About Me

Woman, Mother, Sociologist,
Empowerment Specialist
Jackie photo 2

I am honored to be in position to help women and mothers who are lost, scared, overwhelmed, underwater, and/or burnt out simply because I was that mother.

My motherhood journey started off with great difficulty. I know what it is to experience the hell of postpartum depression and anxiety. I do this work because I don’t ever want another woman or mother to feel as ashamed and as alone as I did when I first stared into the face of my infant daughter.

I am honored to be in position to help women and mothers who are lost, scared, overwhelmed, underwater, and/or burnt out simply because I was that mother.

My motherhood journey started off with great difficulty. I know what it is to experience the hell of postpartum depression and anxiety. I do this work because I don’t ever want another woman or mother to feel as ashamed and as alone as I did when I first stared into the face of my infant daughter.

In my almost 20 years of studying, teaching, and researching empowerment, I have dedicated myself to helping lift women up, and helping them lift each other up. When I became a mother, my focus shifted to mothers, and to helping enable them tell their truths and to live their best lives – lives that centre on them and do not ask them to take a backseat to their children or their families, or to anyone for that matter.

I am honored to be in position to help women and mothers who are lost, scared, overwhelmed, underwater, and/or burnt out simply because I was that mother.

My motherhood journey started off with great difficulty. I know what it is to experience the hell of postpartum depression and anxiety. I do this work because I don’t ever want another woman or mother to feel as ashamed and as alone as I did when I first stared into the face of my infant daughter.

Welcome to my life Jackie. People, this is my new favorite person who is helping me figure my shit out. If you need to figure shit out, maybe you need a Jackie.

~ Loralie Cochrane

In my almost 20 years of studying, teaching, and researching empowerment, I have dedicated myself to helping lift women up, and helping them lift each other up. When I became a mother, my focus shifted to mothers, and to helping enable them tell their truths and to live their best lives – lives that centre on them and do not ask them to take a backseat to their children or their families, or to anyone for that matter.

As a University of British Columbia-trained Sociologist, I understand the complex contexts of the lives and identities of women and mothers. I have successfully helped women from diverse backgrounds and circumstances reclaim their lives through evidence-based practices that result in higher self-esteem, self-love and self-compassion, more confidence, effectiveness and assertiveness, and more gentleness and ease with themselves and the world.

As a University of British Columbia-trained Sociologist, I understand the complex contexts of the lives and identities of women and mothers. I have successfully helped women from diverse backgrounds and circumstances reclaim their lives through evidence-based practices that result in higher self-esteem, self-love and self-compassion, more confidence, effectiveness and assertiveness, and more gentleness and ease with themselves and the world.

I have worked with women from all backgrounds and all experiences including women and girls who have experienced violence, sex workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and women of every age who are trying to (re)build their lives according to their own vision, rules, and dreams. In addition, I am an experienced meditation facilitator and a long-time student of Buddhism.

It is my goal and purpose in the world to help women to do what they have only ever dreamed of, whether it is something as large as finding balance between the demands of home and work, or as seemingly simple, but elusive, as finding peace within their own lives and hearts.