I am professionally accredited Transformational Coach and qualified counsellor, with a PhD in life story research. My experience as a sport sociologist and life story researcher have given me a unique set of tools to understand the impact of a person's life story on the decisions they make in the present day.
Having grown up in Sligo, a beautiful seaside town on the north-west of Ireland, I has always loved big skies and wild weather! Read my blog about how I used my life coaching techniques to transform my life and relocate home to Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way .
When I moved to England I studied Sport Science and Sport Rehabilitation followed by an MSc in Applied Human Science at St Mary’s University London before completing a Doctorate degree from the University of Southampton. I'm a huge advocate of life long learning and personal development hence I have many vocational diplomas including a BACP Counselling certificate, Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Diploma in Positive Psychology and many therapeutic practices from aromatherapy to reflexology.
The Wellbeing Advantage, was co-founded with my husband Dr Ken van Someren; we combine over two decades of corporate leadership, academic insight and coaching expertise to help organisations build energy and resilience through physical, mental and emotional fitness.
Signature talks and workshops to achieve happiness and success through healthy habits, stress management, mindset, nutrition and sleep. Customised programmes, transformational coaching and wellbeing profiling to build energy and resilience.
Here's feedback from our clients at Luxury Travel Company Turquoise Holidays: "For an injection of happiness and a reminder of what's truly important in life to be the best version of ourselves, I highly recommend introducing Janine and The Wellbeing Advantage to your business"
My coaching journey also led to the foundation of the Healthy Happy Calm Tribe. This collaboration with a mindfulness coach, a naturopathic nutritionist and a pilates instructor represent the holistic nature of happiness as they advocate health and wellness.