Jean Marie Johnson


Jean Marie Johnson is a new writer for the Forsyth Family team. She is the first to say that she entered this life “with an inquisitive mind, a mush-melon heart, a significant degree of sass and a passion for all things beautiful.” She secured her first full time summer job at the age of twelve as a babysitter, sold Avon and babysat throughout high school, won a scholarship to a commuter college and tutored and worked in the placement office for extra cash. The ensuing decades filled her mind and her heart with the experience of the professional workplace. Over time, she evolved as a writer, speaker and provocateur, channeling years of life experience to support women on their journeys to embrace and express the person they were born to be. She currently authors the blog, “Second Stage Lifestyle Coach.” which focuses on personal style while offering insight and inspiration for cultivating an authentic, “perfectly-imperfect” life. Jean Marie holds a BA in Social Work and a master’s degree in Human Resource Development and Counseling. In her spare time, she can be found walking, tending her herb garden, feeding her backyard birds, hunting for great finds and always cultivating the beauty and the raw authenticity around her.