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Do you ever think “there must be more than this” to life?

Do you dream of living a more authentic life that lets your true gifts shine?

Does your heart – and mind! – feel that you have a greater purpose in life that is just waiting to be discovered and fulfilled?

I used to feel like that too. My name is Jennifer Monahan, and my passion is to help people define and live authentic, purposeful lives that not only bring them more joy and freedom, but also help them make the impact they want on the world.

Several years ago I worked as an executive leader for a well-paying consulting firm. While I enjoyed the work and the people I worked with, I knew in my heart that there was “something else” out there for me. A chance meeting with a Mayan shaman in Mexico was the catalyst for me to change every aspect of my life. I ended up writing my first of now two books, quitting my job, putting everything I owned in storage and traveling around the world for almost a year. Today, I split my time between San Francisco and Guatemala (where I have built a vacation home of my dreams) living a life that gives me freedom, flexibility and joy while doing work that excites me every day and makes an impact on the world.

As I discovered my authentic self, I learned six things that everyone needs to do to live an authentic life. These six things broke down barriers and gave me the direction and confidence I needed to move forward to create the life of my dreams. I’ve written  “Six Steps to Living a Courageously Authentic Life” that outlines these steps. I’d like to give it to you as my gift.

Here’s How I Can Help You

  • "I woke up feeling peaceful and refreshed - it was the first time I felt this way since beginning my cancer treatments."
    E.B.
  • I just finished reading your new book Where To? and loved it. There is something in your story and your life that gives me tremendous hope that I too can be fearless like you, trust the world and take that next step without needing to know the outcome. During the reading of your book and after, I find myself asking where is my courage to go and live my dream?
    ~B.J.
  • I was able to get more in touch with my own self. <3

    Workshop attendee

  • Monahan’s personal story weaves a rich tapestry filled with vibrant dreams and shamanic journeys, spirit intelligences, ancient Mayan temples and wisdom teachings. She shares her metamorphosis from modern western professional to Mayan-centered shaman with a level of honesty and accessibility that is both endearing and inspiring.  
    Shonagh Home, author of Love and Spirit Medicine and Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine
  • "This was excellent - organized, insightful and inspirational!"

    S.B., Workshop attendee

  • "Some memoirs tell us stories and open up worlds we never knew, but some open up places in our own hearts and souls that we have wanted to explore and have never given ourselves the chance to do so. Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free by Jennifer B. Monahan belongs to the second category of memoirs...Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free is a spiritual testament, a book that describes a journey towards inner freedom and authenticity. Many readers will feel the resonance of Jennifer’s story in their own lives."
    CHRISTIAN SIA for Readers’ Favorite
  • “Jennifer Monahan takes us on a physical and spiritual journey as she explores new places and cultures and comes face-to-face with the baggage from her past. Filled with rich descriptions of Guatemalan life, shamanic practices and Jennifer’s own healing journey, WHERE TO? guides the reader to look inward and start his or her healing journey as well.”
      IRENE WEINBERG, host of Grief & Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life and author of They Serve Bagels in Heaven: One couple’s story of love, eternity, and the cosmic importance of everyday life.
  • "Thank you again for the session yesterday, Jennifer. I already feel that I have a greater understanding and freedom as well as expansiveness and connection to a larger world. It’s a really welcome feeling to experience that."
    A.M.
  • One of our most favorite type of books is a biography. And even better than that are the biographies that are adventures! This Trip Will Change Your Life gloriously fits the bill both times, luckily for all of us. There is nothing finer than sharing each other’s true stories, especially like this one, where the author has been there, done that in fantastically transforming events. In a few words, we awaken our inspiration and we change. Immediately. Jennifer brings us with her in deeply intimate, life-altering journeys with honesty, simplicity, spirit and power. We know you can grow your profound potential absorbing her story. What could be better?
    Marilyn and Tohmas Twintreess, authors of the Stones Alive! Series; Elemental Birth Imprints: Living and Evolving with the Earth’s Elementals NOW!; and Feeding the Living Body & Soul: Rocket Fuel for your Super Hero & Genius Self
  • I read your book "This Trip will Change Your Life" and it's by far my most favourite book ever. I could not put it down. It still resonates with me months after reading it. Spellbinding.

    N.Y.

  • I just finished the Audible version of your book, This Trip Will Change Your Life. I loved it!

    B.L.

  • "I wanted to let you know that your healing was amazing! You shined a light on a blind side...so thank you for helping me uncover this truth I didn't know.  It's like I can feel again. Thank you for doing what you do."

    A.M.

  • I have listened to your podcast via iTunes.  Your beliefs are very much where I'd love to go!

    A.H.

  • With her heart wide open, Jennifer shares her evolving awareness and unfolding of becoming a shaman. Her magical journeys to other realms and sacred sites invites the reader to expand their consciousness and explore new possibilities. This Trip Will Change Your Life is a delightful read that stirs the imagination, blending the magical with the ordinary, as the story unfolds.
      Teressena Bakens, author of Peace Moon; Teachings of the Serpent; and The Fifth Tarot
  • A fabulous show! Congrats Jennifer, keep spreading the word. It's a joy to have you on internet radio. Thanks for taking my call on air.
    B.P.
  • If you are looking to truly transform yourself, your life, or both, then this is the course for you.  Not only will you identify and push past deep seated limitations, but you will also experience a magical sense of alignment and connection with your true purpose and authentic self.  Jennifer, herself a sparkling source of authenticity and inspiration, powerfully applies attuned skills as a shamanic healer and professional coach to insightfully give guidance, motivation and support through each transformational step.  She will undoubtably push you forward in ways that you previously would not have believed possible.  Can I honestly say that working with Jennifer made my dreams come true? Yes, I can...and much more!
    Siobhain M.
  • "Thank you, again, for such a healing experience today. I had no idea what to expect. I'm over the moon excited to have finally had contact with the spirit guides that I've always felt surrounding me! It's nice to know it hasn't all just been a story in my head. I feel so much clearer about my professional path."
    M.M.
  • I find the course very helpful and powerful. I think it truly applies to self re-assessment and reflection at any time in your life. I see it as something you can go back to, and work through the exercises again to gain even more insights.
    J.V.
  • “Because of your focus, people are set at ease knowing you are in the moment and not somewhere else.  This creates a sense of comfort and direction…Your ability to generate trust…comes from a true interest in what is happening.”
     
    T.M.S.
  • "It was truly a pleasure to meet you and it  was a wonderful experience I had with your journey for me. Thank you again for helping me with situations I am dealing with now. I will be in touch again. Thank you!  You are very talented."
    J.S.
  • "Thank you so much! I can already feel an openness in my heart! You are incredible!"
    M.L.
  • “You begin, nurture and continue connections with people in all aspects of your life.  Your higher consciousness, that part of you closest to spirit, is present always which allows you to sense others’ needs…You harness that sense to connect and bring out the best.”
    L.M.
  • Jennifer, you are a blessing and power of light and love on this planet. Thank you!!
    C.J.
  • "Thank you for everything. Things have started moving, you've helped me speed up the transition. I can hear your voice as a reminder to always switch the "bad tape" into a positive one...and I can see the changes. Thank you a million times."
    M.T.
  • "I wanted to extend from my heart to yours how incredibly grateful I feel for our shamanic session today. We often highlight as healers how "it's spirit doing the work", which is true, but... or AND I want to also acknowledge and honor YOU for the amazing soul and deeply feeling spirit you are; intelligent, wise, heartfelt, compassionate, intuitive, facilitating such powerful healing for me and others. I can just feel your wonderful journey in the deeply spiritually connected, miraculous  place you are over there, the magical expansion that is happening and the many lives you touch, the many lives you will touch and help move forward powerfully. I know I feel deeply touched and moved forward. You are incredible truly. Thank you for who you are and the very special gifts you share with this world."
    L.N.M.
  • I am so happy I checked out this new program today. Two thumbs up!!!
    M.A.
  • "I was aware of a healing presence during your shamanic work for me.  It was like a warmth, comfort and awareness of something important happening. The messages, symbols and insights I received from the session were 100% on target and perfect for helping me get clear and healthy.  My rebirth into health was facilitated both on a spiritual and a physical level.  I needed this breakthrough! Thank you."
     
    L.A.M.
  • “While so many claim spirituality, Jennifer Monahan puts her life on the line to explore the meaning of living an authentic, courageous life. She reveals how and what her own spirit guides respond to the life questions she poses. She honestly exposes her personal tragedy, the sorrow of her life and her desire to escape the work needed to heal. In the end the reader knows they have partaken of a genuine search, a real journey.”
      CHARLENE JONES, M.ED/M.A., author of The Stain and Medicine Buddha/Medicine Mind.
  • This Trip Will Change Your Life is a can’t miss fall memoir.
    Buzzfeed
  • Great show, Jennifer! Thank you!
    J.R.
  • “You have a calmness about you that is reassuring to people who are going through big changes."
    T.S.
  • We devour profound stories about people connecting with their spirit, and this New Age delight doesn’t disappoint.   
    Brit + Co. 
  • "The workshop allowed me to think deeper into insights I already had an inkling about."

    A.C., workshop attendee

  • "It was really nice speaking to you last weekend, our session was really eye opening and helped me realize some very important things."
    S.V.
  • I feel fantastic, I can't wait for our next session. Thanks again. You're the best!
    C.O.
  • This Trip Will Change Your Life is a roller coaster spiritual journey designed for every reader’s soul.
    Popsugar
  • Still craving a second helping of the epic wave of finding-yourself endorphins experienced after watching Julia Roberts globetrotting in Eat, Pray, Love? Look no further.
    MSN
  • "Thank you so much for your help and this insight.  It is so clear to me now.  It definitely helps. Thank you again.  Brilliant. You are amazing."
    R.S.
  • I love that the workshop opened up areas of myself that I didn't realize I had.  It gave me self-confidence and the ability to see the positive things.

    Workshop Attendee

  • "Thank you so much! So much of my life makes more sense right now.  I feel lighter...less heavy and I feel like I'm laughing with true joy for the first time in a while.  Thank you for your beautiful gift.  It was a huge turning point for me and I'm so grateful that we could cross paths."
    L.V.
  • Jennifer Monahan takes the reader through an important and moving journey in her memoir, This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution. The book transforms a personal experience into one that the reader happily joins. I was inspired from the start – Jennifer shares a truly encouraging, educational and exciting account of what’s possible when one stays open to what comes and ultimately, what’s meant to be.
      Laura Cococcia, editor and publisher of The Journal of Cultural Conversation and contributor to Huffington Post and Elephant Journal
  • It's easy to get hooked on your radio show.  It's real.  It's comfortable and provocative.  It's humbling and lifting.
    L.A.M.
  • "Jennifer has a unique quality that is calming and grounded, allowing for that comforting sense of safety and security when talking with her; this is coupled with her shamanic abilities support the growth and nurturing of the client's own true sense of self. I came to her a train wreck, and with her help, I have blossomed into a strong and stable individual who is confident that the tools and spiritual guides Jennifer helped provide are there to draw upon when needed. I am eternally grateful, and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for guidance and coaching. Thank you from my whole heart."

    M.M.

  • "Thank you SO much Jen! You really helped me to acknowledge a lot of things I already knew as well as bringing clarity to some of the goals I have."
    K.P.
  • For the first time, I feel whole.
    D.R.
  • “Your ability to field through tough emotions and life situations – and extract deep insights is one of your enduring qualities…Your ability to see “what is” in front of you with wisdom, heart and skillful means make you an ideal coach.”
    C.P.
  • Wow. Just wow! Just had the pleasure of tuning into your first radio show and had no idea what to expect. What you have done with your life is nothing short of remarkable and inspiring. I wish you all the best in this new future and will be turned in to witness your growing impact. Thanks for sharing your gift.
    L.W.
  • An inspirational adventure of discovery. Jennifer Monahan’s willingness to trust spirit clearly demonstrates the power of shamanic healing. The spiritual evolution of her magical journey is breathtaking.
      Rebecca Austill Clausen, author of Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life  
  • Great show! Very inspiring and thank you for always being authentic, modeling courage.
    L.M.
  • Jennifer takes us on a rare, powerful and vulnerable journey into the awakening of her shamanic abilities. The insights, synchronicities, miracles and messages she so faithfully pursued inspired clarity while she facilitated my healing. Her authentic, ancient yet current, shamanic healing talents are an even greater gift with her personal story now shared. The impact is nothing less than an invitation to your profound inner healing.
      Lane Michel, CEO, Executive Consultant and Coach, VeraHeart and author, Unity Quest
  • “Where To? is an empowering story about the author’s ongoing personal transformation. Jennifer’s descriptions are poetic and lyrical, transporting the reader through Guatemalan beauty as we cheer her courageous lifestyle filled with soul-driven authenticity. Her search for personal freedom and enlightenment helps guide readers towards an individual exploration of self.  Wisdom abounds in the delightful sequel to This Trip Will Change Your Life, by this award-winning author.”
      REBECCA AUSTILL-CLAUSEN, award-winning author of Change Maker, How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life.
  • I just finished the second lesson in your course. It was AMAZING!
    S.M.

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