what the coming months will be bring on the table for me, especially with you as my coach!

Joyce J.

When I´m Not Coaching…

I like to live a simple life. My family is my anchor and I love spending time with them. I also love to read, write and paint.

We live in a small town with the woods and a creek just a stone´s throw from our back gate. Several times a day, I head outside with my little dog, Cinni to listen to the birds, walk among the trees and soak up all the beauty and positive energy nature has to offer.

People who know me say I´m loving, caring, positive, open…and annoyingly organized.

Daffodils are my favorite flower, blue is my favorite color, I love everything Disney and I´m a sucker for cute otter videos online. =)

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