Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
Like all great adventures, the leadership mission can sometimes feel hard and lonely, but it can also be an exhilarating, fun, profoundly meaningful, and rewarding experience. If you’ve been called to leadership, to rally a team around a vision that strives for better performance, you’ve been offered the privilege and opportunity to make an impact in your corner of the world. And how amazing is that?! So … what are your intentions? What do you want to achieve? How do you want to show up? What support do you need to get there?
I was lucky in my business career to have had two wonderful mentors, but I never had the advantage of a coach, someone who was there just for me, without any agenda other than my wellbeing and development. I might not have made different decisions, but I believe a coach would have helped me lead with greater ease, awareness, and confidence, with positive spillovers to my teams.
At a time when our world is hungry for authentic leadership, my purpose is to support leaders to understand and express themselves better; to free themselves from default settings of limiting beliefs and perspectives; and to muscle-build their own capacity for resiliency, courage, and a stronger sense of purpose.
Janet is a marketing consultant and former consumer packaged goods executive with 20+ years experience in top companies with iconic brands, leading teams with award-winning product innovation and break-through advertising and promotion campaigns. She has supported teams through mergers, acquisitions and culture transformations – the thrills of record-breaking years, and the lows of budget cuts and staffing shortages. She understands how different organizations work, and how to build performance. She has coached an array of leaders from entry level to heads of companies. Janet believes in the power of people, of kindness, positive energy, empathy and encouragement, and brings a safe and non-judgmental space to her coaching practice. A two-times cancer survivor, and mother to a differently-abled dependent adult daughter, Janet has a richly-lived life experience and is a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity. She is a past Board President of Autism Ontario and is a recipient of several volunteer awards from the Province of Ontario.
Janet holds a BA in Social Science from Western with executive business courses at Schulich and Ivey. She is also an honours creative writing graduate from U of T. She has taught college level management courses and is an ICF and Co-Active Certified Coach. She is a dedicated coach, mentor and developer of talent.