Who Is Bev Janisch?

Who Is Bev Janisch?

As a transformational coach, I’m honoured to work with people around the world who are soul-searching and feel called to awaken their best selves.

 “The greatest privilege of a human life is to become a midwife to the awakening of the soul in another person.” ~Plato

The background story…

Hi there, I’m Bev! A Meditation Teacher, Transformational Coach and former Nurse living in Alberta, Canada.

I’m on a mission to share tools, guidance and support with folks who are becoming increasingly aware that it’s time to make some rather dramatic changes on the inside and not just on the outside.

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

In 2013 I was literally standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower.

I’d been 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 and confused.

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 some answers, but I didn’t know-how. I did, however, know how to be a selfless mom; a dutiful daughter; a responsible employee; a skillful peacekeeper;  and a productive human being.

I went to a therapist and she validated that something was off in my life and questioned whether I was “depressed.” I knew I wasn’t “depressed” and that these were “symptoms” trying to tell me something.

I then visited my doctor for help to deal with my sleep issues, frustrating weight gain and lack of energy. After running some tests, my doctor told me that my stress hormone, cortisol and other hormones were out of balance. Looking back, I now realize that living a life that wasn’t in alignment with my deepest truths was having an impact on my physical health. 

This “soul hunger” became a choice point in my life. Either I would continue to deny that something was wrong and suffocating my soul (and impacting my physical and emotional health) or I would take action and learn how to look inside myself to gain some clarity about what was wrong with my perfectly normal life.

This was the beginning of a powerful journey back home to myself and the awakening of my soul that had been neglected for many years.

I’d like to say that it was easy, but in all honestly, it was a journey that was both beautiful and challenging. Along the way, I became a Transformational Coach and created coaching programs that integrate meditation, mindfulness, and the Enneagram for soul-inspired change.

I’m humbled to say I’ve come a long way since standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. I went from feeling like I was barely surviving to fully thriving in all aspects of my life. I’ve come home to myself and created a life of inner peace, vitality, soulful relationships and deep meaning.

I’m always deeply honoured to accompany and guide others on their soul-searching journey.


A little more about my professional history…

I worked as a nursing leader for 30 years in the field of dementia and end-of-life care. I received my Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Calgary. (If you’re curious about the mystical experience that planted the seed of my calling in me you can read about it HERE).

After leaving nursing, I became Certified as a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor through the McLean Meditation Institute™. I teach an approach to meditation that considers the body-mind-heart-spirit but isn’t aligned with any particular religious or spiritual tradition.

I’m a Certified Associate Integral Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada Inc. and currently work as a Transformational Coach. This means I know how to create coaching programs for folks who want to experience lasting and meaningful change.

I LOVE learning and am currently studying the Enneagram- an ancient personality typing system that increases a person’s awareness about their own unique path.

In my spare time, I love mountain biking, running, cross-country skiing, being inspired by my 3 little grandchildren, painting, hanging out with my family and friends and adventures to try new things.

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

In case you’re wondering about 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

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