Hello - I'm Jeanette....
So glad to meet you! Thanks for checking out my website. I remember when I was looking for a Life Coach and I loved to check out the "About Me" page to see who I would be working with. I now have my own "About Me" page and it is a little strange...but this is an important page. The only way a coaching relationship can be successful is if you and I click - so here is a little "about me" to see if we are a match.
I was born and raised in a large Catholic family and am a middle child (#6 of 9!). My husband says I always tell people about my family when they first meet me which confirms that I am proud of being part of a large clan. It made me who I am today and I am continually growing as a daughter, sister and in my relationships especially now in my middle age. You could say that my mom was my coach, mentor, teacher, spiritual director, best friend and wind beneath my wings. She passed away from cancer in 2008 and lives on in my heart, soul and spirit and is a part of everthing I do. She instilled a strong faith in me and that is my anchor on life's journey.
I married my college sweetheart - Stuart - and have been married for over 25 years! We are so blessed to have three amazing teen/young adult daughters. We experienced infertility early in our marriage and God blessed us with children through adoption. I have a passion for honoring birthparents for the courageous choice for life they have made and am a passionate advocate and supporter in the pro-life movement. Adoption has been an amazing gift in my life and has taught me so many of my most important life lessons.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Business and Psychology, a Masters in Human Resource Management and I am working towards a Master's Degree in Spiritual Theology. I worked 15+ years in leadership and consulting positions in the HR world. I left my business career to stay home with my kids for 10 years which was a life-changing choice and brought peace to my soul since I was living one of my biggest priorities and values from my heart! In my thirties, I finally prioritized my biggest rock - my Catholic faith and personal relationship with Jesus and the rest flowed from there. I got involved with my Church, leading bible studies, volunteering at school, driving carpools and spending precious time with my husband and girls. In 2009, I returned to the Human Resources field as a part-time consultant and became a Certified Christian Life Coach in late 2012. Life Coaching was a perfect fit for me since I have always been drawn to encouraging and motivating people whether at work, as a college basketball point guard or sports coach, a loyal friend or a bible study leader.
I am a forever learner! Reading and personal growth totally excite me. I have books throughout my house and stacked on my nightstand (and now waiting in my Kindle App on my IPAD!) and will drop everything to discuss the gift and dignity of the human person and how we can live our one life well with abundance, passion and joy. I love my prayer time with a cup of coffee, going to Mass, working out and running, a bushel of crabs with beer and just spending quality time with family and friends.
As a Certified Life Coach, I specialize in personal growth, career, adoption and spiritual coaching, and I maintain a private practice in Ashburn, VA. I just recently became a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator with Brené Brown's life-changing work on courage, vulnerability and wholehearted living and coach individuals and small groups using her program and tools. I truly believe in living your one journey well and passionate about helping you to become the "best version of yourself". I use individual and group coaching techniques, assessments and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored authentically to you. One of my greatest strengths is empathy and it is a humbling gift for me to walk alongside with you.
Together on the Journey -
Hello - I'm Jeanette....