First and foremost, I love dogs and I hate beets.
I'm a Hudson-certified Executive Coach, a certified EQ Mentor and a member of ICF. Since one job is not nearly enough, I’m also the startup founder of Fetch Recruiting & Advisors, focused on Executive Recruiting & Consulting for Silicon Beach. I’m heavily involved in LA’s startup ecosystem, and does Pitch Coaching, Startup Advising and Mentoring. I provide consulting services for my clients with engagements primarily focused on the establishment of best practices for team management & motivation, recruiting, on-boarding, employer branding, culture and retention.
My coaching practice includes both individual leadership coaching, as well as team culture coaching, primarily for startups between Seed and Series B. However, I also have clients working in much larger organizations. I’ve always had a natural curiosity about people, which allows me to be open to what’s really there. I’m driven by what’s real, and helping others to find their creativity, passion and purpose. I’m big on aligning core values with day to day life, both work and personal.
I’m on several non-profit Boards, including Women Founders Network and Target Zero, as well as going to prison as often as I can with DEFY Ventures.
Strong believer in the golden rule.
What Now, What Next?
What is Executive Coaching?
Executive Coaching (EC) is the facilitation of self-awareness and subsequent change with a professional focus.
If you are facing a career transition (whether you want to or not), need to beef up your leadership or presentation skills (you're evolving from being a Founder to a CEO or are getting a promotion), hate difficult (but necessary) conversations, or you are stuck in a professional rut, EC may be a great approach for you to navigate towards favorable and sustainable choice and change.
My EC Certification is through The Hudson Institute. The Hudson Institute’s coaching methodology is holistic in nature, backed by quantitative research/ROI stats, with a strong philosophy of coaching the “whole person.” It provides a strong methodology, while allowing the agility and flexibility necessary to create a unique approach for each person. The coaching relationship is one of deep trust and strict confidentiality. Coach and client are peers and partners in crime, working towards meeting the client’s agenda and objectives.
What It's Not
How it Works
My Areas of Specialization & Focus
Values, Passions & Tidbits
Or, how I got to where & who I am today...
A Mini History
I'm an LA native. Born at UCLA Medical Center, and grew up with the baby oil crew at Will Rodgers State Beach. Can't get much more native than that. Growing up, I was lucky enough to do well in all subjects, but was obsessed with art, reading, writing and all things creative as a kid. Then some practical switch flipped, and I ended up majoring in Math in college. Go figure.
I seem to have a 15 year career itch, and have successfully transitioned to three careers (so far). Here is a quick summary of each:
Values, Passions and Random Tidbits
aka, my inability to say "no"
Target Zero, Board of Directors
Ending euthanasia of adoptable shelter animals, city by city
Target Zero launched in January 2013, mentoring proven 'getting to zero' lifesaving strategies to leaders in Fellow Cities (at no charge) to help them get to zero euthanasia of all adoptable shelter animals. Waco, TX and Hunstville, AL became our first two Fellow Cities to hit zero in late 2015! We intend to end the euthanasia of adoptable shelter pets in the United States by 2025.
Women Founders Network, Board of Directors, Pitch Coach & Fast Pitch Judge
Building the female entrepreneur ecosystem
Women Founders Network "WFN" is an accelerator that connects women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve business success. Our flagship event is an Annual Fast Pitch Competition. Women Founders Network has directly granted (or invested) cash and prizes valued at approximately $250,000 into 11 different companies, in addition to introductions that raised more than $2M for our finalists.
Incubator/Precellerator for 5-10 startups, providing mentorship, legal counsel & help in securing capital
SAM's Preccelerator® Program is a new platform offered to select start-up companies that provides interim office space and sophisticated legal services, with the objective of helping startups grow ideas from business concept to funded startup. The Preccelerator® Program provides free co-working space and other perks for 5-10 promising young startups, including mentorship from startup experts in a variety of disciplines.
How'd I do?
Executive Director, Project ECHO
Janine is a natural coach and after our first meeting was able to understand the complicated professional scenario that I found myself in. She has helped me think through several options and through our meetings provided guidance and options so that I could come to decisions that I own. I appreciate Janine’s intuitive nature and would highly recommend her to others seeking a coach.
CEO, Technology Company
Safe to share
There's my stuff....just right there....out there. I felt safe sharing it with you, thank you.
Business Dev Exec, Global Design Co
Invoking and inviting
Janine is phenomenal - she has a great way of posing questions that invoke reflection and invite pivoting. She possesses an innate talent to facilitate personal problem solving and her easy going nature makes the process of self-reflection a fun one!
Kim Welton, Owner, XL Distribution
The process with you was fun, powerful, holistic and authentic.
I am honored and grateful for the coaching expertise and support I received from Janine over the past several months. Though initially I sought her professional coaching experience solely for my business, XL Distribution LLC (a networking and hardware resale company), we worked through many personal and relational challenges that had affected every aspect of my life.
Janine guided me into areas I desperately needed to evaluate for my personal and professional life. Thank you Janine, for a gentle nudge at times, and a clear wake- up call at other times. The process with you was fun, powerful, holistic and authentic. I now have new tools and clearer perspective to guide this process, and I am very grateful.
Speaking & Writing & Quotes
The Blah, Blah, Blah Section
A few things I've spoken about....
A few times when people have said what I said....
Scoop on standard engagements
Executive Coaching One Pager
Putting the puzzle pieces in place ...
Executive Coaching Package:
A comprehensive Executive Coaching package consists of a series of 10 1-hour meetings (in person or phone), structured over the course of 3-6 months. The initial meeting will focus on the exploration of an individual’s unique challenges, goals and objectives, and from that, we will create a detailed plan of attack for the remaining 9 sessions. Some clients might be facing career transition, while others need to hone their leadership skills to step into a promotion. Here is a list which covers the potential topics we will draw from to handcraft your executive coaching plan.
Why Pick Me As Your Executive Coach?
In addition to having over 20 years of experience in Human Resources/Executive Recruiting, I was and am a C-level Executive myself with experience in both startup/high growth as well as large corporate environments. I have been a Mentor, Coach, Advisor and Pitch Coach to startups and executives for years, with an Executive Coaching Certification from The Hudson Institute of Coaching. I’ve been exposed to just about every type of success and every type of faux pas you can imagine; that information drives the best practices I’ve developed to help you reach your professional objectives.
Career Coaching One Pager
What do I want to do with my life? ...
Career Coaching Package:
A comprehensive Career Coaching package consists of a series of 10 1-hour meetings (in person or phone), structured over the course of 3-6 months. The initial meeting will focus on the exploration of an individual’s unique career coaching goals, and from that, we will create a detailed plan of attack for the remaining 9 sessions. Some clients might need to focus on what they want to do next, while others are crystal clear on their intention, but they need more tactical help towards attaining their goal. Here is a list which covers the potential topics we will draw from to handcraft your career coaching plan.
Why Pick Me As Your Career Coach?
I’ve been on both sides of the hiring equation of over 20 years, hiring hundreds of resources while in leadership positions, as well as placing countless folks over the course of my career as an Executive and Technical Recruiter. I’ve been exposed to just about every type of success and every type of faux pas you can imagine; that information drives the best practices I’ve developed to optimize your ability to find the best career move for you at this time
What's Your Why?
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