How Did Grace Trail Happen?

A Message from Anne Jolles, Creator of Grace Trail®.

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Grace Trail put the “life” back into my life.

Who would have thought that something I heard at one of the most challenging times in my life would blossom into this wonderful thing called Grace Trail? How did that happen? In 2000 I was in my kitchen feeling beaten and discouraged. At that low moment, I saw and heard these five Grace words and questions. And here I am, 22 years later, sharing it with you.

The gift of Grace is that I asked, then noticed, and heard when the answer was given. I don’t mean to sound far out there; it happened that way. Call it what you like. I stopped, noticed, listened, and saw something that had meaning for me, which evolved into this amazing Grace Trail that is spreading and being walked and talked worldwide.

It is so simple and effective…why didn’t anyone do this before? That is the mystery of grace, the beauty of grace. You can just wait and notice when grace happens to show up, or you can attract it and invite it in by asking the 5 Grace Trail questions.

A good question can be the beginning of a great adventure.

From my heart to yours, this Trail’s for you.


With gratitude and a smile,

Who Is Anne Jolles?

Anne Barry Jolles is the president and CEO of Grace Trail, Inc. She is also an inventor, author, professional coach, TEDx speaker, and creator of Grace Trail®. She thrives on working with courageous people wishing to transform the way they live and work and are willing to do what it takes to get there.

Blending life experiences and research, Jolles created the Grace Trail and has shared it with thousands as it evolved for over a decade. The trail has many forms, including physsical trails, with the original one in Plymouth, MA, virtual trails, workshops, webinars, retreats, and products, such as, Your Trail Kit, Custom Trail Kit, and the Mini Trail Kit.

During the Covid pandemic, Anne and her team licensed eight Custom Grace Trails, which are permanently installed on trails located all over the USA. Each trail is uniquely designed to reflect the needs and intentions of the community. Working with the trail founders and their teams to make these exciting changes and additions to their communities and organizations is a joy. Just think, people are walking Grace Trails as you read this!

Anne and her team created a new product, Your Trail Kit, which allows one to create a temporary Grace Trail for personal, non-commercial use.

Her international award-winning book “Grace Trail: Find Your Footing and Move Toward The Life You Were Meant To Live” was recommended by Jack Canfield, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” co-creator. She also created and offered Grace Trails for a combined 25,000 participants at the 2015 Massachusetts Conference for Women and 2016 FIGMENT Boston on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Her TEDx Talk, “Cracking the Grace Code,” debuted at TEDx Wilmington Women in October 2016.

 Anne believes that the Grace Trail of your choice is limited only by your imagination!

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