Jackie was nominated by her friend and cousin-in-law, Jeannie. This gal is a mover and a shaker! After her first marriage ended this single mom of 3 didn’t give up on love and found her perfect match with her now husband, Steve and they had 2 more boys together. She is such a resilient woman who lives with an open heart, and with a focus on helping others.
Jackie is a small business owner, wife, mother, and foster parent to children and adults with special medical needs.
Her life path has taken her through many twists and turns and ups and downs. Throughout her life, she has had to continually evolve and find her new path. She has experienced many things in her life including being a single parent, domestic violence, divorce, financial problems, juggling a career, and a blended family all while living with chronic health issues.
These challenges had forced her to completely change the direction of her life, multiple times, taking a leave of absence from her full-time career, starting a home business while finding a new path, and learning how to cope and live with her new circumstances.
Her professional education has continued throughout her life as she is committed to lifelong learning and believes in embracing obstacles as opportunities.
She holds certifications in Applied Counselling with an additional specialization in Addictions, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as Information Management and Technology.
She was a volunteer working crisis phone lines and running a weekly group for women who were working through addictions and trauma in their lives.
Through her pathfinding journey, Jackie has combined her personal experiences and development with her research on self-improvement and has created e-reports, workbooks and articles to help others design and improve their lives. Check out her website https://www.selfpathfinder.com/
She also started a local non-profit organization helping local Inuit people in Winnipeg. The organization is called Tunngasugit Inc. Check out http://tunngasugit.ca/ INCREDIBLE!!!
Words of wisdom and empowerment from Jackie:
I asked Jackie what she feels has been the most valuable lesson she has learned in 2020, and this is what she had to share.
“To not take things or people for granted because you never know what could happen. In the blink of an eye, your whole world as you know it can turn upside down and people you love can be taken from us suddenly and without warning. Don’t live for “someday”, live for today! It’s important to live in the moment, be grateful for the people in our lives and let the ones you love, know that you love them and tell them how much they mean to you.”
I asked Jackie to share her message of strength and empowerment for other women to start 2021 with a positive mindset, and this is her inspiring response.
“You can do anything you put your mind to. If you can live through a pandemic, you can do anything!!! Don’t let others negative thinking hold you back. You need to live your life for you and do things that make you happy. Your happiness and contentment and positivity will rub off and affect those around you in a good way.”
WOW! What an incredible honour to connect with Jackie and learn more about what makes her phenomenal. It is even more of an honour to be able to share her story with you. Thank you for reading Jackie’s story, and let’s keep supporting and empowering each other as we continue our journey to live our best life!
JACKIE YOU ARE PHENOMENAL!!!