Jacqueline Merne is a specialist consultant in stress management. She provides strategic guidance to individuals and corporate clients, empowering them to gain deeper self-awareness for managing personal and occupational stress. Throughout her career, Jacqueline has successfully developed and implemented a broad range of programmes within the mental health sector, including training to encourage independence, life skills, goal setting, financial management, stress management, depression awareness and relaxation techniques.
Following a rewarding career in the public sector, she brought this valuable knowledge base to the private and corporate spheres.
Jacqueline worked in a number of war-torn and famine-stricken African countries, where she became only too aware of the necessity for managing stress effectively. With her training and expertise, she helped create personalised plans for a diverse client base, including individuals experiencing physical disability. She equips clients with the necessary tools to identify the root cause of their stress, and helps them implement a road map to achieve improved personal well-being.
Early in her career as a general and psychiatric nurse, she witnessed the devastating impact that uncontrolled stress had on individuals — crushing their personal relationships, devastating their families, and hijacking their careers.
Through these experiences, Jacqueline began to recognise the critical importance of addressing stress before medical intervention ever need take place. Indeed, she believes that much stress can be managed by the individual, using easy-to-follow techniques. With this in mind, Jacqueline developed a clear programme to educate people on the importance of effective stress management.
Often, by stepping back form an issue, observing it objectively, and implementing simple steps, individuals can initiate enormous change in a more positive direction.Jacqueline lives near London with her husband, Gerry, and they both enjoy a fulfilling work/life balance. In her spare time she enjoys upcycling vintage clothing and hand painting 20th century furniture to give a shabby-chic style. She finds being close to nature relaxing, and regularly takes walks by the river near her home.
Most people encounter stress at some point in their lives, to the degree that it has become an accepted part of modern personal and professional life. But concerns regarding occupational stress are currently at an all-time high. Stress to Success - The Hottest Facts and the Coolest Solutions is a personal development guide aimed at the millions of stressed individuals, managers, and executives in dire need of reliable strategies to empower them to deal with the pressures of a full life and a dynamic career.
Uncontrolled stress not only affects the individual but can significantly affect families. When stress is not managed, there are significant costs for organisations due to forced workplace absence and loss of productivity.
Stress to Success - The Hottest Facts and the Coolest Solutions is thoroughly researched and written in a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow style. Jacqueline Merne furnishes readers with the essential tools needed to achieve a healthy physical and mental outlook so they can better manage the inherent stress of work and life.
“Stress to Success - The Hottest Facts And The Coolest Solutions is definitely a book for those serious about performance, achievement and success.”
—Nathaddeus Tan, author of The Success Gene
“Without a word of corporate lingo, Stress To Success - The Hottest Facts And The Coolest Solutions shows tips and techniques most training providers won’t tell you. Only once you've finished reading it, you'll realize the life education you've missed. Read it if you want to finally, permanently alter the course of your life and live a happy life.”
—Rondea Wine, author of Release The Power Within You
“A must read for anyone looking for real success in life. Jacqueline has a unique style, down to earth and practical.”
—Sherry Brantley, author of STEPP (Start To Exercise Personal Power)