Coaching with Janiene

Maximize your potential

Working with you to help set you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.

What is coaching?


If you have ever felt stuck trying to overcome challenges, or reach your goals, then you know that during these difficult times, you seek an ally. Someone who provides you with the support and guidance you desire to help navigate clarifying your goals and identifying any blocks on your roadmap to achieving desired results.

Sound familiar? This is where coaching can help. A coach partners with you in a thought-provoking, collaborative, co-created process driven by desired change. A process of working towards positive change as you go through self-discovery and gain self-awareness.



About Me

Hi, I’m JANIENE

I’m a lawyer turned certified professional coach. I have a legal background, working in the legal field for over 12 years. My experiences as a legal assistant, paralegal, and lawyer gives me a unique understanding of the different role perspectives and team dynamics within law firms. During this time, I also developed a strong skill-set around practice management, time management, and career/business development.

As a first generation lawyer and a young woman of colour, I encountered many external and internal challenges during the course of my career in law. This included facing microaggressions (something I did not realize at the time it occurred) from others within the legal field, as well as a lack of confidence leading to self-doubt.

My lived experience of meeting and overcoming these obstacles inspired me to pursue my qualifications as a certified professional coach, and further obtain DEI related certifications, so that I could put my experience to work in support and guidance of other professionals.

Although I primarily work with lawyers, I also have experience working with other career professionals, so please reach out if you would like to find out more.


How can I help?

Coaching Lawyers & Other Career Professionals

Whether you are struggling with managing aspects of your practice, developing business for a thriving career, or just confused about your next career move, you’ve reached the right place!

My coaching style is a combination of life coaching and career coaching. I work with individuals seeking clarity, confidence, and courage to take the next steps towards their personal and professional development. This includes helping individuals make changes as they work through road blocks to reach their goals.

Each coaching experience is personalized to the support you seek as there is no one-size-fits-all plan. My work with individuals includes exploring and discovering values and strengths, setting firm boundaries, navigating communication skills, developing business plans, implementing practice management strategies, building self-confidence, preparing for career transitions, and more.

In addition to private one-to-one coaching sessions, I work with lawyers in firm coaching and group coaching capacities through The Lawyer Coach and Associate Mentoring Plus.


Presentations & Workshops

Are you a firm or organization seeking additional support for your team to help improve their practice and/or time management skills? Are there members on your team who are feeling anxious and disorganized?

There can be a lot going on at times and even the simple things, such as implementing management processes, may feel like yet another task. The constant balancing act between everything that needs to be done, especially with competing deadlines and the need to prioritize, can start to feel overwhelming.

The goal of these presentations and workshops are to provide effective strategies, tips and tools to begin reframing how busy individuals manage their practice and/or time. The presentations and workshops are tailored to cover a range of topics that provide a toolbox of resources and help with efficiency and productivity.

Additionally, if you or someone on your team requires further support to ensure accountability to avoid giving up or forgetting implemented strategies, reach out to discuss options for personalized packages.

Some of my past client groups have included small/medium private law firms, bar associations, and other local legal organizations.



What People Say

Lelice D.

“I had three sessions with Janiene and each one I came out with such amazing revelations. Her approach was very perceptive, gentle and affirming. What I loved most about the sessions was how present Janiene was. Her approach created a safe space for me to truly open up and be vulnerable. Coupled with her mirroring my thoughts she helped me get to the root of my problems. From there she helped me get to the root of my problems. Janiene never gave me advice or told me what I should do, instead she helped me find clarity because only I would have the answers. Thank you Janiene!”

Rating: 5 out of 5.
steph l.

“Being able to work with Janiene has been very helpful for me. Her energy is warm, kind, and very approachable. She created a space for me to feel comfortable and safe to open up and not feel judged for where I was at. I felt at ease to work through my challenges and really listen to myself as I spoke to help me understand what direction I needed to go in.” 

Rating: 5 out of 5.
aman s.

“I have never been to a life coach before. Janiene was very good at guiding me through becoming more self-reflective and thinking about how I can change things in my life that can feel somewhat outside of my control. She was very easy to work with and excellent at helping me see my goals through.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.