ForeverMissed
Jinny” Ditzler was born February 9, 1940 in Omaha Nebraska. She passed peacefully in hospice at home on May 15, 2020 in Denver Colorado at the age of 80 years and 3 months from a rare neuromuscular disease. She was preceded in death by her father Dr. Leo Eugene Anderson (born York, NE, passed 1990) and her mother Katherine Harriet Thomas Anderson (born Pender, NE, passed 1995).

She is survived by her husband and partner of 41 years, Timothy Ditzler of Denver, CO; her son Charles Jace Sanderson (Amy) and granddaughters Abby and Emma of Texarkana, TX; and her son Jeffrey Eugene Sanderson (Katie) and granddaughters Ruby and Paige of Arvada, CO. She is also survived by her sister Janet Anderson Scarpello (Fred) of Washoe Valley, NV, her brother Leo Jace Anderson of Omaha NE, and her half-brothers Mark Anderson (Cyndi) of Scottsdale AZ and Matthew Anderson (Christine) of Centralia, WA, as well as nieces, nephews, and five favorite cousins.

Jinny graduated in 1962 from the University of Omaha cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She was President of Chi Omega sorority and by all-school votes her senior year, she was Homecoming Queen in the Fall and Ma’ie Day Princess in the Spring.

After college, she married Charles Guy Sanderson in December 1962 and settled in Ft Collins CO where their sons were born. Next they moved to Aspen CO where Jinny started a Montessori daycare school. After a divorce, Jinny moved to Houston in 1976 to become the Center Manager for the est Training company, later moving to San Francisco in 1978. In March 1979 she moved to London England to become the Enrollment Manager for est on a one-year assignment where she met Tim Ditzler at an est Seminar. After she and Tim fell in love, she decided to stay in London and they were married in May 1981 and lived in Wimbledon, London for 18 magical years.

She founded an executive coaching business called Results Unlimited in 1980 which was later recognized as the first personal coaching company to be established in the modern coaching movement. She later founded an executive coaching business called Hidden View Associates which she ran until 2019 even after she returned to the US in 1997 when she and Tim moved to Aspen CO.

While living in London she wrote Your Best Year Yet in 1994, which has been translated into 12 languages and is still in print in the US 26 years later.  Based on her book, she and Tim created the Best Year Yet business which involved executive coaches leading the program she designed for both individual and leadership teams. The Best Year Yet programs are now provided by the InteraWorks business (www.interaworks.com). To date, over 1 million people have been impacted by Jinny’s book and her ideas for generating a personal transformation. In 2010 Jinny and Tim moved to Denver, where she continued her executive coaching practice and wrote an ongoing column in the Huffington Post for 7 years starting in 2011 as well as a column for Thrive Global.

She loved traveling, reading, and being with family and friends. She and Tim met their Tibetan Buddhist teacher in 1994 and remain active practitioners in the Dudjom Tersar lineage. She enjoyed reunions with her Anderson family and high school friends. She and Tim fell in love with Italy and traveled there more than 25 times.  They also joined friends on vacations and welcomed many guests to their homes over the years.

Jinny was a force of nature; she was quick-witted, intelligent, organized, generous, inspirational and she had a wonderful smile that captured your heart. Her personal legacy lives brightly in her four brilliant granddaughters and the many thousands of people whose lives have been forever changed by her personal coaching and her book. She was a strong force in her family and the world and she will be forever missed. 

You are invited to share your own stories, pictures, and remembrances here. If you would like to help us continue Jinny's work through the Best Year Yet Foundation, you can do so through the Jinny Ditzler Legacy Fund, which was created with her enthusiastic encouragement, input, and approval prior to her passing. For more information and to make a donation visit 
https://www.ivisitnteraworks.com/in-honor-of-jinny-ditzler/
Posted by Hasannudin Saidin on September 16, 2020
She can’t die! I’m waiting for her new book!!!
- A tribute to Jinny S. Ditzler: PART ONE

It was Tuesday morning in my home office in Kuala Lumpur. May 19th, 2020. I read a message from friend and colleague, Kathirasan K that Jinny Ditzler had passed away.

Naaah... it can’t be true. I need to really know. Let me call Laurie Oswald in the US. She can tell me for certain.

I immediately called Laurie in Nashville. No answer. What time is it there? I wasn’t sure. I started to have a sinking feeling. I called Cathey Stamps, also in Nashville.

“Cathey, Laurie didn’t pick up my call!”

“Hasan, it’s almost midnight here, she’s probably asleep, and I’m on an online session now. What is it, Hasan?”

“Is... is it true? About Jinny...???”

“I’m sorry, Hasan. She passed away on Friday.”

“Oh, no! But when I met her in 2016 she was well recovering from months of the dreadful Niles Disease. She’s strong. She’s a survivor. This can’t be!”

Cathey went on to tell of Jinny’s neural disorder. Jinny’s family members, Laurie, and Cathey herself were with Jinny in her remaining days.

Cathey went on to try to contain my tears. Cathey apparently abandoned her online session for my 20-minute overseas phone call. My home office is constructed of timber. My pain felt like the wooden flooring had collapsed around my body, the exposed rafters thudded my head, and the splinters from the walls pierced my chest.

“But Cathey...., I’m waiting for her new book...!!!”

I let my crying subside a bit, wiped my eyes, went downstairs and informed Marsila, my wife. Marsila had been with me that time I visited Jinny and Tim, her husband, at their lovely residence in Denver.

Jinny Ditzler had been my inspiration. In 2016 the website that described her work (by now 40 years) said that over a million people had used her system. I say that I am the 1,000,001st and Marsila the 1,000,002nd persons who achieve success because of her!

That night I wrote to Tim Ditzler in LinkedIn in-mail and told him that I have become a very much better person because of Jinny and him. I have also touched many lives in my coaching over the years extending Jinny's work to others who have become much better. Jinny lives on in me.

The next day after the news, I was still heart broken. I was doing my tasks like I was a zombie.

The big test came on day two. I was to appear as guest on an hour-long live-streaming talk show hosted by my friends, Jaklin Juanis and Shaikh Omar Anuar. They loved my suggested topic, "Seven Steps To Highly Effective Learning." I had mastered it and was already coaching a client on the practice of self-learning. Jaklin and Omar were hungry to learn how to better self-learn and wanted it shared with their audience.

But that morning, my heart was not in it. I can't do this! I'm still sad. I'm not in the right state of mind for this show!

Wait, wait, maybe I can get out of this rut. Shift! Perform!

Hey, I remember some ten years ago one glorious morning when I was 30 minutes away to do a presentation. Professor Mahendhiran Nair of Monash University Malaysia had invited me to speak on innovation. But half an hour before time I remembered our work colleague, Nurika Abdullah was in hospital to have delivered a baby the evening before. Let me call her to celebrate the arrival of the bundle of joy. That should pep me up for my presentation!

"Rika, Rika! Ay..., how's the baby?"

It was Hazli, her husband on the line.

"Hasan, we're putting the baby into the grave now. The baby was stillborn."

Wham!!!

I broke down. Another work colleague, Sing was aghast!

"Stay calm, Hasan, stay calm." Sing hugged me tight.

"I can't do this, Sing!"

"Yes, you can, Hasan. YES, YOU CAN! You're the best guy to present this.

I held myself up. I did it.

But now!!! There was no Sing to hug me! It's lockdown. I can't go to him! And the talk show is two hours away....! What will I do, what will I do....?

Call Sing? What quickly ran through my mind was, who goes by the name "Sing," really? Does Sing sing? Ha ha... most certainly NOT! Well, he told me that no one in Manchester, the UK, the place he studied in, could pronounce the other words in his full name, Ng Sing Kwei. "Ng" the Britons said "Ngerh" or "Nerg" or some other silly sound! "Kwei" sounded (River) Kwai, or Queer! Of course, now in Malaysia he goes by the professional name, Dr. Ng. I still call him Sing. Ha ha ha... let me call Sing who doesn't sing.

Sing didn't answer my call. Urgh...!

What will I do, what will I do??? How am I gonna do this talk show. Shall I cancel it?

Faz Kamar flashed into mind, I had no idea why. My coach/trainer friend! YEAH, I CALL FAZ!

Faz, too, didn't answer my call. URGH...!

No, I can't cancel the show. I won't let Jaklin and Omar down! Let me pluck up whatever strength I have and do it.

Suddenly Faz called me back! I told her the bad news.

"Faz, Faz, what will I do? I am so sad. Jinny has had too great an impact on my life, my wife, too, the clients I have been coaching, and many other lives I have been touching. Our successes are really because of her!" I was crying some more.

"Now I feel so lost, Faz. So empty. I can't do this show!"

Faz listened, took in my feelings, let me be totally in it, encouraged me, helped me with more questions, and asked me one final question.

"Hasan, Hasan, Hasan, what would Jinny want you to do now?"

"Huh? Hmmm..."

"I know, Faz! Jinny would want me to do the show. I have arrived so far in my life because I have “lived out Jinny.” I carry her spirit. I bring along her legacy. It doesn't die. Jinny is alive. In me! I will go on, do the show!"

"Go do it, man!"

I felt Faz's virtual hug like Sing's tight embrace ten years ago. I held myself up again. I logged into the virtual talk show and did it. I rocked - go ask Jaklin and Omar!

Ha ha ha... the virtual platform is not that HD (high definition). Otherwise if you zoomed in enough, you could see what Smokey Robinson & The Miracles sing (hey, I like the Linda Ronstadt version, too!), "So take a good look at my face .. You'll see my smile is out of place .. If you look closer it's easy to trace .. the tracks of my tears .. whoh whoah..." LOL!

I did it, Faz. I did it, Jaklin and Omar!

After the live-streaming show ended and we were not in broadcast mode anymore, Jaklin, Omar and I did a de-brief. I let on that I was amazed at myself for doing it that well DESPITE my grieving. Jaklin and Omar had no idea. I told my story to them and cried one last cry. That's it. Jinny lives on. No more tears, yay!

Hasannudin Saidin
hasan@rubah.my
Posted by Katie Sanderson on July 13, 2020
Jinny has been so many things to me. From the day I met her, I was welcomed with motherly love. She had a way of making each family member feel special in a way only she could, always remembering the little things. My daughters are beyond blessed for her having shared her loving wisdom with them. 

She was a friend and confidant; I will miss our monthly lunches reviewing our plans, splitting a burger and a couple glasses of wine. Her smile lit up the room and she could always push me in such a loving way. 

Her presence will be missed and leave an emptiness in us all; her legacy will carry on in her children, grandchildren and the many others she's impacted globally. 

It's an honor to have loved you and had faith along side you, Jinny. May you rest in peace. 
Posted by Stephen Margrett on July 5, 2020
Radiant. That’s how I remember Jinny. She was still radiant the last time I saw her, in late January of this year. And that’s how she was when we first met in England in the mid-1980s. I had become great friends with Tim in his Printronic days when together we developed innovative personalized mail campaigns for the company I worked for at the time. Naturally, Tim introduced me to Jinny and I became one of her earliest Results Unlimited clients. Her insightful guidance and great enthusiasm were instrumental in my progress in life as well as in business, especially after I created my own direct marketing agency. In December of 1994 she gave me a copy of Your Best Year Yet from its first UK print run and she wrote a lovely message inside the front cover. It’s a treasured memento of happy times together. Thank you, Jinny, and God bless.
Posted by Kate Ripp on June 29, 2020
In 2009, I had the distinct privilege of being trained to deliver Best Year Yet team programs by Jinny herself! Shortly after I rec'd my certification, Tim called and said that he and Jinny wanted me to deliver team programs for two teams at the City of Aspen. Wow! To have the trust of the two of them meant so much. They invited me to stay with them at their home each month for that first year. We shared long, lingering dinners and meaningful conversation. After, we'd watch a movie and Jinny and I would have one more glass of Italian red wine before bed. Those are such warm memories and I am grateful for the times we've shared since. I miss your wisdom Jinny, and am grateful for having you as a teacher in my life's journey.
Posted by Simon Teague on June 29, 2020
I first met Jinny and Tim in 2009 when they lived in Aspen, Colorado. Jinny signed me up as a Best Year Yet Coach here in the UK and became my coach for the first 2 years. She was instrumental in helping me establish a coaching practice that has gone on to make a difference in hundreds of peoples lives here in the UK. As a coach she was tough on me (tough love) which I needed, but she also had a wonderful sense of humor and passion for helping me and many others live our lives to the full.
I am forever grateful for meeting her and the influence she had on me and the lasting legacy she has left the World.
Much love from the UK.
Posted by David Neville on June 28, 2020
I first met Jinny when she came to London to manage the EST office in Bolton Street. I was so young and unsure of myself but Jinny made sure I wasn’t going to play small and gave me the confidence to do things I never thought possible. I loved her positivity and the way she always wanted to make a difference in my life and those she around her.

I remember being present when I believe Tim and Jinny really started to hit it off as a couple. A lot of EST graduates were invited to the wedding in a barn in the middle of the English countryside owned by a graduate called David Hunter. On a beautiful sunny day, I saw Tim and Jinny roller skating together and having so much fun it was obvious that they were destined to be a couple.

Although you are gone Jinny you will not be forgotten.

Love David
Posted by Frida Owinga on June 22, 2020
Discovering BYY was a major defining moment in my life. For a long time, I had looked for a structured way to support small and growing business owners to produce results and be held accountable. And it has been a perfect fit. I never met Jinny but I am forever grateful that I met BYY and the supportive team that ensures this work carries on. Rest in eternal peace, Jinny and thank you for contributing in such a significant way.
Posted by Dory Willer on June 21, 2020
Just a little over 20 years ago is when I first met Jinny & Tim and started down the path with them as one of their Best Year Yet coaches. Those days were just the tip of the iceberg as our friendship and business relationship grew over the two decades. I'd prod them with suggestions and they both encouraged me more times than I can count. Jinny had such deep and meaningful conversations with me, only those that a true mentor would have - and I have treasured them beyond what she probably realized. They are etched on my soul and I call upon them when I'm about ready to stretch. My most favorite was not to long ago, sharing a soak in her hot tub with her, and listening to the exciting thoughts from her very wise perspective, about the last phase of living life. At that moment, I could instantly tell that this new book she was writing was going to be another life changing book for thousands. What a blessing to have this woman in my life as a mentor, colleague, business partner and friend. I await the day when you will speak to me again, this time from a new realm.  Bless you dear Jinny and thank you - I'm forever grateful for YOU.

Add on: Tim asked me to add on this part to my tribute, because it speaks volumes as to the impact that Jinny and her BYY process has had on lives. After Jinny's beautiful memorial on June 28th, that evening was time to celebrate my 24th wedding anniversary with my husband - part of that celebration was the 20th time creating our Couples BYY Plan. We are probably one of the few peeps in the world that have learned a manner, and follow it too, making a Couples BYY Plan. We create one every anniversary since figuring out how to make one and this year was no exception. One of the goals that we adopted for 2020-2021 was to begin the marital practice that Tim and Jinny have had for many years - the Friday Night Miracles. And so the legacy lives on as we begin a new ritual in our marriage now. Thank you Tim for sharing that - although you and Jinny had shared that with us during your 25th wedding anniversary time in Napa with us, now just seemed the "ripe" time for us to use it too. ;)
Posted by Kristin Morrison on June 20, 2020
Jinny was a positive force in the world and will be greatly missed by many. I am so grateful to her for the Best Year Yet book she wrote as well as the software that she created with husband, Tim. I use it every month and nearly every week to set, track and achieve my goals. I became a certified Best Year Yet coach through her and Tim's program. Her work has helped me become a better person, both personally and professionally. Thank you, Jinny.
Posted by Annice Brown on June 19, 2020
Like so many of my BYY clients, Jinny's work had a huge impact on me. Just yesterday I was talking to an artist who did the program years ago, and she reminded me how BYY changed her life. I'm forever grateful for the ripple effect she had on so many lives, and the goodness that prevails in the world because of it. 
Posted by Kris Gleason on June 18, 2020
What an appropriate Jinny quote at the top of this page! Her life's purpose was to help as many people as possible live a life that matters and she left a legacy that will continue to do so for decades to come. She certainly cleared a path for me and many, many others to do the same.

When I first met Jinny, I saw her as an incredible tour de force, a successful business woman, courageous leader, and amazing coach. But it wasn't until I had the pleasure of being a guest in Jinny's and Tim's home, away from the "business", that I saw the beautiful, warm, and kind soul she truly was. Her eyes sparkled when she talked to you and her smile made you feel as though you were the most important person in the room.

I only wish everyone connected with Best Year Yet, including all the thousands and thousands of people who have read her book and created a plan, had been able to meet and know her personally. The world is a better place because of Jinny Ditzler.
Posted by Cathey Stamps on June 17, 2020
It's hard to know where to start when talking about Jinny. She was at once a giant and a down-to-earth friend, a dreamer and a doer at the highest levels, an extended family member and an inspiration. I always connected most to her joy - for people, experiences, travel, good meals, good books, and the belief that we all have something in us worth fighting to bring to the surface - despite the challenges that might involve. She was always my champion and I'm honored to continue her life work. The world is a little darker without her in it. I will continue to shine my own light, along with so many others around the world, as a beacon to what can be if we dare to unleash our truest selves .
Posted by AARON COHEN on June 16, 2020
Getting to know Jinny has been one of the great joys of my life. Her huge heart, her commitment to service, and her passion for transformation have always inspired me.

She is the motivation for so much of my work and learning. Even more so, she touched my life personally as a friend, mentor and coach. Her warmth and light continues to shine on me, my family and our community. I am forever grateful to Jinny for all she has done for me.

Even more so, she is a model of how to create love for our entire world. She always said that she took a stand for "a world that works for everyone." She modeled that in her life, her work, her family and her love for everything on this earth.

Her legacy is far bigger than I can possibly communicate here. It is deeply meaningful to have known her personally and to continue her legacy with the Jinny Ditzler Legacy Fund through my role with the Best Year Yet Foundation.

Thank you for everything Jinny! I know your spirit remains with us always, and I hope that we make you proud in our ongoing effort to live and love as you have.

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Posted by Hasannudin Saidin on September 16, 2020
She can’t die! I’m waiting for her new book!!!
- A tribute to Jinny S. Ditzler: PART ONE

It was Tuesday morning in my home office in Kuala Lumpur. May 19th, 2020. I read a message from friend and colleague, Kathirasan K that Jinny Ditzler had passed away.

Naaah... it can’t be true. I need to really know. Let me call Laurie Oswald in the US. She can tell me for certain.

I immediately called Laurie in Nashville. No answer. What time is it there? I wasn’t sure. I started to have a sinking feeling. I called Cathey Stamps, also in Nashville.

“Cathey, Laurie didn’t pick up my call!”

“Hasan, it’s almost midnight here, she’s probably asleep, and I’m on an online session now. What is it, Hasan?”

“Is... is it true? About Jinny...???”

“I’m sorry, Hasan. She passed away on Friday.”

“Oh, no! But when I met her in 2016 she was well recovering from months of the dreadful Niles Disease. She’s strong. She’s a survivor. This can’t be!”

Cathey went on to tell of Jinny’s neural disorder. Jinny’s family members, Laurie, and Cathey herself were with Jinny in her remaining days.

Cathey went on to try to contain my tears. Cathey apparently abandoned her online session for my 20-minute overseas phone call. My home office is constructed of timber. My pain felt like the wooden flooring had collapsed around my body, the exposed rafters thudded my head, and the splinters from the walls pierced my chest.

“But Cathey...., I’m waiting for her new book...!!!”

I let my crying subside a bit, wiped my eyes, went downstairs and informed Marsila, my wife. Marsila had been with me that time I visited Jinny and Tim, her husband, at their lovely residence in Denver.

Jinny Ditzler had been my inspiration. In 2016 the website that described her work (by now 40 years) said that over a million people had used her system. I say that I am the 1,000,001st and Marsila the 1,000,002nd persons who achieve success because of her!

That night I wrote to Tim Ditzler in LinkedIn in-mail and told him that I have become a very much better person because of Jinny and him. I have also touched many lives in my coaching over the years extending Jinny's work to others who have become much better. Jinny lives on in me.

The next day after the news, I was still heart broken. I was doing my tasks like I was a zombie.

The big test came on day two. I was to appear as guest on an hour-long live-streaming talk show hosted by my friends, Jaklin Juanis and Shaikh Omar Anuar. They loved my suggested topic, "Seven Steps To Highly Effective Learning." I had mastered it and was already coaching a client on the practice of self-learning. Jaklin and Omar were hungry to learn how to better self-learn and wanted it shared with their audience.

But that morning, my heart was not in it. I can't do this! I'm still sad. I'm not in the right state of mind for this show!

Wait, wait, maybe I can get out of this rut. Shift! Perform!

Hey, I remember some ten years ago one glorious morning when I was 30 minutes away to do a presentation. Professor Mahendhiran Nair of Monash University Malaysia had invited me to speak on innovation. But half an hour before time I remembered our work colleague, Nurika Abdullah was in hospital to have delivered a baby the evening before. Let me call her to celebrate the arrival of the bundle of joy. That should pep me up for my presentation!

"Rika, Rika! Ay..., how's the baby?"

It was Hazli, her husband on the line.

"Hasan, we're putting the baby into the grave now. The baby was stillborn."

Wham!!!

I broke down. Another work colleague, Sing was aghast!

"Stay calm, Hasan, stay calm." Sing hugged me tight.

"I can't do this, Sing!"

"Yes, you can, Hasan. YES, YOU CAN! You're the best guy to present this.

I held myself up. I did it.

But now!!! There was no Sing to hug me! It's lockdown. I can't go to him! And the talk show is two hours away....! What will I do, what will I do....?

Call Sing? What quickly ran through my mind was, who goes by the name "Sing," really? Does Sing sing? Ha ha... most certainly NOT! Well, he told me that no one in Manchester, the UK, the place he studied in, could pronounce the other words in his full name, Ng Sing Kwei. "Ng" the Britons said "Ngerh" or "Nerg" or some other silly sound! "Kwei" sounded (River) Kwai, or Queer! Of course, now in Malaysia he goes by the professional name, Dr. Ng. I still call him Sing. Ha ha ha... let me call Sing who doesn't sing.

Sing didn't answer my call. Urgh...!

What will I do, what will I do??? How am I gonna do this talk show. Shall I cancel it?

Faz Kamar flashed into mind, I had no idea why. My coach/trainer friend! YEAH, I CALL FAZ!

Faz, too, didn't answer my call. URGH...!

No, I can't cancel the show. I won't let Jaklin and Omar down! Let me pluck up whatever strength I have and do it.

Suddenly Faz called me back! I told her the bad news.

"Faz, Faz, what will I do? I am so sad. Jinny has had too great an impact on my life, my wife, too, the clients I have been coaching, and many other lives I have been touching. Our successes are really because of her!" I was crying some more.

"Now I feel so lost, Faz. So empty. I can't do this show!"

Faz listened, took in my feelings, let me be totally in it, encouraged me, helped me with more questions, and asked me one final question.

"Hasan, Hasan, Hasan, what would Jinny want you to do now?"

"Huh? Hmmm..."

"I know, Faz! Jinny would want me to do the show. I have arrived so far in my life because I have “lived out Jinny.” I carry her spirit. I bring along her legacy. It doesn't die. Jinny is alive. In me! I will go on, do the show!"

"Go do it, man!"

I felt Faz's virtual hug like Sing's tight embrace ten years ago. I held myself up again. I logged into the virtual talk show and did it. I rocked - go ask Jaklin and Omar!

Ha ha ha... the virtual platform is not that HD (high definition). Otherwise if you zoomed in enough, you could see what Smokey Robinson & The Miracles sing (hey, I like the Linda Ronstadt version, too!), "So take a good look at my face .. You'll see my smile is out of place .. If you look closer it's easy to trace .. the tracks of my tears .. whoh whoah..." LOL!

I did it, Faz. I did it, Jaklin and Omar!

After the live-streaming show ended and we were not in broadcast mode anymore, Jaklin, Omar and I did a de-brief. I let on that I was amazed at myself for doing it that well DESPITE my grieving. Jaklin and Omar had no idea. I told my story to them and cried one last cry. That's it. Jinny lives on. No more tears, yay!

Hasannudin Saidin
hasan@rubah.my
Posted by Katie Sanderson on July 13, 2020
Jinny has been so many things to me. From the day I met her, I was welcomed with motherly love. She had a way of making each family member feel special in a way only she could, always remembering the little things. My daughters are beyond blessed for her having shared her loving wisdom with them. 

She was a friend and confidant; I will miss our monthly lunches reviewing our plans, splitting a burger and a couple glasses of wine. Her smile lit up the room and she could always push me in such a loving way. 

Her presence will be missed and leave an emptiness in us all; her legacy will carry on in her children, grandchildren and the many others she's impacted globally. 

It's an honor to have loved you and had faith along side you, Jinny. May you rest in peace. 
Posted by Stephen Margrett on July 5, 2020
Radiant. That’s how I remember Jinny. She was still radiant the last time I saw her, in late January of this year. And that’s how she was when we first met in England in the mid-1980s. I had become great friends with Tim in his Printronic days when together we developed innovative personalized mail campaigns for the company I worked for at the time. Naturally, Tim introduced me to Jinny and I became one of her earliest Results Unlimited clients. Her insightful guidance and great enthusiasm were instrumental in my progress in life as well as in business, especially after I created my own direct marketing agency. In December of 1994 she gave me a copy of Your Best Year Yet from its first UK print run and she wrote a lovely message inside the front cover. It’s a treasured memento of happy times together. Thank you, Jinny, and God bless.
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Dearest Jinny

Shared by Laurie Oswald on July 1, 2020
From my earliest memories, Jinny is right by my side taking walks in Wash Park, enjoying tea or more often, a happy hour together (sometimes a happy lunch even),laughing, appreciating our blessings, dreaming about the future or planning something, most often the next wild idea or reason to have a party or excuse to treat ourselves.

I was fortunate to meet Jinny and Tim at a party in Denver through a colleague 12 years ago. We became fast friends socially and the magic of Best Year Yet became the icing on the cake of our remarkable and rich relationship.

Jinny loved me and believed in me from the start. Through coaching, she transformed my life to one of greater possibility, impact, and joy. Through friendship, we shared adventure, tears (the many tears) and support. As a family and as a maternal figure, she gave me her open arms and unconditional love and filled a tender and needy place in my heart. And through Buddhism, she opened the door to a new view full of wisdom, compassion, and perspective.

She was a mentor yes, but she was also real.She shared her openly about her own struggles and fears.She fell and she got up again, demonstrating incredible will and perseverance over and over.Jinny was larger than life yes ~ but authentically human.

As business partners, she entrusted and empowered me to continue the work of Best Year Yet that so many of you helped to start and grow.As part of InteraWorks, it is now reaching corporate leaders and audiences around the world and the Partner network continues to help local businesses thrive. Through the Best Year Yet Foundation, we now make Best Year Yet accessible to non-profit organizations and community groups in multiple countries to equip them to advance their missions and their own greatness.

Launching the Jinny Ditzler Legacy Fund to honor Jinny and ensure her vision and impact lives on forever is our best gift yet to her and to the world. Her voice and commitment to create a way for people to get that they matter and to access their potential is needed now perhaps more than ever.

Jinny, you made anything seem doable and made everything fun. You were perfectly kind and generous always. I miss you so much. Your presence is with me in the mug I use every day, on my alter, in my still not fancy but better closet, with a smoothie or an olive…..on the boat, in my spreadsheets and in so much more…..not the least of which is my heart. My last words to you while holding your hand were “I love you; I am right here. We’ll do this together.” I know you are doing the same for me and everyone on this call and we will do the same for others.Thank you, Miss Jinny and to you Tim.