About Janet Watson

My Story

Growing up as a competitive figure skater in Denver, CO, I’ve become a specialist in falling down and getting back up.

Today, the traits I hold fast from that training and competing are the bedrock of my coaching: dedication, focus, perseverance, humility, accountability, love, trust, patience; summing it up as resilience.

These are non-negotiables in my everyday life and work.

Building on lots of schooling, working extensively in the corporate world, acting in three major markets, teaching at different universities, and sitting on boards, I’ve landed securely weaving this varied experience into my coaching practice.

Never giving up as an athlete, I’ve telemark-skied from Aspen to Vail, completed the Alcatraz swim, choreographed numerous competitive figure skating programs, and rowed in the moonlight as a master rower. And, my joints hurt.

At the end of any typical day (or is there such a thing?), you might find me enjoying the great outdoors by hiking, skiing, swimming, saying yes to dangerous adventures, tending to a thriving beehive or cuddling with my two rescue dogs.

Janet Watson

My Business

So, what sets me apart?

From my years as a corporate media spokesperson, I coach with a distinct ability to listen and define authentic strengths and opportunities for each client: the driver being intellectual curiosity.

Then I add in best practices in leadership presence, facilitation and high stakes communication, coaching clients in performance, mindset, and personal strategies. As an agile critical thinker, my approach is custom tailored giving actionable guidance that is readily implementable and designed specifically with, and for, each client.

My varied clients include executives and senior leaders, and globally I’ve worked alongside executives at Swiss Re, Mozilla, Cisco, American Express, the Federal Reserve Bank, Apple, Caymus Vineyards, Jeep USA, Shoreline Venture Management, UCSF, Toyota and Intel. Client comments: ‘guided me to discover my own potential’, ‘she is warm and engaging’, ‘ the consummate coach’, ‘I felt at ease moving beyond my comfort zone with Janet’, ‘an amazing communications coach’, ‘professional, authentic and genuine’, ‘expertly guides leaders of all backgrounds to better engage in communicating their message with passion, clarity, and finesse.’

View me as a motivator, a guide, and a navigator as I bring curiosity, collaboration and a true connection to each engagement. Being able to coach leaders in developing their own wings, defining and refining their goals and ultimately flying solo to lead in their respective fields, is my passion.