Profile: Jan Haley Brightwood

About This Author

I have what you might term a ‘portfolio career’. My first ‘proper job’ at 17 was in a renewable energy workers co-operative. I’ve worked in tourism and public relations, marketing and retail. I’ve been a PA, a PR consultant and a partner in my own business. I’ve commuted and I’ve worked from home. Lately I’ve designed websites and then taught the owners how to operate them. Now I’m in the business of personal transformation. I’m personally transforming, and I’m eager to share everything I’m learning with others who want to do the same. I’m collecting skills in that area, particularly life coaching and NLP approaches, I’m applying them to myself, and I’m passing them on. I’m approaching 50 enthusiastically. This is a lot better than my feeling as I approached 40. I was chronically depressed, although still ‘functioning’ in the gift shop business I ran with my partner. The truth is, I was living the wrong life. I wasn’t being true to myself in the things I did with my time, but I didn’t know how to change it. What qualifies me to style myself as a ‘happiness guide’? I used to be unhappy. I changed that. Now I’m happy every day. I noticed what I did. And I’m ready to share the processes with others so that they can do the same. I’m not claiming the ideas are mine either - they’re from a broad and eclectic range of teachers, some famous luminaries of our time, some known only to a few. I am profoundly grateful to them all. Mine is not an extraordinary story. It’s played out in myriad similar ways over and over in the lives of people today. What is truly wonderful is that ever increasing numbers are learning how to change the way they’re seeing things. This frees them to take action to change the way things turn out for them. That’s the light I can shine on my story. That’s the journey.

This Author's Books

Break Through to Happiness is a quick, easy to read, practical guide to putting more happiness into your daily life, starting right now! It distils much of the new wisdom of our times into everyday language, outlining steps you can take immediately to be ....
ISBN: 9781782996729
Published: 9 July 2013