January 25, 2022

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Jana Firestone is a passion seeker and has an insatiable curiosity and relentless pursuit of answers. Jana has dedicated most of her life to understanding, supporting and encouraging people to turn their tragedies into triumphs.

As a therapist with a degree in psychology and a Master’s in counselling, Jana has spent the last 15 years working intensively with grief and trauma and with young people and their families. Her professional life has been a hearty balance between the intensity and depths of roles in Child Protection and at The Coroners Court of Victoria, and as a therapist in private practice and schools.

Having lost her mother suddenly at the age of 21, Jana transformed her tragedy into the driving force behind her success. She is an accomplished freelance storyteller, writing stories and features on everything from travel to innovations and technology.

Developing her skills across the therapeutic and creative worlds provided Jana with the ultimate foundation to launch The Curious Life Podcast in 2019.

Jana is a highly skilled and compassionate interviewer and has talked to some of Australia’s most well-loved television, media and sports personalities about how they have turned their tragedies into triumphs. She has a unique ability to inspire and engage listeners in their own abilities to overcome life’s challenges.

Through the craziness of COVID, she and her partner Chris launched The Sneaky Treat Co., delivering decadent sweet treats like their Lockdown Lemon Cake and Flatten the Curve Fudge brownies, to watering mouths across Melbourne.

Jana is a mother of three boys and expertly balances the demands of a young family, podcast, writing, counselling and running a small business, with good-natured humour and a commitment to bringing inspiring stories of tragedy and triumph to light.

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