Self-discovery mentorship

Gain clarity on who you are and what you stand for through our 1-1 mentorship programmes.

Mentorship for inner explorers

Perhaps you've felt The Call too. For me it arose as a clear and resounding voice in my head at a time in my life when things looked bleak. But looking back, I noticed it was there all along. Whispering to me words of guidance to help me navigate the trials of life.

Maybe you've experience The Call while lying awake in bed at night. Or perhaps on your daily commute. It gradually seeps into your awareness and gently invites you to move your life in new directions. Of course you could ignore The Call, and many do. Though do so at your own peril.

Within our mentorship programme we will explore what you are being called to step into for the next chapter of your life. We will do this through a series of 1-1 calls to the backdrop of an interactive white-boarding space.

Here you will be able to gradually piece together what path feels most authentic to you. We will explore what lights you up, closes you down, and everything in-between. Over the weeks you gain clarity on your guiding values, unique strengths, and the goals that feel most alive for you.

If this resonates, I'd love to get to know you better over a call. I offer these for free, and they're a great way for you to get a feel for whether this programme is right for you.
Hand drawn sign showing two directions

the crossroads

choose your path

Where do you currently find yourself in your personal journey?

fire starter

For those seeking to spark change
Perhaps you've hard The Call and are now realising that not all is as it seems. You realise things need to change in your life but you're not sure what exactly. If this resonates then this path may be for you.
  • x4 1-hour mentoring sessions*
  • Personal self-exploration space inside Miro
  • Tailored self-discovery exercises
  • Post-session assignments
Investment: €550

storm chaser

For those sailing through a storm
You're in the middle of some major life transitions and are somewhat lost at sea. Your motivation has dipped and your vision is obscured by fog. This path is for those of you looking for a lighthouse to guide you to shore.
All the features of the 'Fire Starter' path plus:
  • x2 extra 1-hour mentoring sessions*
  • Free access to the Introduction to Life Design course
  • Free access to the Life Compass system within Notion
  • Tailored help setting up your Life Compass system
Investment: €850

light bringer

For those shaping the future
You've traversed the storm and are now in clear waters. Now is the time to shine bright and give back to the world. In what ways can you use your unique gifts to pave a brighter future for not just yourself, but others too?
All the features of the 'Storm Chaser' path plus:
  • In-depth support structuring your projects within the Life Compass
  • Tailored business advise focused on your niche (if relevant)
  • Two-hour ideation workshop to help you to accelerate your projects
  • Option for a in person workshop in the Netherlands (flights and accommodation not included)
Investment: €1050
*Calls take place over Zoom. It's possible to add additional sessions for the cost of €99 per session.

the experience

explore your inner world, visually

Mentoring sessions take place in an online self-exploration space, which you will have the opportunity to build out over time.

You will be guided through exercises to move thoughts out of your head and structure them in your self-exploration space.

Guided exercises to get to know yourself better

Take what's on your mind and organise it visually

Start with a guiding intention then gradually uncover more about yourself session-by-session. Come the end, the space will be yours to keep forever.

Build out your personal self-discovery space

Come back to it whenever you need (it's yours to keep!)

To symbolise your progress we will plant trees on your behalf through our partner Trees for the Future.

We plant trees for every milestone you complete

You will receive an certificate of proof at the end of your sessions

Jan Demiralp, Founder

a bit about me

In 2020, I experienced acute derealisation for the first time, triggered by a traumatic event. In this half out-of-body state, the outer noise around me diminished, while my inner soundscape was amped up to 11.

This is when I strongly connected with the voice of my intuition. And it told me that I need to leave London, move to the Netherlands, and go deep within to heal myself emotionally and expand my perceptions spiritually.

Sounds crazy, I know. Yet, somehow everything that was made clear to me by this inner guiding voice came to pass. In the following 3 months, I had packed my bags and I was on my way to Amsterdam with my girlfriend, who had out of the blue landed a job there.

The following period of my life was chaotic and uncertain, yet freeing and enlightening at the same time. I surrendered to the currents of life and let them carry me to an uncertain future.

Fast-forward to today, I am now happily settled in the Netherlands with my own business. All being said, I wouldn't advise you to make such extreme life changes. Such radical changes fried my nervous system and left me in a state of burnout for half a year!

As I recovered, I gradually compiled 1000s of hours of material I had studied on self-development, emotional mastery, and trauma recovery into one place - my Life Compass. And this repository of knowledge eventually morphed into what you see today - Inner Compass Academy.

It is now my personal mission to help people better understand who they are, what they want from life, and how they can create change from a place of balance and alignment.

the process

How it works...

Book a free call

step 1: book a discovery call

During the discovery call we will have a casual chat to get to know each other better. You will have the chance to share a bit about your situation and explore which of the mentorship paths might be a good fit for you. There's zero obligation to commit to anything after this call.

step 2: choose your path

By the end of the discovery call you will have a feel for which mentoring path is right for you. Should you wish to proceed you can select from either the Fire Starter, Storm Chaser, or Light Bringer paths. Each has a different focus and come with different features, which you can view by clicking here.

step 3: the Orientation call

The first session will introduce you to the mentoring path and how it's structured. You will also be provided with your personal self-exploration space within Miro and made familiar with its features. We will also discuss your life situation and the guiding intention you have for enrolling on the programme.

step 4: the core sessions

The focus of the core sessions depends upon the path you have selected, though there are similarities. Conversations will take place over Zoom to the backdrop of your self-exploration space. You will be guided through exercises relevant to your life. Discussions are open and fluid, ultimately being guided by what you need most in the moment.

step 5: the end (or a new beginning)

At the end of the programme we will celebrate all the personal milestones you have reached and plant a tree for each one through our partner Trees for the Future. What's more, the self-exploration space you've been building out is now yours to keep and revisit forever more. If you feel you need more sessions you can always book additional ones for €99 per session.


people saying nice things :)

Flip the cards!

"The coaching sessions have been invaluable"

Pierre, Film Critic

The mentoring sessions have been invaluable for my personal growth. I love the structure of the self growth space. I find it really gives me a sense of tangible progress as I fill in sections each week.

Film Critic

"An absolute must for entrepreneurs!"

Juliette, Sho-moon Founder

I wouldn't have been able to launch my sustainable candle business without my trusty Life Compass. It is absolutely a must for any would-be entrepreneur. I seriously don't know what I would do without it!

Sho-moon Founder

"jan helped me through a difficult period"

Mathew, Chartered Accountant

Jan really helped me through a difficult period in my life. I found his breathwork exercises to be particularly helpful for maintaining calm while working under significant pressure. As a result of the above, I strongly recommend the use of his mentoring services.

Chartered Accountant


Answers to common questions

mentoring paths

How do I know which path is right for me?
Each of the three paths has been designed to meet you a specific point in your journey. If you're dipping your toes into inner work or thinking about taking your life in new directions, then the Fire Starter path is best for you. If you're navigating a particularly tricky period of your life and need help reorienting yourself, then the Storm Chaser path is for you. Finally, if you're in a good place mentally and emotionally and want to give back to the world in some way, then consider choosing the Light Bringer path.
What is a self-exploration space?
A self-exploration space is a place to help you better get to know yourself. Literally speaking, it is a template containing sections for you to complete - like your values, strengths, dreams and goals. Throughout your sessions you will be guided through exercises to fill out this space, with the end goal of getting to know yourself better.
How is mentoring different from coaching?
A coach traditionally focuses more on skills development or solving specific problems. They are more directive in nature and help with setting clear goals with actionable deadlines. By contrast, a mentor acts a space holder for the other person to explore feelings and ideas, offering perspectives and guidance only when appropriate.

Session logistics

How do I join a mentoring session?
When you book a session you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. Use this link to join the Zoom call at the date and time you specified. You will receive a reminder email before the call which will also contain the meeting link.
How do I reschedule a session?
You can reschedule your mentoring sessions by opening the confirmation email you got, scrolling to the bottom, and selecting the option to 'reschedule'. This will allow you to book another time.
Do I need anything before the session starts?
Nope. All you'll need is an internet connection. Sessions will take place over Zoom and will be facilitated in Miro, both of which don't require anything from you in advance.

Refunds & miscellaneous

Can I get a refund for unused sessions?
The refund policy is simple. If after the initial orientation session you do not wish to proceed you will be issued a full refund. If you choose to proceed then you will need to pay the full amount.
What happens if I forget to attend a session?
If you forget to make a session as a one off, it's not the end of the world. However, if it becomes a regular occurrence then you may lose mentoring session credits.
What happens if my session overruns? 
We won't be watching the clock too closely during our sessions. If we overrun by a little this won't be a problem. However, if they overrun by a lot then it may eat into your future session credits. For example, x6 1-hour sessions could become x4 1.5-hour sessions instead.