Throughout her career in finance, Jannette was involved in coaching in one way or another, as a mentor, university instructor, and manager. Her interest in executive coaching blossomed in working first-hand with Russell at VIM Executive Coaching, where she realized the deep connection between meditation, actualization, and business.
Jannette has a broad background in financial management, planning, corporate finance, banking, treasury, accounting, and leadership development. She has held many senior financial roles in the forprofit, non-profit, and public sectors.
Jannette understands the opportunities and challenges of making career shifts. After spending more than 20 years in corporate banking, she left that industry to become a CPA in mid-career. Subsequently, she spent time in public accounting, became treasurer of a public company, and currently manages the financial planning and analysis for the Regional Transportation District, where she leads a team responsible for the organization’s $2.5 billion budget.
In addition to holding an active CPA license, Jannette has an MBA in finance from the University of Denver and holds a BA in political science. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She has served as Board Member/Treasurer of Smart Girl, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young girls, and taught Accounting at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Jannette is an ethical and multi-faceted manager, a strategic thinker, and a champion of best practices. She has expertise in financial strategies and in bringing financial perspectives to business decisions.
She is passionate about servant leadership, which focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. She views leadership as an act of service and a conscious choice to better serve others. Her leadership objective is to assist people to develop and perform as highly as possible in organizational settings. She advocates the importance of awareness, emotional intelligence, foresight, listening, and truthfulness.
In her spare time, Jannette loves cooking and is trying to become more proficient in Spanish.