Emerge Coaching Program

It’s Time to Thrive!



a lady looking out a window in reflection considering the Emerge Coaching Program

Are you ready to Emerge from…


“My confidence has been rattled by some critical self-talk and bad habits.  I need help to get my life back on track to make real, meaningful change.”

“I’ve spent 20 years in the same business and now I want to spend the next 20 years doing something more meaningful.  How do I make the transition?”

“I’m leaving corporate America and setting up my passion business! I’m overwhelmed and need help figuring it all out!”

“I don’t find joy in my work anymore. How do I reinvent myself to find more meaning?”

“I know what I want my life to look like, but I have no idea how to get there.  I’m stuck and need help to move forward.”


The last few years have done a number on us.  You’re not alone if your focus shifted from desires to necessities, from thriving to existing, from career climbing to care giving, from business building to business surviving.

But today is a new day.

Your resiliency and resourcefulness have paid off.  You courageously survived all of the challenges.

Now, you’re craving meaning, genuine connection and soulful shifts. This is a brand new playground and you need a new roadmap, new tools and a guide.

You’re in the right place.

It’s time to powerfully tap into your vision and values to create a soul-aligned life you love!


a crowd of smiling women after enrolling in the Emerge Coaching Program

Here’s the deal. If you want to create a life you have not yet been able to create, you must think and take action in new & different ways. You simply cannot achieve different results by doing things the same way!


The Emerge Coaching Program is a 3-month coaching experience where you take center stage in your life.

You get to partner with your soul to step out of the mundane and into the meaning.  This coaching experience is for wholehearted seekers who want to …

~Develop confidence to own any room you walk into

~Create the mindset of a winner

~Learn how to tap into your inner guidance for clarity and direction

~Become the best version of yourself while designing a life & business that lights you up

~Learn cutting edge new tools to shatter resistance, build better habits and silence the inner critic

~Expand what you believe is possible

~Eliminate the stress and overwhelm to tap into your creativity and celebrate serenity

a lady standing on a stage fearlessly facing the audience after taking the Emerge Coaching Program
Joan Jakel on a stool leaning forward ready for converation

Emerge gives you the place to explore your life’s direction and soul-aligned vision.


In Emerge, you learn how  to create empowered thoughts and beliefs that drive your actions in alignment with your vision.

You begin to engage with yourself at a deeper level.

You will receive front-line, immediate and ongoing support, guidance and accountability.

For the entire 3 months, I will be right by your side, helping you find your unique path, keep you on it, cheer you on, hold you accountable, transfer my wisdom and hold the sacred space for you to experience what is truly possible in life

The Emerge Coaching Program includes:

◊ A comprehensive Life Assessment to put your life under a microscope

◊  A 2-hour visioning process to expansively explore, uncover and create

◊ A personalized coaching plan to focus on your specific desires, goals, vision & needs

◊ A Values Discovery Guide to uncover your top values that drive your vision

3 months of one-on-one, personally tailored coaching

2 coaching calls or Zoom sessions per month – each session is 90 minutes

E-mail support between calls

Cutting Edge resources, tools, worksheets, exercises and coaching activities

A signed Joan Jakel’s softbound, lined journal

Ongoing support and accountability to keep you on track

◊ A Sacred Empowerment Box: To kick off your coaching program, you will receive a unique Sacred Empowerment Box which is specially curated for your journey. The box varies in content and may include books, journals, pens, candles, inspiring decks, aromatherapy, art, jewelry, clothing, pendants, gemstones and one-of-a-kind specialty items to enhance the journey.  Guaranteed to inspire and delight!

Joan has a very special way of seeing who you can be.

I met Joan at a very strange time in my life. I had just poked my head out from under the darkness I had carried with me my whole life. I didn’t understand what I was feeling, or how to feel what was true and what wasn’t. I had a sense that I could do more, live better, be something new, do cool, interesting, possibly even great things that would make me happy. But I was clueless about how to do that or what it might look like.

Joan held a place for me to be safe, to learn, to take baby steps into a new way of seeing myself, other people, the world around me, and what I was capable of.

She became the voice in my head that drowned out the old voices telling me I couldn’t do it, wasn’t worth it, was deluding myself. And then she taught me how to be that positive, encouraging, emboldened, excited voice for myself.

She kicked my ass when I needed it, picked me up when I tripped, and helped me make fundamental changes in how I think about myself and what I’m capable of.

Trust that crazy idea growing in your head. The one that tells you that there must be more than this, that you could have an amazing life, that you could be that person you always wanted to be. Trust that idea, then ask Joan to help you get there, that’s what she does.

Beth Seitzberg
Creative and Technical Director


Beth Sitzberg beautiful headshot to go with her testimonial

Is the Emerge Coaching Program for you?


Are you craving more meaning in your life?


If you have a burning desire to end the struggle, to re-invent your life, follow your soul goals and move from mediocrity to meaning, Emerge is for you!


Are you ready to find your voice?


If you feel stuck, trapped, burned out, overwhelmed or unsupported, this coaching program will help you connect with yourself and Emerge with authentic clarity leading to inspired action to achieve epic results!


Do you want to feel unstoppable?


If you are tired of listening to self-defeating, negative self-talk and limiting beliefs that are holding you back, after 3 months in this program, you will Emerge with a confident, unstoppable mindset to achieve your soul goals.

a headshot of accountnant Tammy Sorensen

Joan helped me meet my true self!

Through our work together, I learned how to embrace, trust and celebrate my gifts and to silence the bullshit story I had been telling myself most of my life.

Joan was my sister, my friend and my drill sergeant.  She held up a mirror and made me do the necessary work.

I will always be grateful our paths crossed!

I heartily recommend Joan as a co-pilot for anyone looking to reset old patterns and thought processes to chart a new course in life.

Many thanks, Joan!

Rita Paolo
Owner | Operator
Jackrabbit Weddings

Emerge Coaching Program is LOADED with transformative benefits that drive results…

Authentic Vision

Discover and create a vision that ignites your sense of purpose, taps into your deepest desires, is aligned with your values and syncs with your soul.

Crystal Clarity

Uncover the underlying driver for what truly matters in your life as you determine your top priorities that are aligned with your soul goals and vision.

Empowered Mindset

Stop the nagging, critical inner dialogue and replace it with empowered beliefs and unwavering confidence to support your soul goals and vision.

Purposeful Living

Energize your days with a renewed spirit and sense of purpose and meaning while restoring your health and vitality (and finally get a good night’s sleep)!

Masterful Guidance

Receive masterful guidance and accountability to wholeheartedly step into your life, tap into your potential and create a roadmap to pursue your goals!

Tool Belt of Resources

Develop a tool belt of cutting edge tools, skills and resources to accelerate results.

Joan’s ability to nurture transformation is profound.

She showed me how to shift negative inner narratives and perceptions into lessons that deepened my understanding of self and my unlimited potential.

She showed me how to identify my values and use them when making major decisions in business and all walks of life.

Her ability to listen, hold space, and share wisdom is a divine gift. I recommend digging deep with Joan to unlock your true spirit and live the life of your dreams.

Chequamegon Bollinger
Serial Entrepreneur, Artist, Designer, and Creative Producer

Another satisfied life coach client Lynn McNally
a lady in pants and a blouse doing a happy dance of celebration and accomplishment after completing the Emerge Coaching Program

Your Results…


At the end of the 3 months, you will EMERGE exhilarated with a new zest for life! You will engage life with a fresh perspective and new attitude as you:

♦ Achieve crystal clarity around your values, goals and life direction

♦ Connect with your inner wisdom to channel your authentic power in all circumstances

♦ Trust yourself at a deeper level

♦ Own your worthiness

Engage an empowered mindset to be UNSTOPPABLE

Enjoy ample new tools to help you deal with anything life throws at you

Confidently step into your new life and take daily inspired action on your priorities

Experience a deep-seated freedom

I’ve Emerged!!


I tamed my inner critic and now listen to my inner wise self.

“I have a clear vision of my life and outlined my priorities to achieve it. I know exactly what to do and I’m SO excited to Rock It!”

“I found my confidence and nothing can stop me from going after what I want!”

I’m finally emerging from my self-imposed limiting beliefs. Now I know – the best is yet to come and I can create it!!”

“I stopped blaming my circumstances for my life and took full responsibility for my life.  It’s a game changer. I’m officially in the driver’s seat!”

“I have my focus back!”

My life caught momentum in key areas.  Life feels so fresh and new!”

My spirit is renewed. I am optimistic and at peace.


lady with a smiling face looking upward in celebration after completing the Emerge Coaching Program
a headshot of accountnant Tammy Sorensen

Joan’s Emerge Coaching Program is life-changing!

I contacted Joan after doing some soul searching about generational habits and how to kick some of those bad habits while preserving tradition to become a leader for my family.

She helped me recognize the values that define me and discover the tools that will refine me far into the future.

I discovered the importance of self-care while still maintaining the leadership roles that are important to me

I found that changing my thinking empowered me personally and professionally to move me toward my inspired life.

I will be forever grateful that her program helped me discover my best self and the tools to become the type of leader that I strive to be personally and professionally.

Tammy Sorensen

Your investment to create a soul-aligned life you love:



How do I sign up for the Emerge Coaching Program?


Your next step is to schedule a complimentary, 30 minute  Discovery Session with me. 👉 Our time together will give you a flavor of working with me. I’ll share next steps and answer any lingering questions may have.

Can you feel the possibilities?! (That’s  your soul nudging you! )

Click the “Schedule Callbutton to go to my calendar and select a day and time that works best for you. I cannot wait to connect with you!

p.s. Payment plans are available on request. Don’t let finances hold you back. Let’s discuss options. Click the above “Schedule Call” button to go to my calendar to schedule a conversation.❤️‍

Joan Jakel, Personal Development coach, sitting in a cream white sweater with jeans and cowboy boots



Why work with Me?

I get results.

I have a proven track record.  For 25 years, I’ve coached entrepreneurs to develop the mindset, create the structures, learn the skills and up-level their tools to design a life and business that exceeds their expectations.

Diverse Experience

I am a personal development coach, a business attorney, a serial entrepreneur, an artist, a student of life, a dream chaser (and catcher), a believer in big, hairy audacious goals and a legend maker.

Extensive Training

I’ve invested countless hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars in training and education over several decades to learn cutting edge processes and continually evolving resources. Each coaching program was thoughtfully designed to comprehensively package a lifetime of learning to help you create breakthrough results.

Supportive Environment

I create a safe, nourishing, judgment-free environment to give you full permission and safety to show up and be real (and messy).  I provide compassionate yet no BS support that gives you permission to be honest, vulnerable and, did I mention, messy.

I know the pain, overwhelm and soul-crushing loss from navigating a divorce.  The days when numbness consumes your body and the only thing you want to do is pull the covers over your head and hide. When you find yourself behind locked doors wracked in pain, unable to face the world and desperately wondering if you will ever feel joy again. (You will.)

I’ve dared to leave my safe, lucrative dream job to launch my own business and face the uncertainty, the unknown, the fear and crazy lifestyle of an entrepreneur. (After 25 years, I’ve never looked back.)

I’ve picked up and moved my life across the country, multiple times, to follow my inner guidance and live life by my adventurous standards pursuing my unique dreams. (I highly recommend following your unique path!)

I’ve massively transformed my business over the years to follow my purpose and passion. From

    • putting myself through law school,
    • to working at a law firm,
    • to leading the legal department of a corporation,
    • to setting up my own law firm,
    • to becoming an artist,
    • to becoming an intentional creativity teacher,
    • to having an art studio on the Napa River,
    • to leading retreats and experiences,
    • to becoming a transformative personal development coach combining my wisdom with my skills, gifts & passions.  (And I’m only just getting started!)

As a result of my life experiences, I’ve created powerful, results-driven coaching programs to help you create the life YOU love!

Life Coach Joan Jakel


These coaching programs are not for everyone.

I want to be very clear who these coaching programs are specifically designed to serve.

These programs require commitment and dedicated time to yourself and your vision of life.

There is no flying by the seat of your pants or showing up unprepared.

This is a true investment in yourself and what you can create with your life.

You can’t create shortcuts for the most important process of your life.


Are trying to navigate big change in their life or business.

Want to stop doing what they think they HAVE to do and start doing what they LOVE to do.

Need help creating their personal, purposeful vision.

Are facing hard truths or feel stuck in life and have no idea how to deal with it.

 Want to change the negative inner dialogue that’s holding them back and create an empowered mindset to accelerate their growth.  

 Want to learn new tools and resources to bring more meaning to their lives.

Are already on the personal development path and have a degree of self-awareness with a committed desire to learn more.

Are coachable and appreciate the lessons being taught even if they feel uncomfortable in the process.

Want to invest in their personal development and understand the value of working with a coach.

Value learning, knowledge and wisdom.

  Strongly desire to make a difference in their lives, their community and the world.

Are willing to take action through fear.

Listen, participate, engage, practice and courageously bring their full selves to the game of life.

Are authentic, vulnerable and honest.

THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT for people who want a quick fix or buy a program with great intention but with no commitment

They are also not for you if

  • You are not willing to be coached, receive direction or act on the guidance.
  • You blow off assignments if they are inconvenient
  • You are not 100% committed to being honest with yourself, taking a real look at your life (the good, the bad and the ugly) and taking radical responsibility for your life.
  • You are not willing to invest in yourself or see the value of making yourself a priority to honor your vision, your purpose and the impact only you can make.

Have some questions?

How is coaching different from consulting or business advising?

The traditional consulting or business advising roles are designed to tell the client what to do based on a set of facts and desired goals.  Coaching is defined by the International Coach Federation as:

“Professional Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to the individual client’s needs and relates to the client as the expert in his/her life and work.

The coach’s responsibility is to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve;
  • Encourage client self-discovery;
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies; and
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable.

A coach seeks to elicit solutions and strategies from the client and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.”

What are the benefits of personal development coaching?

Gain clarity on your dreams, goals and vision of life

Find the true driver behind your goals (which is the key to commitment and achievement)

Create a realistic action plan to achieve your goals

Be held accountable to achieve desired results

Achieve results more quickly than on your own

Increase your productivity

Eliminate procrastination

Learn time management skills

Receive motivation, encouragement and feedback

Improve communication skills

Increase self confidence

Design a healthier lifestyle

Nurture and develop important relationships

Reduce and eliminate stress and anxiety

Increase abundance of time, energy, resources and finances

Overcome fear

Develop an empowered mindset

Create and maintain healthy boundaries

Live a more creative, self-expressed life

Why do successful people hire a Personal Development Coach?

Successful people recognize they need to bring people into their lives who have the skills they don’t yet have but want to develop. They value coaches, mentors and advisors who can help them get from where they are to where they want to go.  They know they need a trained professional to help them determine the best direction, hold them accountable and to provide objective support and feedback.  They also recognize that a coach can help them achieve their goals more quickly than doing it on their own.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are available upon request.  We recognize that finances are an important consideration and we want to proactively work with you to find an option.   You can discuss the options with Joan during the initial Discovery Call.

What is a Personal Development Coach?

The role of the personal development coach is to expertly guide clients to get clear on their goals, dreams, priorities and vision.  A personal development coach helps people achieve defined goals, overcome obstacles, create an empowered mindset, overcome limiting beliefs, become self-aware and learn how to take radical responsibility for their lives. 

Personal development coaches thrive on helping clients unleash their potential and teach them tools to go after what they want in life and achieve it.

What can I work on with a Personal Development Coach?

Create a vision that ignites your sense of purpose

Set SMART goals aligned with your priorities

Create an action plan to achieve your goals in your business or personal life

Learn how to transform your inner critic to be your biggest cheerleader

Eliminate limiting beliefs and negative thoughts as you master your mind

Build powerful relationships with yourself and others

Create abundance

Reduce and eliminate stress and anxiety

Get out of a rut

Kick fear to the curb

A short term project

A long term project

Start a business

End a business

Change careers

Navigate life’s transitions

Identify your core values

Get organized

Learn how to take radical responsibility for your life

Develop confidence

Develop your communication skills

Find more joy in life

Rekindle your sense of adventure

Get clear on your needs and desires

Can’t I reach my dreams, goals and vision on my own? Why do I need a coach?

The reality is that you cannot create a new desired outcome by doing the same things you’ve always done – you have to learn to do things that you’ve never done to get results you’ve never (yet) obtained. If your current life does not support your desired vision of your life, or you haven’t yet figured out your vision, then change, and the willingness to get uncomfortable as you navigate it, are necessary components leading to success.  This kind of change generally requires seasoned guidance to help you navigate the fear and discomfort of letting go of what is to embrace all that can be.  A coach can remove the mystery and help you achieve your desired outcome.

Where does the coaching take place?

Coaching is provided over the phone or Zoom, which allows you to conveniently schedule and meet from the comfort of your home or office.  I strongly recommend you take each call in a distraction free location where you can soulfully and solely focus on our conversation and get the most out of our time together.

How long is each coaching call?

The initial coaching call is 2 hours during which time we comprehensively review a life assessment that you will complete in advance of the call.  Each subsequent coaching call will be 60 minutes.

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