By the time I was 30 I had survived abuse, exploitation, cancer, and divorce. After experiencing all that trauma and loss, I pursued every type of recovery group available to me. These programs helped me to heal and learn tools for communicating my needs moving forward. But at the end of years of grief recovery and other programs, I realized there was something missing: my trauma had deleted my ability to have a vision and hope for my future. So I set out on a journey to remember who I was and what I was meant to do with my life. I spent a year journaling every action step I took to return to my purpose, and from this was birthed my first solo book, From Pain To Purpose.
It’s important for each of us to walk in our purpose because we are all connected to the world at large, and when any one of us is not living a full life the rest of us miss out on the beauty of our purpose. Walking in purpose aﬀects our families, our communities, and humanity at large. My gift is story telling. When I write stories about tapping into our deepest emotions, I am sharing my gift with the world and inspiring change. Your purpose is equally important. I want to live in a world where each of us can remember who we were meant to be before we experienced trauma and loss, so that the world can shine in our light.
So I set out to bring my ‘journey of remembering’ to everyone who’s seeking to get back on target with their lives and find powerful ways to oﬀer their gifts to the world.
I work with ambitious people who are seeking the portal to success but need some helpful guidance. In my program From Pain To Purpose our participants receive the tools they need to build true self-worth and confidence. I teach you how to self- regulate and create powerful routines that will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
We see so few people believing in their destiny and then allowing it to tangibly unfold and exist. What would happen if more and more of us let our voices be heard? Let our soul be seen and our creations come to life? The world would awaken. We would shake up age old systems and we would walk into a new version of reality that is empowering and filled with light. I want to be a part of creating that world by guiding
my clients to their unique gifts and building their confidence to share those gifts with all of us. I hope you will join me with courage on this path.
I have an opportunity to turn my book From Pain To Purpose into an online course. I want to make it as empowering as possible for our community, so the first thing I did was hire a survivor to help us with the project. At www.FromPainToPurpose.org we strive to not only provide services at no charge to exploitation and traﬃcking survivors, but to also oﬀer them job opportunities whenever possible. If we’re going to hire someone, we’d might as well support a survivor, giving them the chance to earn much needed income as well as add to their resumes.
But I need your help to get this project oﬀ the ground. We have launched a GoFundMe to help raise the funds to create the online course From Pain To Purpose.
For optimal impact we created a BUY ONE, GIVE ONE opportunity. With every $333 collectively raised we will provide free access to a survivor to take the course at no cost. That means that a total of 10 Qualified Graduates will be eligible to receive this course free of charge!
Please help us by making a donation today. https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-to-help-us-create-our-online-course
And remember; YOUR PURPOSE MATTERS.
About the Contributor:
Jessika Fuhrmaneck is a writer, speaker, and coach who has been a dedicated
advocate for the support and recovery of women who have been exploited in the commercial sex trade. She has worked with many organizations across the country to advise and assist in developing trauma-informed programs and practices for working with survivors.
Jessika’s focus is helping hurting people get from where they are to where they want to be. She writes content intended to empower and equip individuals, families, and communities. This year she has launched a Purpose Coaching practice based oﬀ of her latest book entitled From Pain To Purpose. The proceeds of her book are donated entirely to benefit survivors through her social enterprise www.FromPainToPurpose.org.