My passion is helping others succeed
I’m fortunate to love what I do, having found my own life purpose. Before starting my coaching and advisory practice, I held executive roles at global businesses. Working diligently, I discovered how to become a nimble and inspiring leader.
As I advanced professionally, I realized that my greatest passion is coaching and mentoring others. I’ve always been drawn to continuous learning—applying innovative techniques and tools for greater results. I love to provide others with “the gift of knowledge.”
With a focus on advising entrepreneurs and executives, facilitating businesses growth, and making professional connections, I’ve helped leaders across many industries achieve their highest potential. I’d welcome the opportunity to help you!
The importance of values
A core foundation of achieving meaningful growth is understanding your core values. They give you a clear and honest filter for evaluating situations and making the right choices. When you know who you are, your decision-making becomes clear-minded and less conflicted.
“Janis demonstrates an amazing problem-solving capability, able to focus strategically as easily as tactically. Her thinking is holistic and comprehensive with a keen eye toward customer and business-driven considerations. In addition, she is organized and highly professional.”
—Susan Bickford, Senior Consultant and Mystery Writer
About Janis Machala
Janis Machala is an experienced executive coach, CEO, corporate director and community leader. She is one of the top go-to resources for entrepreneurs and executives seeking opportunities for growth or change. Janis has a large referral network of trusted resources for executive connections, funding, partnerships, job candidates, and specialty services.
Janis has diverse industry experience in technology, higher education, publishing, and B2B software and services. Coupled with her international coaching certifications, MBA, and BA in psychology, Janis brings powerful and relevant insights.
Janis Machala is an experienced coach, corporate executive, community leader, and member of multiple boards. She is one of the top go-to resources for entrepreneurs starting new ventures and executives looking to accelerate their growth. She brings strategic insight, collaborative leadership, creativity, and people-connectedness to her many pursuits. Janis has a large referral network of trusted resources for executive connections, funding, partnerships, job candidates, and specialty services.
Janis’ career highlights include:
- Paladin Partners: CEO and Founder
- Bellevue College: Executive Dean, Corporate and Continuing Education
- University of Washington: Director, LaunchPad Services
- Pinnacle Publishing: Chief Executive Officer
- Microsoft Corporation: Group Marketing Manager
- Sun Microsystems: Market Segment Manager; Head of Technology Evangelism
Janis is an ICF accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and Certified Positive Intelligence Coach. She holds an MBA with a concentration in marketing from the University of Iowa. She received her BA with a double major in psychology and English from Augustana College.
Janis has held board and volunteer positions with many influential organizations, such as Rotary, Seattle Humane Society, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Junior Achievement of King County, First Washington, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, Washington Software Association (WTIA), Seattle University, (UW) Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, and UW Women’s Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. She also holds board appointments at emerging growth technology businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.
Janis resides in Langley, Washington with her husband and two Dandie Dinmont Terriers. Her hobbies include global travel, reading, contract bridge, and gourmet cooking.
Janis Machala’s coaching credentials
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Issuing authority: International Coach Federation
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
Issuing authority: Co-Active Training Institute
Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC)
Issuing authority: Positive Intelligence, Inc.
Giving back to the community
Janis is dedicated to giving back to the community professionally and personally. Here are some of the organizations she has helped through volunteering, board memberships, and mentoring.