"Jumpstart changed my life!"

Sometimes in our lifetime we need to have a serious look at where we are coming from and where we are going. Life presents many opportunities and we don’t always see them.

For me the Jump Start programme opened my eyes to these opportunities and showed me how to explore new and exciting possibilities.

Since taking part in Jumpstart I have taken my first steps in developing a new career path, one I should have taken many years ago.

I have to say I was sceptical of taking part in the Jumpstart Programme but when I opened myself to the experience opportunities revealed themselves and the whole experience was literally life changing.

— PG Businessman


Maria’s energy and unfailing encouragement make it easy to open up and be honest with yourself.

“A safe space to rediscover myself..”

The Jumpstart Your Life course, gave me hope! I found a safe space in which to rediscover myself, my dreams and my ambitions, pushing aside the worries and fears associated with unemployment, financial distress and all the other cares of the world.

Maria Bourke was a wise guide on my journey, encouraging me to believe in my self-worth and helping me to recognise and be grateful for all that is positive in my life. The course also provided me with strategies for protecting myself against the nagging fears and negative thoughts that inevitably arise at times of personal difficulty, allowing me to look to the future with more confidence and contentment. 

Rosemary Horan.


Focused and Inspired.

Maria, I am so focused and inspired after completing your Jumpstart 4 Business course. What a great course for anyone who needs to learn to focus on themselves and/or their business. Thank you so much for getting me on track and teaching me how to set those all important goals and achieve them. 

— Wendy Clinton, Grain of Wood


Maria is inspiring, challenging and intuitive.

"Jumpstart is a wise investment in yourself..."

I attended Maria’s Jumpstart course some time ago now and I am so glad I did. In terms of personal development and learning about oneself it is way up there with the best. Jumpstart is a wise investment in yourself and the money spent comes back to you tenfold. The course builds your self-respect and self -confidence and gives you an awareness that helps you in communicating with others. The course is an uplifting experience and you are amongst friends and people who aspire to be the best they can. Maria herself is professional in her approach and her energy and genuine empathy are commendable. I recommend Jumpstart to everybody regardless of where they are at in life. 

— KF Businessman / Coach


"This course will take you on a path of self-discovery and healing, and will give you the tools to nurture yourself."

I have completed a JUMPSART course with Maria Bourke and it was well worth doing.

Maria is such a fantastic facilitator and tutor. She is warm, open minded, intuitive, and very generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience to everyone who takes this course. Maria runs the course in a very confidential manner and all participants can be guaranteed this confidentiality.

The course certainly jumpstarts you into learning new tools to enable you to focus on the tasks in hand in such a way that will make your life easier and happier, by learning new ways to bring peace, joy and love into your life and to fulfil the life of your dreams.

This course will take you on a path of self-discovery and healing, and will give you the tools to nurture yourself.

I would encourage everyone to partake in a Jumpstart Course with Maria. 

— DK Artist & Author


It helped me to recapture dreams that had slipped by the wayside as life got busier and I had forgotten what mattered most to me.

Taylor-Made Solution – Jumpstart 4 Business

We first approached Maria Bourke in autumn 2012 having identified that people on the BTWEA (Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme) needed more support and additional life and business skills to make a full transition from employee to Business Owner mindset.

Over several meetings we moulded a programme together that would meet our client and corporate needs.

We were very happy with the content and delivery of the agreed programme. Feedback from the eight people who completed the initial course both during and since would indicate this has been an excellent investment of our limited resources. 

Maria is highly professional and creative in her approach. I find her a pleasure and inspiration to deal with. We look forward to working with her in the future and wish her every success as she grows her InspirAction business.

 — Dan Grehan, Enterprise Officer, Westmeath Community Development.

Maria is a fantastic facilitator and coach. She is warm, open minded, intuitive, and very generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience.

“I got my promotion within three months!”

I found my session with Maria extremely beneficial. It prompted me to pause and think about things I want to achieve in life. The workshop gave me the kick start in setting specific, realistic and achievable goals. It inspired me to go and work towards achieving these goals and I have to say, it has been worth it! I have already got the promotion I wanted and that happened within three months of setting this goal! 

KM, Physiotherapist. 


In terms of personal development and learning about oneself Jumpstart is way up there with the best.

"Helped renew my zest for life!"

Jumpstart Your Life does exactly what it says on the tin!! The course is set up to help you focus on yourself at a deeper level and remind you of what’s important to you. It helped me to recapture dreams that had slipped by the wayside as life got busier and I had forgotten what mattered most to me. Maria's energy and unfailing encouragement makes it easy to open up and be honest with yourself. The small group setting also offered support and positive feedback which I looked forward to every week. I found this course helped to concentrate my energies and renew my zest for life. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

— MH


Jumpstart is fun, uplifting, inspiring, encouraging and one of the most enjoyable courses I have ever attended.

"Thank you Maria! You gave me the Jumpstart I needed to move forward in myself and in my life."

I completed Jumpstart many years ago and I still feel it working in my life. I gained a new perspective of the world and as a result more clarity on the reality I was creating in my life. It shifted me onto a new much brighter and more lighter path. This is definitely a course for everyone, I highly recommend it, in fact it should be built into our educational system.

Thank you Maria! You gave me the Jumpstart I needed to move forward in myself and in my life. Jumpstart does exactly what it says on the label! 

— JF Holistic Healer


You don’t know what you’re missing until you do ‘Jumpstart’!

"Do not miss out on this course- it’s simply life-altering!"

Since I completed the Jumpstart course with Maria, I have a renewed sense of focus and positivity in my life. I am completely open and trusting and I know that the Universe always delivers exactly what I want, when I want it and how I want it….. and all I have to do is ask! I am a lot less angry with life and a lot more at peace.

Jumpstart is fun, uplifting, inspiring, encouraging and one of the most enjoyable courses I have ever attended- the glass is definitely never half empty and always overflowing! Do not miss out on this course-it’s simply life-altering!

— RC, Holistic Healer, Businesswoman


Jumpstart opens your mind so that you enter a whole new world full of endless possibilities.

"It affords the opportunity to slow down and examine what should be important in your own life."

Maria’s “Jumpstart” course was literally that. It was a positive, uplifting and enjoyable course.

The course was professionally run and you could not but be influenced by Marie’s positive, energetic attitude.

It affords the opportunity to slow down and examine what should be important in your own life.

I left each and every session with a pep in my step and with a bigger view of the world. In these times, the course is a tonic, especially with interacting with such positive people whom you invariably will keep in contact with after the course.

You don’t know what you’re missing until you do “Jumpstart”. 

— FS Company Director


"The added bonus is that you get to meet and make friends with amazing people and that’s only the beginning ….”

Jumpstart is, to begin with, INCREDIBLE. But somehow, deep down inside you, you know it all makes sense. Maria is inspiring, challenging and intuitive. During the course, she manages to open your mind so that you enter a whole new world full of endless possibilities. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who feels they are stuck, fearful or uncertain. The added bonus is that you get to meet and make friends with amazing people and that’s only the beginning ….

 — AO’M

Positive, Non-judgemental Approach.

Maria is a great coach. She uses powerful techniques to help overcome the roadblocks we can often put to our own progress. There is great positivity in her approach, which is non judgemental and rich in illuminating pathways for the future. Having experienced this first hand myself, I would highly recommend Maria as an education and coach. 

Frank O’Rourke 


This is definitely a course for everyone. I highly recommend it. In fact it should be built into our educational system.

"Jumpstart Your Life - It does what it says on the tin!"

Overall Impression: Maria provides fun and enjoyable coaching in a relaxing environment. She has a professional and sympathetic approach to all clients.
What I got from Jumpstart: Completing the Jumpstart Your Life course gave me a sense of achievement and I now have an insight into the effective use of visualisation techniques and meditation as essential tools to success.

How did it help me? I have broadened my knowledge of the possibilities in life and this has helped me progress in harmony with my family life and career.

I recommend the Jumpstart Your Life course for anyone hesitating to maximise their potential and it certainly does "what it says on the tin"! 

Sarah Taylor


Maria is a true inspiration, an amazing woman who has helped many people to change their lives.

Meet FUN POSITIVE people!

It’s very hard to put into words how incredible the course has been for me, but here it goes….

It has been many years since I did my first JUMPSTART YOUR LIFE  course. Everyone at some point in their lives needs a 'jumpstart' and there is no age limit. We are always learning. The course content is extremely well thought-out and what you learn in five weeks about YOURSELF is only the beginning of a beautiful journey.

I found the course to be very INSPIRING and UPLIFTING and with Maria’s passion and ability to conduct it so well, I find MYSELF addicted to learning and doing more of her courses.

I would highly recommend joining one of her courses. The FUN and POSITIVE PEOPLE you will meet, not to mention the amazing tools you will learn, will help you to cope with any difficulty that may come your way in this amazing life.” 

AS Beautician


I left each and every session with a pep in my step and a bigger view of the world.

"If you have been thinking of changing your life, now is the time, book yourself on this course today and make all your dreams come true!"

I attended the Jumpstart Your Life course at a difficult time in my life. It had a major effect on me in a positive way. I had lived my life up to that point as a victim living in the past. Throughout the course I found myself again and worked out what I wanted in my life. I set my goals and every one of them I have achieved. Losing 3 stone was one of those goals. Maria is a true inspiration, an amazing woman who has helped many people to change their lives. If you have been thinking of changing your life, now is the time , book yourself on this course today and make all your dreams come true! I did, you can do it too. Everything Maria taught me has helped me and I still use it every day.

Positive living is my present and future now and my life just keeps getting better everyday, thanks to Maria and her words of wisdom! 

— EQ, Sales Manager


"As the course went on I felt my confidence growing."

"I had hit a wall in my life when I met Maria. My marriage had broken up and I was feeling very low, lacking self confidence and didn’t know how I was going to cope.

So I thought I’d give this Jump Start Your Life a shot. The first night I went Maria made everyone feel at ease in a very relaxed setting. As the course went on I felt my confidence growing. I started to use everything Maria taught me. My life started to get better in many ways. I got so much out of the course I went on to do an advanced course. I would highly recommend this course.

 — MG Administration


"I was given Jumpstart as a gift from my best friend it couldn’t have come at a better time in my life."

It does what it say’s on the tin “JUMPSTARTS YOUR LIFE” into seeing things in a new more positive light.

Maria presents the course with enthusiasm and flair. She is a very caring fun person who really wants you to get the best from yourself and the course. In an environment with like mined people you gain new friends and a new outlook on life.

This course helped me move on in so many ways.

— CD


Maria was a wise guide on my journey, encouraging me to believe in my self-worth and helping me to recognise and be grateful for all that is positive in my life.

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