Who Is Bev Janisch?

About Bev Janisch | Spiritual Life Coach & Meditation Teacher

Who Is Bev Janisch?

If you’re ready to make the shift and live your life with a calm confidence that arises when you know who you are, I’m so glad you found your way here!

Hi, I’m Bev – a former nurse turned certified meditation teacher and life coach who transformed both my SELF and my life a number of years ago.

I’ve guided hundreds of people around the world in making the shift from feeling stressed and disconnected to awakening their best selves and living vibrant, connected, and meaningful lives.

One thing I know for sure is that a life that feels happy, peaceful, and fulfilling emerges from the inside out.

 I envision a world where every person who feels that something is missing in their life and questions, “who am I?” will have an answer that fulfills their individual search for meaning and the tools to become their best SELF.

Here’s why I’m so passionate about this…

In 2012, I was literally standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower. 

Like many of you, I was so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and nurse) that I had slowly lost touch with myself.

On the outside, it looked like I was successful, happily married, and cheerful. But on the inside, I had no idea who I was anymore and had lost my spark.

In spite of having SO much to feel grateful for I felt lost, confused, and stuck.

I found myself asking the big questions: Who am I? Why can’t I just be happy? How can I feel more peaceful? What’s missing in my life?

I really had no idea what was wrong. All I knew was that my health was suffering, my relationships felt disconnected and my life was lacking meaning and purpose.

I intuitively knew that I needed to look inside myself for answers, but I didn’t know how. 

This feeling that something was missing that I later called soul hunger became a choice point in my life. Either I could continue to deny that something was wrong and suffocating my soul OR I could take action and learn how to look inside myself to gain some clarity about what was wrong with my “perfect” life.

The turning point happened when I learned to meditate and began the journey inward rather than upward to get to know the real Bev –  beyond all the roles, social conditioning, and limiting beliefs that were running my life.

My soul had me take the road less travelled and I arrived at a place where I had the tools, self-awareness and wisdom to fully thrive on both the inside and the outside.

I now guide others on their self-discovery journey sharing personalized meditation tools that empower people to become resilient when the storms of life arise and courageous to live a vibrant, connected and meaningful life.

We’re ultimately all on a journey back home to ourselves – arriving at a place where we know who we are and what we need to be happy and fulfilled in our lives. 

I share about the awakening of my soul in my book to inspire you on your journey:

Awakening a Women's Soul by Bev Janisch

Awakening a Woman’s Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life

An inspiring book guiding women home to themselves and a life that aligns with their souls.

What women are saying…

“Finally a clear way forward. It gives me a tangible picture of how the journey to wholeness begins and unfolds,  and why it’s worth the work.”

“Both an inspiration and also a guide to help you reconnect with your soul’s purpose.”

“This book can change your life. It will show you how to get back to yourself.”

“A must read for every woman!”

“Easy to read and so relevant for women of every age.”

Get Your Copy of Awakening a Woman’s Soul at one of these booksellers:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters Indigo, or eBook

In case you’re curious about what’s prepared me to be your guide…

I worked as a nursing leader for more than 25 years. My career has taken me from working with seniors to palliative and end-of-life care. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Calgary.

Looking back, I’m in awe of how my life has unfolded and prepared me for the work I do now. When I was 5 years old I had a mystical experience that planted the seed of nursing in me. I had a deep desire to end the suffering in both myself and others and this has been a golden thread in my life.

My years of working with those who were vulnerable, and life itself, were ripening my soul in preparation for my own dark night of the soul that came knocking a number of years ago.

In order to serve as a guide for others, I had to let go of who I was no longer to embrace who my soul was calling me to become.

Currently, I’m a certified Integral Associate Coach™, Meditation Teacher, and Enneagram Practitioner, who’s honored to guide others on their journey toward greater happiness and fulfillment.

I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with my husband, Mark.

My formal training, and certifications:

1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta

1993 Master’s of Nursing, University of Calgary

2013 Spiritual Path, Centers For Spiritual Living (CFSL)

2013 Nature of Effective Prayer, CFSL

2014 Building a Healing Consciousness, CFSL

2014 Principles of Successful Living, CFSL

2014 Emerson’s Essays, CFSL

2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute

2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm

2015 Practical Mysticism, CFSL

2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School

2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching

2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki

2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.

2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty

2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut

2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes  Enneagram Academy

2021 Intensive 1/2, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 Instincts & Subtypes, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 The Typing Process, The Narrative Enneagram

2021 Providing Effective Enneagram Solutions, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy

2022 Deepening Spiritual Awareness, The Narrative Enneagram

2022 The Enneagram For Therapists, Counselors, and Coaches, The Narrative Enneagram

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