First and foremost, I love dogs and I hate beets.
I’m a Hudson Institute-certified Executive Coach, as well as a certified EQ Mentor. 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 do pro-bono 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. Here’s a quick run down of the organizations I’m involved with in my “spare time”. :)
I sleep occasionally. 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.
Project ECHO, Board of Directors & Business Competition Judge
Teaching high school students the art of entrepreneurism
Project ECHO provides a year-long curriculum in entrepreneurism for high school students, culminating in a Business Pitch Competition, held at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. The program pairs MBA mentors with student teams, and judging is done by community leaders, entrepreneurs and others deeply entrenched in So Cal's startup ecosystem.
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.
Provisors, Silicon Beach II, Executive Committee
Invite-only group of Silicon Beach Service Providers
Silicon Beach 2 is an invite-only group within Provisors, comprised exclusively of B2B service providers with no less than 50% of their client base made up of startups. We are all heavily involved in the Silicon Beach ecosystem, and are passionate about growing our community.
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.
The Elevate Project, Advisor
Pairs female founders with Mayor Garcetti's Tech Council and other mentors
A year-long program that pairs female startup founders with mentors from Mayor Garcetti’s Tech Council and other high-level tech industry individuals. This invite-only group curates startup resources, manages mentorships and fosters Q&A among our members.
Radically generous women creating a new economic model
SheEO is leading the 1000 for 1000 program – 1000 Activators in each SheEO region contribute $1000, pooled to provide ten $100,000 interest-free loans for 10 female founded ventures. It’s a grass roots effort for successful women to put their money where their mouths are, by supporting other women in growing their businesses. The goal is to infuse $1B in capital to women-led business by 2020.
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
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