A Transcendent Life
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John J. Jaksich MAPC MBA
John is an accomplished management professional with over 25 years of leadership experience in business. He is exceptionally strong in strategy, negotiations, and finance. On the soft side he possesses exceptional communication and listening skills. John is an experienced and evocative teacher; an intuitive and compassionate coach. John’s formal education and exceptional professional background is enhanced by 15 years of personal seeking; reading, retreats, workshops, etc…
Education / Training
MA - Magna cum laude - Professional Counseling - Ottawa University - 2012
MBA - Marketing & Finance - Kellogg Graduate School of Management Northwestern University - 1992
BA - Political Science - University of Iowa - 1983
Yoga Alliance CYT - Chicago Yoga Center - 2006
C-IAYT - Certified Yoga Therapist International Association of Yoga Therapists - 2017
Professional Experience – Behavioral Health
Prior to founding A Transcendent Life John leveraged a successful internship with UHS a fortune 500 behavioral healthcare company into a program director position. During his tenure John successfully revamped and turned around a failing program. He was responsible for all operational aspects of the program as well as serving as the lead therapist. John’s work included group, individual and family therapy.
Professional Experience - Business
John’s professional career embodies a long history of success and progressively increased responsibilities. His career includes tenures with Fortune 500 companies including ABN Amro, Citi, and Exelon. Additionally John has worked in several entrepreneurial enterprises in both operational and consultative roles. Over the entirety of John’s career he has consulted with hundreds of privately held, mid-sized businesses and worked closely with a like number of senior executives and entrepreneurs. John has also recruited, trained and mentored dozens of high potential individuals.
Professional Experience - Yoga
John has been practicing yoga since 1996 and a certified yoga teacher since 2006. He has taught continuously since receiving his certification; at times as many as 15 classes per week. John views yoga as the near perfect tool for aligning mind, body and spirit.
“On the mat we ‘practice’ things like balance, flexibility, power, grace and equanimity. Those words have meaning in the world as well. We ‘practice’ to hone these skills and live a better life as result.”
Because of John’s unique set of experiences we feel competent to consult on almost every aspect of adult life.
Reliant on John’s 30 year business career in both fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures, his experience consulting with hundreds of mid-sized, entrepreneurial businesses, and the MBA (Marketing & Finance) he earned at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University we actively consult with individuals and organizations on all aspects of:
In addition John’s degree in Professional Counseling (MAPC - Ottawa University), his work as a mental health counselor performing individual, group and family therapy, his 8 years experience as a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher and his formal training as a nutrition counselor enable us to do powerful and effective work in the areas of:
Here at A Transcendent Life we believe in a holistic approach to life coaching that encompasses mind, body and spirit.
We believe that the human being is multi-faceted, consisting of four main components: the emotional child, the intellectual adult, the physical body and the spirit guide (soul). We believe that to live a truly fulfilling life we must first harness and then fully integrate these four components.
We acknowledge that for the typical individual, life consists of many aspects. These aspects generally include some or all of the following: personal growth, romance, family, physical health, physical environment, friends/community, career, education, recreation/fun, emotional health, finances and spirituality. We believe that the quality of life is directly proportional to the degree with which we can balance and enhance these often disparate aspects of life.
We believe that the primary goal of life is to be happy, satisfied, at peace.
Empowering individuals to live their best life, the life of their dreams, is our only mission.