For the first six weeks of her life, Chantal Jauvin had an identical twin. From the time her sister died, her mother told her, “You have the strength of two.” This has been a driving force throughout Chantal’s life.
At the age of 18, her enthusiasm for words won her the Governor General’s Award for top French debater in Canada.
By the time she entered law school, her grandmother had instilled in her: “Life is what you make of it.” Chantal took a year’s sabbatical from her legal studies to work in Japan. The experience grabbed her by the lapels and would not let go. The world became her personal laboratory―a place to discover how people live, love, and grow.
Chantal combined her passion for experiencing other cultures with her pursuit of an international career. She has lived in Mexico, Cambodia, Russia, the U.S., and Austria, taking shorter assignments in Vietnam and pursuing her MBA studies in the UK. She negotiated in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo often enough to almost call these cities home. She has addressed the Central Banks of Spain and South Africa, worked with companies from Ghana to Uzbekistan, and mentored attorneys from Dubai to Mumbai.
Adventure accompanied her global journeys―diving in the Maldives, cycling in Patagonia, skydiving in New Zealand, and riding her motorcycle in the Colorado Rockies. In recent years, she has retreated to Thailand to recharge.
Chantal believes that creativity is the ability to connect dots in a new way. Igniting her lifelong passion for language and other cultures, Chantal has turned her attention to writing in her quest to understand how our souls are touched by the blended world in which we live.