Life Direction Assessment

Masterful Tools & Consultation to Help You Create a Life You LOVE!

The Life Direction Assessment is designed  for someone who:

Is not ready for coaching but needs some targeted, actionable assistance

Is ready for coaching and wants a sample of what is possible

Lacks clarity and direction in her personal or professional life

Has been stuck in a rut and needs help to get more out of life

Has been living someone else’s dream and wants to find and live her own

Feels trapped, burned out, exhausted, lost, confused, unfocused, overwhelmed or unsupported in life

Is afraid life is passing her by and she’s not living up to her potential


Life is the ultimate expression of art and YOU are the creative force behind it.

As the artist of your life, you get to decide how to intentionally create your personal masterpiece – your unique expression of your life.

The Life Direction Assessment is a combination of an assessment, tools and consultation to help you tap into your inner artist as you intentionally create your masterpiece – a life that you can’t wait to unveil to the world! 

The Framework:

The Life Direction Assessment is a framework that starts with an in-depth questionnaire to help you closely examine and explore your personal and professional life, including your: 

  • vision
  • philosophy 
  • dreams
  • life engagement
  • habits 
  • goals
  • accomplishments
  • motivation
  • definition of success

And There’s More!

The Assessment also guides you to take a close look at: 

  • meaningful work, career, business
  • finance and abundance
  • health, energy and vitality 
  • peace and groundedness
  • supportive community, friends and family
  • learning and growing
  • play and adventure
  • inspiring surroundings and physical environment

Once you’ve thoughtfully completed the questionnaire, I will serve as your guide to take you on the journey.   During a 90 minute consultation, we’ll explore the distance between where you are in life and where you desire to go and what it will take to get there.  

During the consultation, we’ll:


pinpoint where you are personally and professionally

define what truly matters to you

explore the direction you want to take in life

begin the vision of what’s possible

identify the gaps that have kept you from achieving it

determine your priorities

collaborate on actionable steps toward your vision

By the conclusion of the consultation, I’ll provide you with resources and recommendations, a process or tool you can immediately begin to use to capitalize on your clarity and take action on your priorities.

This is a powerful process whether you already know the purpose for the consultation or if you need help getting to the source of an issue, challenge or obstacle to find clarity and guidance. 




“The key is to trust your heart to move where your unique talents can flourish. This old world will really spin when work becomes a joyous expression of the soul.” 

~ Al Sacharov

It’s Time To Channel Your Inner Artist…

The Life Direction Assessment is a highly effective process that leads you to discover, define and arrange your palette to help you begin creating the masterpiece you ultimately desire in your life.  This is the first step that will encourage you to take the first brush stroke on the blank canvas of life using your unique palette. A first step that is filled with possibilities.

Clarity & Direction

Feel Seen & Heard

New Perspectives & Possibilities

Experience Success as YOU Define It

Energized & Excited

Tap Into YOUR Truth

At The End of the Assessment…

You will see the colors and tools necessary to start creating your work of art!


You will walk away with a clarity around your priorities and next steps.



You will be excited to engage in your life with a fresh perspective and new attitude.



You will have an understanding of what’s possible in your life as you identify new habits to remove obstacles and limitations.

Included in the consultation:

  • 90 minutes to analyze your life and vision
  • Gain clarity around life direction and desire
  • Begin the vision of what’s possible
  • Identify the gaps that have kept you from achieving it
  • Discover the 3 habits you need to bring your vision to life
  • Resources and recommendations based on your goals
  • A tool to facilitate achieving your goals

How do I sign up?

multi color beads with a heart in the centerIn celebration of the launch of my website, the cost of the consultation is cut in half from $500 to $250!

If you’re ready start designing with your unique palette, simply click the “Buy Now” button in the box to the left.  It will take you to PayPal to purchase the Life Palette Consultation.

After it’s purchased, click the link to return to this website. You will be directed to a page to download the assessment and a link to my calendar to schedule the 90 minute consultation. 

It’s that easy!




Why work with Me?

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.

Diversity of 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. All of my programs were thoughtfully designed to comprehensively package a lifetime of learning to help you create breakthrough results.

Supportive Environment

I create a safe, nourishing and 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

Q & A…

What's Required to Participate?
  • A commitment to yourself that you deserve this sacred time.
  • A commitment to yourself that you will show up, be honest, courageous, vulnerable.
  • An open heart to guide you.
  • A willingness to be coached.
  • A burning desire to follow your own path
How quickly can I schedule the consultation?

Once you’ve paid for the assessment, you will receive an email with access to the questionnaire and a link to Joan’s calendar to schedule your consultation.

How much time do I have to complete the questionnaire?

 Joan requires the questionnaire 48 hours prior to your phone consultation so she has time to prepare for the consultation.  If you cannot return it in that timeframe, the consultation will be rescheduled.

How long will it take me to complete the questionnaire?

 Give yourself at least an hour and more if it’s necessary to fully answer all the questions.  It’s the quality of time that matters more than the quantity.  Thoughtful and thorough answers will lead to a more productive and impactful consultation which will lead to transformative guidance and results.  

Are there additional programs Joan offers? Yes!

She has 3 coaching programs and a VIP Day if you want to deep dive into your life and have long-term support and guidance.

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