A lover of golf and helping people on their grief journey fills the days for Joan Trench. She believes that our response is the potential for our growth and freedom. Read her story.
A life in Spain offered me a lovely environment to explore new aspects of my life and loves all year round.
And where are you now?
I live in Orba and enjoy the whole of Jalon valley. With Denia, Havea, Moriara all close by. It is a lovely area offering so many options.
What was the biggest challenge for your move?
I came cross during COVID and only brought what would fit in my car. Everything had to earn it place alongwith with two dogs and my golf clubs.
Do you have any advice for Women thinking about making the move?
I am so pleased that I rented first.
What fills your days?
Walking two dogs then Pilates and morning yoga classes begin the days that I’m not golfing. Being able to be outside so much inspires me to use all the amazing opportunities that I’m able to join in.
I work both as an executive coach and grief and loss specialist so I’ve often have clients or calls to make in the afternoon. My work is both in Uk, Spain and a little bit in US so I find the continuation of influence of other countries really beneficial.
I only work with a few clients as I like to give my full consideration to them and their individual grief journey.
One thing you had to bring to Spain and could never give away?
My dogs and golf clubs
Do you have a favourite book?
Probably my mediation guide ‘A Course in Miracles’
Something you would tell your younger self?
Honour and know yourself
Something you are grateful for?
I am so grateful that i learnt to meditate 30 years ago ..it has brought so much into my life
Who would be at your special dinner party?
I love listening to young inspiring people and sharing in their energy and enthusiasm.
As a passionate Newcastle United football supporter, and golf enthusiast I would need to have a huge sporting presence.
What’s your secret weapon?
Fulfilling an early varied career in HR gave me a huge grounding in understanding people.
Do you have a favourite quote?
Victor Frankl said this in his book “Man’s Search for Meaning”. In our response is the potential for our growth and freedom