Jumpstart Your Life is a unique, empowering and life changing 5 week (one 2 ½ hour session per week) personal development course, which I - Maria Bourke - created and first delivered in Summer 2006. Over the five weeks participants learn wonderful life skills – affirmations, journaling, releasing negativity, visualization, meditation – they can then use themselves for the rest of their lives. The course takes place in a relaxed, confidential, FUN atmosphere.

Over the last 20 plus years I have been constantly studying and reading. In putting Jumpstart Your Life together I have distilled this knowledge into a course that in 5 weeks gives the tools and knowledge to take full responsibility for your own life and create the Life of your Dreams.
— Maria Bourke


Whether you are already aware or not – your thoughts each day are CREATING your life. When you expect good things to happen – they do – BUT likewise when you expect the worst…unfortunately it usually shows up. This is no coincidence! You are a powerful MAGNET and whatever you are feeling is DRAWN to you – the good and the not so good!

If you are naturally POSITIVE this is wonderful news! If you tend to be less positive or you are going through a difficult patch at the moment you may need some new life skills and tools to get you back in the driving seat of your life.

JUMPSTART YOUR LIFE IS FOR EVERYONE – those who are ALREADY positive and those who want to be more positive.


JUMPSTART YOUR LIFE is a fantastic course for everyone – male or female - from 18 years. To date a very wide variety of people have taken part – Students, Homemakers, Business People, Doctors, Dentists, Farmers, Healers, Life Coaches….

No matter how much or how little personal development work you have done the course is perfect for you. Usually there are 8 participants per group but the perfect group ALWAYS forms and whoever you are meant to share this experience with will be in your group!

You don’t know what you are missing until you ‘Jumpstart’!
— FS

Jumpstart Your Life - Course Outline

Week 1: Participants take an overview of their lives using The Wheel of Life and then focus on the important areas of Deservability and Abundance.

Week 2: We look at Relationships and Relationship patterns. Most importantly we deal with negative behaviour patterns and how to change OUR OWN thought patterns so we no longer attract inappropriate behaviour.

Week 3: It is time to Dream BIG again! What do you want to be WHEN you grow up? Remember ALL the things you ALWAYS wanted to do – It’s NEVER too late to get started!

Week 4: This is great FUN! Make and Do for Big Kids! Cut and paste all those dreams onto a Treasure Map (aka Vision Board) and watch how miraculously things start to come to you. It may sound daunting (or even a little crazy) now but EVERYONE loves this exercise and the outcomes speak for themselves.

Week 5: We draw everything together and the course concludes with a very powerful positive exercise.

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

How do I book my place?

To book your place please click on the book now button and pay the €100 deposit.

When I was asked to give a course in 2006 I realized that no single course I had attended, nor any one book had given me the broad set of tools I use every day.
— Maria Bourke


(Click here for feedback from many 'Inspired Clients' who have attended group and individual sessions with me)

 "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

Where can I Jumpstart my Life? 

Jumpstart Your Life is run by me, Maria Bourke in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

How much does it cost?

The course costs €750. A €100 (non refundable) deposit is required to secure a place at time of booking. The full balance is due at the first Jumpstart Your Life Session. It is also possible to avail of a payment plan.

Jumpstart 4 Business

If you are interested in learning Jumpstart skills for your business the Jumpstart 4 Business course may be just what you are looking for.

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

Click here for more information on Executive Retreats and One to One Coaching.

Click here to find out more about how we can work togetherwhat my clients say about working with me, the current events schedule and prices.

Click here to access the archive of Weekly Newsletters featuring 'A bit of Magik for the week ahead!' videos and here for a selection of Exercises You Can Do Yourself right now.

Or check out  the Affirmations Gallery for some more positivity!