Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Jason L Schembri moved to Canada at the turn of the century and earned a professional designation in financial management. However, his passion for writing was always lurking beneath the surface. This was perhaps largely due to his mother being a school librarian during his childhood, and so it was, fortuitously, that Jason spent much of his childhood time being “day-cared” by a library and surrounded by the musty smell and loitering mysteries of a treasure chest of literary works.
Jason’s education and career have not been in nutrition, dietary discipline, or personal training (although he has now successfully coached people in all of these areas).
Jason, to put it simply, is an accountant. A long-spanning career in executive financial management (20+ years), supported by the appropriate professional designations. Jason is an expert at the analysis of numbers. He realized that drilling down into numbers to discover root causes was also true of the human condition.
The author’s roller-coaster struggle with weight management led to a great deal of scientific research, self-discovery, and extensive networking that all culminated in the development of tools and strategies that led to lasting success. This was achieved using the same principles that applied equally well to financial management, which in essence is also about the study of people's behaviors.
During his first few years in Canada, Jason gained about 120 pounds.
The journey to losing this weight and the lessons learned along the way were shaped by the combination of Jason’s upbringing, education, and professional experience. Jason lived this journey and knew these struggles intimately, just as you do.
Jason’s successful journey in weight loss was often marred by relapse after relapse until, over the course of about two decades, long-lasting success was finally achieved.
While diet and exercise are big factors in weight management, there are many more issues that need to be identified and addressed.
The writing of Keeping It Off, spanning about 10 years, is something that Jason lives and breathes in his everyday life and is now the foundation of his passion and ministry in helping others achieve their success without having to go through the same lengthy struggles that he has faced.
Jason continues to live in Canada, where he shares the tools and strategies of his writing through coaching and speaking, striving to help as many people as he can by sharing his stories and experiences.
Through reading and learning, trying and failing, and finally succeeding, please join Jason in sharing the tools and strategies so that you, too, can keep it off and never go back.