Emerge: To move away from something and come into view.

EMERGE into a life that is absolutely, ridiculously, and positively true to YOU!

Is this coaching program for you?


Do you need Guidance?

If you have a burning desire for masterful support and guidance to dig into your life, get clear on your goals and develop the mindset of a winner to achieve them, Emerge is for you!


Are you Stuck in a Rut?

If you feel stuck, trapped, burned out, exhausted, lost, confused, unfocused, overwhelmed or unsupported, this program will help you Emerge with clear direction and focus.


Do you have a Negative Mindset?

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 goals.

Emerge is the beginning of your Shero’s Journey and the foundational coaching program where you learn how to do the inner work.  Emerge gives you the place to explore your life’s direction and vision.

One of the most important aspects to achieve your goals is to develop an empowered mindset.  In Emerge, you learn how to manage your inner critic to create empowered thoughts and beliefs that drive your actions in alignment with your vision.

You will begin engaging with yourself at a deeper level in alignment with your values.

The overall goal is to learn how to take radical responsibility for your life – no more blaming others or outside circumstances or making excuses.

I will equip you with the tools to create the foundation to set yourself up for success – however YOU define it.

The Emerge Coaching Program is a 3-month foundational program.

We start with a deep dive into your current life to cut through the noise and clarify and define your heart-centered goals.

Then, I will take you on a journey to do the inner work, cut through resistance and obstacles to arrive at the unstoppable belief in knowing what you can achieve.

You become the driver of your life, confidently going after what you desire.

The program includes:

     ◊ A comprehensive assessment of your current life and exploration of your vision and goals

      ◊  A 2-hour visioning process to dive into the assessment.

     ◊ A personalized coaching plan based on the assessment review 

      ◊ A values card deck and mini workshop

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

     ◊ 3 calls per month – each call 60 minutes

     ◊ E-mail support between calls

     ◊ Resources, tools, worksheets, exercises and coaching activities

     ◊ One of Joan Jakel’s softbound, lined journals

    ◊ Ongoing support and accountability to keep you on track

a headshot of accountnant Tammy Sorensen

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 toward my inspired life.

I will be forever grateful that her program helped me learn the tools to become a better leader and discover my best self.

Her program is life-changing.

Tammy Sorensen

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!


All these great benefits…

Authentic Vision

Discover and create a vision that ignites your sense of purpose and taps into your deepest desires.


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

Empowered Mindset

Stop the nagging, critical inner dialogue and replace it with empowered beliefs supporting your goals and vision.

Live Purposefully

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

Expert Guidance

Receive expert guidance to provide direction, support and accountability to define and achieve your goals.

Tool Belt of Resources

Develop a tool belt of new and upgraded tools, skills and resources to help you up-level your life.

Your Results…

  • EMERGE  exhilarated – engage life with a fresh perspective and new attitude.
  • Achieve clarity around your values, goals, priorities and action steps.
  • Design a sacred space in your home and start your days with intentional practices.
  • Connect with your inner wisdom to channel your authentic power in all circumstances.
  • Trust yourself at a deeper level.
  • Enjoy a healthy, empowered mindset guiding your actions.
  • Ample new tools to help you deal with life’s challenges.
  • Prepared to take life to the next level.

Small Business Saturday Special!

For one day only, I’m offering a 25% discount on my coaching programs!

You can sign up today for $3750. 

I am also offering a payment plan with equal discounted payments of $1250 paid over 3 months.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to make yourself a priority – this is it!

Don’t miss this opportunity – sign up today and I’ll get you started immediately.

To sign up today and pay in full, click the “Buy Now” button:

To sign up on the payment plan and make 3 equal monthly payments each in the amount of $1250, click the “Subscribe” button:



Through my work with Joan, I was able to completely transform some realms of my life that were bringing me down and preventing me from being the person I wanted to be.

The exercises Joan gave me and the questions she asked helped me to identify my core values and my biggest obstacles to achieving them.

Now, I have a clear vision of the path to take to be in the place in life that I have always dreamed of being

Lynn McNally


Another satisfied life coach client Lynn McNally

Why work with Me?

For 25 years, I’ve successfully coached hundreds of people as they turned dreams into reality, launched businesses and created lives aligned with their vision of life.

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 environment to allow women to show up and be real with no judgment allowed – not from me or from themselves.  Clients receive compassionate yet no BS support that gives them permission to be honest, vulnerable and messy. 


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 up-level 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; those who want 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 women 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 accept payment plans?

Yes.  Plans are available to pay over the coaching term depending on the program you select. We can discuss the terms 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.

You have choices!

Each of us is on our own journey.  I’ve designed 3 Coaching Programs to meet you where you are at in your journey and help you get to the coveted, self-determined finish line. Click on the button below each program to get all the details.

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for?  Contact me and we can tailor a program just for you and your goals.

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