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Life coach uses her story to inspire others

When it comes to coaching others through their personal and professional lives, Upper Arlington resident and small-business owner Janna Yeshanova brings a world of experience to the table.
Yeshanova is the CEO of Life-Spark LLC, which provides life coaching sessions, corporate and organizational training, and seminars from offices in the Kingsdale Center. Yeshanova has been working to help others achieve their life goals, either through her business or through teaching at Antioch University, since she immigrated to America from the former Soviet Union 21 years ago.

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Life? Spark It!

Most people learn to ride a bike as a kid… Not me!
I’ve heard that 80 % of the time people have negative thoughts. Once in a while, I agree with them ! Wondering: what would’ve happened if they would’ve had positive thoughts 80% of the time? All the time… One moment, when my thoughts leaned to the positive side, I decided to learn…. I bought a wonderful bicycle, made a commitment, and began the self torture…

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My Unexpected Life Coaching Experience…

On a sunny day several years ago, I entered a little beauty product store. I was greeted by a beautiful young lady who was about to say goodbye to her teenage years. You hardly could claim her as a woman. You also would not testify that she was a kid. The name tag that was hanging on a ribbon from her neck was flipped backward so I couldn’t read it. She seemed to be so sad that I wanted to say something comforting and funny, but I could not see her name.

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Spring comes by itself… Peace is less reliable… Spring in Crimea, 2014

I am listening, on the phone and Skype, to friends who live in Crimea. Some of them are ethnic Russians, some Ukrainians, some western Ukrainians… Everybody has a different vision on current events in Crimea, everybody has a different agenda, but all of them want peace… spring and peace.
Spring comes by itself…Peace is less reliable…

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Love Is Never Past Tense

How could he possibly know that she, a complete stranger, would inexplicably affect his life and be with him forever, whether she was at his side or not?
Drawn together in Russia on a romantic Black Sea beach, Serge and Janna fall headlong in love and rush into marriage. Their divorce months later leads to years of “if only …” Changes in the world, their careers and their lives cause them to surrender to external influences. Pressured apart by family and fate, inevitably, they repeatedly cross paths, never quite reconnecting, never quite letting go.

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