Executive Coach. Ordained Minister.Strategic Consultant.
Meet Your Spiritlinking Leadership Coach
Greetings! If you're seeking professional coaching and strategic business consulting with heart and soul, you have come to the right place!
I am an accomplished professionally certified executive-life coach, ordained minister, and a strategic consultant committed to linking mission-driven leaders to their passion and purpose while powering up strategies and tools for their success.
You are the Storyteller-in-Chief
My background as a spiritual leader and teacher enriches the coaching journey for people seeking deeper meaning in their lives, their relationships, and their careers/work. When we live and work in our soul purpose, we generate the joy, creativity and energy we need to care for ourselves - mind, body, and spirit - and contribute to making this a better world.
Working together, we find just the right strategies and tools you need to achieve your goals; and develop the practical skills you may need to sustain your success!
Whether taking on a new role or position, moving in new directions, or navigating difficult transitions and changes, you are the storyteller-in-chief.
As an award-winning communication strategist, former public relations/marketing executive and journalist, I understand the power of words and stories in shaping and changing perception and thus our reality.
As a practicing minister, I have a deep appreciation for the role faith, values and deeply personal believes play in the narratives of our lives. Sacred storytelling, strategic communications and personal branding are pathways to self discovery, healing and constructive change. To learn more about my spiritual journey, and storytelling ministry visit me at DIVINEPORT.
My well of expertise includes 30 years of leadership and innovation spanning media, philanthropy, public policy, and higher education. My clients include small businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations.
I am a graduate of the Yale Clergy Scholar Program and studied theology and spirituality at Hartford Seminary where I also graduated from the Women's Leadership Institute. I have a bachelor's degree in social work/communications from the University of Wisconsin. My greatest learning came from growing up in a nomadic, African-American military family that traveled and lived in diverse communities in the United States and abroad during the 1950s and '60s.
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
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
Janet's focus is always on helping me work through my challenges in a manner that is most comfortable for me. She never tells me what to do, or demands I follow a certain path. Instead, she helps me design possibilities individualized to my personal needs. The depth of her knowledge on spirituality, communications, literature, history and mind/body healing all meld together beautifully, making her an excellent mentor and coach.
Health Writer, Web Manager, Dietitian
Michelle Traub | Health Writer, Web Manager, Dietitian
Janet is a highly skilled strategic communications executive, I've learned tremendously from her coaching approach to management ...
Sandy Lashin-Curewitz | Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications - The Advocates
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
I observed first-hand Janet's skills as a life coach, event planner, public relations professional and editor. When my book was nearing the last stages of publication, I felt it was not quite ready, so I turned to Janet for her professional assistance. Her enthusiasm, competence, skill, prompt responses and meticulous attention to every detail made the difference for me between “an OK project” and one of which I am truly proud. Janet’s willingness to work closely with me has opened several doors to speaking and writing opportunities.
Rabbi, Author of What's in It for Me? Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives, Guest Speaker, Scholar-in-Residence
Stephen Fuchs | Rabbi | Author
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