Episode 10 Jane Stephenson – Beyond Gurus

Jane Stephenson



Jane Stephenson runs seminars.ie which brings international inspirational speakers to Ireland. She set up the business in 1995. There  was a lot happening in Ireland in 1995… boxer Steve Collins became a world champion, Father Ted first appeared on our televisions, and signs of the Celtic Tiger were beginning to show. For Jane, it wasn’t such a happy time. She had just returned to Ireland from London after being conned out of her savings. To add to to that, she was a single mother trying to raise two kids but had no job to support them.


Throughout this time, Jane found herself gravitating towards the self-help section of book shops. Titles like, “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway” and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” really spoke out to her. These titles had once felt cheesy to her but now felt like they were showing her the way.


Setting up any business takes courage. But setting up a business having already been burnt in life and when the stakes are so high takes real guts.


The first speaker Jane brought to Ireland was Lynne Franks and since then she has brought huge names to Ireland – Deepak Chopra, Tony Buzan and Eckhart Tolle to name a few.


Jane is currently living in France and writing a book about her experiences and what she has learned from the amazing people she has met along the way.




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