Jane Pentland was born in Inverness, in the Scottish Highlands.
She graduated from Edinburgh University with an honours degree in English Literature and Language.
After completing a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification at the Basil Paterson College in Edinburgh she worked at The Southport Language Centre, Paris (SLCP) teaching English in Paris to business clients such as Pierre Cardin and Credit Lyonnais, as well as to individuals.
On return from Paris, Jane studied for her PGCE teaching qualification at Northern College Aberdeen and went on to teach English in a Fife secondary school for thirteen years. During this time she undertook an exchange year to the USA, where she taught French, English and Drama in a junior high school in Seattle.
Whilst teaching she also studied for an Honours degree in Psychology and on completion left teaching to complete her Masters in Educational Psychology at Dundee University.
Jane then worked for 12 years as an educational psychologist in the Scottish Borders before setting up her own psychology business, Pentland Psychologies.
Jane is a registered Educational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.