Imagine Being cultivates - through imagination - the power to dream - and realize those dreams. We provide the structure for that which will take you from the ‘knowing what’ it is you desire to the ‘knowing how to achieve it’. When it comes to what we want and need, we are long on good intentions and short on action. It's far too easy to put off all those spectacular dreams, infinite possibilities, and boundless energy that would fully allow us to participate in life. Nobody is going to stand over you and force you to pursue that life you want. That's why it is critical that you hold yourself accountable for all you do. Accountability is the key to a life filled with purpose. It is, after all, your life. If it’s not working, change it.
Our intention is to help you Imagine Being in a life you love.
“My intention is to help people to realize that if they are on one path, they are not stuck....they can choose the curve in the road. I want people to understand how to begin, continue, change course, continue again - and to manage their self perceptions and perception of others along the journey. I want people to realize that choices are just that - choices - and they are not the end or the beginning of our existence, but part of it. We take life so seriously. Wouldn’t it be great to feel a sense of peace, and to know that on any given day, all will be okay?” - Kristin Andress, Author
Kristin Andress is the CEO of Andress Consulting, based in Solana Beach, California. Andress Consulting has been in business since 2002 and brings to clients the value proposition of exploring their ideas, passions, or visions—and exploding them to the possibilities. Kristin consults with authors, businesses, and entrepreneurs to create business, marketing, and promotional strategies; and craft key messages and the collateral to describe and position the person, product, or service offerings. She specializes in getting into the fabric of her clients’ lives, work, or businesses, and simplifies what is seemingly complex. In doing so, her clients become laser-focused and clear, which leads to creating the connections with complementary businesses, media, and distribution avenues required to generate scale.
Prior to launching Andress Consulting, Kristin enjoyed a ten-year career with Arthur Andersen, serving as Director of Tax and Legal–Performance and Learning. She led global operations of a fifty-two person team in the United States and had coordination oversight of twenty-five people in Cambridge, England, and Asia/Pacific, with responsibility for a multi-million dollar budget.
Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication/Human Relations from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Kristin enjoyed growing up in the small town of Pittsfield, Illinois, and regularly returns to visit family. Short stays are coupled with the niggling need to rub in her return to the ocean air and golf courses of Solana Beach, California, where she resides. Kristin can be reached at Kristin@ImagineBeing.com.
“My intention for the book is to assist as many people as possible to have more freedom around breakdowns, setbacks and upsets in their lives and for them to create a more fulfilling life for themselves. The message is to help people understand that everyone’s lives consist of upsets and to assist people with handling the difficulties in life, keeping their power and intention to get through the worst of times and for them to create and become available for the best of times.” - Jaqui Jeanes-Lowry, Author
Jaqui Jeanes-Lowry is an executive coach and consultant to some of the world's major public limited companies (PLCs) and private companies. As the managing partner of VSA Consulting Inc., UNITED KINGDOM and EMEA, she works with executives and professionals in the manufacturing, engineering, retail, aerospace, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, technology, and financial industries as well as the public health sector.
Jaqui coaches to cause transformation in individuals and businesses. She uses unique methodologies to change mindsets that change behaviors, allowing individuals to break through in their thinking to transform their business and lives. Jaqui is known for generating unprecedented, unpredictable results in short amounts of time.
Previously, Jaqui owned her own training and coaching company, delivering leadership and coaching programs to more than 300 senior managers and executives. Prior to that, she was a HRD specialist for two major retail PLCs, and an operational manager in a major retail PLC where she became fully conversant in business and leadership.
Jaqui was also a director for Transformation Africa Ltd, a NFP company that developed a programme for personal development and leadership in South Africa. Her vision was to create a global leadership programme, delivered by personal development experts, that would give people practical advice and guidance on how to make a difference for themselves and their communities. This initiative led to a conference at the Johannesburg headquarters of Vodacom with stakeholders in South Africa on establishing what the issues were and what was needed to move things forward. The participants included individuals who ran large empowerment programs, community leaders, academics, corporate change leaders, media members and journalists, and not-for-profit leaders. It also led to a community workshop in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, where many local people came forward to look at how they could change themselves and their community.
Jaqui travels extensively to listen to and experience current thinking in business, leadership, and personal development. She also surrounds herself with a dream team of personal coaches and mentors, and thrives on expanding her network of executives, friends, visionaries, and general corporate contacts, always listening for how she may be of assistance and how she can connect people.
Jaqui was born in the United Kingdom and graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc in Behavioural Sciences. She is a licensed practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a member of the European Mentoring Centre. She currently spends her time between Yorkshire and London in England, and Mallorca, Spain. She can be reached at Jaqui@ImagineBeing.com.