I have been a business owner and health educator for over 30 years. My speciality is stress management education. I have provided diverse services to corporations such as CIBC, TD, RBC, BASF, Windsor Regional Hospital and the City of Windsor. Through my company JSC Lifestyle Management Inc, I have had the opportunity to provide onsite yoga, meditation, seminars, wellness fairs and digital educational tools to numerous individuals and companies. This extensive interaction has allowed me to develop multimedia online programs as well as techniques to release tension and promote optimum mind-body function in private sessions. I am coming full circle in my teaching experience and bringing my skills to children. The Generation One Kids Mindfulness Program is an engaging 15 lesson plan for elementary school age children to assist in developing emotional literacy and tools to manage their own stress as young individuals. The program has received enthusiastic feedback from teachers, students and parents over the last 4 years of development. My diverse background includes a Bachelor of Communication Studies/Visual Arts (Hon.) and a Bachelor of Education. I’m the fun, jockey art teacher! I am also a Medical Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. My amazing fitness career evolved as a group fitness instructor/trainer, competitor and eventually owner of a seven figure wellness centre. As a cancer survivor, I know firsthand how trauma and overwhelming stress can make life hard to cope with. I have witnessed tremendous change over the years in how our culture talks and deals with mental health. We have many more options and tools to heal and move forward. My personal and professional experiences allow me to bring a fresh perspective to stressful situations. The videos below give you some examples of my work over the years.

 

This short video gives insight into the cost of sick employees and how our work culture must evolve.

 

This next video provides both leader and employee feedback on my programs.

I love developing unique experiences to fit the needs of every client. I have presented for numerous corporations and events over the last 25 years. I have had the pleasure of hosting three TEDx events in my community starting in 2010. My own TEDx Talk on the importance of creativity was part of the TEDxUniversityofWindsor event in 2014. In 2006, I was blindsided with a cancer diagnosis. I felt inspired to use this devastating experience to create tools to help others who were dealing with this horrible disease.

 

My Pink Notes presentation is an example of finding inspiration and resilience in our darkest moments such as a cancer diagnosis.

 

“Jackie’s presentation was invigorating and extremely motivating. She got me thinking about the course of my life and how it relates to work and both physical and mental health. Her personal stories and experiences and how she handled them motivated me to look at my own life in a very different and positive way. I came home with her yoga disc and guide and use it almost daily to help deal with the everyday stresses life brings. I highly recommend Jackie as a speaker and am looking forward to hearing her talk again.”

Joyce VanRooyen, CCOA
Ontario Optometric Conference

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