About AJ

Who is AJ?

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The driving force behind AJ.life is committed world nomad Angie Johnson. Her energy goes into creating opportunities for self-awareness and personal growth in everything she does. 

She uses her education and experience in psychology and coaching to develop tools for connecting mind, body, and a total way of being to life purpose. 

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Raised in a small town in the USA, Angie studied psychology and business at Penn State University, moved to Colorado to find the mountains, then to Australia to follow love, and then found herself stateside again in the hustle and bustle of New York City in 2016. She’s had many different careers in different cities and practiced as a life and business coach through all of the cultural shifts. Ethnology is at the center of her learning and what she brings into coaching and wellbeing. 

Drawing on her experience from a variety of lives lived – the cheerleader, the project manager, the art therapist – and be it in the boardroom, the yoga studio, or basking in the warm glow of the Mediterranean sun, Angie brings her unique perspective to all those who are searching for more from life, but don’t know where to look.

Journey to AJ.Life

Prior to setting up AJ Life, I was working in Manhattan (complete with healthcare plan and view of the Empire State Building) but felt something wasn’t right. Immersing myself in my yoga practice and side-hustle as an art therapist, I hoped I would settle into a life that everyone around me thought was perfect. (Spoiler alert. I didn’t.)

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I unexpectedly found myself in Turkey – totally outside of my comfort zone but immersed in a very unique energy. I was overwhelmed with a need to change things up. As I tried to settle back in to NYC life – it just felt like it was not enough. 

I started to envision my dream passion project: online wellness coaching and unique, experiential sessions in an “out of your comfort zone” setting. Out of a desire to live MY WAY – without rules and by engaging all the senses – I left the big apple for the mediterranean and AJ Life was born.

Uniqueness

I went to that big ol’ university called LIFE….nah just kidding. I went to a proper one and got a psychology degree and for the last 15 years focused on Ethnology (cultural comparisons and analysis of different peoples and the relationships between them) Which is why I moved around so much!

Yoga Instructor Certification Level I

(The CPD Standards Office, 2019)​

Art Therapy Life Coach Certification

(Transformation Services, Inc, 2018)​

Grief Counselling Certification

(Paradise Kids Grief Counselling Service, 2015)

Bachelor of Science - Psychology and Business

(Penn State University, 2005)

8 little things to you should know about Angie

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She moved from New York to a little house on the Mediterranean Sea. Just because.

2

Moved to a Greek Island for a summer to run yoga workshops.

3

Ran her first retreat in the Australian bush. With big spiders and everything.

4

Got stuck inside a tree once. In her defence, she was (very) tipsy.  

5

Can fall asleep anywhere. It’s her superpower.

6

Was once married. Doesn't necessarily need to do that again.

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Braved the New York dating scene. Definitely wouldn’t do that over again.

8

Was a competitive cheerleader. #goPSU

“Seek out that the things that light a fire under you and remind you ‘I’m here and I’m alive’.”
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Angie Johnson