Who Is Bev Janisch?

Who Is Bev Janisch?

I’m not great at small talk, so let’s dive right in…

Hi, I’m Bev – a former Nurse turned Spiritual Mentor, Meditation Teacher and Author.

While I’ve fulfilled many roles in my life, a big awakening happened when I learned that I was more than my roles. I discovered that I also had a soul!

These days, I’m honoured to guide people in becoming their future best SELF so they can live with deeper meaning, purpose and connection.

 “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…

I get up every morning inspired and 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 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 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 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 limitations of my personality that were running my life.

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

Along the way, I became a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and Integral Coach.

I’ve worked with hundreds of folks who are also wanting to live more authentic lives that are aligned with a deeper knowing of who they are.

I’m humbled to say I’ve come a long way since standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

I’ve come home to myself and created a life of inner peace, vitality, soulful relationships and deep meaning.


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.

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 have studied the Enneagram (a psychospiritual map for understanding ourselves and others) extensively. I draw on all of my personal experiences and formal studies to create coaching programs for folks who want to experience lasting and meaningful changes.

In my spare time, I love mountain biking, running, cross-country skiing, being inspired by my 5 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.

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

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

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