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:
Tim Slack - Chair
My role is the Before I Go Solutions chair supporting the board members. I have had a long interest in ensuring we plan and prepare before we go. My background is on local government regeneration, community based economic development and youth work and the voluntary sector. My home is in Forres and I am the co-founder of the UK's most well-known development and training company: Appreciating People.
Christopher Raymont - Company Secretary & 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).
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.
I assist with strategy and business development. After ten 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 in Japan and Hong Kong, I decided to return to Forres for a quieter life!
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.
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 Wonders
Kellie Blondel - Facebook Wizard
I am a Virtual Operations Manager. In my role at Before I Go Solutions I take care of content so Jane can get her message across to you in many different ways, so you always feel supported and have your questions answered, whether that is via the Knowledge Hub on the website, posts on Social Media, or editing her wonderful videos. Jane has such a wonderful story to tell and such a vast amount of information to share that I have the great pleasure of making sure that happens.
Karen Luedtke - Training Co-Ordinator
I have 20 years experience in Education, workshop facilitation and Learning & Development and help to co-ordinate and develop all aspects of Before I Go trainings. 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.