"Effective change begins with opening to where you are and working from there—in the present, in reality."
Coach + Facilitator Janine Johnston
AWARENESS-curiosity allowing one to let go
of assumptions and approach the inner and outer
world with inquisitiveness, freer of judgment.
RESILIENCE-an ability to learn from and carry on in the midst of challenge.
CLARITY-vision to see interactions, events, processes, as they are, unfiltered by distorted emotions and beliefs. And a resulting decisiveness of action from calm presence.
COMPASSION-the capacity to remain centered in connection with understanding and kindness, in order to be able to be with what's challenging and move from empathy to action.
Cultivating these qualities is like
peeling back the layers of
If you are looking for individual coaching or organizational level support, I am here to walk with you into a future more aligned with your vision, identity and core values.
One-on-one coaching for professionals, parents and teens who are looking to define, refine, and reignite their vision and the ways that they are meeting their goals. Facilitation of programs for businesses, schools and organizations in empowerment, innovation, burnout mitigation, emotional intelligence, among other areas of alignment.
Using awareness of what is going on in this moment to inform resilience in uncertainty, to gain clarity about core values and to engage oneself and others with compassion.
Vision, Identity, Values...Action Plan
Coaching provides a relational means of discovering the solutions you already know, but that you need a moment and some great questions to reveal. Based on neuroscience, the coachee finds the way based on how the coach holds the space--an empowering process. You are ready to look at things with a new perspective, find novel solutions and I am ready to guide the process.
Who Do I Work With
I work with those ready for a change. In recent years I've worked with executives, employees emerging from the pandemic in mental health organizations, realtors, parents, teens and young adults.
You have accomplished so much in life, and yet, you know there is more out there for you. You've got the answers, you just need the time to think them through, while being listened to deeply. With my background in mindfulness, mindful self-compassion and coaching, I know how to listen deeply, ask empowering questions and provide tools of resilience. Let's get started.
Remember who you are.
Not the shape others have put on
you, not the story they handed you,
not the lies or needs that were
pressed into your psyche.
Not even your own imagined ideas
of what you should be.
But the real you, the wild innate you
that is breathing under all those
should be’s, all those untruths.
Remember the feel of it, the shape of
it. Let it inhabit you, like golden
weeds rewilding the concrete.
–Brigit Anna McNeill
UCLA-Trained Mindfulness Facilitator
International Mindfulness Teachers Association Certified
Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher
Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Trained
Trauma Resource Institute Trained Levels I and II
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
MS: International Development Management
BA: Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology
Bilingual: English / Spanish