About Bev Janisch

About Ben Janisch

About Bev Janisch

Who is Bev Janisch?

Bev is a former nurse turned certified meditation teacher and coach on a mission to reconnect women to their true selves to live with inner peace, well-being and authentic happiness.

Bev has guided hundreds of women worldwide through her signature approach to meditation and mindfulness coaching, teaching and writing. Her work has been inspired by her journey as an awakening woman who endeavours to unite her roles and soul.

Bev is deeply passionate about guiding awakening women on their journey home to their true selves and authentic lives that feel good to their souls.

Here’s why I’m so passionate about this…

In 2012, I was standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower.

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Like many, I was so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles (wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and nurse) that I slowly lost touch with myself.

On the outside, it looked like I was successful, happily married, and cheerful, but on the inside, I had no idea who I was anymore.

Despite being grateful, I felt lost, confused, and stuck.

I found myself asking big questions: Who am I? Why can’t I be happy? How can I feel more peaceful? What’s missing in my life?

I had no idea what was wrong. All I knew was that my physical and emotional health was suffering, my marriage felt disconnected, and my life lacked meaning and purpose.

My dark night of the soul became a choice point. I could either continue to struggle with the inner turmoil and disconnection I was feeling or get to know the real Bev beyond all the roles, conditioning and limiting beliefs running my life and holding me back from becoming the best version of myself.

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I spent a decade researching and practicing meditation, mindfulness, positive psychology, energy healing, esoteric wisdom teachings, mind-body medicine, the Enneagram of personality and many spiritual traditions.

Based on this deep dive and the countless women I’ve worked with worldwide, I’ve integrated all these elements into the Awakening Woman Coaching program that empowers women to become the best version of themselves and live authentically.

This meditation and mindfulness-based coaching approach creates inner alignment and the awakening of inner peace, well-being and purpose.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to guide awakening women on their journey!

If you’re curious about my background…

I worked as a nursing leader for more than 25 years. My nursing calling has taken me from working with seniors to palliative and end-of-life care. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta, and a master’s in nursing from the University of Calgary.

After leaving nursing, I began my soul-searching journey and realized that after many years of searching outside of myself, we have the power within us to heal, grow, evolve and transform into who we’re meant to become.

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I became a certified Integral Associate Coach™, meditation and mindfulness teacher, Enneagram practitioner and author.

In 2014, I founded The Compassionate Mind to offer holistic and practical approaches to meditation and mindfulness that are research-based, grounded in ancient wisdom and adapted for modern lives.

I describe myself as spiritual but not religious. My soul’s calling to be of service was awakened as a young girl and has been expressed through my Enneagram type 2 (the helper) personality with the energy of a Human Design Projector (I’m here to guide) for many decades.

You can see from my qualifications and certifications below that I’m a lifelong learner and always curious about the mysteries of life.

I have two grown children and am a Nana to 5 little munchkins. With my husband, Mark, I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bev’s formal training and certifications:

1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
1993 Master’s of Nursing, University of Calgary
2013 Spiritual Path, Centers For Spiritual Living (CFSL)
2013 Nature of Effective Prayer, CFSL
2014 Building a Healing Consciousness, CFSL
2014 Principles of Successful Living, CFSL
2014 Emerson’s Essays, CFSL
2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute
2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm
2015 Practical Mysticism, CFSL
2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School
2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching
2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki
2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.
2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty
2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut
2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
2021 Intensive 1/2, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 Instincts & Subtypes, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 The Typing Process, The Narrative Enneagram
2021 Providing Effective Enneagram Solutions, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
2022 Deepening Spiritual Awareness, The Narrative Enneagram
2022 The Enneagram For Therapists, Counselors, and Coaches, The Narrative Enneagram

The Best in Calgary | Bev Janisch | Spiritual Coaching | Meditation Teacher
McLean Meditation Institute | Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor
Integral Associate Coach | Integral Coaching Canada Inc.