A Lifetime of Personal Power – Second Edition

A Lifetime of Personal Power - Dr Janin Vansteenkiste

At every age we can use our human potential of unfolding our talents, defining our identity and awakening the hero in us.

Dr Janin signposts an encouraging journey through all the stages and changes of life. This 2nd edition includes a brand-new chapter “Onward from 63!” with an inspiring message about the magic in growing old. It weaves together real-life stories from her two homelands: Belgium and South Africa. Buy Your Kindle or Paperback Version on Amazon. Click here to shop.

A Note from Dr Janin

Our biography is a journey through the stages and the changes of life. We tend to think about age categories as periods of 10 years. But scientific and spiritual research shows that our life’s journey is subdivided in 7-year cycles. Each cycle holds distinct challenges and opportunities to acquire new qualities as we grow. I wrote this book after many requests from clients, who wanted some insights into biographical coaching and real-life examples. These, I weave together, with selected examples from both my homelands: SA and Belgium.

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7 Stages of Life - Dr Janin Vansteenkiste


A briljant book, written by a sociologist with a high level of empathy and feeling for helping people. The book’s real life examples are drawn clearly from the author’s context: Belgium and South Africa. Read it to learn more about yourself and of others.
Pauline Loenen

A Lifetime of Personal Power

Truly we all walk that tightrope between choice and destiny. Often we find ourselves on the rope without a balancing stick! This cahier offers you a balancing stick.’ ‘If you want to pursue your path in life empowered by a clearer understanding of the human biography, and encouraged by the stories of others, read on.’ ‘There are indeed challenges and opportunities at all ages. Knowing that there is a new source of power to be found, with every seven-year time gate we pass through, is enlightening. And it gives hope.’ ‘At every age we can use our human potential of unfolding our talents, defining our identity and awakening the hero in us.

In her second cahier, Dr Janin shares her views on how you can transform the passage of time in your life into a passage of personal power. This book is based on her daily work of coaching people and their projects.


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