Life Transitions Coach, Transformational Coach and Her Own Best Client
About Janette Valentino
I am a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Academy with a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coach Federation. I am an Integrative Enneagram Accredited Practitioner using the Integrative 9 assessment.
I am also my own client … because I’ve been just where you are!
When you look at the Mood Ladies, many of them have their eyes closed (it’s part of their journey to life through my sister Debra, the artist). I started out that way too – not really clear about what I wanted well up to my 30s.
I created a lot of change for myself because I was searching for something. I went back to school, lived in different cities, began new careers and even moved out of the country. I had some exciting experiences but I continued to feel unfulfilled and always as if something was missing.
I knew there was more – somewhere, somehow, and I wondered what was wrong with me and if I would ever be truly happy.
Shifting My Mood …
I began shifting my own mood in my 40s when I began to learn more about the coaching process and get my certifications. During this journey, these subtle changes prompted me to learn more and more about the gems within me that made me unique.
I had earned a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and had spent 11 years working at the university level and in the corporate world with students and executives,
I greatly enjoyed supporting those students and businesspeople in their personal growth through language development.
Coaching, I discovered, was also a process of continual exploration and discovery that built on my variety of experiences.
Changing My Mind …
As my eyes opened, I began to understand that all I needed was already in place – that nothing was missing. I changed my mind about my own lack of fulfilment.
Gradually, it became clear to me that I am meant to support and inspire others who are in a state of change themselves, whether through conscious choice or because of unforeseen circumstances.
I began looking at coaching as a way to continue to express the support, fun, creativity, encouragement and inspiration that I had brought to my language-learning clients.
Transforming My Life…
My coaching business evolved and I noticed that there were concepts that I used over and over to help clients (and me!) transform their lives.
I wanted to make these transformational coaching tools accessible to people outside of my life transition coaching clients. When my sister Debra asked if I wanted to use her drawings, I knew that it was a perfect match and the Mood Lady product line was born.
The Ladies are the foundation of my life transition coaching, presentations, books, and online courses. They offer a portable, beautiful form of self-care and self-discovery.
Who My Clients Are…
My clients come from many different backgrounds and countries, but they are all open to change or are experiencing change and want to become powerful in the face of that change.
They are very interested in personal development. They don’t want to live life on automatic pilot, but instead want to be creative and conscious about how they live and how they spend their time. They are in many different places in their transformational journey, but wherever they are, I am honored to be a part of their process.