About us

Jane Duncan Rogers - Founder and Chief Officer

I founded Before I Go Solutions in 2017 after my husband died and I discovered just how important planning in advance for a good end of life is. It's enabled me to bring together over 25 years in coaching, personal growth leadership (I was the first person to lead the famous Louise L Hay's 'You Can Heal Your Life' study groups in the UK and Europe) and small business mentoring.

I live in a small town in the north of Scotland, have been running online groups since 2007, and am mad about my garden, the new house my new husband and I are building, and my solo early morning walks.  You can read more about me here

I very occasionally work 1:1 with people, not just regarding end of life plans, but helping you make sense of life in the face of death; if you are interested please contact me.

All the work we do here at Before I Go Solutions would not be possible without all these fabulous people behind the scenes. So here are the Directors of our social enterprise, our growing team of Facilitators, and our Back-Office Wonders:

Directors

Crispin White - Chair

My role at BIG Solutions is to advise on marketing. Over 35 years ago I began my career in a direct marketing agency, before working in management consultancy across U.K., Australia, Europe and USA. I now work as an adviser and interim marketing director. My areas of expertise include developing effective international marketing strategies, marketing programmes and managing marketing teams that deliver a better return on investment. I am also a non-executive director of Bequeathed - a legacy fundraising company for charities.

Pamela Anderson

With over 40 years in HR and Training I have wide-ranging experience in all aspects of business in the private, public and third sectors.  Since 2013 I have set up my own consultancy, The Essence, helping people to transform their lives using coaching/mentoring tools whether in business or personal life.  I take an holistic view, using a variety of tools and techniques.

Katherine Coates

I have over 40 years experience in the healthcare and education sectors. I care for my daughter full time, who has a very rare degenerative neurological condition, called Kufs. My son, died of the disease in 2020 and was cared for at home. Death can come at any age and planning ‘Before I Goʼ is not exclusive to adults and this is an area I hope to support. I have been a nurse, midwife, teacher, university lecturer, leadership coach and deputy Principal but caring for a loved one is the most precious job of all.

Saif Siddiqui

After an initial desire to work in aerospace, I rapidly pivoted to technology and business consulting. I have over 20 years international experience in strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions and target operating model implementations. I have delivered numerous programmes of work across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in various industries including aviation and transport, retail, financial services and telecoms. I have also enjoyed mentoring numerous established businesses and startups, as well as coaching internal client staff to achieve their full potential. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and crafting. I recently also started a small handmade leather goods brand.

Christopher Raymont - Accounts Manager

Since retiring from a full-time job for a local Charity I've focussed on helping social enterprises with their book-keeping. When I'm not book-keeping I have clients whom I help to grow vegetables and care for fruit trees.  (I also help Jane with her garden, seeing as I live nearby).

Clare Chapman

I trained as an accountant in Dublin in the ‘80s and have worked in a variety of accounting and systems-based roles in different industries and sectors. During a maternity break of a few years, I studied homoeopathy and trained as a Bowen Therapist and learned to see the world through a wholistic lens. Drawn back to accountancy because of a strong desire to help create a more equitable and prosperous world through business, I set up Conscious Finance Limited to explore a deeper meaning of money and finance. I now support conscious leaders and organisations to embrace an understanding of finance which can transform their own lives and their organisations.

Andrew Hunter

I assist with strategy and business development.  After 10 years in the music industry, I transitioned to financial services working with Imagination as a Project Director, advising and leading complex global roadshows for investment banks and their clients based mainly in Japan and Hong Kong.  After 8 years abroad, I decided to return to Forres for a quieter life!

Before I Go Licensed Facilitators

Before I Go Solutions is supported by an expanding team of End-of-life Plan Facilitators.

Click here to see the full list, or check who is in your area.

Back Office Team

Karen Luedtke - Operations and Support

I help to develop and co-ordinate the back end of Before I Go Solutions trainings, bringing in my background in Education, workshop facilitation and Learning & Development. Having taken part in one of Jane’s first in-person workshops on End-of-Life Planning, I am delighted to now support the inspiring vision of BIG Solutions. I also work as a coach and bodywork practitioner as part of my own healing arts business.

Vee Tanner - Web Tech Wiz

I’m an online marketing strategist who loves teaching small business owners how to build websites that convert. I’m here to tinker, tweak and refine the Before I Go website, email automations, workflows and user journey, making sure all the different components play nicely with one another so that lots more people interested in end of life planning can easily find us and what they want.