About Liz Jansen
My name is Liz Jansen and I stepped into a new life in 2003. All of my activities have a common focus: to create the space for others to discover their greatness.
I help people who are considering change, dealing with change or going through life transitions create the life they want.
I work with them to assess their current reality, identify sources of resistance – aka fears, discover hidden strengths, discover how to use the energy of resistance constructively and build on their strengths.
Whether their experience is personally or professionally initiated, the learnings are transferable to all areas of their life.
Because a motorcycle has figured so prominently in my life, I use the stories and metaphors from these experiences for illustration.
The Road we take is one of transformation and adventure.
I help you do this through my:
- Workshops and retreats
- Leadership events for motorcycle riders
In my book Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment, stories from forty-nine women riders combine to form one message of adventure and self-discovery. Readers invariably identify with the stories whether they ride or not; or are a woman!
My articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, several national magazines as well as online ezines.
My motorcycle adventures supply great stories when I speak about discovering your own Road to Empowerment, Personal Branding and Protective Gear – the kind we put on in response to fears.
I’ve worked directly with corporate clients and hundreds of individuals. My network reaches acrossCanada, theUSand to Europe andAustraliaandNew Zealand.
Workshops and Retreats
I help you learn about the strengths that are required for riding and understand how you can translate them into other areas of your life
Leadership Events for Motorcycle Riders
I organize an annual networking event for executive bikers, drawing parallels between the parallels between business leadership and riding. I’m on the Executive Committee for the AMA’s (American Motorcyclist Association) International Women and Motorcycling Conference.
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A little about my Background
I was introduced to motorcycling when I was sixteen and my younger brothers paid eight-five dollars for a used Honda 50 step-through to get around our farm. Little did I know at the time that my relationship with riding and personal power had begun and would be inextricably intertwined throughout my life.
My first career was as a Registered Nurse and in the mid-70’s I used to ride my motorcycle to work at the hospital. A job in Occupational Health opened doors which evolved into a career in Corporate Human Resources, Training and Development for a large international organization. Although to the observer it seemed that the world was my oyster, my life energy was ebbing away.
In 2003, it was time for a change; time to pursue a lifestyle that was personally more meaningful; where I could be of greater service. That’s when I stepped into a new world.
With motorcycling in my genetic DNA, my first gift to myself was a two-month solo motorcycle odyssey around North America.
When I returned, I founded Trillium Motorcycle Tours & Events to create the environment for others to discover their personal power and grow – using the motorcycle as a means of transformation.
Initially, my focus was on organizing guided tours throughout Ontario. I became a motorcycle instructor and soon began drawing in elements of my HR experience and offering networking events, workshops and coaching.
I discovered an interest in writing and its usefulness as a communications tool for my work. What began as freelance writing grew such that I published my first book, Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment in 2011.
I’ve been interviewed on television, traditional and on-line radio, magazine and newspaper articles.
I took that big step in 2003 and haven’t looked back. Not for one second!!