TGt Meets...Jane Evans - IWD Special
To celebrate International Women's Day, we spoke to The life change coach, parent trauma specialist and published author Jane Evans, about her career and why she thinks we should mark this day.
Name: Jane Evans
Occupation: The life change coach, parent trauma specialist and published author.
Which woman would you compare yourself to?
Oprah as I share her passion to really getting behind the WHY when it comes to humanity, so as to be able to share these findings to serve other people, especially children.
What would you say is your most valuable skill and why?
Being able to tune into other people’s emotional needs and states. It allows me to humbly meet them where they are, in order to support them to create the authentic core change they are seeking.
Why do you think it's important to have an International Women's Day?
To honour the incredible women upon whose shoulders we get to stand and to remember it’s our turn now to lift other women up too.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I’m self-employed with no dependents so I happily weave work and life together.
Have you ever had to give up or miss out on anything in order to pursue your career?
Socialising, as I prioritise having a clear head and sleep so I can bring the best version of myself out of respect for my clients.
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to fellow females looking to get into your profession?
To be a great coach, TV expert and speaker you need to focus on becoming a very grounded person. Build your knowledge, confidence and ability to deliver relevant information with clarity, conviction, passion along with a dash of humour. You will be your brand so it’s important to work on yourself and not rush at anything. The more centred you are, the more intuitive you become, and that intuition will be a great guide for your most crucial decisions.
If you could have dinner with 5 inspirational women dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Mother Theresa to experience someone whose life was truly all about other people’s needs.
Mary Wollstonecraft Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ in 1792. To explore how she came to recognise and look for equality for women in the 18th century and see what she would make of women’s experiences now.
Rosalind Franklin (1920 – 1958) British Chemist who made significant contributions to understanding the structure of DNA and RNA, which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. To learn what lay behind her work and fuelled her drive to make these incredible discoveries.
Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was a modern American poet and writer. Maya Angelou is one of America’s leading female contemporary poets. To understand how she learned to live with such compassion beyond so much abuse and trauma. Her poem, Still I rise, is my favourite of all time.
Adele, singer - to hear what it’s like to be one of THE female artists of our time. How she juggles being so recognisable with being her real self.
As a successful female, where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
A globally renowned, sought after coach, speaker and expert in how we can all realise our fullest potential by creating and securing lasting life change. So that any negative baggage, thinking and beliefs from childhood are no longer barriers.
With an organisation that offers young women a clear route to fulfilling their chosen field. So they get to develop businesses and careers solely based on what lights them up!