Ownership of the shit. Awareness of the shit, knowing it's okay to have the shit, and owning said shit.-How did working with me compare to working with other coaches/mentors in the past? What was different?
There is a rawness to the work with you. A "hey, I'm a real person too, let's figure this out, let's do work." Not someone who claims to have everything together and is going to fix my oh-so-simple problems.
I feel that the need to fix things is the common notion I have experienced from others. They have these "this is simple" kind of solutions to all things as if they have all the answers and my problems are ameture.
At no point did I feel this way with Janne. I felt respected and supported, I had a guide and a sister rather than an enlightened pedistol sitting fortune teller.-How are you walking in this world after working with me?
I held expectations for myself. "I'm 30, I should be [fill in the blank]." Janne helped me see that I was counter-productively limiting myself by creating these society driven expectations. I walk to the beat of my own drum and I've got great fucking rhythm.-Do you see the benefit to working together in the future?
Absolutely. I've been working on career choices for myself which was a step I had only thought of when starting work with Janne. I will be booking with her in the future with a more direct purpose for mentorship.-Are you comfortable being named/having a photo of you shared with your testimonial or would you like to remain anonymous? Both are perfect.
Comfortable with being named and having photo.
If it's helpful to you, you can reference my site www.cumulomedia.com (we have logos from companies like Remote Year, DAYBREAKER, and Clinique on there if that helps).
Janne came to me at a transitionary time in my life where there were a lot of questions. She helped shift my perspective and see myself in a whole new light. She showed me how to honour my worth and to go get from life what I truly desired from it.
Janne is a special soul who will undoubtedly inspire you to be more - or more accurately to realise you already have the power to be just what you always wanted to be: indeed, to be what you've always been.
There comes a time in ones life when we all need a helping hand from someone who has an intuitive insight into our fork in the road. And that's what I got from Janne. Deep intuition, that - little did I know at the time - was just the beginning of a journey to be more instinctual, more in-tune, and more of the person I always knew I could be. When that time comes for you, you'll know it - and it's probably why you're reading this. Listen to your intuition, it'll know what to do.
Working with you 1-1 made my fears come to the surface in pretty uncomfortable and confronting ways, to be honest. And you didn’t let me turn the blind eye, that’s for sure. But that’s what I needed, that’s where the real work is, eh?
The biggest break through I had with you was when we discovered that the nature of my birth had been affecting me subconsciously my entire life, and that this was a key to what was holding me back. We symbolically tore apart and emerged from what was representing “the womb” for me - it was terrifying and ground shaking and powerful.
The most challenging thing that we worked on was my money shit - I actually didn’t want to even want to make money even though I wanted to grow professionally. Doh!
What I felt was different about you compared to other coaches was the questions you asked and the no bullshit approach. It wasn’t fluffy, and the homework helped me work on things in my time between sessions.
I saw myself grow the deepest in the earlier sessions when we talked about worthiness. I had never realised that I actually thought myself as unworthy, but it struck a chord of truth for me and I still keep that lesson close. My voice began to change - the way I spoke shifted from timid to assertive (and it’s still shifting!).
I am walking with so much less fear.
It took time for things to manifest out of when we were working together. We put them in motion but they are just coming to fruition now. I pursued my hunch about wanting to do herbalism - and it turns out I am a wiz at plant identification, and I feel alive and at home when working with plants and the other people who work with them. I’ve already been asked to speak at a couple events to raise awareness for natural medicine. Oh, and I’ve finally moved out of that damn city that I wanted to move out of! I really feel so much more comfortable in my own skin, and I give way fewer fucks about what people think.
Oh I definitely can see the benefit of working together in the future. You know I’ll be in touch again one of these days.
What did working with me 1-1 bring forth from within you? A shift in the way I view myself and the world. I shift in the way I value myself and permission to be me 100%!-What was the greatest break through you had in our 1-1 work together?
What truths inside of you were you deeper acquainted with after our work together? To embrace my risk taking nature as a positive, to see my defensiveness as a deep rooted belief I'm not good enough, to belief I am good enough to be the underwater photographer I want to be!-What was the most challenging thing you worked on with me?
Facing the truths that lay behind my defensiveness. Facing the truth that what I don't like in others is normally something I haven't felt or accepted about myself.-How did working with me compare to working with other coaches/mentors in the past?
What was different? You were the first coach.-In what moments did you see yourself grow deepest?
It was the start of a huge shift in the beliefs I have about myself.-How are you walking in this world after working with me?
I have my ups and downs but overall I've noticed subtle changes that have grown into big changes on how I value myself and my creative talents in the world and how to set boundaries around them.-What changes and successes can you see and directly link that exist in your life from our work together and your growth?
Setting boundaries, putting me first, believing I'm enough and doing what I want to do not what I think I should do or what others think I should do.-Do you see the benefit to working together in the future?
Yes I do! You're a beautiful soul Janne and you showed me how to reignite my fire and shine brighter than ever before.-Are you comfortable being named/having a photo of you shared with your testimonial or would you like to remain anonymous?
Both are perfect. Yes I am!-If you are comfortable being named/having a photo of you shared—can you please send a photograph you are comfortable with and a link to your website. I'm traveling at the moment so don't have any photos on me but will send one through shortly. My website is: www.saltysee.com.au
(1) Our work together, brought forth from within me, a desire to believe in myself that I can be more than I believe myself to me now and that I can dare to be truly powerful.
(2) My greatest breakthrough was to not care about what anyone else thinks, to share my deepest truths, my story, my healing no matter what, to ask for what I need, to set my boundaries and show up no matter what. Our work allowed me to stop guessing in myself, to trust myself more and to simply be as I chose to be.
(3) The biggest thing I worked on was not doubting myself and my choices. That i was able to ask for more - which was exactly what I deserve.
(4) I think what was different was... there was no "structure" it was ALL FLOW. That threw me off initially. And looking back I remember being unsure and now I just freaking love it! It helped me to TRUST and simply show up and do the work - that's it! - you call me out on my bullshit and you push me to be bigger and greater.
(5) I didn't know if working with you was possible because of the "financial commitment" yet I learnt to problem solve and go where my heart was leading me! My work with you was a springboard higher and deeper into my authenticity.
(6) I am walking tall and proud and confident of who I am. My heart is an open valve and I am unafraid to share my story with all. There is a sense of certainty in me, security in who I really am.
(7) It's a little hard for me to think back into the direct success and changes because of all the work I have done since we had our session. So... I went back to our emails to read what transpired back then! I'd like to share with you how my life has changed since.
Oh Janne - so lovely to share with you. The moment we started working together, I remember telling you how I had reconnected with this man in my life. I am so so so happy to share with you that we are together and blissfully in love.
Couple of months after our work, I left my job as a vocal coach in the studio because the boss really didn't deserve my service and had threatened to reduce my pay then everything was to "go back to what it was" - so I said fuck that, I'm out of here. I sobbed in that moment of attack yet deep in my beingness I just knew - everything was working out perfectly.
I came back to do child protection work, this time, at the community level (previously at the ministry) - the organisation is called Big Love. I have been led here Janne, for my own healing. It was up and down for 8 months, I wanted to quit I went for interviews. And then... I went to see a psychotherapist - and it was all meant to be. I learnt that while I was doing child protection work for 2 years in the ministry, I had vicarious trauma (secondary trauma) - taking on the energy of my client's sexual abuse, when it wasn't mine. I had made an association that wasn't true. This was SO big and freeing for me Janne. I came home and spoke to my parents, asked for their forgiveness in the past (my dad's alcoholism, my mom's victim role, being physically punished by my mom) and I told them that I forgave them too. This was a big moment for me in my life
My current work also clarified for me the work that i desire to do in my online business - with a focus on relationships. I'm now working with a biz coach to iron things out a little and I've signed up my very first 3 month coaching client - super super happy! In fact, today is our first session. I'm in the process of creating a shop on my page too that I am really excited about. 10 months into the new job, I broke out of the resistance and begin teaching singing privately in my home on a weekly basis! YES! Super perfect. Doing all of what I love :)
(8) Yes I definitely see the benefit of working together in the future!
(9) Yes I am very comfortable! Please use my name as, Viknesvari and my website is http://heartflow.in
Others: Janne, in our work together you shared this beautiful wisdom with me - you said when we admire something in someone so much, it is truly because that very quality or value that we admire, exists within us too. The authenticity that I admire in you, exists within me too. Thank you for helping me to see that, as it has helped me to believe deeply in me. This is something I remember dearly and come back to from time to time
The biggest break through I had with Janne was when we discovered that the nature of my birth had been affecting me subconsciously my entire life, and that this was a key to what was holding me back. We symbolically tore apart and emerged from what was representing “the womb” for me - it was terrifying and ground shaking and powerful. -Anonymous
I saw myself grow the deepest in the earlier sessions when we talked about worthiness. I had never realized that I actually thought myself as unworthy, but it struck a chord of truth for me and I still keep that lesson close. My voice began to change - the way I spoke shifted from timid to assertive (and it’s still shifting!). I am walking with so much less fear. -Anonymous