Janet Davenport 

Leadership Coach. Strategic Consultant.

My Story


I am a spiritlinking leadership coach committed to helping leaders connect with the deep purpose of their work and lives. This takes courage. And it is the source of our true power as human beings and leaders of change. In addition to being  a certified professional coach, I am a minister, inspirational speaker and writer, who understands the transformative power of words

and stories. 


These are the master tools of my inspirational speaking, writing and family and community storytelling ministry at DIVINEPORT. To learn more about my spiritual journey and personal story visit with me at DIVINEPORT


Storytelling is a also a vital tool in my leadership and strategic coaching and consulting toolbox.They were honed in a communications and marketing career spanning 30 years that included senior leadership and executive positions in philanthropic  organizations and higher educations as well as an  award-winning print journalist. I know the power of narrative  not only because it opened doors to my successful communications career but also the spiritual path to my own healing from trauma and loss. 

 My writing and storytelling roots run deep in the sacred soil of my rich family and  African American heritage. This is where my curiosity and  beginnings as a poet, seeker, healer and family historian were nurtured. My parents, Arthur and Thelma Davenport, a devoted, pioneering  Black couple, were steeped in the love,values, traditions and the coming of age stories from growing up in the same close-knit southern community during the Great Depression and Jim Crow era. I received their ancestral memories as sacred gifts.


Their stories anchored me during my formative years as my father's military career constantly moved us to different regions of the country and abroad. Thanks to these experiences and so much more I learned first-hand the power of narrative to change our lives, makes us whole and help us find our way home.  

Branford Public Schools, Branford, CT

Cornell Scott  Hill Health Center, New Haven, CT

Conference of Churches, Hartford, CT

Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT

First Church - Center Church, Hartford, CT

Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn, NY 

Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT

Springfield Public Health Department, Springfield, MA

Verdant Multicultural Media, Northampton, MA

Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, Conn. 

Workplace Success Group, Connecticut, USA

Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

I turned to Davenport Coaching Solutions for help with prioritizing and managing work and family demands. Janet demonstrated a keen ability to listen deeply and to pose thought-provoking questions. We worked together on a plan of action that continued to help me after our sessions ended. 

Andre Barnett | Senior Production Editor

Maryland, USA

Janet is authentic and passionate. She understands the corporate culture and the various dynamics and personalities that are common in most workplaces.  As a result, she brings an honest, holistic approach to her executive coaching style. She gives you the space to ask yourself those tough, courageous questions about who you are and what you are hoping for. She meets you where you are and guides you through any tough situation.  Janet has equipped me with the tools needed so that I can face challenges more confidently.

Endia DeCordova | Institutional Advancement Executive Higher Ed

New Jersey, Connecticut, USA

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Your passion is the inner flame that lights the way
to the purpose and story of your life. 
Janet Davenport

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