005 – Janet Vähämäki: Personal Development Though Meditation & Spirituality – Tips on How to Transform Your Life

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Every Monday, I head out to discover new aspects of Personal Development through interviews with inspirational guests who transformed their life’s. Together, we step back in history, as we explore what it takes to realise and act upon big Life-Changing Opportunities. Don’t reinvent the wheel but learn from the experiences of others. Naturally your own journey is unique but the success of other’s might be that little push you need to get started.

On this episode we explore how meditation and spirituality can be a natural ingredient in positive transformation and personal development. Janet Vähämäki, PhD is the researcher at Stockholm Center for Organisational Research who decided to quit her job and get a divorce in order to transform her life for herself and her 3 kids. On this episode Janet share her life-changing adventure as she explains how the special needs of her oldest son born with an unusual genetic syndrome, gave her the strength and power she needed to find the spiritual part of herself and through herself into completing a difficult PhD-study at Stockholm Business School. Today, Janet is a certified Zen-coach with a meditation centre in her own house. 

What’s in It for You?

On this episode we examine the following topics among others:

  • How to get your started with meditation
  • Why spirituality matters in life 
  • Ways to stay connected with the present
  • The power of doing something with with your heart

Dig Deeper with Influential Books

If you want to learn more about the topics discussed in this episode, Janet recommends you to read the following books that have been an important part of her own journey to where she is today. You should check them out.


Connect with Janet

You can reach Janet Vähämäki through SCORE at Stockholm University, on LinkedIn and Facebook. On this episode she mentioned a facebook group in Swedish. You can find that here. Janet invites you to download and read her PhD-dissertation here.

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