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Helping Women 40+ Quit
Their Day Job and Do
What They Really Want


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Get super clear about WHO you are and WHAT you really want to do - before you quit your day job: 4-Module Course in Life Purpose Discovery designed specifically for Women 40+


It’s time.

It’s YOUR time.


You’ve blown out the candles on your 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond birthdays and just as you watch that fire go out, you've also felt like the flame in your life is going out. You’ve been working and taking care of your family and your home and you realize now, it’s your turn. It’s time to stop settling in a career in which you aren’t passionate. It’s time to focus on what you want to do in this next, exciting, new chapter of your life. And guess what, you can do anything you want.

You want to live to your fullest potential and make a difference in this world by turning your passion into a profitable income, whether that means starting your own business or finding your ideal job that aligns with who you are and what you value and will draw from your greatest strengths and talents. 

Your motivation and energy will drive you to your goal and I want to be there to support you in every single way.

Emerging Life Coaching is all about personal growth development experiences, self-discovery, inner transformation and creating solid plans of action for achievement of goals through our work together.

Gain clarity on exactly what you want to accomplish and who you truly are and then let’s figure out a way to make it reality. I’ll hold you accountable and encourage you to keep going and together we’ll find solutions to obstacles and challenges along the way.

It’s time. 


Private Individual Coaching: 10 coaching sessions (1 hour) over 3 months, includes the Energy Leadership Index Assessment and debrief session. This assessment is unique from others as it reveals your perspectives and attitudes - how you show up in your life. It also shows your default patterns of behavior and thought and how you typically react to stress. We use this assessment as the foundation of our work together to help you become who you truly are meant to be. If you are interested in exploring this option, click on the button below to apply for coaching services. 

Life Purpose Course for Women 40+: Get super clear about WHO you are and WHAT you really want to do - before you quit your day job: This self-paced, 4-Module Course in Life Purpose Discovery is designed specifically for Women 40+ who are searching for what they really want to do "when they grow up!" To learn more and enroll in this power-packed course, click on the button below.

Emerging Life Workshops: Enjoy learning and expanding your horizons through these personal development workshops. Some are in-person workshops and some are virtual online events. Click below to see the current workshop offerings.

Emerge Academy - Fridays at Noon

Fridays at Noon Live Call with "Coach J"
Friday, january 25th at NOON ET
The topic: tbd

They are free weekly events where I share about a topic relevant to women 40+ who are ready to do what they really want, but just aren’t sure how to begin. I share for about 30 minutes and often give you tools, exercises, and resources so you can apply what I’ve shared to your life. At the end,  I open the call up to allow listeners to share thoughts and insights or ask questions. These calls are recorded (just the part where I talk on the topic, not the Q&A session). They are posted on my website. Just click on "Emerge Academy" to get to the recordings.

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Meet Janelle


A teacher in elementary and middle schools.
A GED prep instructor.
An entrepreneur.
An office manager.
A life coach.

All careers that I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime. I was an educator for 20 years and watching my students grow and thrive was simply amazing. And then working with adults, brought a whole different level of watching people grow and reach their goals. As an entrepreneur, I was able to expand my personal growth and learn how to navigate obstacles and believe in dreams. As an office manager at a school and then at the women’s center at Virginia Tech, I really discovered my love of coaching people.

I took the StrengthsFinder assessment and received coaching around it. I love assessments because I enjoy discovering what makes people who they are, what their gifts and strengths are and then drawing that out of them so they can see how to use those gifts to live a fulfilled and happy live doing what they love. I took a couple of training classes about how to coach others around the StrengthsFinder and enjoyed that so much that I tried to get everyone I knew to take it so I could coach them. That’s when I realized that coaching was what I do best and enjoy most.

I truly enjoy connecting with people at a deep level, understanding who they are and helping them grow and develop into who they were meant to be. I became a life coach approaching 60 years old. It is never too late to do what you love. It is possible, at any age, to make changes and live your passions.

I am married (27 years) and have one daughter. She is married and lives in California. I have a step-grandaughter and I’m hoping for more grandchildren someday! My husband and I live in Virginia, in the beautiful mountains of the Blue Ridge. I’ve lived here for close to 35 years and still love it. My dad is 93, doing very well and I spend as much time as I can with him. I have many siblings and spending time with family is cherished.

I am a Christian with a very deep faith. I am active in my church as a women’s ministry leader and worship leader. I play piano and keyboard (and a little guitar). I also enjoy dancing, bike riding, hiking, writing and reading. I love to learn and I typically have at least 5 books that I’m reading at any given time.

CPC (Certified Professional Coach) from iPEC
PCC (Professional Certified Coach) (ICF) 
ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
COR.E Wellbeing Dynamics Specialist from iPEC
B.S. Elementary Education – University of Colorado



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I limit the number of private client sessions I do on a weekly basis to keep the individual and personal attention high for my clients. Due to that and a high demand for coaching, new clients will be scheduled on a first decide, first served basis.

I look forward to connecting with you soon.

P: 540-391-0332

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