Hi, I'm Lisbeth Janelle
Social Impact Driven Mission
Growing up as an expat kid overseas I was exposed to various cultures, poverty levels, and international strife at a young age. At 15 years old I vowed to create my own business in a way that gave back to the community and created social impact.
In launching, UPWRD Collective, I get to live out that dream. Our Impact Online Program is designed to convert habit change with digital interaction to charitable giving. The more a user engages in our platform the more they contribute to the company chosen charity. In addition, a portion of proceeds, from all other programs directly supports our programs for survivors or human trafficking as we partner with United Against Human Trafficking to expand our Trauma Informed mindfulness and yoga programs.
From Drilling Rigs to Meditation
After 10 years working in International business development in the Oil and Gas Industry, I experienced first hand the toll and pressure that my work placed on my body and mind. I Loved my job, but I was running myself down, even taking over 150 trips in as little as 2 years. Like so many others, I was burnt out.
After discovering and incorporating a regular yoga practice into my routine in 2014 I immediately noticed the transformative effects that a mindfulness practice had on increasing productivity, strategic thinking, sales connections, and overall general well-being. Now, having obtained over 1200 hours of training and teaching experience in embodied leadership focused yoga and mindfulness, and currently obtaining a Masters Degree in Positive Leadership, Strategy, and Transformation from IE University, I am bringing these practices to our corporate leaders to share accessible tools for changing how we connect and lead in the workplace.
I have dedicated my new career path to enhancing workplace wellbeing through Mindful Leadership. As a creative and Innovative entrepreneur, I credit Mindfulness based awareness with her unique business models. (detailed below) Sharing this practice with companies and communities has become not only a profession but a passion!