Is the Expand Coaching Program for you?  Are you ready to create a fuller, more meaningful life? Are you…


Taking on a signficant life change


Redesigning your life or business to bring it in alignment with your new vision


Transitioning to a new career


Starting a new business


Transitioning out of a career & finding a new life direction


Up-leveling your life and are committed to making lasting change in full alignment with your authentic vision

Expand is the continuation of your Shero’s Journey that builds on the Emerge Program results.

Now you are stepping deeper into your life and learning to navigate life’s tests and challenges.

You will overcome fear and resistance while transforming obstacles into opportunities.

You will uncover the underlying driver for what truly matters in your life as you continue to revise your top priorities that are aligned with your vision.

You are continuing to align with the highest version of your authentic self.

This is a time of dedicated action in alignment with your vision.

The Expand Coaching Program is a 6-month program.

A very special VIP Day that kicks off the Expand program. The VIP Day is immersive, experiential and sacred. This is your first opportunity to  begin to connect with yourself at a deeper level and tap into your inner wisdom – the wisdom that will connect you to your authentic path.

We will deep dive into your current life and cut through the noise to clarify and define your heart-centered vision. You will feel both invigorated and nourished by the activities of the day.

You’ll walk away with a deep level of clarity around your priorities, action steps, values and vision which will guide the six month journey.

An important first stage of every Shero’s Journey is doing the inner work to arrive at an unstoppable belief in yourself and your vision.

One of the ultimate goals: You become the driver of your life, confidently going after what you desire as know you deserve it and can achieve it.

Armed with this clarity, you create a life that fuels your purpose, ignites your passion, feeds your soul and unleashes your vision.  One of the ways we learn and grow is dealing with challenges and obstacles and more than a few will land on your path during our time together.  Rest assured, you will be prepared with new skills, resources and tools to cut through any resistance and obstacles. 

In fact, you learn to view any challenge as an opportunity to expand your growth and vision in new and unexpected ways. It becomes an adventure rather than an anchor holding you in place. And through it all, you will receive expert guidance to navigate the twists and turns.

Three months into the program, you will enjoy the second VIP Day to recharge, reassess and re-ignite to refuel the next three months and keep you on course. New tools will be added to your tool belt and practiced throughout the journey.

For six months, you will take focused action on…

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

2 VIP Retreats: The Evolve Coaching Program is kicked off with a 4 hour VIP Retreat Session.  We will deep dive into your desired life as you have dedicated one-on-one, distraction-free time to explore, discover, create, release and begin the adventure.  You will engage in thoughtful conversation, practice new tools and create the direction to guide the program. A curated goody bag is provided to kick off the day – it is guaranteed to surprise and delight!  The first VIP Retreat kicks off the coaching process and the second VIP Retreat takes place three months later at the mid-point of the program.

◊ An original Joan Jakel painted collage journal for use throughout the program.  The journal cover is an actual work of art created by Joan and tailored specifically to inspire and empower you through the coaching process.  It’s a one-of-a-kind original encouraging you to tap into your originality throughout the coaching process.

◊ A personalized coaching plan based on the assessment review

◊ A values card deck and mini workshop

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

3 calls per month – each call 60 minutes

      ◊ Emergency spot coaching between sessions

      ◊ A recorded personalized guided visualization

      ◊ A bracelet inscribed with your word or theme of the year

◊ E-mail support between calls

◊ Resources, tools, worksheets, exercises and coaching activities

◊ Ongoing support and accountability to keep you on track

Denise Beringer leaning on a beam with a smile on her face

During the height of the pandemic, after talking myself out of investing in myself several times, I decided to enroll in Joan’s coaching program.

We then began to identify what I wanted to achieve, what I dreamed of for my life and how I wanted to show up in life. I completely surrendered to the process – Joan’s love and support made me feel as if I could dream as big as I wanted. I could also ugly cry, be open and release my past struggles.

Bottom line: what I discovered was truly magical.

She helped me create an emotional “toolbox” that helps me confront difficult situations in ways I feel whole, confident, faithful and strong. 

Two weeks after we finished coaching, one of my big dreams became reality and then another. And when setbacks and stressful situations occurred, I handled each calmer and with more clarity because of the work I did with Joan.

I recommend Joan’s coaching programs with the highest praise. She WILL change your life!

Denise Beringer

Animal Advocate
Believer, Creator, Collaborator

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. She who looks outside, dreams; she who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung


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.

Toolbelt of Resources

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

Action Plan

Create SMART goals with clear priorities to bring your vision to life.

Transform Obstacles

Learn to fearlessly face obstacles and use them as stepping stones to create opportunities.

Expert Guidance

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

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!

Meaningful Relationships

Rekindle meaningful relationships with yourself, your family, friends, clients and community.

Some results from Coaching Graduates:

From that pit of unworthiness I was in, I was so dependent on attachment to other people.  I would attach to anyone interested in me.  Now, it’s my choice.  There’s an entry fee and a waiting list – a prerequisite to access me.

I learned how to create my own destiny! On a practical level, I learned how to handle the fear that had been crippling me for so many years, foster my dreams and develop a plan to set my true life in action. Joan armed me with tools I needed to implement achievable goals. We worked together to make my masterpiece.

I am a totally different person than when we began. My mentality has completely shifted and I now love myself, celebrate my gifts and feel worthy to have the life I desire through my values and living a life of service.

I’m such a bad ass! A loving and tender soul. An incredibly capable person who can do anything. I’m Fearless!

The coaching process asked me to be authentically me and super honest with myself and you. It’s gooey, vulnerable, eye-opening and now I have so much hope and self love. I could not have made it through these very tough times in the world without this coaching relationship.

The greatest realization is how critical my mind was and how much I was quietly suffering over beliefs of unworthiness.  Working through the program gave me the understanding that I am worthy. Before our work together, I didn’t realize these beliefs existed or how they effected every decision I made.  Now, I know I’m worthy and I’m launching my business this month!

Small Business Saturday Special!

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

You can sign up today for $7500

I am also offering a payment plan with equal discounted payments of $1500 paid over 5 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 5 equal monthly payments each in the amount of $1500, click the PayPal “Subscribe” button:


Sheryl Marshall at her easel

I am forever changed and grateful for what Joan helped me discover and acknowledge about my truest self.

She guided me with questions to ponder and thought-provoking assignments while being totally supportive, non-critical and non-judgmental.

Through Joan’s supportive guidance, I learned to select the proper tools for my very own personal tool box so I could begin the process of becoming stronger and more confident.

What a joy to have learned to see myself, and our world, in new and wonderful ways.

Sheryl Lane Marshall
Artist and Entrepreneur

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.

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.

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.

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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