SOM Pod: Jan Zacharjasz, Life Coach

In this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guest is Jan Zacharjasz, a life coach and the host of, a life coaching practice focused on helping baby boomers and retirees plan for major life changes as they reach their 50s, 60s, and beyond.

About the Guest

Jan M. Zacharjasz (pronounced zack-uh-RYE-uhs) brings more than 25 years’ experience in program management, coaching, counseling, and group facilitation to her work in resilient living, successful aging, and managing change in mid and later life.  Her career spans the public and private sectors in healthcare, with focus on the changing needs of Baby Boomers who are redefining what it means to age today.  Most recently, Jan directed an award-winning discussion group program designed to promote successful aging in those who are 55+.  This innovative program focused on health and wellness, social connectivity, life transitions, and strategies for cultivating positive aging.

Jan is a Certified Life Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, who received her training and certification from iPEC, the leading ICF-Accredited Coaching Training program in the U.S.  She earned her M.S. in Human Organization Science from Villanova University and her B.S. in Individual and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated as valedictorian.  Jan is the founder and principal of Coaching for Resilience, specializing in life transitions of those who are in their 40’s to 60’s.

An active community leader, Jan is membership chair for the Philadelphia chapter of the Life Planning Network, and serves on its National Board as chair of Chapter Affairs.  She served as chair of the Bux-Mont Neighborhood Community and developed the Sandwich Generation Series, to provide life-changing information and support to Baby Boomers in caregiving roles for both their aging parents and children.

As both a mother and daughter who effectively responded to her family’s unexpected life challenges, Jan brings unmatched sensitivity, resourcefulness, and diligence to her coaching clients.  Jan is a proud member of the Sandwich Generation, providing endless love and devotion to her mother, daughters, and husband.

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