My clients know me as an understanding, insightful, and experienced coach. I strive to develop a coaching relationship with each client that is built on developing awareness, enhancing skills, and stretching themselves to realize their value. I’m dedicated to helping my clients bring their innate strengths and skills forward through meaningful and soulful discussions about their experiences and visions of what they desire for themselves. With greater clarity, confidence, and courage, my clients are better able to take actions that support where they want to be.
Coaching can be a deeply personal and rewarding journey. I bring accountability, tools, and humor to help the process be successful. My goal is to make a positive difference in my clients’ lives and professional careers. I get immense satisfaction from learning that a client got a better role, earned their deserved recognition, is more confident and influential, better honors what is important to them, and is more connected with their mind, body, and spirit.
I appreciate the trust my clients place in me and I enjoy my relationship with them. Our time together doesn’t end at the close of their last session — I take pride in the fact that my clients use their new insights and tools long after our time together. I also enjoy keeping in touch with my clients. They often come back for sessions on focused topics when an outside perspective would be helpful.
My approach is influenced by my own experiences. When my father was ill with cancer, I was one of his caretakers for ten years while maintaining a successful senior leadership role at a Big Four consulting firm. I juggled my own priorities, my health (Type 1 diabetes), my stress-levels, my work responsibilities, and important relationships to me — all while being both a daughter and advocate for my father. That journey was the genesis of my coaching business.
My personal experience ignited within me the drive to help others achieve their desired level of excellence while managing competing and important priorities, to be their best self in challenging situations, and set healthy boundaries while balancing being empathetic and honoring their inner truth.
I love humor, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (in moderation, of course!), non-fiction books about animal sanctuaries and self exploration, yoga, walking, spiritual practices, live music and theatre, exploring new cultures, and enjoying all of this with my wife, family, and friends.
I am based in Richmond, VA and work with individuals and organizations across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. If you are interested in coaching or training, please reach out and let’s talk.
JANEEN SHAFFER CREDENTIALS
Graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certification program.
Fully credentialed PCC-certified coach from the International Coaching Federation.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) certification created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Wellness Coaching certification from Dr. Harold Koning, alumni of the prestigious Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Institute.
Conscious Business Coaching certification, a comprehensive training designed for the BetterUp community in collaboration with renowned coach Fred Kofman.
20 years of leadership experience in management consulting and talent acquisition in the highly-competitive consulting environments of Deloitte and Booz Allen.
Coach leaders at Microsoft, Genentech, CapitalOne, Cisco, Deloitte, EY, University of Maryland, FDA, NIST, and the US Army.
Coaching partner with Women in Technology, Georgetown University Alumni Association, and BetterUp.
Small, Women-Owned (SWaM) certified business in the Commonwealth of Virginia.