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Julia Cameron is within the Top 10 in Watkins’ 2019 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People – which are spiritual teachers, activists, authors, and thinkers that change the world.
Watkins bookshop in London has been encouraging spiritual discovery and providing seekers with esoteric knowledge for over 120 years. Founded in 2011, Watkins started publishing the 100 list with the goal of celebrating the world’s living spiritual teachers. The list is made in hopes that you feel as inspired as each individual’s significant impact.
2015 was a year of change for Janice’s professional life. A distinguished career in politics came to an end, while her drive and determination quickly reignited her desire to once again become an entrepreneur.
Janice proudly served 2-terms as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (MLA) and was appointed to a challenging Cabinet position as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. Prior to her time at the Legislature, Janice served 2-terms as a School Board Trustee with Edmonton Catholic Schools.
Janice believes the golden nuggets for leadership success begin with people, combined with clarity, using intuition, focus, commitment, accountability, being open to learning more, and perseverance. Janice uses these principles in conjunction with frank perspectives, and the desire to share her knowledge and experiences, including the mistakes, in an effort to help others pave a smoother road for their own life’s journey.
As Founder and President, of It Begins With You ™ Janice’s entrepreneurial vision includes the innate desire to live true to her company’s name, which is her mantra.
In the fall of 2018, Janice’s life changed drastically during a conversation with a dear friend. The energetic, lively, and intense conversation resulted in the recommendation of the book, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Janice dove into the book and all of its incredible teachings. Two months later, while working on the “morning pages,” a foundational task in the book, Janice knew what she had to do. She was inspired to share all of this transformational information with others. She contacted Julia Cameron directly and decided to invite the world-renowned author to Edmonton to lead “The Artist’s Way” workshop.
Janice is a proud Albertan, born and raised in Edmonton. She is a fourth-generation Ukrainian-Canadian, who grew up in a family who instilled the importance and value of faith, family, community, integrity, education and hard work.
Janice is a strong community supporter and a fixture at countless community events. Her most gratifying accomplishments are rooted in volunteering in the province’s Capital City, and she is an advocate for mentoring a new generation of women leaders to step-up and seek political office or to serve at the executive level in the community-at-large.
Janice and her husband Steve, a proud Croatian-Canadian, are celebrating over 30 years of marriage. Together they have two adult children.
For a more creative life Janice offers the following advice: