I was dealing with a marital separation, transitioning to full-time employment, and had moved into a new home. I felt incredibly stuck and unable to move forward in many of the areas I faced. I needed someone to help me not only focus on and prioritize specific tasks, but also to help me deal with the many emotional changes I was going through. I found Janelle to be objective and neutral, able to lead me to what was holding me back from moving forward without "telling me what to do." Janelle helped me clarify where my energy levels were as I faced certain challenges and has helped me find the skills to continue to do so. Our sessions together have given me the tools to focus and prioritize in several areas of my life. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with Janelle as my coach!
Through working with Janelle, I created a roadmap for discovering who I am. The exercises were key to challenging me to think at a deeper level. They were challenging, but good. It helped me to dig deep and do the homework and see myself more clearly through the tangle of memories and feelings and perceptions of myself. Having a coach as a mirror (asking questions) helped me go deeper. I now have a list of 3 steps to explore a path based on a solid knowledge of who I really am.
I found Janelle to be a very understanding and caring person. I felt comfortable with her from the very first meeting. I had been trying to get started on a job search because my current job environment is less than desirable. I delayed starting the search because of doubts, fears and insecurity. Janelle was very supportive and had great ideas. She helped me to find renewed confidence in myself and my abilities. She helped me to see that I needed to take charge of my own life and not let others discourage me from pursuing my dreams. I am now much more self-assured, motivated and inspired and am taking actions toward my goals. Thanks for all your support!
"Janelle helped me clarify where my energy levels were as I faced certain challenges and has helped me find the skills to continue to do so."
Working with Janelle as my coach gave me self-respect, self-confidence, and helped me to believe in myself. We all need to believe in ourselves and be our biggest fan so that we can overcome the changes and obstacles we face and to get to the root of the problems we may be having. I found Janelle to be thoughtful, insightful, and inspiring. I finally made changes toward putting myself first and working on making myself happy. I now realize that I am a much stronger person then I realized. If you are struggling with any parts of your life and ready to make a change, it’s worth investing in coaching because you are worth it! - Cindy Thompson
I found that working with a life coach was life changing. The tools Janelle gave me helped me to tap into myself and my God-given destiny and they are simple and powerful. It gave me the power to realize I am not stuck in life and that I am stronger than I think. This was a very "ahha" moment for me. I have found so many hidden treasures in this program that have helped me live life more fully with my husband and family and friends. After two months of working with Janelle, I started hearing people say “What’s happening in your life? You are different." It’s ok to finally think about ME. It’s hard work, but the forever skills you receive are worth every ounce of time and money. - Marguerite Goodhart
“Working with Janelle gave me the power to realize I am not stuck in life and that I am stronger than I think.”
I was seeing a counselor and she listens but was not enough to help me move forward. When I looked for a coach online locally, I found Janelle's strength and contribution in helping women in 40 or older and that's when I decided to ask for her help. Her real stories and experience of actually going through hardships in her life and making things happen to be where she is was truly encouraging. Her genuine personality with compassion for others made always peace of mind. She was there to help and listen outside her work responsibilities and that meant a lot too. I found out that the building up my confidence again after 15 years of staying home was the key to my future success. Janelle worked with me using the Strengths Finder assessment to discover ways that I can apply those strengths in my career search and everyday life. It was so different from counseling. It was goal-oriented. For my case, it was almost all to do with my regaining my confidence and she focused on that and even helped with me on job interviews. -T.T.
“The most significant learning for me was that I actually can do it! That I can overcome my biggest obstacles and blocks.”
I had been trying to decide on the direction for my life. Janelle helped me find my strengths and weaknesses. Changing my thinking was the key and will also take the most work. She helped me find the answers without saying, "Here's what you need to do." Janelle exudes confidence and she is easy going, peaceful and serene. I really enjoyed working with Janelle. She is very inspiring, soothing, gentle but direct. She is really fun to be around and finds joy in most things she does. She uplifted me numerous times and encouraged me to focus on the issues to resolve old thinking and old ideas. -Denise
I needed some focus on what part time work post retirement would be good. I also was having some self confidence issues re: putting myself "out there" for jobs I had no hard core experience. Working with Janelle provided me with resources & suggestions. Her Fridays at Noon episodes helped me with some relevant topics, articles on self confidence, too. I thought the ELI Assessment was revealing & a good tool for providing direction. Janelle was very patient with me & my crazy travel schedule. Thanks so much for your interest, the reference/reading suggestions & your time. -Juliann
“Changing my thinking was the key and will also take the most work. She helped me find the answers without telling me what to do.”
From the beginning I felt Janelle had an honest desire to help. Her non-judgment (what helped me to be so open) and her professionalism helped me to align myself more with my values. My biggest challenge was being able to live aligned with my "guidelines for life." I wanted to find more of that inner peace and joy, while increasing my productivity and self-discipline in different areas. The most significant learning for me was that I actually can do it! That I can overcome my biggest obstacles and blocks and if I'm failing to do so, it's not because it's impossible. It's because I choose so. And I can choose otherwise, any time. I'm not at the mercy of my own head and obstacles anymore. Janelle cares. She cares to understand, to communicate effectively, to deliver the result and to do it in such an empowering manner. I feel that I can come with anything and she will find a way to step into my shoes and help me from exactly where I am to move into the next level, and do it so fast! I'm still amazed by the speed with which she helped me to overcome my biggest challenges, while still keeping so relaxed and calm energy in a meantime. - Radovan Jencik, Slovak Republic