HOW IT STARTED
Motivation Is Key but First Is Inspiration
Many years ago, Jean decided to let go of trying to be what society expected of her. She felt she was going crazy trying to live the ‘normal’ 9-5 lifestyle, and craved something different…
Jean began making changes in her life in a more conscious way and is now living the life she designed for herself and in a beautiful part of the world – Costa del Sol in Andalucía, Spain.
Originally from Richmond, near London, the early part of Jean’s adult life was spent travelling and experiencing the world. She’d always dreamed of living in a Mediterranean country but never seemed to find the right moment to move.
As time went by, and after a painful divorce and general sense of unhappiness, fear took over and she stayed put. How many people plan to do something ‘one day’ only to discover that day never comes and then it’s too late?
That day did come for Jean though, many years later, but not until after an accident that left her unable to work or walk for over a year. It changed the course of her life. Suddenly it was clear: life is too short and precious not to take action on our dreams.
So Jean moved to Barcelona in Spain, entirely leaving behind her comfort zone. It was a tremendous challenge: a new language, new culture, new friends – but it afforded her the opportunity for the greatest personal growth.
Now, many years later and living in southern Spain, the journey into her true self – combined with learned multi-faceted skills and training – has enabled her to create a working system for people who are ready to pursue their dreams.
Working intuitively, Jean connects deeply with individuals and groups, encouraging and motivating them to discover the best in themselves.
After leaving formal education, Jean entered the world of Advertising then studied Visual Art and Interior Design in London, where she ran her own successful Image Consultancy for many years.
As Jean’s reputation grew, she got invited to speak and run workshops all over England to company executives being made redundant in the recession of the late ’80s.
As a natural progression, and after formally qualifying her Life Coaching studies (Newcastle College, England) and Hypnotherapy studies (Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis), not to mention her TEFL training (Teaching English as a Foreign Language),
Like a lot of people, one of Jean’s dreams was to write a novel. After winning a writing competition, she succeeded in getting her semi-autobiographical novel published in 2008.
Now, ‘Living in Bright Shadows’ is available in paperback and e-book format in English, while the Spanish translated version, ‘Vivir en sombras luminosas’ is in e-book format. Both are available from Amazon stores worldwide.
Jean enjoys writing stories and articles, facilitating workshops and courses, and designing interior and exterior spaces. She loves art, music, nature, peace, companionship, animals, friends, family, living in the sunshine in southern Spain between the mountains and the sea, and dividing her life between Andalucía, Barcelona and London.