Working with Janet over the past year was invaluable to my personal and professional growth. When we first started working together, I was under a considerable amount of work-related stress and overwhelm that was seeping into other areas of my life. I had also never worked with a coach prior to this. Janet helped me develop clarity and find strategies to get the support that I needed. Most importantly, I learned to reframe some of my negative thinking patterns so that I could spend time doing more things that not only nourished me, but also helped support my company’s growth.
Before working with Janet I was stuck in overwhelming discouragement. I had worked with several other coaches in the past, so was aware of the high value of coaching. When I met Janet, I knew within a few minutes that if the need ever arose again, I wanted her to be my coach. That is exactly what I did and I haven’t looked back. Janet has delivered high value coaching, ideas and suggestions that have far exceeded anything I expected. Not only did she help me with the initial issues with which I was struggling, her coaching has really helped me restore vitality and clarity. She has also been very helpful in helping me map out strategic actions, which was one place I tend to get bogged down. I highly recommend Janet if you are looking for an outstanding coach who can strategically and dynamically help you move forward.
Janet brought to our coaching relationship the best blend of professional expertise, great listening skills, powerful intuition and the ability to ask just the right questions at just the right time. Her thoughtful questions and insights helped me to stay grounded so I could be my most resourceful, empowered self on all fronts. I could stay focused on the importance of each person and each connection. Ultimately my project was enormously successful, relationships were deepened and I came away with some powerful life lessons and new interpersonal skills. Janet’s support and wisdom played a large role in the success. The combined power of her leadership and facilitation skills, her insights and her instincts have made a world of difference for me.
Because of coaching with Janet, I am becoming a much better version of myself. She helps me expand what is possible in my life and then make it real. After coaching, I can see the paths to action more clearly and the mood that goes with doing the work is different. She helps me feel calm and centered.
I stay with Janet as my coach because the learning continues. Her greatest skill is her thoughtful, high integrity communication. I feel really, really safe in our conversations. I keep getting fresh thinking from our work and my life has become deeper and richer. I know myself better and I can see myself more clearly.
What is best about working with Janet is that our work was very individualized. She took the time to understand my business and accommodate how I work. She supported me with every challenge that came along and gave me an injection of business knowledge whenever I needed it. She knows all the aspects of how a small business runs and educated me on the strategies and tactics that will work for my situation. Without her help, I would have been bumbling in the dark without confidence on where I could go for trusted info. With her help, I have less stress AND five times as many new clients in one month as the same month a year ago.
I’ve been working with Janet for a few years now and she’s helped me through a number of career growth and decision points. She helped me decide to stop freelancing and instead go in-house with a client. She helped me with being a first time manager. She’s helped me work through difficult situations with difficult people, making them less anxiety causing. Mostly, she’s helped me figure out what I really want out of career. She’s versatile, funny, sensitive, and wise.
Coaching with Janet has been a life changer. She helped me clarify what I truly wanted in my life: a balance of work and fun—without the guilt. Her calm, gentle voice reassured me that something good would come from our partnership. And I wasn’t disappointed! She helped me to recognize what I truly hold important in my life and then to ensure that my behavior honored those beliefs. I’ve also learned to get out of my head and more into my heart and experiences. And the greatest lesson? I’ve learned to accept myself and where I am in my life, without comparison to others. Janet is an awesome, gifted coach.
In the last few years I’ve faced rapidly increasing demands on my time and attention, and Janet’s coaching has been absolutely essential in navigating these changes. She has helped me step back and think through big-picture goals, and also offered concrete advice on tackling specific problems. The biggest impact, though, has come from Janet’s guidance in changing the way I think about my work. She manages to hold me accountable while also being compassionate and consistently supportive. I’m amazed how much progress I’ve made with Janet’s help.
I wanted to work with Janet because she had accomplished what I wanted – a second business that was not location dependent and not based on trading my time for dollars. Together we sorted through options and Janet helped me run some experiments and evaluate results. I landed on a second business that is not only creative and exciting, but also is an excellent investment opportunity that expands my options and will grow more with time. At the same time, Janet helped me increase my income from my current business. And along the way, she taught me a lot about setting goals, prioritizing and finding my inner sources of motivation. If you want a coach that will challenge you and bring out your best, Janet’s a great choice.
Janet seems to always have her antenna out for “the new” so she has brought me a wide circle of important information for my business. For example, her ideas have helped my website traffic go up 25%. Everything seems more doable since I started coaching with her. Even though I’m an extraordinarily disciplined person, like everyone I sometimes struggle to stay on track. Janet gives me an anchor and support so I can get even more done; she is sensitive and focused and has contributed a richness to my life that goes beyond my business. There is a quality about her that helps me keep my spirit up even when I encounter difficulties and then I can remember the driving purpose I have for every day. Janet presents me with a personalized roadmap that doesn’t let me forget the forest just because I am concentrating on dealing with every tree. I’m no longer lost in day to day tasks, I have a strong direction.
As a business and mentor coach, Janet helped me make better choices. When you work with Janet you benefit from her unique ability to offer both a high level of personal support and the personalized practical help needed to figure out what it takes run YOUR business. Her communication is courageous and she is ready to meet you to work on your most difficult issues – business or personal. Once you see your obstacles more clearly, you’ll surprise yourself at how much progress you can make.
As a coach Janet continually asks the right questions at the right time! She helped me develop my trust in my own talents and a workable plan for growing my business. Working with her has enabled me to develop confidence, clients, and certification as a coach–and greater awareness, joy, and balance in daily living. I recommend her highly to others who want to enjoy their lives more. With Janet in your corner, you can get out there and take on the world!
It was a pleasure to partner with Janet in a collaborative event. Janet made the whole process easy, fun, and delightfully effortless. She thought of every detail, and brought her grace, style, and calm, positive enthusiasm to every step of the program. I was impressed (as I often am) by her thoughtfulness and organization… not only was the experience lovely, there were real business results, too! If you’re considering working with Janet, I highly recommend that you take the plunge! You’ll be glad you did.
Janet Slack helped steer me through career changes, life work revisions and at least one complete reinvention of myself. She showed me how to polish my relationships and skills, set realistic priorities and weigh my options with her patient, caring style. She is a master of powerful questions that got me to examine how I am really doing, not just how I say I am doing. Now on the other side of those upheavals, I realize how much she has taught me. Janet really knows her stuff.
Before I started to work with Janet, I could not see beyond what I believed were my choices. In working together, she has been a resource for me to think things through, to reframe, and to learn about areas of business that I was uninformed about. She has shown me how to be more technologically savvy and to successfully address some of the challenges in my business. Perhaps best of all, Janet’s coaching has allowed me to focus more on what I want versus what others think I should be doing. I am more clear and directed.
It was so helpful to have Janet as our relationship coach after my sister and I became co-leaders of a huge community project. Before our coaching began, our relationship had turned into all work – we no longer did fun things together. Janet helped us clearly identify our roles in the project, share the spotlight and assess the differences in our strengths with honesty. The relationship coaching helped us stay away from being scattered and overwhelmed and made us remember at all times that the relationship was more important than the project. In the end, the project was a huge success and we had an even better version of our relationship than ever.
Janet Slack has coached with me for three and one-half years. I interviewed several prospective coaches before we started, and when I spoke to Janet, I knew immediately I had found the right coach for me. She listens carefully, probes appropriately, and gives solid feedback. I have been able to make some major changes in my professional and personal life over these years that I would not have made without Janet’s coaching. On a practical level I’ve learned to divide big projects into small pieces, schedule the pieces and eventually crossed them off my “to do” list. On a deeper level, I have become more sure of myself in my professional relationships, and been able to hold myself accountable. Thanks, Janet, for being my “midwife” to birth new directions in my professional and personal paths.
I really can’t say enough good things about Janet’s coaching. She’s an excellent listener, who is also very insightful. I found her to be adept at challenging me to stretch beyond my comfort zone, without taking me so far outside of it that I felt overwhelmed or scared. Our coaching helped me find my own areas of resistance so that I could analyze whether I was reaching my goals and make course corrections. I am so pleased with the decisions I made because of the coaching – I know I wouldn’t have come to the same correct conclusions without my coaching with Janet.
Working with Janet was not only a pleasure, but it was fruitful as well! Janet has a strong commitment to serving her community that comes from the heart. She managed a great interview with me that allowed me to “strut my stuff” and this lead to over 150 new leads for my database. THANK YOU, Janet…I look forward to working with you again!
Janet has such strengths – a real bottomless source of wisdom and knowledge. And she delivers it with such detail that it seldom leaves me with questions afterwards. Her intentions, motivation, and sincere desire are always for me to succeed. She can even make difficult concepts clear when I find myself very confused. What a powerhouse Janet is – unbelievable!
Janet is excellent at what she does. She is an intelligent, capable and dependable woman with much experience and creativity to offer. Don’t hesitate to entrust your business or life goals with her, she’ll help you get where you need to be.
Janet has inspired me through our coaching sessions. She has helped me grow spiritually and has given me that little push, I need personally, to move forward in the positive path I’ve always wanted to take but never knew how to begin. I enjoyed my sessions with Janet and felt great after each one. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to invest in themselves.
I love working with Janet Slack and definitely recommend her. She has a very natural style which is easy to follow and understand and this suits a techie-phobe like me!
Winston Salem, NC
I still benefit from my coaching sessions with Janet. What continues to inspire me is the example she gave me of someone who truly strives to live out their purpose in life. Janet always has a way to just “get things done”. Because of our coaching together, I’ve always made the point to thoroughly enjoy the work I was involved in. I now pay close attention to what the moment or situation intends for me to take from it as well as what is needed from me. She helped me tremendously. I have absolutely no doubt that Janet makes an important impact in the lives of others since she did in mine. I highly recommend her as a coach.