WELCOME TO BLACKINKWORDS
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.
WORKSHOPS, COACHING AND EVENTS
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.