I’m also a motivational speaker, and deliver talks to international audiences on life and career change topics, inspiring audiences to embrace and follow their dreams.

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A Career Change Journey: From Employee to Entrepreneur

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”Confucius

A Career Change Journey explores the highlights, pitfalls and successes of a first-hand transition from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world. By attending this talk audiences will learn important lessons on career changes, including how to persevere through obstacles and how to feel inspired by exciting possibilities that they may not have considered before.

Refresh Your Mind: Powerful Tools for a Healthy, Positive and Focused Mind

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”Rumi

Refresh Your Mind focuses on effective tools that can enable anyone to stay healthy, positive and in control when experiencing changes. This talk reflects on how our personal narratives can hinder or support our efforts during major transitions. It includes first-hand experiences, anecdotes and interactive exercises for the audience.

Live Your Dream: Set Goals, Take Action, Achieve and Celebrate!

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”Tony Robbins

Live Your Dream is an exciting and goal-oriented hands-on talk. It highlights the benefits of setting clear and meaningful goals, gives advice on how to take effective action and set time-bound milestones, and shares tricks for staying on track, including the importance of celebrating every achievement. This talk invites audiences to participate in some highly interactive exercises that bring the lessons to life.

Working Mums: You Can Have It All!

“I chose to be a working wife and mother. Why should I compromise on either?”
Chanda Kochhar

Working mothers often suffer from guilt of missing out on time with their children, as well as from fear of missing out on career opportunities, and can struggle to find a balance between work and home life. This talk will help working mums to understand why they should embrace their choices, why they should be proud of the example they set for others – especially their children – and how they can redefine their priorities according to what is important to them. This talk6 aims to celebrate all working mums who choose to feel empowered and want to enjoy ‘having it all’, despite the challenges.


My name is Julieta Timane, and I have become an expert at finding the positive side to life, no matter what challenges we face.

I organise and present ‘Daring to Live’ events – motivational talks with incredible speakers sharing important life lessons. I’m also an HR Management lecturer, an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), and an Associate Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

I have travelled widely during a successful career in corporate human resources, and I have been privileged to work for major international corporations. I have lived and worked in many countries including Italy, the Netherlands and Japan – and now I call Singapore and The Hague home.

A few years ago I faced a major challenge: moving to Malaysia in 2013. Despite being an experienced globetrotter, for the first time in my life I found myself lost and unable to adjust to this new country. My body was in Malaysia but my mind was still in the Netherlands – the place that still felt like home. I desperately missed my friends and family and the fantastic job that I had left behind.

This feeling of inadequacy spiralled into cycles of inaction, frustration, sadness, unhappiness and guilt. I was blaming the entire world for my inability to adjust. I was living in the past, and by doing so I was shutting myself off from the many beautiful opportunities that were right in front of me, in the present.

Things started changing for me when I made the decision to improve myself. I started reading books, attending workshops and taking responsibility. By doing so I came across many insights that helped me get back into the driving seat of my life. Sometimes just reading or hearing a particular inspirational phrase about personal growth was like a spark in my mind, triggering a huge shift in my perception of the world and myself.

And so my quest for change and fulfilment and for living a more inspired life began, and I gradually started to feel more and more empowered.

Over the years, I have explored personal and spiritual growth alongside developing my career, with the aim of enhancing my overall well-being. I have learned three important things: (1) every challenge brings an opportunity, (2) our worth is unquestionable, and (3) in order to live a fulfilling life we must tap into the power we have within us – and the only way we can do this is by reconnecting with ourselves.

Although we have to deal with change all the time, it can be extremely challenging and can make us feel vulnerable and powerless. The way we handle change and the stories we tell ourselves define the way we live and how happy we feel.

BlackInkWords was created for this reason, and has evolved with the genuine intention to inspire and empower people’s lives. We particularly enable working mothers to make meaningful and sustainable life and career changes that improve their well-being.


Our personal development workshops encourage our attendees to create a positive life story, our coaching sessions empower our clients to choose authentic paths, and our events dare our audiences to live inspired lives.

It is always a privilege to inspire others – particularly working mothers who feel strongly that they want to change their path in life in order to feel more motivated and empowered.

I am a firm believer that each of us has the power to design our own lives and to live more connected to our ideals, values and aspirations. Personal fulfilment and success – no matter how we define it – can only be reached with intention, on our own terms, and with commitment, focus and determination.

If you want to live a more fulfilled life and bring positive changes into your life, then our workshops, coaching and events can be the start of that journey. They will truly inspire you to create a positive life story for yourself.

Thank you for visiting our website. I wish you a beautiful and fulfilling life, and I hope to see you soon.



Client Nationalities


Professional Bodies

Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)
International Coaching Federation (ICF)


Qualifications and Training


Countries Lived and Worked in

The Netherlands



To inspire and empower working mothers to achieve fulfilling careers
through creative workshops, motivational and goal-oriented career coaching, and inspirational events.


Core Pillars

Creating awareness
Supporting action
Celebrating success


commitment, support and belief in our clients’ ability to trigger,
manage and embrace their desired life and career changes.