Who Is Bev Janisch?

About Bev Janisch | Spiritual Life Coach & Meditation Teacher

Who Is Bev Janisch?

If you feel like something is missing in your life, I’m so glad you found your way here!

Hi, I’m Bev – a former Nurse turned Life Coach and Meditation Teacher who guides people around the world who are on a self-discovery journey and searching for deeper meaning, purpose, and connection.

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

When I close my eyes, 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 find their missing PEACE.

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 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.  

After many years of soul-searching, gaining an understanding of what this call to deeper meaning, purpose, and connection is all about, and certifications (I love learning!) I felt called to be of service as a Life Coach to guide others who are on a similar path.

A path that leads people home to themselves –  arriving at a place where they know who they are and what they need to be happy and fulfilled in their lives.

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…

“A must read for every woman!”

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

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

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

“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.”

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 contribution as a life coach. 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 life coach and guide to 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 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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