Expand Coaching Program

Create & Expand into a Massively Purposeful Life

What’s calling you and you’re afraid to answer?

Are you staring down personal or professional issues that require you to face hard truths and find real solutions?

Have you created a business that no longer brings you joy and has turned into {gasp!} a “job”?!

Have you ALWAYS wanted to start a business and everyone tells you it’s terrible timing and you’re better off playing it safe and keep you day job? (DON’T LISTEN TO THEM!)

Are you sick and tired of living someone else’s dream and want to finally live your life on your terms?

Have you spent your entire professional career in one field and now you want to change course to something with more meaning but have no idea how?

Do you need a support system – someone who understands the challenges, can expertly guide you and provides compassionate yet no BS support and accountability?


This moment in time…

There is tremendous movement on our planet that is beckoning us to step more powerfully into our lives and shine our light brighter in the world.

Some feel it like a hurricane ravaging their once comfortable existence and demanding change.  They feel the disruptive energy as a stirring within and recognize the calling  to curiously follow a new path as the natural expansion of their lives.

You know you have gifts, talents and wisdom to share, yet you are settling for life as you know it.

Perhaps the excuses and justifications to stay small worked for you in the past, but this time is different. You feel the instinctual call to rise above the ordinary to step into the extraordinary.

This time, you know it’s YOUR time.

You ARE ready to answer the call.

For those of you who feel the energy of change and believe that you have more within you than you are currently accessing, this is your time to meaningfully explore and EXPAND.

Every dream requires Courage – Courage to believe in it, to share it, to act on it & to give it wings to take flight.



The Expand Coaching Program is your guide on the continuation of your Shero’s Journey.

You have committed to follow your true path and will traverse an inner terrain that will test your mettle.

As you step deeper into your life, the guidance and tools from the Expand program will teach you how to navigate life’s tests and challenges from your powerful center.

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 expanding vision.

You will continue to align with the highest version of your authentic self.

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

A very special VIP Retreat Day kicks off the Expand Coaching 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.

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 your journey and delight your senses.

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 deeper level of clarity around who you are, what is truly important to you, your vision of life, your values, your priorities and the action steps that will guide the six month journey.

The Coaching Process

After the decadent VIP day, we continue the coaching process with weekly coaching calls focusing on your vision and the steps to achieve it.

One of the ultimate goals of this program: You become the driver of your life. You will learn how to confidently go after what you desire knowing you deserve it and can achieve it.

As you step more fully into your life, you will face challenges and obstacles and more than a few will land on your path during our time together.  The good news: challenges are the perfect training ground to learn and grow.  Rest assured, you will be prepared with new skills, resources and tools to cut through any resistance and skillfully handle any obstacle.

In fact, you learn to view challenges as an opportunity to expand your growth and vision in new and unexpected ways. It becomes an adventure propelling your forward rather than a setback. And through it all, you will receive expert guidance to navigate the twists and turns.

Finishing strong


Three months into the program, you will enjoy the second VIP Retreat Day to recharge, reassess and refuel for the next three months. Your spirit will be refreshed, your body will be pampered and we’ll add a tool or two to your tool belt. You will receive another Sacred Empowerment Box for the next leg of your journey.

During our time together, your confidence will soar.  Armed with this clarity and confidence, you create a life that fuels your purpose, ignites your passion, feeds your soul and unleashes your vision.

At the conclusion of the Expand Coaching Program, you will receive the final Sacred Empowerment Box to celebrate your success.

The Expand Coaching Program is a 6-month program.


During that time, you will go on an immersive journey including:


◊ A comprehensive Life Assessment to review your current life and explore your desired life, authentic path, 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, begin and further the adventure. Throughout the day, you will engage in exercises to create a vision of your life that ignites your sense of purpose and engages your gifts and talents. A Sacred Empowerment Box is provided to kick off the day.  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

3 Sacred Empowerment Boxes.  A Shero’s journey also requires empowering sustenance, so you will receive 3 unique Sacred Empowerment Boxes, each is specially curated for your journey. The first one will kick off the program at the VIP Retreat, the second will provided at the second VIP Retreat and the final one will be provided toward the end of the program.  Each 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!

◊ 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 Life 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

Joan’s coaching programs will change your life!

After talking myself out of investing in myself several times, I decided to enroll in Joan’s coaching program.

We identified what I wanted to achieve, what I dreamed of for my life & how I wanted to show up in life. Joan’s love and support let me 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. When setbacks and stressful situations occur, I can handle them calmly and clearly.

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

Denise Beringer

Animal Advocate
Believer, Creator, Collaborator

Is the Expand Coaching Program for you? 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 to make meaningful and purposeful change

Phil Brown looking optimistically toward the future

I first worked with Joan in 2011 when she served as corporate counsel to my business. It was in her role as my life coach beginning in 2019 that impacted my personal and professional life in meaningful and profound ways.

At the time, I was facing soul-crushing litigation in which I felt betrayed & hopeless.  I was struggling in my role as the owner and leader in my firm and with the relationship with my wife. I was floundering & paralyzed into inaction.

First & perhaps most importantly to me, Joan listened without judgment until she understood my issues. Then she took several different coaching approaches to teach me the management & life skills I needed. 

The life skills & confidence Joan helped me develop will stick with me forever. Big problems & mean people are manageable & no longer keep me from my goals.

I’m not the person I was in 2019, and for that Joan will always have my loving gratitude.

Phil Brown


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.  Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

Expand your life with these transformative results…

Authentic Vision

Discover and refine your heart-centered vision that ignites your sense of purpose, taps into your deepest desires and is aligned with your values.


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.

Authentically YOU

Integrate and use your unique gifts, skills and talents to authentically bring your vision to life according to your standards.

Empowered Mindset

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

Transform Obstacles

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

Love you Life

Receive masterful guidance and accountability to wholeheartedly step into your life, tap into your potential and create a life you LOVE!

Kick Fear to the Curb

Learn to identify and eliminate fear and resistance so you can take bold action to implement your vision with confidence and certainty as you unabashedly follow your unique path.

Action Plan

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

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.

Lasting Impact

Leave your mark on the world in purposeful ways as you touch lives and hearts.

Your Results…

At the end of the 6 months, your life will have Expanded in extraordinary ways! Life will rise up to greet you as you:

  • Achieve clarity around your values, big vision, goals & priorities
  • Identify your big “Why” driving your vision
  • Learn how to tame your fears so nothing holds you back
  • Connect with your inner wisdom to channel your authentic power in all circumstances
  • Trust yourself at the deepest level
  • Launch your new life/career/business
  • Master new tools to help you deal with anything life throws at you
  • Confidently step into your new life or business
  • Experience a deep-seated freedom
  • See the opportunity in every obstacle
  • Accelerate your results in record time

I’ve Expanded!!

“From a pit of unworthiness, I was so dependent on attachment to other people.  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! I learned how to handle a crippling fear, 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 create my masterpiece.”

“I am a totally different person than when we began.  I now love myself, celebrate my gifts and feel worthy to have the life I desire creating an authentic life of service.”

“I’m such a bad ass! And a loving and tender soul. And an incredibly capable person who can do anything. I’m Fearless!”

“The coaching process taught me to be authentically me and super honest with myself. It’s gooey, vulnerable, eye-opening and transformative. I could not have made it through these very tough times in the world without this coaching relationship.”

“Wow! I realized how critical my mind was and how much I was quietly suffering over beliefs of unworthiness. This was impacting every decision I made.  Now, I know I’m worthy and can do anything!!  I’m launching my business this month!”

“Joan encourages deep thinking and courageous action. She is a cheerleader of our business successes and a compassionate support when we need it.”

Joan helps me make sense of how to translate visionary ideas into income.

I look to Joan when I feel the need for deeply practical, grounded advice that supports me in bringing my dreams into form.

She has the gift of translating heart visions into practical structures with a natural gift of encouragement that comes from a warm and caring place.

Dr. Neesa Mills
Sacred Space Shaman & Priestess Guide



Neesa Mills in a red dress with her arms outstretched

Monthly Payment Plans

How do I sign up for the Expand Coaching Program?

Your next step is to schedule a complimentary  Discovery Session, which is a 45 minute call with me. Our time together will give you a flavor of working with me and we can discuss next steps.



Why work with Me?

I get results.

I have a proven track record.  For 25 years, I’ve successfully coached hundreds of 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 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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