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Jane Hardjono

We live mostly in our heads.

But when you introduce yourself, you place a hand on your chest, not on your head.

One day I figured out that I am more than my ideas and thoughts. I am a body, too.

When integrated we move our whole selves forward. We can then better act in service of others.

I help clever people integrate their embodied intelligence for fulfilling
self leadership.

Who I am

Coach, facilitator, author

Leaders, entrepreneurs and professional creatives can survive for many years valuing the intellect so much … that they feel trapped inside their skulls.

I know. I was all of these. My own tale of busy-ness, numbness and inaction from an unintentional and distracted existence finally led me to my practice.

My life experiences led me towards my passion for embodiment, to reach and transform others like me. Today I work as a certified coach (although I much prefer the term ‘guide’), facilitator and author.

Committed to developing my own self leadership and self research, I continue to practice and study the field of embodiment for coaching and facilitation to this day and am currently writing a book on ’embodied listening’ for publication in 2022.

Embodiment is my word for somatic fluency. If our bodies were instruments and we were learning to play them, we’d first listen to the harmonies at play on the inside. We’d express that outwardly as music, then we would share our song for others to hear. And finally, we’d all jam together, co-creating.

Jane Hardjono


Something intrigues you about terms such as ‘somatic listening’, ‘bodyful cognition’ and ’embodiment coaching’, perhaps because you are a leader, entrepreneur or creative. You understand that you need the Other and an environment to realise your vision.

Our culture too often gets stuck in thinking. I work with you to recalibrate your mind&body&spirit/nervous system so you can fulfill your ‘properly imagined and embodied future’.
Choose from one-on-one coaching sessions, group trainings and customised workshops, both online and in person.

We might use sticky notes. A whiteboard. Space. We might talk. Or move. Or be very still indeed. We may be moved. We’ll tell each other stories. We will definitely laugh. You’ll find new resonant ways to make promises to yourself. And in keeping them, you’ll design and build your wonderful life. Whatever it ends up looking like, we will adventure there together.

How I serve

As a coach and facilitator/workshop & experience designer, I work with the whole person. We learn best and retain ‘the lesson’, when we capture knowledge and undergo transformation using our embodied intelligence; including our intellect.

Individual coaching

If you have the idea that you have been stuck in your head for longer than is good for you, if being this way is holding you back from doing and being all you suspect you can do and be, we can discover a way into your future together. I suggest to book in one of my packages: 3 x sessions, 6 x sessions and for those with a longer-term view or a bigger project in mind, also a 6-month programme. Individual sessions available for existing/past clients. Let me know if you would like more information.

Ideation or Communication training

I recently collaborated with designer Marijn van der Poll on his book Right-brainer: survival handbook of office epiphanies. His ideas are accessible in a workshop format and I am certified in his method to remind you how to come up with original ideas. Available virtually or in person. Get in touch for pricing details.

I have develo0ped a 6-part practical training that covers my style of communication for families in particular. It combines the wisdom of thinkers such as pedagogue Emmi Pikler, Alfie Cohen (Unconditional Parenting), Dr Ross Green (CPS – Collaborative Proactive Solutions), Marshal Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication), design thinking and embodiment – and more. A loving, humbling and collaborative way for humans to communicate in any type of relationship and any context. Contact me for pricing and mode of delivery.

Bespoke workshops

For clients interested in strategy, branding, team alignment, team building, leadership, goal-setting, personal development, life design, communication: I design workshops where you can work together-alone and get the very most out of your time. Available face-to-face and remotely for groups, individuals and groups of individuals. I also run workshops for my (physical and online) community. Contact me for the next event or for a quote for your organisation’s current challenges.

Ceremony & ritual design

We all experience change in our professional lives, personal experience, or may face a loss, new identity or location. I discovered that ceremonies and rituals have helped transition me from one state to the next. We can work together on gestures and words for you to make with intention, integrity and a sense of beginning, middle and end. This service often forms part of the coaching, training and workshops above and can also be booked separately. I am certified to perform marriage ceremonies in NZ, and am working towards officiating end of life and naming ceremonies.


Why I work

Jane has an ease with which she can connect with people. Her feedback is always insightful and constructive, and delivered with great tact. She’s committed to helping others get the most from themselves and their talents, and always delights in others’ successes. While dedicated to and serious about what she does, she’s also light-hearted and has a great sense of humour.
Rebecca Heyluer

Jane shares her knowledge in spades.
She gives space to the Other. I am completely myself when I’m with her.
Emmy van Lamoen, designer

Jane is lovely – authentic, open, kind and inovolved with her process and processes of others. She has the great talent to listen to other people without judgement.
Tina van Hees, yoga docent

Jane will always think about what is being said. You will get a conscious, honest, encouraging and clear answer, always.
Kim Ligvoet, musician and SAHP

Jane listens to and reflects on the work of others, helping them gain clarity to help achieve their goals. She is committed, enthusiastic, and supportive.
Marijn van der Poll, author and designer

The River

In progress – this is a repository of my writings and musings, some of which are in preparation of my manuscript for a non-fiction book on ’embodied listening’.

Ebb and flow

Ebb – the Antipodean summer is long, and writing will flow and perhaps even inundate. Soon, very soon you may dip into this resource of riches – over and over again. Some of the topics I’ll be covering are: Reading list Somatic practices Design thinking Ritual building blocks The role of myth, legend and story…

Keep reading


Jane Hardjono

Guide | Facilitator | Author
Hillsborough Christchurch
New Zealand