Jennifer B. Monahan

Jennifer B. Monahan's passion is to help people define and live authentic, purposeful lives that not only bring them more joy and freedom, but also help them make the impact they want on the world. A business strategy consultant, shaman and coach, she helps people all over the world live courageous lives.

Her first book, "This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution," won six literary awards, including two first-place Body, Mind, Spirit Book Awards and a 2017 National Indie Excellence Award. Her second book, "Where To? How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free," was published in April 2019 and has won five literary awards, including winning the Beverly Hills Book Award for Body, Mind, Spirit and garnering finalist awards from the 2019 Best Book Awards and the 2019 International Book Awards.

She is a regular contributor to and Sivana East, has had articles published on and and has a podcast, Living A Courageously Authentic Life, on She is in the process of writing her third book, a handbook for people looking to define, create and live their courageously authentic life.

When not traveling, Monahan splits her time between Guatemala and the United States. 

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Where To?: How I Shed My Baggage and Learned to Live Free
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Spirit Evolution
April 2019
ISBN 9780578477602
236 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

When Jennifer Monahan announced her intention to leave her well-established career as a business strategy consultant and give up her rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco to do a global walkabout for an undetermined amount of time, her friends and family thought she was insane. More/less

This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman's Story of Spirit Evolution
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
She Writes Press
November 2015
ISBN 9781631521119
328 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

One woman s inspirational story of finding her life purpose and the messages and training she received from the spirit world as she became a shamanic healer. More/less

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