Hi, I’m Jane…
Life doesn’t always follow a straight line - there’ve been many detours along the way but I like that and hopefully you will too because my experiences have helped to shape me and what I bring to the ‘table’ including creative, business and technical skills.
You’re in safe hands…
I’ve always been an idealist, a deep thinker and a sensitive soul (hello, HSP - highly sensitive person) and as a child I dreamt of someday running my own business - I didn’t know the details but I knew that I wanted to ‘make a difference’. I’ve always loved colour (I wanted to be an interior designer), books, deep conversation and nature. Living in the countryside with a big wooden farm table and a family to love, also came true (with some challenges along the way, of course ;) ) and now, here I am, as a mid-life woman in her early 50’s. How time flies!
As a young adult, I worked for a large solicitor’s office and a stockbroking company. In my early 20’s I flew to America as an au pair for a family living in Pennsylvania. Later, I worked in a large US law firm for a family law attorney. After that, I re-trained in the UK and owned a beauty salon and managed staff for some years.
Then, twelve years ago, with young children at my feet, I felt disconnected, depressed and uninspired. I loved being a Mum but I’d lost my sense of direction, identity and purpose. I longed to feel inspired and excited about life but instead my day to day was about surviving and making it to another day…Slowly and gently, I started to explore my inner soul whispers through painting and have created several online art classes with more planned as time allows.
More recently, I’m keen to help others using the key skills that I’ve accrued. It’s that feeling of ‘giving back’, whilst channeling my creativity by offering design services for small business owners which include Squarespace website design, ecourse launching and bespoke illustration.