Former Illawarra businesswoman Lana Jackson is returning to Wollongong on May 17 to launch a new personal development initiative she has put together called The Best of Both Worlds Without the BS.
Ms Jackson was recently one of two television celebrities involved in an Australian first psychic dinner show at Seacliff Function Centre, where she reconnected with many members of the business community.
That came about when Jonni Nicolaou came up with that idea and invited her to take part.
She has now performed two sell-out shows and that prompted her to book a room at The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant to bring something new to Wollongong.
The Lagoon was the setting for the first community event Ms Jackson organised in a previous role at the Red Cross.
Prior to that she worked as a work-for-the-dole trainer for WCET at 313 Entertainment Media and Arts.
At that time she also did a lot of work with PCYC and was involved in the lock-up fund-raiser to help local youth.
Ms Jackson is a former member of the Illawarra Business Chamber and started a business called Lioness Pride before leaving the city she lived in for six years to move back to Sydney in 2008.
Her business continues but she has also become a regular television psychic, a regular guest on a 2UE radio show, writes for a magazine called Get It, has signed a contract to write for another magazine and has started working on her own book.
The last psychic dinner at Seacliff in April was a sell-out and she is expecting a similar response to her latest initiative.
"I have all my technical qualifications with my bachelor of education, my human resources practice certificate, my Certificate IV in training and assessment and my Certificate IV in small business but I have always travelled the world in both camps because I am a psychic medium as well.
"The truth is everyone is as good as me. I don't think I am better than anyone else. The only difference is I do it regularly and constantly. So it is like a muscle that just gets stronger the more it is used."
Ms Jackson said she wanted to provide other people who were interested and were open to the choices they have.
"It is a like a workshop on personal and spiritual development," she said.
"Given my background and my education, it has given me the ability to work with people on a personal level. It doesn't have to be about the psychic stuff. It is about developing yourself as a person."
Ms Jackson is doing more dinner shows at Seacliff Function Centre on July 10 and October 30.
Bookings for Best of Both Worlds can be made online at firstname.lastname@example.org and further information is on her Facebook page.