Traveler to Solopreneur

Hey there!

My husband and I are back from our nearly 2-year motorcycle adventure through South America! We're appreciating and adjusting to the comforts of home in Newport, on the stunning Central Oregon Coast. I’m writing to tell you about my next adventure from traveler to solopreneur.

While traveling, I pondered how I wanted to make a living when we returned home. I analyzed (in a myriad of forms!) how to infuse my business experience and education, with the topic that lights me up, that lives on my book shelves.

I'm a geek when it comes to learning about how we develop as human beings! How do we create lives we love? Why do we settle for a mediocre life rather than taking the risk to live our individual versions of an extraordinary life? Why don’t we do what we really, really want to do?! I love learning, teaching, and having juicy conversations about personal development.

Voila! I had my answer to, "What do you do?"

I help people in a state of flux, who yearn to figure out what’s next and are struggling to decide what they want to do and how to do it.

How, you may ask, am I going to do that? I’ll teach workshops, facilitate and speak to groups, and work with people one-on-one.

Presentation at the Tour Tech Motorcycle Rally in Plains, WA.

So far I’ve taught a workshop called Reshape Your Life in Boise, am scheduled to teach Conversing with Your Creative Self at the Sitka Center (class full), given an hour-long presentation called How Riding Teaches Us About Truly Living (great for non-motorcycle riders, too!), and coached lots of people (take a look at the kind words some have shared).

Now that we’re home, it’s time rev up the momentum! I'm talking with places about offering workshops and starting the second phase of a a rigorous coach certification program. As part of my professional development, I'll be working with practice clients. Perhaps you or someone you know would like to work with me.

Here's the big picture of what you can expect from working together one-on-one:

  • Fulfill your goals
  • Develop new skills and perspectives 
  • Change your self-defeating habits
  • Overcome your obstacles
Contact me to receive one complimentary session.

Here's a link to the video.

Traveling on my motorcycle for nearly 2-years taught me so many lessons. Above all, the experience taught me to be fully me, to appreciate and be kind to myself, and to do what brings me tingles of excitement. Perhaps I'll give myself the title of CTO, Chief Tingles Officer!

To see more of what I’m up to, head to jalenecase.com + subscribe to my blog Knowing Ourselves to hear about future workshops, groups, presentations, and whatever else I dream up to offer on this exciting new adventure.

In the spirit of learning,


Beginning Imperfectly

The first step into a new endeavor is the toughest.  As I pondered where to begin, the words from Jadah Sellner, a speaker at the World Domination Summit last summer, came to mind, "Begin imperfectly." And so, that's exactly what I'm doing!

I'm super-excited about this new direction because it's connected to my soul, to what I want to put out there in the world, to what I believe is the foundation for creating a life we love!

It's the topic that I love to talk with other human beings about, fills my bookshelves, and magnetizes me to learn more about in every way, shape and form.

The purpose of this brand spanking new venture is to teach, explore, and learn what we can do to strengthen the connection we have with ourselves. Why? I believe that when we're connected with ourselves (with who we are and what's important to us!) we can create a life we love. When we love the life we're living, it inspires others to do the same and allows us  to share more of who we truly are with everyone in our life.

The website is dedicated to inspiring you connect with you. I'll share from my personal experiences and ongoing research. I promise to be daring vulnerable and genuine, and I encourage you to be, too. I'll give you thought-provoking activities, different perspectives, resources like books, videos, audios, websites and interviews. I'm committed to diving into research about connecting more deeply with ourselves and sharing what I learn with you.

In case you're wondering, I still have my magnificent day job as the executive director of the Sitka for Art and Ecology. I learned about the power of the slash recently from Brene Brown. Here's how I think of it: I am an executive director/teacher. Make sense? We can passionately be more than one thing. We don't have to choose only one.

Here we go! I am imperfectly beginning a new journey. Where will it lead? I don't know. What I know is that I want to inspire people to create a life they love!