Janet Davenport 

Leadership Coach. Minister.Strategic Consultant.

My Story


Meet the Spiritlinking Leadership Coach

I am a professionally certified executive coach and a strategic consultant committed to helping mission-driven leaders connect with the deep purpose of their work and lives. My experience as a minister, spiritual director and teacher enriches the coaching journey for mission-driven leaders mindful of their soul purpose. I believe working and living in our soul purpose sparks the passion, joy and creativity we need to serve the greater good in our lives and in the world.


I work co-creatively with individuals and organizations that wish to play an active roles in unfolding the narratives of their lives. Whether it's breaking new ground, moving in new directions or navigating challenging transitions and shifts, you are the storyteller-in-chief. 


My coaching equips you with the strategies and tools you need to effectively manage your career and personal transitions at a deep level, enabling you to achieve your goals and develop practical skills to sustain your success! 

My Story

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. 
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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. 


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.  

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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