Who Is Bev Janisch?

Who Is Bev Janisch?

If you’re on a journey of self-discovery and seeking the courage to change, I’m so glad you found your way here!

Hi, I’m Bev – a former Nurse turned Certified Life Coach and Meditation Teacher who’s on a mission to guide awakening souls who are feeling lost, confused, and stressed by lighting up their path to a new way of being.

A way of being that enables them to have vibrant health, meaningful relationships, and a sense of purpose.

My vision is that every person who struggles to answer the question “who am I?” will have an answer that fulfills their individual search for meaning AND the tools to enter into the right relationship with their soul.

Here’s why I’m so passionate about guiding awakening souls…

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 us, I was so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, 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.

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

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 of 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 began the journey inward rather than upward and got to know the real Bev –  beyond all the roles, social conditioning, and limiting beliefs that were running my life.

It was the beginning of a powerful journey back home to my deeper self –  to my SOUL.  

Inspired to be of service, I’ve created two transformative coaching journeys for awakening souls:

Midlife Awakening is a coaching journey for people in transition who are feeling lost and confused and want to become inspired souls taking courageous action.

Make The Shift is a meditation-focused coaching journey for women who want to make the shift from feeling stressed and disconnected to peacefully empowered.

If you’re seeking 1-1 guidance – I would LOVE to be your guide!

Does one of the following coaching journeys resonate with you?:


You can learn more about my personal journey with soul hunger in my book:

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…

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

“A must read for every woman!”

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

“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.”

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

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 my professional history…

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 my calling. 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 experience the metaphoric death of my old self and the emergence of my deeper truer self.

Currently, I’m a Certified Life Coach, Meditation Teacher, and Enneagram Practitioner, who’s honored to journey with other awakening souls who are called to live with deeper meaning, purpose, and connection.

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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