Lifepad is… That’s an emotional sentence for me to finish.
Lifepad is my life’s work and my work’s life, and so many more life experiences (and lessons, people and memories) all packed into a 100-day experience I am so moved to be able to share with you.
This is my story.
I’ve had many twists and turns in a career that has brought me to hundreds of cities all over the world, first as a flight attendant and cabin manager, then in HQ. After 27 years in aviation, I clipped my wings, and packed the manuscript that I worked on for 4 years entitled, #Metamorphosis: The Ultimate Makeover Manual for 40-Year Olds and Beyond, along with my certifications on wellness coaching and various healing modalities. In a matter of months, I went from wearing two hats in the airline, managing inflight performance while designing and delivering leadership programs to 120 nationalities, to leaving all that and holing up in India for a month – to learn yoga, find myself, reinvent my future.
I was 47 then, a wife and mother who had spent the best years of my life flying in and out of my family’s life. I had been an expat for so long. I was finally coming home to Manila with a new career in corporate wellness. I thought that was it, my final chapter, time to get settled before entering my golden era.
A wise friend once asked me… Joana, you’ve been in a perfect storm! You’re an extreme empath and you’ve met, served and managed so many more people from so many more countries in 27 years than most people do in 3 lifetimes: those dreams and pains and wants of so many people must have a way of sticking on you, haunting you, no?
Yes, exactly; they’ve haunted me.
Before I jumped into corporate, I designed a program for Filipina overseas workers – for people and pain I know so well. I designed a 6-month journey that would help them create their Dream Life Masterplan. I included all the right things I did and didn’t do, all the research and study, trial and error, consulting friends and experts, and sleepless nights in search for my truth. So OFWs long separated from their families can speed up their coming home — prepared. Well, my Dream Life Masterplan never reached a single soul. My intention was pure and noble. But I was alone for a huge mission.
Fast forward to 2017. A friend invited me to an Ignite gathering and I was never the same again. I found my space, found my missing pieces, found my partners and team. And I found the Ignite GPS: Genius, Purpose, Service. It was my finally embracing my own GPS that really put me on a new journey and challenge: to take care of people beyond wellnes, so they can be whole – so they can live their deepest truth and so fulfll their highest potential and greatest promise. That’s what I found in the Ignite GPS.
Today, with our team, I am proud to share with you, The Lifepad O/S powered by Ignite GPS. I find this a highly evolved version of all the programs that I have designed and delivered, from my experience as a leadership trainer to a corporate wellness consultant. The Lifepad O/S allows people to design their lives, find deeper joy and meaning — minus the pain of not knowing what to do, how to ask the right questions to find the right answers, and who will be there for them, and with them. Beyond job title, gender, culture, we are transforming lives. I am no longer alone in this mission.
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