You will love Ireland based, Elke Fingleton, founder of LifePath Designs, where she specializes in using the vast tools in her toolbox (Feng Shui, Design, Colour Therapy and Crystal Therapy!) to create a customized Feng Shui experience. Read the full interview from Tanya Jahnke, Director of the IFSG Virtual Chapter and IFSG Board Member.
Q: Please share with us how you came to find Feng Shui? We love to hear about your Feng Shui journey–since there are many paths to our passion. Who did you study with? What is your niche?
A: I found Feng Shui or did Feng Shui found me; that is the question? I always had an interest in Feng Shui, but never really studied it as I found it to be complicated. Ironically, I realised that after all my studies that I had been implementing Feng Shui throughout my life and did not even realise I was doing it.
A few years ago whilst going through a very difficult period in my life, I began letting go of anything that was inessential. Now hitting rock bottom, I had realised that I still had what mattered most to me, my 2 beautiful sons and support of close family and friends. On rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. I started looking for something to balance my personal energy, and so began a journey to discover who I really was and what my purpose was. I started studying Interior Design, I had an idea that I wanted to be an Holistic Interior Designer, yet not knowing how I would do this, as Feng Shui was still at the back of my mind.
I completed my Diploma in Interior Design, I then began to study Colour Therapy, Crystal Therapy and Feng Shui, receiving Diplomas in all 3 subjects. After receiving my Diplomas, I was now really much more interested in Feng Shui again and began looking for a course that could feed my curiosity.
After months of searching one evening I saw an ad for a course with Amanda Collins from International Feng Shui School and I knew the second I read it that it was exactly what I was looking for, and booked without hesitation! The rest as they say is history Amanda was and still is the most amazing inspirational teacher and I was blessed to have her cross my path. It took many years of perfecting the art to understand everything but learning the Classical Feng Shui was the best thing I have ever learned.
I am now founder of Lifepath Designs and have been in business over 2 years already, wow it has gone so fast! My niche is working with Therapists designing their therapy rooms, running workshops, doing talks and the beauty of it all is that I can do consultations for anyone and bring in all the subjects that I have to help them and I am loving it!
Q: What is your favorite Feng Shui success story?
A: My all-time favourite Feng Shui success story is the one where a home that was up for sale and could not be sold. They had a Feng Shui real estate consultation on it and it was sold at the exact date and for the exact figures that was written by clients on the real estate sheet!
Q: Do you have anything interesting coming up that you would like to share with us?
A: I am holding regular talks on Feng Shui my biggest one is coming up in October, Feng Shui for Therapists, where I will be teaching Therapists the basic rules of ensuring that their therapy rooms feel good when their clients come in for treatments and that the therapist is working in their best possible positions.
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Director of the IFSG Virtual Chapter, Tanya Jahnke