My main concerns with such a busy lifestyle were trying to fit everything in and not let any one down.
Jacqueline has taught me not to let myself down, she has helped me to prioritise, become organized, schedule appointments in advance and balance time for myself as well.
She is fantastic to talk to as she makes you extremely comfortable even when she talks to you about the most confronting issues.
I highly recommend Jina Life and I am sure you will agree once they come into your life and you excel from the benefits they teach you & bring out in you.
Life & Business Coaching from Jina Life has helped me understand what my true strengths and weaknesses are and how I can use this new found information to increase my work performance and productivity, enhance my personal relationships and no longer allow my weaknesses to hold me back like they have in the past...
When I met Jacqueline I thought she would help me by telling me what it was that I wanted and needed to do in my life to sort it out, but I found that Jacqueline used very effective questioning which brought out my own answers that I had never even thought of!
The main thing Jacqueline has helped me with is my finances, I went from spending more than my fortnightly pay thus delving into my savings to not only saving money at the end of each fortnight but actively saving at the beginning as well as having some left over!
Jacqueline really made me realise where my money was going and together we worked out the perfect budget plan for me that has now just become what I do. I am now on my way to achieving my goal of buying a house next year.
Through Jacqueline’s Life Coaching I also changed my outlook on my job, I developed much better working relationships with my bosses and feel a lot more organised and in control of my life.
After getting on top of my finances and becoming happier at work Jacqueline then helped me with a terrific strength program and eating plan which was just perfect for me. Being tall and skinny I went from not eating that much and feeling lethargic to bulking up with an extra 8kg of muscle in 6 weeks, toning up and eating so much more. I now have a lot more energy and with the extra food and strength I am even concentrating better and achieving so much more in my working day.
I have always been a little sceptical self help schemes, however recently I was in the situation where I wasn’t happy at work and I was in need of assistance and advice from an unbiased source. I needed someone who was going to recognise my strengths and suggest ways I could use them more effectively in my line of work. I found that from Jina Life.
After only one hour with Jacqueline, we had come up with a plan on how to move forward. I followed Jacqueline’s advice and within a matter of months I was in a completely new position!
Jacqueline has also helped me raise my assertiveness, something I have always struggled with and never been quite sure how to change. Jacqueline has helped me to trust my actions and to be confident to make calculated risks in my life.
I can’t thank Jacqueline enough for all her assistance and advice. I truly believe in the aims and objectives of Jina Life. I now have consultations regularly to ensure that my career and life is staying on track.
I was introduced to Jina Life through my work as a way of improving my contribution to the organisation. Needless to say, I have also taken a great amount from the experience on a personal level.
The Jina Life experience has given me a new perspective of myself and how I relate to challenges in life, both in work and personally. Having an objective view and guidance from a Life Coach has been a rewarding experience and something that will definitely continue into the future.
I would also add that 'you don't know what you don't know...' and sometimes opening your eyes to new ideas, views or thoughts can be a life changing and very rewarding experience...
Jacqueline has helped me focus on the key areas in my life and increase momentum in achieving my goals. In our first few sessions we focused on my career and personal relationships. Jacqueline was able to give me valuable advice and introduced some small changes which had massive impacts on my workload and time management!
My business has increased dramatically in past 6 months of seeing Jacqueline which has resulted in a promotion.
My personal relationships have improved through analysing repetitive behaviours and adjusting them to get a positive result.
I have learnt a lot myself in my sessions with Jina Life, I realise now why I do certain things and this gives me leverage to change the way I react in everyday situations.
Before I met Jacqueline there were a number of things in different aspects of my life I was not happy about.
These are the areas in my life that have changed for me from past to the present... The biggest thing that Jacqueline helped me with was clearing my head. Before I received Jina Life spiritual guidance coaching I felt confused and annoyed and didn’t know what to do... Jacqueline helped me get rid of my distractions and gain a clear mindset.
I am now much happier and have positive outlook on life.
Jacqueline has also helped me with planning goals, for example I don’t set too many goals for the day anymore because if I don’t accomplish them all I only get disappointed and feel that I have not had a good day and thus failed in what I set out to do. Now I have specific, realistic and measurable goals that if I happen to make more then that’s a bonus!
Jacqueline helped me organise my finances and taught me budgeting skills so I can feel happy about myself now and for the future.
Jacqueline also helped me feel happy about my weight too! It’s not just all about exercise it’s also about enjoying your lifestyle and feeling comfortable about who you are as a person. Jacqueline also helped me to find the right cut clothes to suit your body shape and this was just fantastic! I used to hate shopping but with Jacqueline’s eye for cut and design she has given me a whole new perspective I have a better self image and enjoy shopping now.
The main thing that Jacqueline has taught me is don’t do something unless you want to do it... because if you go ahead with that certain thing and you don’t like it you’ll feel disappointed and think why didn’t I just listen to myself?
In conclusion, I’ve learnt different ways of perceiving things, taking a positive approach and not always thinking of the negatives. I’ve got a whole new style and outlook on my life. I’ll defiantly keep using Jacqueline for guidance and when things go wrong I use my new skills and if that doesn’t work I’ll sit down with Jacqueline and work out different approaches to over come the situation.
I should start by saying that if you secretly want your ego stroked or affirmation that all of the mistakes you are making are the right thing to do then…DON’T SEE Jacqueline! If, however, you seem to have that slightly uneasy feeling that something isn’t quite right (like when you think that you might’ve left the iron switched on…) but about your life, then JINA LIFE will be an excellent step in the right direction.
Jacqueline will “give it to you straight” with constructive assessments of your strengths and weaknesses. From my experience, following the fact finding stage when Jacqueline gathered masses of information from me, she then gave me a single piece of information that was both stunningly simple and very hard to accept about myself.
After the bumpy initial phase of ranting, raving and denial, gradual acceptance came to me and I found that my life took on a lovely simplicity that now seems to be self fulfilling.
Of course I make mistakes as I continue to try to “retrain” my behaviour, but Jacqueline is always there for me to give support and guidance.
I cannot recommend the services of JINA LIFE highly enough. Jacqueline has a huge amount of empathy as well as common sense. She will assist you in making the adjustments that are necessary to make your life free of that sense that something “isn’t quite right” and put you on the path that is right for you.
I have to say the biggest thing in my life that I was not happy about was my sexuality and this had been upsetting me for years...
I was extremely confused and was not sure which direction to go, Jacqueline made me realise what I wanted by asking and helping me with many things but most importantly ‘What do you want in the long term..?’
I know that one day I want children so eventually I woke up to myself, I also had to work out A LOT of other stuff, the pros and cons and once I dealt with being happy and accepting being by myself, I knew I could move forward. I’m now in a happy relationship with a man.
My name is Heather Perkins and I am 56 years old or years young which ever you like to call it! I have been rowing on an ergo machine now for 4 months 2-3 times a week with Jackie Pigdon as my coach and personal trainer.
I am feeling wonderful, I have improved my rowing times and seem to do so each time I row. My whole body feels much better than before and as I am a golfer, playing a round of golf is much easier.
Let me explain - before exercising with Jackie towards the end of a round of golf my feet and legs would start to ache and get very sore, that has all disappeared since I have been rowing. I am not a light weight person and have battled with that all my life, I have lost weight and lost lots of inches off my body too, my clothes fit much better and I generally feel GREAT!!
I have no hesitation in recommending this type of exercise and Jackie to anyone!
* If you would like to read about Heather’s success at the 2007 Victorian Indoor Rowing Championships cut and paste this link into your browser: http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2007/05/22/3926_geelong_sports.html
My name is Jacob Donald and I am nearly 14, I met Jackie about 5 months ago when I decided to try rowing as pre-season training for football. Since I started rowing I have become fitter and my efforts paid off as I have gone from C Grade football to A Grade footy.
Jackie also saw potential in my rowing ability and I competed in my first regatta early this year. My results were excellent considering the amount of time I have been rowing and the experience of my competitors.
Her positive attitude and discipline has shown me that I need to try harder at school, sport and how I apply myself to every thing I do.
Being young I find it hard to do but Jackie’s influence is a constant reminder to better myself. I recommend Jackie to anyone who is looking to bring positive input into their lives.
I didn’t know much about life coaching before I met Jacqueline so when I was asked at work whether I would like to try a session I was quite interested to see what it was all about. At the same time I was also a little nervous discussing my personal matters with someone I had never met but after meeting Jacqueline and spending a bit of time together I became very comfortable and soon began to see just how much she could help me.
I have always been quite a shy and reserved person and scared to express my true self. Jacqueline helped me to understand the lack of confidence that I had in myself and my fear of rejection and taught me to how to become a stronger person.
I used to concentrate too much on the small issues and would turn minor things into major problems, or so I thought. Realising now that they were not worth all the stress and worry I am now able to focus on the important things in life. I now feel that I am not only a better person to myself but also to those around me and I can’t begin to explain how good it feels both mentally and physically.
Jina Life came to me in a very intense time of my life. In the past 6 months, I was holding a full-time job, was starting my own home business, I was in the process of quitting my job due to a burn-out diagnosis, a just had a miscarriage and was dealing with very scary health issues.
While I was trying to joggle with all these circumstances, my family and professional life were spiraling down and I felt as if I had lost control of my life. My psychology training helped me to deal with these issues, but it seemed as if the situation was just too big for me to handle by myself.
I sought out professional counseling, but it didn't help me as I thought it would, the match just wasn't right. Then the universe sent Jina Life to me. They actually came to me, which makes this story all the more special. As soon as I found out what their mission was, I was very intrigued since my own business plan implicated a counseling practice. That was the beginning of a very exciting time for me, as it set a healing path for me.
Magically, at the same time, other complimentary tools manifested themselves to me, like the book A New Earth (Eckhart Tolle), which simply changed my life forever. I really enjoyed my personal sessions with Jina Life and we are now in the process of starting mentoring sessions for my counselling practice.
I need to say that the Jina Life team have great insight on people's hearts and souls. Jacqueline is sensational in her unique style: extremely approachable, flexible, down to earth, direct and wise, just what I needed!
I can honestly say today that my life has made a huge turn-around! I am not only working on a great contract in mental health and getting things together for my business, but I am happy to report that I am healthy, grounded and at peace. I believe all life experiences (especially the bad ones) make us grow exponentially, if we pay attention. I also know that life has it's way of surprising us, that's why I believe we need to know ourselves (strengthas and weaknesses), get connected to a higher power (we all may have different names for it), develop resilience, and enjoy life!
Jina Life did an excellent job in accompanying me in that great adventure. Thank you!
I was missing my passion for life; life had become routine and mundane.. I had no real direction as to where I was going.
Although I was half way through a university degree which gave me some direction I felt lost and unsure about moving forward. I decided I had to make some changes in order to appreciate and love my life so I contacted Jina Life.
After a couple of sessions, I was able to identify the reason why I viewed life with tunnel vision and had a lack of enthusiasm.
Since talking with Jina Life I now know myself better. I am able to generate a more positive energy in my life and my future direction. I now feel I am on the right path, and although there will be challenges in the future I have the skills now to face and embrace what life has in stall for me.
Thankyou so much for the Birth Chart. I don't know what to say instead of many thankyou thankyou and thankyou! With your guidance at Jina Life I felt really touched, this must be my lucky year and turning point.
I also feel much better after I met you. Might be that my guardian angel sent you to me.
I have repeated all the time what you suggested to me about being more assertive with when I am available to work. I have changed my mindset from only focusing on the times I can’t work, due to caring for my two girls, to seeing all the hours I am available. Now I say "I am available on such day and such time to work.....", And I got several hours extra now! This has not only enhanced my self esteem and confidence levels but also helped me financially.
How amazing you are Jacqueline!
I had an idea, a feeling that something in my life had to change, and a change was needed for the better - I had so many ideas running around in my head for new businesses. I didn't know where to start, or what to do. My own life had changed - I was no longer a career driven do as I please person - I was now a working mum looking for a way to get balance - still driven, but my life game plan had changed.
That was when a friend and business associate referred me to Jacqueline.
I didn't really know about life coaching, I only knew I needed to try and find some way to change my life to meet new needs - and be a better person. What I discovered from the very first session was techniques to use at work, at home, and sure enough positive changes started happening at work, and at home. I started establishing my new identity as a working mum, and in the process achieved a much more manageable work/life balance, and trying to be more accepting of my new post baby body through some very valuable advice.
As for working out what to do in the future to change my life, Jacqueline also helped me with this through asking me questions and setting me tasks which required a lot of thought, self reflection, and action to move forward. So yes, I now know what to do, and smooth transitioning is what I have learnt is most important for successful change.
If you believe in investing, then I highly recommend investing in your own life, and you will find you get so much more in return.
Thank you, Jacqueline - all goals are now pointing to happy - whether at work, home, or in the wardrobe!
“Jacqueline is a responsive and detailed focused person. She has outstanding people skills and is always professional. She has a natural ability to quickly build rapport and trust. I would not hesitate in recommending Jacqueline.”
Jinalife’s warm friendly and sincere coaching approach has shown me that we all need to respect our skills and achievements. In Jinalife’s career coaching I have learnt that being gently assertive is an essential skill in our journey of life. The career coaching I received has assisted me greatly in my own career development where I have taken off in leaps and bounds in the past 12 months. Including a 30% pay rise! I was very grateful for the coaching that I received from Jinalife as they always put my needs first.
Thanks again Jacqueline, for your coaching and friendship.
Jacqueline is an amazing, inspiring coach who genuinely believes in her clients and their ability to grow and evolve. Jacqueline approaches her coaching from a spiritual place that helps her clients to deepen their self awareness.
Jacqueline is a true professional and incredibly generous in sharing her experiences and knowledge with others, including myself!
Jacqueline’s sessions helped me to sort through the chaos and become more focused on what I wanted to achieve in both my career ambitions and personal life. The tasks were effective in that they broke down seemingly impossible tasks into smaller manageable exercises. With Jacqueline I was able to develop a sound starting point to begin moving toward my goals and am now more focused on identifying and working towards things I want to achieve which is a big motivator.
The area in which I have found the most improvement is in my fitness. Being able to stick to the plan I created and get enjoyment out of it is very rewarding.
However, I was surprised to find that I use Jacqueline’s advice in more situations than just what we discuss in our sessions.
I really enjoy your emails - I was just thinking how concise and easy to read they are... then I got to the communication section, spot on, that's just what I was thinking - your emails are to the point, always a pleasure to read. Thank you!